Violence Against Women in Politics

 

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Thursday, August 22, 2019
Trolled online, women in politics fight to hold big tech accountable in the U.K.
Lisa Cameron is a member of the British Parliament. She's also a victim, and survivor, of online trolls. Cameron was new to politics in 2015, when she was elected in East Kilbride, Scotland. She'd been a clinical psychologist, a wife, a mom, and a...
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Zuleika Hassan: Kenyan MP with baby ordered to leave parliament
Female MPs have walked out of Kenya's parliament in solidarity with a colleague who was ordered to leave because she had taken her baby. Zuleika Hassan said she had brought her five-month-old baby with her to work because of a domestic emergency and...
Monday, August 12, 2019
The Role of Political Parties in Promoting Women in Politics
Background In most countries, political parties are the primary and most effective structure through which women become politically engaged and get elected. Political parties’ practices, policies, and values can have a deep impact on women’s...
Thursday, August 01, 2019
Silvia Dinica
Silvia Dinica is a Member of Parliament of Romania. This interview was conducted in October 2018 in the margins of IPU’s 139th Assembly in Geneva.
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Fourteenth Workshop of Parliamentary Scholars and Parliamentarians
This Workshop will bring together scholars and parliamentarians in order to discuss research findings which are likely to be of practical use to parliamentarians. Following the practice of recent Workshops, there will be a concluding plenary session...
Monday, July 15, 2019
A web of abuse: How the far right disproportionately targets female politicians
Abuse of female politicians is rife online - and much of it is being directed by established far-right groups and figures, a Newsnight investigation has found. Female politicians across Europe have been targeted with threatening and misogynist...
Thursday, July 11, 2019
The prevention and mitigation of election-related violence: An action guide
Understanding and explaining outbreaks of election-related violence is a complex task; predicting whether forthcoming elections will turn violent, which factors may underlie or trigger violence, and what can be done to prevent violence is even more...
Friday, July 05, 2019
The cost of doing politics? Analyzing violence and harassment against female politicians
Violence against women in politics is increasingly recognized around the world as a significant barrier to women’s political participation, following a troubling rise in reports of assault, intimidation, and abuse directed at female politicians. Yet...
Friday, July 05, 2019
#NotInMyParliament—Sexism, harassment and violence against women parliamentarians
Violence against women is one of the most widespread human rights violations, and the world of politics is also affected by this scourge. As in other sectors, violence against women in politics has been tolerated and normalised for too long. It can...
Wednesday, July 03, 2019
To accelerate gender equality, UN Women launches a Call to Action to parliamentarians
(Tokyo, 27 June)—In the lead up to the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (Beijing+25) and UN Women’s ground-breaking campaign commemorating the anniversary, “Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an...
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
I’m pregnant and forced to choose between being an MP and a mum
By Stella Creasy, Labour MP Even when you’ve spent a lifetime fighting for equality, you can still be floored by the way discrimination manifests itself. I never thought parliament would tell me to choose between being an MP and being a mum. My...
Monday, June 17, 2019
Kenya MP arrested 'for slapping female colleague'
A Kenyan MP has been arrested for allegedly slapping a female colleague because she did not allocate money to his constituency. Rashid Kassim is accused of slapping Fatuma Gedi, who sits on the budget committee, in the capital Nairobi. A photo of Ms...
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...