Gender and Politics in the media

UK: University of Sheffield awarded for commitment to gender equality. Pressure On For Female Appointments To UK Company Boards.

David Cameron is letting women down (blog) Where did it all go wrong for David Cameron? He didn’t used to be quite so unattractive to women. Back in 2010, the image he had cultivated of a “normal” dad who mucked in on the school run and bedtime was paying dividends: 36 per cent of female voters plumped for the Tories, which was five points ahead of Labour.

Now, however, 19 months away from a general election, the female rush away from the Tory leader has become something of a cliché. Earlier this month, an Ipsos Mori survey carried out on behalf of Mumsnet found that just 29 per cent of women support the Conservatives, and a whopping 42 per cent support Labour.

University awarded for commitment to gender equality University of Sheffield News Commitment to gender equality and career progression for women in Science, Engineering and Medicines at the University of Sheffield has been further reinforced with a glowing endorsement from a champion for female researchers.

Five departments were recognised with new awards by the Athena SWAN Charter – which recognises commitment to advancing women’s careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

The University’s School of Medicine was given a silver award for its achievement and hard work promoting gender equality.

Pressure Is On For Female Appointments To UK Company Boards Forbes It is increasingly apparent that there is a serious ‘disconnect’ between words and action in the UK when it comes to placing women on boards of publicly listed companies. Prime Minister David Cameron and the coalition government first indicated their commitment to the issue by launching a review led by Lord Davies of Abersoch in February 2011. Yet almost three years later, the rate of progress has been agonising – and now appears to have stalled.

The most recent statistics from the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) suggest that women now account for 17.4% of FTSE100 directorships. That figure represents 22% of non-executive directorships and just 5.6% of executive directorships. Since March 2013 women have made up 12% of all board appointments – and 14% of new NED roles have gone to women. But there have been no new executive director appointments made.

Labour leader puts Cambuslang woman at front of Better Together … Rutherglen Reformer Labour leader Ed Miliband says a Cambuslang woman is a prime example of why Scots should vote to remain in the UK. When he addressed the Labour …

Clinton Global Initiative: Chelsea Clinton’s Feminist Imperative – The … Forbes Chelsea Clinton has a bunch of titles. In the universe of blended politics and philanthropy created by her parents, she is an emerging spokesperson both for the …

A new view of gender equality Christian Science Monitor Female circumcision – also called genital mutilation by the World Health Organization – was brought to the attention of the world’s media largely thanks to Waris …


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