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Thursday, October 24, 2013
Female Arab Spring Protestors Push Broad Agenda
Betraying their own biases, various Western commentators have frequently expressed shock at the visible and active presence of women and girls in demonstrations across the region. This sense of surprise has often doubled at the sight of innumerable...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Filipino women ‘breaking ground’ in government
The Philippines has hailed a UN Security Council resolution recognising women’s role in the peace process, saying that the measure raised the status of women from “victims” of conflict to agents of amity. Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process...
Thursday, October 17, 2013
French MP clucking at woman in parliament sparks anger over sexism
It's raining machismo in France. Chucking it down, in fact. From parliament to local councils, via national media and regional newspapers, storms have erupted as French men indulge in misogynist outbursts that could have come from the cave age. Now...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Female Senate candidates press Democrats’ gender advantage, USA
The emergence of three female Democrats as competitive Senate candidates has party activists optimistic the 2014 election cycle will end with a record number of women in the upper chamber. West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, who...
Monday, September 16, 2013
Fulfil agenda to promote women’s rights, Ghana
The Women’s Manifesto Coalition (WMC) has called on the government and gender rights organisations to take stock of what it described as “the unfulfilled agenda of promoting women’s rights.”It said although it appreciated the progress that had been...
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Female Journalists Sitting On Floor In Iran An Illustration Of Gender Inequality?
Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, may have pledged to promote women's rights and recently nominated a female vice president. But, if a striking image captured during Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif's introduction is any indication, Iran...
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Funny how gender never came up during Bernanke’s nomination. Or Greenspan’s. Or Volcker’s. USA
When I wrote my article on the subtle, sexist whispering campaign against Janet Yellen, my example of a rare not-so-subtle sexist comment came from Richard Fisher, president of the Dallas Federal Reserve. Asked about Yellen on CNBC, he worried that...
Monday, July 15, 2013
Female encouraged for PM, Fiji
WITH more countries around the world voting in female prime ministers, Fiji's women are also being encouraged to add a female face to the words "Prime Minister". Such a change will obviously be accompanied by numerous challenges, explained Minister...