Violence Against Women in Politics

 

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Monday, June 10, 2019
Political violence against women tracked for first time as attacks soar
Violence targeted against female politicians and activists will be tracked for the first time by a global database, amid indications of a recent rise in attacks. Researchers reviewed thousands of events dating back to 1997, where political violence...
Friday, June 07, 2019
Violence against women in politics: IFES submission to the OHCHR Special Rapporteur
For over three decades, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has worked to advance good governance and support all citizens’ rights to participate in credible elections. We recognize that violence against women in politics is a...
Friday, June 07, 2019
Violence, politics, and gender
This article presents a conceptual orientation to the intersection of gender, politics, and violence. The first part of the article will introduce the subject by reviewing the primary conceptual framework and empirical knowledge on the topic to date...
Friday, June 07, 2019
Breaking the mold: Understanding gender and electoral violence
Women around the world are playing increasingly visible roles in the political processes of their countries as voters, candidates, representatives, protesters, journalists and as civic educators in the home, the community and beyond. However, as...
Friday, June 07, 2019
Violence against women in elections in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville: An IFES assessment
Violence against women in politics is a substantial threat to the integrity of the electoral process, affecting women’s participation as voters, candidates, election officials, activists and political party leaders and undermining free, fair and...
Friday, June 07, 2019
Violence against women in elections in Papua New Guinea: An IFES assessment
Violence against women in politics is a substantial threat to the integrity of the electoral process, affecting women’s participation as voters, candidates, election officials, activists and political party leaders and undermining free, fair and...
Friday, June 07, 2019
Violence against women in elections in Afghanistan: An IFES assessment
On October 20, 2018, Afghanistan held its long-delayed national parliamentary (Wolesi Jirga) elections. Overall, the election demonstrated how combined factors of insecurity and political instability, widespread impunity for and high rates of...
Monday, June 03, 2019
New data shows political violence targeting women on the rise
Cases of brutal murders and attacks of female politicians in recent years have raised the question, is political violence targeting women on the rise? Victims include British Member of Parliament Jo Cox in 2016 for her support for the European Union...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
This kind of political violence against women must stop
By Kristine Ziwica, So called “political violence” or “violence against women in politics” is a specific thing. But before I give you the technical definition, let me just say that yesterday’s Sunshine Coast Daily front pagefeaturing Queensland...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Suwannee Sirivejchapun
Suwannee Sirivejchapun is a Member of Parliament of Thailand. This interview was conducted in October 2018 in the margins of IPU’s 139th Assembly in Geneva.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
2019 election: Why politics is toxic for Australia’s women
Australian women in politics have had enough. A slew of allegations of sexist bullying and misogyny have emerged in recent years, while at the same time the country has steadily tumbled down the global rankings for female political representation....
Friday, May 10, 2019
Another barrier for women in politics in Canada: Violence
Despite Canada’s self-proclaimed feminist prime minister and gender parity in the federal cabinet, Canada falls well short when it comes to women’s representation in federal politics. Canada has just 27 per cent women in its Parliament and currently...
Thursday, May 09, 2019
Tackling violence against women in politics in Lebanon
Violence against women in politics is a serious violation of human rights and an obstacle to gender equality. Watch this video by UN Women Lebanon. Supported by the Government of Japan.
Friday, May 03, 2019
Twitter and Facebook failing to protect women MPs from abuse, Joint Human Rights Committee says
The Joint Human Rights Committee accused Facebook and Twitter of failing to do enough to protect female MPs and other public figures from online abuse during an evidence session yesterday (1 May). Amnesty International – which has been documenting...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Twitter bot tracks abusive tweets against female politicians
Artificial intelligence is tracking the vile comments hurled at female Alberta politicians during the election campaign. “One of the major barriers that women face when they're thinking of running for office, especially lately, is the abuse they...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Trickle-down equality: More women in Congress means less sexism for staffers
Women in Congress have been getting attention recently for calling out casual sexism on the Hill — and female staffers say it’s making their jobs easier. California Rep. Katie Hill told a male colleague she didn’t appreciate his sexual innuendo on...
Friday, March 29, 2019
Protecting women in public life is a global political issue that affects us all. Here’s why
By Isabelle Arradon, In early January 2019, unknown gunmen shot dead Maritza Isabel Quiroz Leiva, a 60-year-old Colombian land rights activist on a small farm near the Caribbean city of Santa Marta. Her killing was a stark reminder that speaking out...
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Women in Public Administration
“Increasing the proportion of women in public institutions makes them more representative, increases innovation, improves decision-making and benefits whole societies” - António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, Message on International...