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Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash
Thursday, April 07, 2022
Zimbabwe: Women politicians urged to use media effectively during elections
Women politicians were challenged to use media effectively as they pursue political life fighting gender bias and stereotypes ahead of well publicised weekend by elections whose results have now been made public. Gender Media Connect (GMC) an...
The prime minister's comments come after a Young Nat harassed female politicians in Christchurch. (Source: Breakfast)
Monday, April 04, 2022
Misogyny in New Zealand’s politics: "We still have work to do", Ardern
There is still work to do across the political divide to address misogyny in politics, the prime minister says. Although Jacinda Ardern acknowledged misogyny is not new, she said it had been "amplified" by social media. Her comments on Breakfast...
Green MP Golriz Ghahraman's had to have a police escort after a series of death threats. (File photo)
Monday, April 04, 2022
New Zealand: "Relentless" abuse against women MPs on the rise
A rising tide of “deeply sexist” abuse and threats against women MPs is part of a concerted effort to push them out of public office, an expert says. Speaker of the House Trevor Mallard said abuse has ramped up in the past five years, with...
iKNOW Politics
Monday, March 21, 2022
The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women in Politics
Background “COVID-19 is a crisis with a woman’s face… The damage is incalculable and will resound down the decades, into future generations. Now is the time to change course. Women’s equal participation is the game-changer we need.”  Antonio...
Mr. Abdulla Shahid, President of the General Assembly, hosted an event dedicated to eliminating violence against women in politics on the sidelines of the 66th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown.
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Calling for an end to violence against women in politics
At a special event hosted by Mr. Abdulla Shahid, President of the General Assembly, on the sidelines of the 66th Commission on the Status of Women, leaders came together to call for concrete actions and responses to end violence against women in...
Addressing online misogyny and gendered disinformation: A how-to guide - NDI
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Addressing online misogyny and gendered disinformation: A how-to guide
The internet is a tool that can simplify and encourage democratic engagement, but the rise of online disinformation challenges even the world’s most robust democracies. While the most recognizable disinformation campaigns are related to national...
Heledd Fychan being sworn into the Senedd remotely, with her son alongside her - BBC
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Senedd must become more family-friendly, politicians say
Virtual Senedd meetings should continue long after Covid to make politics accessible to all, a politician with an eight-year-old son has said. Heledd Fychan said hybrid working in the pandemic meant she could balance the needs of her job and her...
Renewing Democracy: A Global Partnership to end Online Harassment and Abuse
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Renewing democracy: A global partnership to end online harassment and abuse
Social media platforms and other digital technologies have given rise to new forms of gender-based violence. Online violence threatens the safety and rights of individual women, girls, and members of other marginalized groups; and undermines the...
How women politicians of Fiji are treated on Facebook . International IDEA & Memo
Tuesday, March 08, 2022
How women politicians of Fiji are treated on Facebook
The number of women in parliament is consistently low throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Many factors contribute to this situation, but studies suggest that one major factor relates to the way that women are treated on social media. This report...
Éliane Tillieux
Monday, February 28, 2022
Éliane Tillieux
Éliane Tillieux is the President of the Chamber of Representatives of Belgium. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021, in Vienna (Austria), during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament. Click on the Settings button for...
Protesting Turkey's gender violence policies in Istanbul, July 2021 - Emanuele Satolli / Contrasto / Reuters (published on Foreign Affairs)
Monday, February 21, 2022
Revenge of the patriarchs: Why autocrats fear women
The pantheon of autocratic leaders includes a great many sexists, from Napoléon Bonaparte, who decriminalized the murder of unfaithful wives, to Benito Mussolini, who claimed that women “never created anything.” And while the twentieth century saw...
Training: LeadHerShip - Chwaraeteg
Tuesday, February 08, 2022
Training: LeadHerShip
Despite progress, women continue to be under-represented in positions of power and leadership in Government, Business, and public life. This picture is even worse for BAME women, LGBTQ+ women, disabled women, and women who experience additional...
#NotTheCost - Stopping Violence Against Women in Politics: A Renewed Call to Action / cover page NDI
Monday, January 17, 2022
#NotTheCost - Stopping Violence Against Women in Politics: A Renewed Call to Action
In 2016 at the launch of the #NotTheCost campaign, NDI presented a list of strategies to address and prevent violence against women in politics, focusing on a wide range of potential change-makers, from the global to the grassroots levels. While a...
Violence targeting women in politics: trends in targets, types, and perpetrators of political violence  (ACLED)
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Violence targeting women in politics: trends in targets, types, and perpetrators of political violence
The addition of identity types to ACLED data on political violence targeting women sheds new light on the threats to women’s participation in political processes, such as running for or holding office, supporting or voting for political candidates,...
Tuesday, December 07, 2021
The chilling effect: hate, misogyny and the digital information disorder
Although the digital space continues to extend the promise of extraordinary opportunities for expanding the voice and agency of women, girls and marginalized groups, it has fallen short of our ideals. It has enabled the transfer to the online space...
Shining a light on sexism against women in African parliaments through art (Annick Kamgang/IPU)
Monday, November 29, 2021
Shining a light on sexism against women in African parliaments through art
In light of the significance of the recent report, Sexism, harassment and violence against women in parliaments in Africa, the IPU commissioned a talented artist to help visually portray the extent of this scourge in legislatures across the...
Hate and Misoginy She Persisted
Thursday, November 25, 2021
Tackling Gender Based Online Violence in the Digital Services Act
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Thursday, November 25, 2021
Violence against women in politics, a growing danger to democracy
Violence against women in politics is a growing danger to democracy. Sexism, harassment, and attacks are used as tools to discredit and silence women leaders, including women candidates, and discourage them from participating in public life and...

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