Gender and Politics in the media

Female Journalists Sitting On Floor In Iran. Mongolia men demanding gender equality. Osez le Feminisme!

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Afghan women may be denied vote because of female security force … NBCNews.com (blog) KABUL, Afghanistan — Women across Afghanistan risk being unable to vote in next year’s presidential elections because of a severe shortage of female members of the security forces, the country’s election monitor said on Wednesday.

Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) said that there were just 2,000 of the required 12,000 women needed to carry out body searches required for voters entering polling stations set aside specially for women.

Female Journalists Sitting On Floor In Iran An Illustration Of Gender … Huffington Post Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, may have pledged to promote women’s rights and recently nominated a female vice president. But, if a striking image captured during Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif’s introduction is any indication, Iran still has a long way to go when it comes to gender equality.

In the photo taken earlier this month, female journalists sit on the floor and take notes during the inauguration. They are surrounded by men, many of whom are seated in chairs.

In Mongolia, men are demanding gender equality Gulf Times Repeatedly, the 34-year-old must steer away from the dilapidated street and make a detour over a pasture. While he is scraping by with odd jobs as a driver or maybe as a guard, Gantulga’s wife is earning good money as the financial director of a hotel.

“In any case, it’s not fair,” he complains. Of course women’s emancipation is important, but the situation has in the meantime become difficult for the men. A change is needed, toward equal gender opportunities — with the men receiving a helping hand.

His situation is typical of that of young men in Mongolia. Now, it’s the women who dominate the universities, with various statistical data putting their share at 60 to 80% of graduates. In the meantime, the figure may even have gone higher. US academic researcher Linda Benson uses the term “reverse gender gap” to describe the situation in Mongolia.

How Teaching Women Farming Could Help Feed 150,000,000 Hungry People PolicyMic Far too many people in the world are hungry. Nearly 870 million people don’t know where their next meal is going to come from but one promising solution is to empower women with the tools they need to farm.

A mounting body of evidence shows that reducing gender inequality is an important part of the solution to global hunger. Indeed, according to a report released in July by the Asian Development Bank, gender inequality constrains women’s roles in agriculture and food production and undermines food security.

‘Women face pure discrimination in France’ The Local.fr Sexism is not just apparent in the workplace. Ministers in France’s government were encouraged to sign up for anti-sexism courses last year aimed at teaching them how to avoid casual discrimination. This came not long after Housing Minister Cécile Duflot was wolf-whistled by a number of men in the French parliament when she stood up to speak wearing a flowery dress, an incident which provoked a hearty debate in the French media on the issue of sexism in France.

To get a view on how deep the problem of sexism in French society goes, The Local spoke to Julie Muret, spokeswoman for women’s rights group Osez le Feminisme (Dare feminism).

Targeted women representations in boardrooms CSR Asia The Malaysian Government is sending out a clear signal that it wants its capable female population not just back into the workforce, but in senior decision …

The Path to Real Participation of Women Yes to Quota AllAfrica.com …Egypt recorded a huge degradation at the level of political women’s rights as it ranked 125 out of 133 in the world; according to the Gender Gap Report issued by the World Economic Forum 2012. As per women’s representation in the parliament and after unprecedented participation of women in the 25 Jan revolution, Egypt ranked 128 out of 131 countries. However, Women gained nothing in this revolution; women’s representation in the post revolution parliament was 1.8%. Moreover, Egypt’s position fell back severely at the Arab and African levels in women’s representation and participation in decision making….

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