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On June 18 male politicians repeatedly interrupted 35-year-old Ayaka Shiomura, a Tokyo assemblywoman, after she stepped up to the microphone at the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly and tried to discuss support for women’s issues during a debate on supporting child-rearing women.
"You better hurry up and get married" one male lawmaker shouted. "Can you even have babies?" yelled another, spurring loud laughter and more taunts by other male lawmakers.
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On June 18 male politicians repeatedly interrupted 35-year-old Ayaka ShiomuraTokyo assemblywoman, after she stepped up to the microphone at the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly and tried to discuss support for women’s issues during a debate on supporting child-rearing women.

"You better hurry up and get married" one male lawmaker shouted. "Can you even have babies?" yelled another, spurring loud laughter and more taunts by other male lawmakers.

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Finances are a tremendous hurdle for female candidates because they cannot fund their own campaigns and often lack contacts in the business community that can jump start their campaigns to introduce the candidates to millions of voters across the states,

Kelly Dittmar, a scholar at the Center for American Women and Politics at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J.

Allyson Schwartz’s loss in the Pennsylvania’s Democratic primary for governor spotlights a trend in heavy spending on TV ads that could make it even harder for women to win office.

Japanese officials have been talking sporadically about doing something to improve women’s social status for years. Last year, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wrote in the Wall Street Journal that he wanted to boost women’s participation in the work force to 73 percent by 2020 and close a wage gap that keeps women earning, on average, 30 percent less.
This sexist heckling incident has spotlighted male authorities’ dismissive attitude towards women and the unmet work-life balance needs of many working women. 

Japanese officials have been talking sporadically about doing something to improve women’s social status for years. Last year, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wrote in the Wall Street Journal that he wanted to boost women’s participation in the work force to 73 percent by 2020 and close a wage gap that keeps women earning, on average, 30 percent less.

This sexist heckling incident has spotlighted male authorities’ dismissive attitude towards women and the unmet work-life balance needs of many working women. 

45% of female politicians in India faced physical violence, kidnapping, killing, verbal abuse and threat of violence, finds a 2014 study conducted by the Centre for Social Research, a nonprofit advocacy in New Delhi, in partnership with the India office of UN Women, which is headquartered in New York.

45% of female politicians in India faced physical violence, kidnapping, killing, verbal abuse and threat of violence, finds a 2014 study conducted by the Centre for Social Research, a nonprofit advocacy in New Delhi, in partnership with the India office of UN Women, which is headquartered in New York.

Elizabeth Emken is a GOP candidate for U.S. Congress in California’s 7th District who has been tapped to receive special training and support through the GOP’s Project GROW (Growing Opportunities for Women).
The party is eager for Emken to take back the seat of Ami Bera, one of four seats it lost to the Democrats in 2012.

Elizabeth Emken is a GOP candidate for U.S. Congress in California’s 7th District who has been tapped to receive special training and support through the GOP’s Project GROW (Growing Opportunities for Women).

The party is eager for Emken to take back the seat of Ami Bera, one of four seats it lost to the Democrats in 2012.

Massachusetts ranks 37th in the nation when it comes to pay equity.

Women here take home only 77 cents for every dollar a man makes.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has been paying female administrative judges less than male counterparts for too long.

When the words John F. Kennedy and women are mentioned in the same breath, what usually comes to mind are his tawdry infidelities. But there is another side of the story.

When the words John F. Kennedy and women are mentioned in the same breath, what usually comes to mind are his tawdry infidelities. But there is another side of the story.

Female Democrats get lots of help from organizations outside the party, which is extremely useful to women who may not have the contacts that men of both parties do and need help in raising money and learning how to run successful campaigns.

Jim Dean, chair of Democracy for America.

GOP Faces Uphill Effort in Electing More Women

Hearing on NYC’s high maternal mortality rates for women of color

Join Women’s eNews and raise your voice for  women in New York at the Committee on Health hearing on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the 14th Floor Committee Room, 250 Broadway, New York, NY examining the issues raised by New York City’s high maternal mortality rates.

Rita Henley Jensen, our editor in chief, will be presenting her testimonial based on Women’s eNews’ findings on the specific maternal mortality risks for women of color in New York.  We invite you to join Rita and tell your story on the day. Your testimonial should address preconception care and maternal health outcomes, including disparate outcomes for New York’s women of color, immigrant women and uninsured women. You testimony must be under five-minutes.

If you plan to present your testimony on the day, please bring twenty(20) copies double-sided of your written testimony to the hearing.  Due to increased building security procedures, please bring identification and allot some extra time for entry through the building lobby.

If you cannot attend the public hearing you may submit your testimony to Crystal Pond to be placed on the record at cpond@council.nyc.gov.

Read our most recent coverage of Black maternal health issues in America today at: http://womensenews.org/story/black-maternal-health/130831/healthy-births-healthy-moms-black-maternal-health-in-america and our intense examination of the underlying causes of maternal mortality rates among would of color at: http://womensenews.org/story/110516/high-death-rate-new-yorks-black-moms-analyzed.

Forward this invitation onto community groups and colleagues who should be present and heard. You may RSVP at cpond@council.nyc.gov and please copy us at charlotte@womensenews.org.

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