Facebook Twitter Google+ Wordpress YouTube RSS Channel Newsletters

Women Can, Women Act, Women Change!

Ge

En

Ru

New British PM Theresa May stocks cabinet with accomplished women

Category: Gender policy 
2016-07-18

Britain’s second-ever woman prime minister, Theresa May, appointed seven women to her cabinet on Thursday, meaning that women make up roughly 30 percent of the new PM’s closest advisors. Liz Truss, formerly secretary of environment, food, and rural affairs, was promoted to justice secretary. Justine Greening, the openly gay former international development secretary, now heads the education department. Karen Bradley, a former chartered account, now oversees culture, media, and sport, and Natalie Evans, the former chief operating officer of New Schools Network, a charity that helped set up free schools, has been named new leader of House of Lords.

Not everyone is happy with the new appointments, however. Priti Patel, the new head of international development, has controversially advocated reinstatement of capital punishment — specifically hanging. Patel has also said on record that international aid should serve as a tool for U.K. business interests and that her new department should be abolished.

Advocates for the environment, meanwhile, are concerned about the naming of Andrea Leadsom, May’s brief rival for Conservative Party head, as the new environment secretary. Leadsom, who supports fox-hunting and selling off Britain’s forest, has routinely opposed measures aimed at curbing climate change. In 2015, after being appointed minister at the department of energy, Leadsom told the All Party Parliamentary Group on Unconventional Gas and Oil that she had asked her department whether it was true that climate change really existed.


Source 

Tags: Theresa May women cabinet

Previous Page 

Webmaster

 

Announcements

The youth exhibitions and installations

Women’s Fund in Georgia is honored to invite you to 2016 Kato Mikeladze Award Ceremony

Women's Peacekeeping Award

 

Appeal

Petition for Support of Female Supreme Court Chair Candidates

Sign now

Women’s Information Center Demands GDS Apologize

Sign now

Women in Politics - a New Agenda!

Sign now

Appeal to women living in Abkhazia

Sign now

 

Video archive

Research on Youth Views on Gender Equality

 

Gender policy

Political power "firmly in men's hands," global parliamentary official says

Lebanon protests urged after man picked as first women's affairs minister

Women lawmakers face sexism, violence on job - report

 

Photo archive

Swedish politicians visit in WIC

 

Trafficking

France arrests at least two people a day for buying sex under new law - charity

Special Report : Inside the DR Congo Mines That Exploit Children

Ireland passes law making it a crime to buy sex

 

Hot Line

Tel.: 116 006

Consultation Hotline for victims of domestic violence

Tel.: 2 100 229

Consultation Hotline for victims of human trafficking

Tel.: 2 26 16 27

Hotline Anti-violence Network of Georgia (NGO)

IWPR
eXTReMe Tracker