Violence Against Women in Politics

 

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Friday, June 22, 2018
Violence against women in politics case study: United Kingdom
Violence against women (VAW) is a scourge on any society. This paper considers the myriad ways in which this behaviour affects the participation and experiences of women in political life in the United Kingdom. It gives a brief overview of VAW in...
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Zimbabwe: Commission slams attacks on women politicians
The Zimbabwe Gender Commission (ZGC) yesterday expressed concern over attacks on female politicians in the country, which has manifested in many forms, including psychological violence. A case in point being the attempted murder of MDC-T president...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Zimbabwe: Women bear brunt of violence in politics
Former MDC-T deputy president Thokozani Khupe in February spent most of Morgan Tsvangirai’s funeral holed up in a hut, fearing for her life, as party youths threatened her with violence. That same month, Zanu PF’s Zalerah Makari, the Epworth...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Anti-harassment panel will look for ways to promote more women in politics, Mendoza says
Democratic state Comptroller Susana Mendoza says the party’s panel on sexual harassment issues will go beyond that subject to look at ways to recruit more women to run for public office. Mendoza serves on the panel dealing with “anti-harassment and...
Friday, June 08, 2018
Fourth woman to preside over UN General Assembly dedicates her election to women in politics
María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés is the fourth woman in the UN's history to be elected President of the General Assembly.
Friday, June 08, 2018
Ecuadorian politician and poet becomes fourth woman to preside over UN General Assembly
The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday elected Ecuadorean Foreign Minister María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of its upcoming 73rd session; only the fourth woman to hold that position in the history of the world body, and the first...
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Brazil women bring fight against sexism on to political agenda
When a leftwing female congresswoman was described as too ugly to be raped, Manuela D’Avila’s stomach turned. The speaker was Jair Bolsonaro, the Brazilian far rightwing congressman and presidential candidate. That feeling only worsened after the...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
MP who called Jacinda Ardern a ‘stupid little girl’ refuses to own up
Member of New Zealand’s opposition made comment about prime minister in parliament A male MP from New Zealand’s opposition party who called the prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, a “stupid little girl” remains unidentified more than a week after making...
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
SIMA RAMA's Impact Talk on Institutionalized Violence & Women in Politics
Watch SIMA RAMA’s Impact Talk with Joey Boink, the Director of Burden of Peace - Carga de Paz and Sandra Pepera, Director of National Democratic Institute - NDI Women and moderated by Jennifer Geist, Global Education Consultant Zeitgeist Creations,...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Women This Week: Making History
First Female Mayor of Tunis The capital of Tunisia is likely to see its first female mayor, following the country's municipal elections this week. Gender Violence in El Salvador This week, Salvador’s president Salvador Sanchez Ceren called for “...
Monday, May 14, 2018
In Zimbabwe women still stay away from politics due to negative media reports
Media’s negative projection of women politicians is discouraging others from joining the male dominated field, the Zimbabwe Gender Commission has observed. In her opening remarks to a media sensitization workshop Zimbabwe Gender Commission...
Friday, May 04, 2018
Women Speakers of Parliament declare zero tolerance towards sexism, racism, and violence in parliament
Female parliamentarians worldwide called for immediate reforms to stop sexism, harassment and violence against women in parliaments. This includes urging all parliaments to set concrete targets and deadlines to achieve equal representation of women...
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
What does harassment and bullying of women in politics look like?
With this week's news that Newfoundland and Labrador veteran politician Eddie Joyce is being accused of harassment of at least one female MHA, it raises the question — what form can harassment of women take in the political sphere if it's not sexual...
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Women parliamentary leaders to work for more inclusive politics
Women Speakers of Parliament will identify clear actions to eliminate barriers to women’s political participation, end harassment of female MPs, and promote inclusive parliaments. The 12th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament, organized jointly by...
Friday, April 20, 2018
It's Time: Addressing Sexual Violence in Political Institutions
Join  Young Women's Leadership Network as they release the research and resources on addressing sexual violence within political institutions. With a provincial election on the horizon in Ontario, it's time for political institutions to take...
Thursday, April 19, 2018
London: Rank countries on electoral violence against women, Jega advises Commonwealth
 Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says countries should be ranked according to the level of electoral violence recorded, especially against women. Speaking at the Commonwealth Women Forum in...
Monday, April 09, 2018
USA: Hundreds of Former Staffers Urge Senate to Act on Sexual Harassment
Senate leadership to receive letter following recess Over 600 former staffers have signed a letter urging Senate leadership to consider legislation that would address sexual harassment on Capitol Hill. That number continued to grow Friday morning....
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
United States Senate’s female members push for harassment vote
The Senate's 22 female members joined together Wednesday in a bipartisan push for their leaders to overhaul its workplace misconduct rules, airing "deep disappointment" that the chamber hasn't already moved. The House approved its own revamp of...