Gender and Politics in the media

CHART: Men have 50 minutes more daily leisure than women. Parliamentary gender equality in less than 20 years?

CHART (US): How Women Spend Their Time Vs. How Men Spend Their Time Business Insider Australia Although we have made great strides towards women’s equality over the last few decades, men and women still spend their time in different ways.

The Bureau of Labour Statistics runs an annual survey of Americans asking how they use their time. The survey results are broken down into a number of different demographic groups.

Women still spend more time doing household activities (a little over two hours a day, versus about an hour and fifteen minutes for men) and taking care of family members (40 minutes for women, against 20 minutes for men).

Men spend about an hour and fifteen minutes per day more than women at work and work-related activities, and men have about fifty minutes more daily leisure time than women.

Women in Politics Map 2014 shows gender equality in parliaments could be achieved in less than … The Independent Women could achieve equal representation in parliaments across the world in less than 20 years, a new study has predicted.

The Women in Politics Maps 2014 released by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women shows that women could achieve equality if the current rate of progress is maintained.

However, the prospect of reaching the target is hindered as women have hit a glass ceiling in becoming president or prime minister.

The map shows that the number of women parliamentarians across the world is at a record 21.8 per cent, following a 1.5 per cent increase over the last year.

Despite push for gender equality – Nordic countries the worst in violence against women Catholic Online LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic online) – In the study, more than 42,000 women in the E.U.’s 28 countries were questioned about a range of experiences – from being pushed, shoved, slapped, cut, beaten and burned to being raped, harassed in the workplace, prevented from leaving the house and stalked.

Fifty-two percent of Danish women interviewed said they had experienced physical and/or sexual violence at least once since the age of 15. Finnish women reported at least 47 percent and 46 percent of Swedish women both reported similar experiences, according to the poll by the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency …

Korea lags in gender equality in politics Korea Times Korea lags far behind in terms of gender equality in politics, according to a global report issued Wednesday. The Women in Politics Map of the …

‘Gender equality must for socioeconomic development’ Business Recorder Speakers at the “International Women’s Day Conference” on Tuesday urged the government and civil society to ensure equal opportunities for women to help the country in attaining rapid growth and development. The conference was organised by Employers’ Federation of Pakistan (EFP) here at a hotel.

Gender equality: The Finnish way Himalayan Times KATHMANDU: KATHMANDU: “The exhibition aims to share Finland’s experience on gender equality, show that equality is possible but that it takes time. We have tried to depict how women of Finland have struggled for gender equality and also hope to inspire others,” expressed Leena Rikkila Tamang, Regional Director, Asia and the Pacific of IDEA at ‘100 years of Women’s Voices and Action in Finland’, an exhibition that began on March 10 at the Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited.

The exhibition displays photographs and information about the rise of Finnish women over the last 100 years in various fields.

The black-and-white photographs showcase Finnish women in different professions and doing everyday work. You can see women pilots, women in social welfare organisations as well as women working in hospitals, among others…

Gender Equality Not About Power – Dr Molokomme “Women’s day is about celebrating their contributions, their struggles, and their strengths, often against odds,” she said.

Dr Molokomme noted that women’s day also called for governments, NGO’s and individuals to re-commit themselves and play their part in diminishing inequality.

Empowering women, she said had a positive impact in the society especially in area of improved nutrition, better education and good health…

Gender Equality Vital to Prosperity, State’s Russell Says Washington — Helping women around the world access decent-paying jobs would increase economic prosperity for all, says Catherine Russell, the U.S. Department of State’s ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues.

Russell spoke February 20 at the launch of the World Bank’s Gender at Work report, which she lauded as providing “a comprehensive road map” for encouraging women’s economic empowerment…

“Men must learn what gender equality means,” says UNFPA during UNCSW conference WNN – Women News Network Speaking at a side event at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) inNew YorkBabatunde Osotimehin, the executive director of the UNFPA, said existing power structures are preventing women from exercising their rights, which will undermine the impact of the next set of sustainable development goals.

At an event organised by the International Planned Parenthood Federation(IPPF), Osotimehin said: “Why is it possible for men to have access to condoms without any question, but when it comes to providing contraception to women and girls, the whole world comes against you? It’s about power. Men want to determine what women do and tell them what to do and how to do it. That must stop. Men must learn to accept gender equality.”

Pembrey teenager speaks out for gender equality Llanelli Star THIRTEEN-year-old Megan Davies is fighting for a better future for women everywhere. The teenager, from Pembrey, championed gender equality in her school and beyond ahead of International Women’s Day, which took place on Saturday. Megan, an Ysgol y Strade student, spoke out against the issue, which she feels can have a detrimental impact on economic growth, democracy and society. Despite her age Megan, said she had already come up against inequality in her own life.

Christian Aid Calls for Global Action Against Gender Inequality World leaders must take action against gender inequality if they are serious about eradicating global poverty, says Christian Aid. Today (10th March), delegates from global governments meet in New York for the annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which addresses women’s universal rights and gender equality.

The talks will focus on progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the new planned Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) that will follow on from 2015, which could offer significant opportunities to deepen global commitment to gender equality.

New land law in Liberia: Women across Africa seek equal protection to land ownership rights WorldStage Liberian President Ellen Sirleaf, along with Liberian Minister of Gender and Development Julia Duncan-Cassel, welcome land reform recommendations from Central and West Africa regional organization REFACOF (African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests) and Liberia’s Foundation for Community Initiatives (FCI).

As honored guests at Liberia’s International Women’s Day Celebrations  in Monrovia on Saturday, March 8, REFACOF and FCI presented a statement to President Sirleaf urging the President to include “clear safeguards and specifics on how women’s rights to own, access, use and control land would be recognized and protected” in Liberia’s New Land Law, currently being vetted by Liberia’s internal vetting committee. In an open statement to participants, REFACOF President Cécile Ndjebet stressed the importance of securing women’s rights to land and providing equal protection of these rights to enhancing women’s status and accelerating prosperity in Liberia and across Africa.

‘Women in the Know’ forum discusses global women’s issues Oak Park Leaves Amie Marks believes that when women get together to exchanges ideas, it not only empowers them, but it solves problems. That was Marks’s thought process when she created “Women in the Know,” a series of discussions that covers global women’s issues.

“When you gather women together and you give them something to solve, they listen to each other, they learn from each other and they come up with good solutions,” said Marks, a Lake Forest wife and mother, as well as a registered principal and advisor for Raymond James. “Women want to know what’s going on in the world. They want to understand some of the things in a macro way that affect their lives and they often get involved because that’s how women are.”

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