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iKNOW Politics
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Summary of the e-Discussion on Women in Politics and the Media
This e-Discussion raised awareness and collected experiences and knowledge on gender differences in political media coverage, its impact on women’s political participation and representation, as well as gathered good practices and recommendations on...
Lynda Tabuya says she wants to use her popularity to promote more women to enter Fijian politics. (Mick Tsikas/AAP PHOTOS)
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Fight to get Fijian women in politics
Fijian women remain severely under-represented in politics. Only one in six of the more than 340 candidates putting their hand up for this month's election are women, a significant drop in the proportion of women since the previous poll in 2018....
Hate in plain sight: Abuse targeting women ahead of the 2022 midterm elections on TikTok and Instagram
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Hate in plain sight: Abuse targeting women ahead of the 2022 midterm elections on TikTok and Instagram
Online abuse has a profound impact on the health of democratic societies, threatening progress on diversity and representation in politics. Research has shown that abuse can deter women and individuals from minority groups from pursuing careers in...
USA: Women in politics still face sexism from the media  - Courtesy of IMDB
Thursday, December 08, 2022
USA: Women in politics still face sexism from the media
From Hillary Clinton to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, some things have yet to change. Prejudice is alive and sustained in the media. Today, some journalists fall back on old habits, basing their questions and commentary on old prejudices like sexism,...
Preventing violence against women in politics – Benchmarks for political parties (Report cover)
Monday, December 05, 2022
Preventing violence against women in politics – Benchmarks for political parties
Preventing Violence Against Women in Politics – Benchmarks for Political Parties (2022) is a joint paper by democracy organisations working with political parties, which presents interventions for political parties on how to prevent and address any...
Speaking at the event in Cork City Hall, Lord Mayor of Cork Deirdre Forde said 'under-representation of women at all levels of governance and decision-making weakens our democracy'. Picture: Jim Coughlan
Monday, December 05, 2022
Ireland: Cork caucus hears calls for gender quotas to be extended to local government elections
Gender quotas should be extended from national elections to the 2024 local government elections to ensure Ireland is in line with other European countries, new research has recommended. It also found that some female elected members believe local...
The trust crisis facing women leaders Picture: CNN
Friday, December 02, 2022
The trust crisis facing women leaders
Trust in women leaders is falling even as their numbers in high-ranking positions are rising. Why? More women than ever before are running the world’s biggest companies, but research shows that the rise in representation has been accompanied by a...
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Thursday, December 01, 2022
Between sexual objectification and death threats: Electoral officials all over the world face unprecedented levels of disinformation, aggression and harassment
Recent media reports highlighted the worrying level of online harassment against poll workers around the 2022 United States mid-term elections. Ongoing work by International IDEA confirms that this phenomenon is not limited to the US. Disinformation...
In Southeast Asia, violence against female political leaders is rising (Picture: Rappler)
Monday, November 28, 2022
In Southeast Asia, violence against female political leaders is rising
'Far too little attention has been paid to either the obstacles women face once they achieve positions of political leadership or the reasons why they leave politics.' Chonticha “Lookkate” Jangrew regularly experiences online abuse, intimidation,...
Voices of women and girls essential to fight for human rights (Picture: OHCHR)
Friday, November 25, 2022
Voices of women and girls essential to fight for human rights
“Around the world, we see stigmatization, harassment and outright attacks used to silence and discredit women who are outspoken as leaders, community workers, human rights defenders and politicians,” said Peggy Hicks, Director of the Thematic...
Gender inequality in local Irish politics highlighted in new research
Thursday, November 24, 2022
Ireland: Women's voices in the Council's Chamber
UCC research, carried out on behalf of Cork City Council’s Women’s Caucus, has recommended that gender quota legislation be introduced before the next local government elections to help increase the number of female councillors around the country. ...
The research indicates that women face up to eight times the level of abuse online compared to their male counterparts (Picture RTE)
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Ireland: Women running for election more likely to be subjected to abuse - study
Women running for election are more likely to be the victims of personalised, misogynistic abuse - online and at the doorstep - than their male counterparts. That is according to new research published today which also shows that female...
Equal power: Know your rights online (Glitch)
Monday, November 21, 2022
Equal power: Know your rights online
A free 1.5 hour training on advocating for safer online spaces for women currently in or aspiring to be in politics with BSL interpretation. About this workshop Evidence shows that women are more likely to be harassed online, and this is even worse...
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi poses with her husband, Paul Pelosi, on Capitol Hill. (ZACH GIBSON/GETTY IMAGES)
Monday, November 07, 2022
“Where is Nancy?”: How threats against women in power are tied to threats against democracy
The attack on Paul Pelosi in his home by an assailant who reportedly was looking for the House speaker highlights the danger of the outrage and vitriol that often particularly targets women in positions of power.  The man charged with breaking into...
Danish politicians Pernille Vermund and Pia Olsen Dyhr before a political debate following the election declaration, Copenhagen. Foto: Martin Sylvest/Ritzau Scanpix
Friday, November 04, 2022
Female politicians disadvantaged by online prejudices and stereotypes
2022 ELECTIONS  In Reddit comments, female politicians are more likely to be referred to by their first names, and with a less professional focus, than their male counterparts. This a new study from the University of Copenhagen finds. Previous work...
Interventions to end online violence against women in politics (NDI)
Monday, October 31, 2022
Interventions to end online violence against women in politics
Online violence against women in politics (OVAW-P) poses a deepening challenge to democracy, serving as a key tool of illiberalism and democratic backsliding across the globe. OVAW-P encompasses all forms of aggression, coercion, and intimidation...
DMK leader Kanimozhi openly apologised on her Twitter account (File)
Monday, October 31, 2022
After DMK functionary’s derogatory remark against women, Kanimozhi apologises: “This can never be tolerated”
Saidai Sadiq said that unlike the DMK, BJP depended on the "actresses" to make inroads into Tamil Nadu. Lok Sabha MP and DMK leader Kanimozhi Thursday issued an apology after a party functionary made a derogatory remark against women BJP leaders,...
Yemen: Female politicians targeted on social media
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Yemen: Female politicians targeted on social media
With more than two hundred thousand followers on Facebook and about 54 thousand followers on Twitter, I am one of the most prominent Yemeni politicians on the ground and online. Yet not a day passes without me having to fight in the virtual world...

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