France rethinks family reforms that sparked feud. Patriarchy bad for men’s health.

Why better gender reporting is in the government’s best interests StartupSmart Most people who think critically about gender equality realise that there’s more to gain than there is to lose. It seems there is growing acceptance that the pursuit of gender equality isn’t in women’s interests alone; it is in the national interest. It explains why Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner Liz Broderick has been so successful in enlisting high profile male champions of change to promote gender equality. They know it’s not merely a social or moral imperative; the commercial and economic imperative is persuasive.

France rethinks family reforms that sparked feud Helena Independent Record Declaring that France should change with the times, the government wants to promote gender equality in schools and give unmarried and same-sex couples with children similar rights as married ones.

Declaring that France should change with the times, the government wants to promote gender equality in schools and give unmarried and same-sex couples with children similar rights as married ones.

Yet a brewing culture war suggests that many French aren’t ready to do that just yet.

President Francois Hollande’s Socialists have run into unexpectedly strong pressure from an alliance of conservative Catholics, Muslims and the political right over a landmark reform to family rights in France. The divisions have even seeped into the ruling party, which is already facing broad criticism about its handling of France’s lackluster economy.

Penny Wong: ‘There’s more scrutiny. We get questions men don’t get asked’ The Guardian The speech captured the rage of every professional woman who has … A key minister in the Gillard government, Penny Wong, 45, is Labor’s senate …

Campaigning for Women’s Rights Made Easy Global Voices Online The toolkit is particularly useful to women’s rights activists, advocates, NGOs and community-based organisations who want to use technology tools …

Anna Margareth Abdallah: ‘They say, “Don’t vote for the woman, she wears lipstick”‘ The Guardian “Women have a tough time contesting elections and they have to show exemplary proficiency to get recognised. They work hard to be extra diligent.

Gender Equality – Nation On Right Track AllAfrica.com To this effect, as part of efforts aimed at achieving MDG three which seeks to promote gender equality, and to eliminate gender disparity, the Zambian …

Independent Female Candidate Confident of Winning Iraqi Polls Rudaw Independent Female Candidate Confident of Winning Iraqi Polls … of only two women hopefuls running in Iraq’s upcoming parliamentary elections.

Afghanistan: Candidates’ Positions On Rights In Spotlight Eurasia Review Presidential candidates’ positions on human rights should be a central focus in the run-up to the April 2014 presidential elections in Afghanistan, …

Why Media Coverage of Women in Politics Is Poor AllAfrica.com The media plays a crucial role in the political or electoral process. … This also makes it a veritable channel for promoting women’s participation in …..

Snubbing Women’s Quotas, Snubs Transformation AllAfrica.com With a likely drop in the African National Congress (ANC) vote, we will also see a decline in women’s high representation in government, hampering …

Snubbing Women’s Quotas, Snubs Transformation AllAfrica.com Johannesburg — While South Africa celebrates 20 years of democracy this year, the country will also be holding its national election, the first since …

Tokyo women call for ‘sex strike’ over sexist gubernatorial candidate The Guardian … Yoichi Masuzoe in this weekend’s gubernatorial election, in protest at the front-runner’s claim that menstruation makes women unfit for government.

The Serbian politicians who ignore gender equality West – Welfare Society Territory Image: The Serbian politicians who ignore gender equality. A recent survey on gender discrimination in Serbia has thrown up some disturbing results.

Patriarchy is bad for men’s health-report Thomson Reuters Foundation NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation)—Men in the world’s most patriarchal societies have higher mortality rates than those living in places with greater gender equality and have a better chance of living longer in societies where women are equal to men, according to  researchers at the University of Michigan.

Men in the top 25 percent most patriarchal societies were 31 percent more likely to die than men in the lowest patriarchal quartile compared to mortality rates for women, according to the study, which apparently is one of the few to examine the health effects of patriarchy on men.

EU representation of women requires a ‘new approach’ TheParliament.com The European method of engagement through compromise has its benefits but more needs to be done to improve female representation at the highest …

33% Now: Women groups demand reservations, passage of women’s reservation bill  TwoCircles.net Women comprise nearly 50 per cent of India’s population yet continue to be under-represented in all aspects of politics including as elected …

Rise above gender bias: Farooq Abdullah CanIndia News But women have to work hard to prove to the men that they are better than them,” Abdullah said at the inauguration of the Women’s Science Congress …

Afghanistan: women’s participation ‘key measure’ of election’s success, says top UN official UN News Centre “Participation as candidates, electoral workers, observers, and voters is a key democratic right of all women,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s …

Costa Rica has a way to go for women in politics, say election monitors Tico Times Several prominent elected leaders from left to right: current lawmaker Rita Chaves of the Accessibility without Exclusion Party; in-coming lawmaker …

Turkey needs ministry of women’s affairs Al-Monitor There is a women’s issue in Turkey. Do you ever think about it even for a moment in all this meaningless political debate raging in the country?

Julia Tagüeña: Gender equality and promoting science SciDev.Net In this interview, she talks about women’s role in Mexican science, the challenges Mexico faces in promoting gender equality and why researchers …

Ministry to check gender pay gap Prague Daily Monitor The Czech Labour and Social Affairs Ministry is about to conduct an audit to reveal whether women and men holding the same …

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