Posts Tagged: gender relations

Women in Politics: 2017 – Map Resource – Progress of Women in Government Leadership Continues to Be Slow

Source: Women’s UN Report Network   Inter-Parliamentary Union & UN Women – A unique visual tool to capture women’s participation in executive government and in parliament, the map of Women in Politics not only provides a country ranking for both ministerial and parliamentary representation, but also statistics on women in political leadership positions – Heads… Read more »

Pakistan Toughens Laws on Rape and ‘Honor Killings’ of Women

Author: Salman Masood Source: NY Times ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The Pakistani Parliament on Thursday passed laws to increase sentences for rapists and those who commit so-called honor killings of women, and closed a loophole that allowed many of the killers to go free, after hours of heated opposition from Islamist lawmakers. Each year, hundreds of… Read more »