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Monday, September 22, 2014
Politics no stroll in the park for women, Zimbabwe
Female politicians feel that their male counterparts enjoy more space in the media because they have more resources. Women Parliamentarians attending a Gender and Elections workshop in Kadoma last week said politics in Zimbabwe was no stroll in the...
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Sunday, August 31, 2014
Feisty, flounce and bossy: the words used to put women down
Photo-Andrew Stocks/The Guardian Do you ever hear men described as ‘hysterical’? Do people say they ‘whine’ or ‘nag’? Thought not. Here are eight sexist words we’d like to never hear from again Feisty “Feisty? My least favourite word. Have you ever...
Monday, July 21, 2014
Summary of e-Discussion on Online Harassment of Women in Politics: How Online Harassment isn’t ‘Virtual’ For Women
Summary of E-discussion on Online Harassment of Women in Politics: How Online Harassment isn’t ‘Virtual’ For Women   iKNOW Politicshosted a discussion on the online harassment of women in politics from June 6th to July 11th 2014. The discussion...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Esther McVey: Glamorous female ministers will inspire young girls into politics
Watching glamorous women walk through the doors of No 10 will inspire a whole new generation of young girls to become politicians, Esther McVey has said. The jobs minister said that seeing new female ministers walk "the catwalk" of Downing Street...
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Female MPs in the press: slated or ignored
Female politicians are presented more negatively in the press than their male counterparts, and receive less coverage overall, a recent academic study has revealed. The investigation analysed newspaper reports covering female MPs, using samples from...
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Gender-Specific Election Violence: The Role of Information and Communication Technologies
The rising influence of new information and communication technologies (ICTs) has paralleled the rapid development of women’s political participation worldwide. For women entering political life or holding public positions, new ICTs are frequently...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Social Media: A Practical Guide for Electoral Management Bodies
This Guide is intended to inform electoral management bodies (EMBs) about the ways in which social media can be used to increase the participation of the electorate, boost communication, engage all members of the community, and improve transparency...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Social Media Guidelines for Parliaments
You cannot wait for the people to come to parliament; you need to go where the people are. Today, the people are on social media. Increasingly, parliaments are there too. Social Media Guidelines for Parliaments draws on the experience of the ‘early...
Monday, June 09, 2014
Online Harassment of Women in Politics: How Online Harassment isn’t ‘Virtual’ For Women
The social media experience that comes across as a liberating tool for women is often equated with a safe space where one could confidently voice opinions in the public sphere. However, recently, a series of incidents have sounded a note of caution...
Monday, June 09, 2014
Invitation to a Nordic-Arab PhD course on “Comparative studies of women in public life – theoretical and methodological challenges”
The Nordic-Arab research collaboration project by the Center of Arab Women for Training and Research (CAWTAR) and the University of Stockholm, financed by the Swedish Research Council, is pleased to invite you to a Nordic-Arab PhD-course, November...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Kicking sexism out of politics, Malaysia
The moment there was an inkling that Dyana Sofya would be DAP’s candidate for the Teluk Intan Parliamentary seat, a picture purportedly of her (it wasn’t) in a bikini was circulated on the internet. She has since been subjected to wolf whistles by...
Monday, May 19, 2014
Lose an Election? If You're Female, It May Have Been Because Of Your Eyebrows
Big brows may be trendy, but the American public’s sense of propriety gets inflamed if they’re on a female elected official’s face. According to a recent study from Dartmouth University, and published in Social Psychological and Personality Science...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
The Good Malaysian Woman: Ethnicity, Religion, Politics Exhibition
THE exhibition, 'The Good Malaysian Woman: Ethnicity, Religion, Politics', is being organised by the All Women's Action Society (AWAM) and Interpr8 Art Space. Featuring 22 artists and over 30 artworks in a variety of mediums, the exhibition raises...
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Unseeing Eyes: Media Coverage and Gender in Latin American Elections
In a society where mass media is the main venue for political information and electoral competition, limited visibility during a campaign can be challenging to a candidate and limit the possibilities of being elected. This study covers five...
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Gender-Sensitive Media: A Voluntary Code of Ethics
The purpose of this Code of Ethics is to help individual journalists, media persons, management and owners of media houses to promote gender justice in their organizational policies as well as in their professions to become better at their work, by...
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Women parliamentarians, public image, and the media in Algeria — fostering respectful connections
The National Democratic Institute (NDI) has been working to strengthen political parties, civil society, media and other key democratic institutions in Algeria since 1997. Historically, women have been underrepresented in Algerian politics. However...
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Radio shows raise profile of women aspirants in Kenya
In Kenya’s male-dominated political landscape, women face many barriers to political participation, especially when seeking elective office. Aspiring women politicians often struggle with discrimination and lack of coverage by top media outlets,...
Friday, April 19, 2013
Want a Female Candidate to Lose An Election? Talk About Her Appearance
A study by the Women's Media Center (WMC) suggests that any and all descriptions of a woman candidate's appearance damaged her chances of being elected, while "the male opponent paid no price for this type of coverage," according to the survey's key...

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