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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...
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
How the 'System of Beauty' Hurts Female Politicians
Talking about their looks makes women running for office seem less competent, less effective, and less qualified -- even when it's just praise and compliments.   (We invite our users to read the complete article published April 8 2013)
Friday, March 22, 2013
Perceptions on Gender Equity: Measuring the Security & Political Implications for Nigeria
The role of perception in the dominant discourse cannot be underplayed considering the security and political implications. The need for equity is occasioned by manifestation of sex differentiation which sustains the tradition of unjustified...
Monday, June 06, 2011
Women in politics and decision making positions
Political party manifestos are a strategy to ensure women representation in all the political party structures. This is evident in manifesto of The African National Congress Party as an example. With such a provision in place women are covered in...
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Election Coverage from a Gender Perspective: A Media Monitoring Manual
This manual presents a methodological tool for monitoring media coverage during election campaigns. It focuses on a gender perspective using objective and verifiable information, and is based on experiences of six Latin American institutions.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Women in Arab media: present but not heard
Dr. Leila Nicolas Rahbani provides an in-depth report and analysis on the state of Arab women in the media in the Middle East and North Africa. The new information technologies have allowed women in Arab world to be seen as equal to men in their...
Monday, March 01, 2010
Code of Ethics for Namibian Media
The "Code of Ethics" for the Namibian Media covers a number of subjects, such as accurate reporting, corrections, right of reply, the definition of public interests, the protection of privacy, and more.
Monday, March 01, 2010
Iraq: Code for Media during Elections
This Code for Media during Elections (the “Code”) regulates specific activities by the Media during the Campaign Period, as such terms are defined herein. It supplements the Iraqi National Communications and Media Commission (NCMC) Interim...
Monday, March 01, 2010
IDEA draft Code of conduct on media and elections
The purpose of this code of conduct is to address the areas where all three sets of ethical standards overlap. The mass media are increasingly recognised as playing a crucial role in free and democratic elections. The media are vital in conveying...
Monday, January 25, 2010
Summary of the E-discussion on Role of Media and Technology for Women in Politics (14-23 December 2009)
iKNOW Politics held its first regional E-Discussion in Arabic in December 2009. The following is a summary of the E-Discussion in English. Media plays a crucial role in defining the image of women politicians in the Arab region. Women are portrayed...
Monday, June 30, 2008
Training Workshop on Leadership, Media & Conflict Management for Women in Afghanistan
This is a synopsis of a training workshop on leadership, media and conflict management for women in Afghanistan conducted by UNFPA. It includes a short description of each discussion topics and a detailed agenda of the workshop.

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