Gender and Politics in the media

Turkish Protests Rattle Erdogan’s Female Loyalists. Iranian women seek larger political role. Child Labour, Marriage Perpetuate Gender Inequality

Hundreds of women marched toward Taksim Square in Istanbul on June 8, 2013. Credit: Sisi Tang


Turkish Protests Rattle DeMorgan’s Female Loyalists Women’s eNews Turkey’s anti-government protests are troubling for some of Erdogan’s female supporters, who dominate his voting base. For other women, the protests are an outlet for anger at current policies and a break from the political repression that followed the …

Iranian Women’s Movement Strangled by Restrictions Huffington Post The women of Iran are forbidden to stand in the upcoming presidential election on June 14, and are being strangled by ever-increasing restrictions. What has happened to the courageous Iranian women’s movement of dissent that gave inspiration to the protests of the Arab Spring uprisings? A member of the Guardian Council, who vets election candidates according to their Islamic credentials, declared that women were barred from running.


In Iran presidential polls, women see flicker of hope for rights NDTV email. In Iran presidential polls, women see flicker of hope for rights. Iran: Iran’s presidential election is offering a flicker of hope to activists hoping to revive women’s rights after they deteriorated during the eight years of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad …

Iranian women seek larger political role ahead of vote FRANCE 24 Iran’s presidential elections are in full swing, and women have seized on this voting opportunity to make their voices heard. Iranian women have been filling buses and gymnasiums to follow the candidates and hear them speak, claiming it is now a …

Iranian Women: New President Could Bring More Restrictions NPR (blog) NPR has contacted a range of Iranian women via email and social media. Some are living outside the country, while others remain inside. We also encourage you to write us with your thoughts and questions about the elections and their implications for …

Child Labour and Child Marriage Perpetuate Gender Inequality Blantyre — “My mother forced me into early marriage. She did it so my husband could help her with salt and sugar. During the marriage, my husband frequently beat me. My mother always said I had to get used to that pain because that’s what marriage …

Electing Women to Combat Child Mortality? Ottawa Citizen (blog) We used statistical analysis to examine 102 developing countries over the period from 1980 through 2005 and found that countries which exceeded a 20% threshold of women’s representation in parliaments had higher levels of immunization and increased …

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