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UK: Women: Cameron is ‘pompous’ but good with ‘family’. Yes campaign’s challenge: winning over female voters.

All-women shortlists could be allowed in FTSE 100 Telegraph.co.uk Business Secretary Vince Cable has backed recommendations which could see headhunters draft women-only shortlists for board-level posts, eliminating men entirely from the recruitment process. All-women shortlists are not currently used in the private sector because they are fraught with legal difficulties and leave companies open to sex discrimination claims from men… Continue reading UK: Women: Cameron is ‘pompous’ but good with ‘family’. Yes campaign’s challenge: winning over female voters.

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Parliamentary Affairs articles on representation of women in parliamentary democracies. Free to access till the end of 2014.

To celebrate International Women's Day, the editors of Parliamentary Affairs have drawn together recent publications examining the representation of women in parliamentary democracies around the world. All papers are free to access until the end of 2014; please click on the links to download. To celebrate International Women's Day, the editors of Parliamentary Affairs have… Continue reading Parliamentary Affairs articles on representation of women in parliamentary democracies. Free to access till the end of 2014.

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‘Yes Scotland’ activists and women voters. Internet revolutionized Mormon feminism. ‘Hello! My Name Is: Feminists Unite’

MP discusses independence with Ellon women Inverurie Herald Local ‘Yes Scotland’ activists organised a coffee morning last weekend which welcomed around forty women voters, mostly unsure how they are voting in September’s Independence referendum. Women were able to enjoy a cup of coffee and discuss issues surrounding Scottish Independence at Ellon’s Buchan Hotel last Saturday morning. The local… Continue reading ‘Yes Scotland’ activists and women voters. Internet revolutionized Mormon feminism. ‘Hello! My Name Is: Feminists Unite’

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‘Behind Every Great Woman Is an Effective Quota System’? Gender politics, least funny thing about comedy.

  What Women Want: Welsh mums explain child care and school places difficulties  WalesOnline Surrounded by crawling babies and armed with baby milk and tea, a group of mums told former journalist turned Labour MP Gloria De Piero what women actually want. Her visit to the home of Cardiff mother-of-two Lucy Wheeler yesterday was part of her ‘What Women Want’… Continue reading ‘Behind Every Great Woman Is an Effective Quota System’? Gender politics, least funny thing about comedy.

Gender and Politics in the media

What Facebook’s 58 Genders Mean For Politics. Women Head Recruitment Drive for Far-Right EDL.

'Not good enough': Gender inequality in Greater Manchester politics and lack of female councillors Mancunian Matters Across Greater Manchester’s ten boroughs, figures for the number of female councillors compared to male leave a lot to be desired. Salford comes out worst, with just a quarter of their councillors female. Labour councillor for Cadishead Christine Hudson said: “I didn’t know we… Continue reading What Facebook’s 58 Genders Mean For Politics. Women Head Recruitment Drive for Far-Right EDL.

Gender and Politics in the media

Feb 20 Media round-up. Cambridge University staff call for action on academia gender equality.

Afghan Youth Debates: Women Must Vote to Secure Rights Institute for War and Peace Reporting Female voters could only secure real change by confronting societal ... "It is women who raise the children of this country, and women form half of ... Gender equity: even sector's best not good enough Times Higher Education Discrimination against women persists in the UK academy, even in institutions that have been recognised for their good employment… Continue reading Feb 20 Media round-up. Cambridge University staff call for action on academia gender equality.