Gender and Politics in the media

Women: the face of Turkey’s protest movement. Iran candidate connects with female voters. High female turnout in Iraq’s local elections.

Young, urban women: the face of Turkey’s protest movement NDTV “We are the women Erdogan would like to see staying at home,” said actress Sevi Algan, 37, referring to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan who protesters say is forcing his conservative, Islamic values on the mainly Muslim but staunchly …

ALGA aims to increase woman representation The New Age Online The KwaZulu-Natal branch of the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) women’s commission was launched with hopes and pledges to increase women representation in local government spheres. The establishment of the commission…

High female voter turnout in Iraq’s local elections Al-Arabiya Iraq’s elections committee said this week that the number of women competing in local elections has greatly increased compared with the 2009 elections, despite the tribal nature of both communities, adding that this participation is the highest since …

More women needed on council, expert, politicians say CBC.ca The 2011 Canadian census says there are more women than men in Windsor. But those numbers aren’t reflected in local political representation. Teresa Piruzza is the MPP for Windsor West, but all other provincial or federal members of parliament are men.

Knesset: At least 4 women on committee for appointment of religious judges Ynetnews A bill stipulating the representation of women in the committee tasked with the appointment of religious judges as compulsory passed second and third readings in the Knesset, despite stern opposition from the religious factions. The law was brought …

Israel’s High Court Very Sympathetic to Including Women to Elect Chief Rabbis Yeshiva World News The High Court of Justice on Monday afternoon, 2 Tammuz 5773 expressed deep sympathy for the position seeking women’s representation among the voters for the new Chief Rabbis of Israel. The state is expected to respond within a week to explain what is …

Marina: Gender diversity in politics not yet a reality The Star Online In the Cabinet, we have only two women ministers. If you think about it, it is truly unrepresentative of a country that’s half women. – DATIN PADUKA MARINA MAHATHIR. KUALA LUMPUR: Both Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat have failed to ensure …

Taiwan gender equality ranked 2nd globally due to political engagement: DGBAS China Post The DGBAS applied the criteria used in the United Nations’ Gender Inequality Index (GII) and concluded that Taiwan has the second best score in the world. The main reason cited for the impressive result is that there are many female politicians in Taiwan.

Gender Issues in Constitutional Reform: A Review of The Republic at 40 Groundviews This chapter extends and nuances this discussion significantly, offering a timely exploration of political representation within the Sri Lankan republic vis-à-vis its women citizens and gender issues. It asks critically if the state has indeed…

Iran candidate connects with female voters – YouTube 2 min Iran’s presidential candidate Hasan Rowhani met with thousands of supporters and managed …

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