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Has a British political party ever had more women MPs than men before The Independent Group?

"The Independent Group instantly has a majority of female MPs" Esther Webber, Other than where the group of MPs is a single person (such as Caroline Lucas), has a party ever had more women MPs ...
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How does gender status impact access to political resources?

I am currently taking a course in male and female relationships and I was wondering how gender impacts the access to political resources or if there is a "gender lens" (male or female) in politics in ...
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Why do some countries have lower instead of higher retirement age for women?

As we can see here some half of the countries have established lower retirement age for women than men. I struggle to think of any reason why would they do so. I understand that not every government ...
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Why can a person freely change their name, but not their identified gender, in the UK?

In the UK, there is no concept of an "official name". A person's name is simply, whatever name they choose to use and be known by. They can change it or use more that one name in different contexts. ...
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Why are there so many nations that have still not ratified the Istanbul Convention?

Context: In December 2008, the Council of Europe set up an expert committee, the Ad Hoc Committee for preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (CAHVIO). In December 2010, ...
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Is it discrimination that women live longer but don't pay higher pension contributions? [closed]

In UK women live 4 years longer on average than men(79 vs 83). However, national insurance is the same for both genders. The similar situation exists in most countries(in many countries it is even ...
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How are women integrated into the North Korean military?

Background Korean People's Army soldiers (per Wikipedia) About 25% of North Korea's population is in either an active duty role or a reserve/paramilitary role in the Korean People's Army, and North ...
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Why is it legal to discriminate by gender when letting rooms and flats?

In UK (and apparently most other western countries) there are incredibly strict laws against gender discrimination in the workplace, education, services, military etc. However, when it comes to the ...
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How effective is the fight against skewed sex ratio in India?

Sex ratio is the ratio between female births and male births during a given period in a given area. The sex ratio "naturally" observed in most populations is between 950 and 1000 girls for 1000 boys. ...
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Why is Canada's bill C-16 believed to be legislating pronoun use?

The Canadian bill C-16 ("An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code") has been the subject of heated debate and controversy. I admit I hadn't followed it very closely, but I'...
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Why is the gender pay gap so large in the United States despite the Equal Pay Act of 1963?

Why is the gender pay gap in the United States (1:0.77) so large in the United States despite there being civil rights legislation against discrimination in wages based on sex? Is it due to poor ...
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How could the government encourage more women study higher education

1- How could the government encourage more women study higher education? 2- How could the government encourage more women choose studies that are more income-rewarding, like the most technical, such ...
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Why does Rwanda have a high proportion of women in parliament?

Rwanda has the highest proportion of women in parliament in the world - even above the proportion of women in the general population at 64%. Why is this the case?
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Why don't women vote more for female candidates for office?

Women are at least 50% (give or take) of the electorate. However, they clearly are a small fraction of elected politicians. There are plenty of reasons why a woman may not want to run for office in ...
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Why is favoring male over female children “acceptable” in some countries and not others? [closed]

In countries like China and India, parents indicate their preference for male over female children by selective abortions (allowed by pre-natal screening), which abort a disproportionate number of ...
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Is there a study that seeks to quantify left/right bias by gender and country?

Here in Russia, women tend to be much more right-wing than men. Women more often support free market, privatization, vote for billionaires, support the US and NATO policy, support copyright, anti-...
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Did any countries precede Nepal in introducing a 3rd legal gender?

From this article in The Scotsman: Nepal’s government will begin issuing citizenship certificates with the category “third gender” for people who do not wish to be identified as male or female. ...