Gender and Politics in the media

Women hold more than 65% of UAE gov jobs. Fight for gender equality is not that of women alone.

UNDP Bemoan Youth, Women Exclusion in Electoral Structures …Massa also stressed the need to incorporate women in such forums saying they tend to be the victims when violence erupts.

According to Massa, women play an important role in development including taking part in mitigating political violence.

“Women can also take part in mitigating violence ahead of the 2014 tripartite elections,” said Massa.

Massa further said women ought to be involved in providing solutions to the violence’s.

“It is imperative that women take part in decision making processes so that they participate in developmental activities accordingly,” Massa emphasized.

Malawi is expected to have her first ever tripartite elections on May 20, 2014.

INEC, Oxfam Partner to Encourage Women Participation in Politics The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has indicated its readiness to partner with Oxfam towards enhancing greater women participation in the Nigerian political processes. Oxfam is an international non-profit organization which aims to ridding the world of poverty.

Chairman of INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega, made the pledge in Abuja while receiving the Executive Director of Oxfam Novib, Ms Farah Kamiri in his office a statement from Oxfam said yesterday.

He noted that part of the mandate of the international organisation is in line with the commission’s desire to ensure that women are allowed more space in politics. According to him, INEC has already set up a Gender Unit in order to drive the commission’s activities towards women.

Women occupy more than 65% of the UAE government jobs: Gargash Gulf Today Dubai: Women occupy more than 65 per cent of the UAE government jobs and more than 30 per cent of the senior leadership positions, revealed the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr Anwar Gargash.

Gargash was on Thursday making a presentation on women’s empowerment programme in the UAE during a National Culture Forum organised by his ministry in collaboration with Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai and Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government held at the Convention Tower.

He added, “A quarter of the workers in the diplomatic services and nearly 20 per cent of workers in the Federal Government and 17.5 per cent of the members of the FNC are composed of women.”

The one-day forum was run under the theme “Rights and Duties of Women during the Union March of the UAE.”

Israel beats Yemen, Saudi Arabia for smallest gender gap in Middle … Jerusalem Post Israel received an award for gender equality from the European Parliament on Wednesday, beating out some of the least female-friendly countries in the world.

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