Gender and Politics in the media

India: For the first time, a gender manifesto. 1500+ sex workers set to vote in Delhi elections.

Abe Appoints Japan’s First Female PM Secretary Wall Street Journal (blog) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has long placed women as a central part of his Abenomics policies, encouraging mothers to return to work and calling for businesses to appoint more women to senior management positions.

However, Mr. Abe’s rap sheet has been so far mixed, employing just two female cabinet ministers, one of whom to a position traditionally reserved for women—minister in charge of women and declining population policies. And while he added women to some of the top positions in his Liberal Democratic Party, he has also included conservative, anti-feminist voices to advise his education policies.

US Vice President to highlight women’s role in economy during … The Japan Daily Press Aside from pushing for women empowerment, Biden will also discuss bilateral and regional issues with Abe and Finance Minister Taro Aso, as well as details of …

Meet on Gender Issues The New Indian Express The seminar discussed about gender identity, gender roles, gender socialisation, gender equity and feminism. Shajila Beevi, assistant professor, Department of …

For the first time, a gender manifesto Business Standard Two leading women’s organisations Thursday released a gender manifesto in the national capital, demanding that political parties commit themselves to addressing issues of discrimination against women in their manifestos.

The two organisations have sought that political parties take their demands into account for assembly and general elections.

Calling for inclusive and gender-sensitive governance, and the passage of the pending Women’s Reservation Bill, the manifesto, drafted by the Centre for Social Research and WomenPowerConnect (WPC), an advocacy body, called for committed work to end gender discrimination.

Women groups release gender manifesto for coming general elections The Hindu Demanding inclusion of development of legal frameworks that ensure gender equality within political parties, development and effective implementation of …

Towards gender ‘equality’: Commission on status of women to be …The Express Tribune The Sindh government is planning to set up a provincial commission to monitor and resolve women’s issues, said the women development ministeron Thursday …

The fight for gender equality is not that of women alone Hindustan Times A modicum of sensitivity is the least we expect from our elected representatives in an atmosphere vitiated by growing sexual violence against women.

(SATURDAY) Over 1500 sex workers set to vote in Delhi elections Newstrack India New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Nafeesa, who has been living in Delhi’s infamous G.B. Road red-light area for 15 years, feels lucky to be included among the over 1,500 sex workers who would cast their votes in the Dec 4 Delhi assembly elections – thanks to an enrolment drive by the state election commission.

Nafeesa, name changed, was among 300 women from G.B. Road who were enrolled during a camp held in the area by the Delhi State Election Commission.

“This year we have provided 300 sex workers with voter ID cards. We have applications from around 1,000 more candidates from G.B. Road for voter ID cards but their verification is yet to be done,” a senior government official of the area told IANS on condition of anonymity.

Delhi Assembly Election’s Women power – YouTube 23 min Delhi Assembly Election’s Women power. P7News24x7·8,491 videos.

Delhi polls: Safety of women, job key issues for DU students Economic Times Delhi polls: Safety of women, job key issues for DU students … a cauldron of young minds from across the country, are waiting for poll day as most of them would …

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