When men lag behind. Counter-Terrorism: Girls Just Want To Speak Out.

UK gives £18.5 million to lift Afghan women’s poll presence Reuters AlertNet The new British aid aims at increasing the number of women voters and raising the awareness and engagement of Afghan women in the election process …

Women as active participants in society Malta Independent Online This report entitled ‘Female Labour Market Participation’ clearly states that the impact of parenthood on female participation is high. This is translated into a …

When men lag behind Times of Malta Viviane Reding and Marlene Mizzi, in a recent hagiographical elogium for “gender equality” promptly printed by Times of Malta, proudly announce that “women …

Counter-Terrorism: Girls Just Want To Speak Out Strategy Page This made Islamic conservatives in Pakistan angry because most Islamic conservatives are opposed to educating women. Currently less than half the female …

Space sought for women in politics Himalayan Times However, Sujata Koirala, a Congress leader, said only a few women got elected under the FPTP system because the parties feared that they have slim chances …

Neglected plaque on women’s rights finds a saviour in Ahmedabad … Daily News & Analysis “We are still fighting for women-related issues. But, it is amazing how 200 years ago, women’s equality and women’s rights prevailed as these had been made …

Women’s rights in Afghanistan: one step forward, two steps back? The Guardian Much of the rhetoric surrounding women’s rights in Afghanistan has failed to translate into action. Promises and initial drive have not given rise to substance and …

Local bodies: Govt asked to reinstate 33 per cent quota for women The Express Tribune The representation of women from religious minority groups should also be … They demanded 33 per cent representation for women in ancillary bodies and in …

In Sierra Leone, CISPAN Trains Female Politicians in Freetown Awareness Times The training which was part of CISPAN’s move to promote women’s representation in governance and in development was held in the Administrative Building in …

Women Must Dominate 2015 Elections, APC Female Leader Insists Daily Times Nigeria The All Progressives Congress (APC) Interim National Women Leader, Sharon Ikeazor, has lamented that despite the huge population of women in the country, …

Gender not on the agenda as female politicians fall away Kilkenny People Of our current 26 county councillors, seven are women. However, already three of them have confirmed they will not be seeking re-election in May, and a fourth …

Women have only 11% representation in India’s Parliament Times of India With elections around the corner in India, several women groups have come together under the umbrella of ‘Time for 33% Coalition’ and are seeking passage of …

Women’s rights still lacking in Libya Al-Monitor When the proposed electoral draft law issued in January of 2012 allocated women a 10% quota, the proposal faced opposition from Islamists. This quota was …

Segregating men and women at university events won’t lead to … The Independent By allowing gender segregation, Universities UK are complicit in the gender inequality being perpetuated by Isocs whose advice will only make it easier for Isocs …

Public stoning consideration is latest setback for Afghan women’s … The Guardian But its inclusion even in the draft is a warning sign that conservative judges and lawmakers are feeling bolder, women’s rights campaigners said. Although …

‘Women should speak up for their rights’ Business Standard Women should learn to negotiate with their families, sensitise their colleagues and speak up for their rights, a women’s rights expert said Monday. Bringing up …

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