Gender and Politics in the media

US: March is Women’s History Month. Dems Wooing White Male Voters. Women: Elusive jewels in GOP brooch.

Women make up majority of DCCC's 'Red to Blue' candidates Washington Post (blog) The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced its first wave of "Red to Blue" U.S. House contenders for the midterm elections Monday, picking mostly women for a program meant to highlight the best recruits from around the country. Ten of the 16 "Red to Blue "… Continue reading US: March is Women’s History Month. Dems Wooing White Male Voters. Women: Elusive jewels in GOP brooch.

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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.

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.

Gender and Politics in the media

Tonga launches mock parliament to boost women’s rep. Can the World’s Women Save Syria? A woman’s world in post-revolution Libya?

Getting more women involved in politics and decision making in Solomon Islands Solomon Star Last week I attended the opening of the Mock Parliament debate about Constituency Development Funds. It was great to see so many women in the Parliament Chamber. As a representative of one of Solomon Islands Development Partners and a guest in Solomon… Continue reading Tonga launches mock parliament to boost women’s rep. Can the World’s Women Save Syria? A woman’s world in post-revolution Libya?

Gender and Politics in the media

UK: MP Pat Glass: Tories ‘deliberately mock women MPs for their northern accents’.

Tories 'deliberately mock women MPs for their northern accents' says Pat Glass The Independent A Labour MP has accused Tories of deliberately mocking northern female politicians because of their accents during Commons debates. Pat Glass, who represents Durham North West, said it was not just older Tories who were guilty of barracking Labour women, and blamed the macho Westminster… Continue reading UK: MP Pat Glass: Tories ‘deliberately mock women MPs for their northern accents’.

Gender and Politics in the media

US: Clinton launches data drive on women’s empowerment. Canada Income Splitting: So Divisive It’s Splitting the Tories.

Politics Counts: Why 'Women's Issues' Won't Bridge the Gender Gap Wall Street Journal (blog) ...While much attention has been paid to the split over “women’s issues” such as reproductive rights or the need for Republicans to “learn how to talk women,” the truth is the gender gap runs deep through a range of policy issues. January’s Wall Street Journal/NBC… Continue reading US: Clinton launches data drive on women’s empowerment. Canada Income Splitting: So Divisive It’s Splitting the Tories.

Gender and Politics in the media

MP Mkhosi Dlamini: women have proven to be a shame before their Majesties for failure to elect themselves during the recent national elections.

HRH Princess Sabeeka congratulates female winners of BCCI Board elections Bahrain News Agency Manama, Feb. 16. (BNA) – Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of HM the King and President of the Supreme Council for Women, has praised the landmark achievements of Bahraini women through being elected directly to the 28th Board of Directors of the… Continue reading MP Mkhosi Dlamini: women have proven to be a shame before their Majesties for failure to elect themselves during the recent national elections.