Violence Against Women in Politics

 

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Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin poses during an interview with Reuters at her official residence, Kesaranta, in Helsinki, Finland January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Essi Lehto
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Finland's PM says young female government has been target of hate speech
Prime Minister Sanna Marin of Finland says she and her fellow young female ministers have been targeted with extensive hate speech for their gender and appearance while in office. "We can see that when you are young and female the hate speech that...
Six important learnings from gender equality champions in parliaments. Credits: UNDP
Monday, January 24, 2022
Six important learnings from gender equality champions in parliaments
It’s been more than 20 years since the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1325 on the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Agenda. With support from the Government of Norway, UNDP recently convened members of parliament for a series of...
Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen
Monday, January 24, 2022
Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen
Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen is the former Speaker of the Norwegian Parliament (Storting). 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...
Chilean President-elect Gabriel Boric will be sworn in on March 11 and oversee a vote on a new constitution in the South American nation [Esteban Felix/AP Photo]
Monday, January 24, 2022
Chile president-elect Boric unveils women-majority cabinet
Gabriel Boric, Chile’s left-wing president-elect, has announced his first cabinet, giving a majority of the posts to women and several to former student protest leaders. Fourteen of the 24 new ministers announced on Friday are women, including...
People continue protests demanding the restoration of civilian rule in Khartoum, Sudan [File: Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency]
Monday, January 24, 2022
Sudanese women’s rights activist Amira Osman arrested in raid
Armed men have arrested prominent Sudanese women’s rights campaigner Amira Osman in a night-time raid on her home in Sudan’s capital Khartoum, her sister said. Osman’s arrest comes amid, what activists say, a campaign of arrests of civil society and...
Guide: prevention of political violence against women in Brazil - Credits: UNDP
Friday, January 21, 2022
Guide: prevention of political violence against women in Brazil
This Guide provides a comprehensive review of knowledge about violence against women in Brazilian elections and proposes a definition for this type of violence to harmonize and focus future mitigation and prevention actions. It also presents an...
Women protest in Kabul against arbitrary killings, disappearance of women  / Markus Winkler on Unsplash
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Women protest in Kabul against arbitrary killings, disappearance of women
Dozens of women held a protest in the Afghan capital on Sunday demanding the release of a female military officer who was taken prisoner by the Taliban four months ago, and also against the arbitrary killing of a young Hazara woman by the Taliban...
Kenya: Report reveals how sexual and gender-based violence mars elections  Credits: FIDH
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Kenya: Report reveals how sexual and gender-based violence mars elections
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its member organisation in Kenya, the Kenya Human Rights Commission, are publishing a report today, examining patterns of sexual and gender-based violence against women during election seasons...
Seminar held in Niger / African parliaments talk openly about sexism - Credits: IPU
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
African parliaments talk openly about sexism
Following the publication of the IPU’s regional study on Sexism, harassment and violence against women in parliaments in Africa, many African parliaments accepted the IPU’s call to amplify the findings of the study and talk about sexism with the...
A Non Una Di Meno (Not One Woman Less) march in Rome, Italy, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Nov. 24, 2018. (Camelia Boban / Wikimedia Commons)
Monday, January 17, 2022
Attacks on Women in Politics Are on the Rise Around the World
Amid a well-documented deluge of online abuse, new data and research from the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) show that physical violence targeting women in politics is also increasing in most regions of the world, creating...
#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...
‘We are struggling’: two former officials at Afghan women’s affairs ministry. Credits: The Guardian
Monday, January 17, 2022
‘We are struggling’: two former officials at Afghan women’s affairs ministry
Gul Bano* and Karima* are activists who ran provincial branches of the ministry of women’s affairs in two different parts of Afghanistan. Their former offices have been taken over by the Taliban’s feared enforcers, the ministry for the promotion of...
Cheri Beasley, a Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, speaks with the owners of Zwelis, a Zimbabwean restaurant, in Durham, N.C., on July 7, 2021.Getty Images file
Monday, January 17, 2022
Black women look to make historic gains in 2022 US midterm elections
Cheri Beasley is well aware of the challenges facing Black women who run for statewide office. “I know what it's like to hear the doubters and those who are skeptical that people of color can't win, because it's not what we're used to or who we...
Decision to run convening - Credits: LGBTQ Victory Institute
Friday, January 14, 2022
Decision to run convening
As a first step to breaking down some of the barriers LGBTQ women face when running for office, LGBTQ Victory Institute hosts quarterly convenings that cover the top challenges identified by women in our Decision to Run report. Its first convening...
The decision to run: uncovering the barriers and motivators for LGBTQ women running for office - Credits: Victory Institute
Friday, January 14, 2022
The decision to run: uncovering the barriers and motivators for LGBTQ women running for office
LGBTQ Victory Institute’s The Decision to Run Report set out to uncover the barriers and motivators for LGBTQ women who want to run for office. The findings — a result of an extensive survey of nearly 290 LGBTQ women as well as four focus groups —...
We must celebrate Westminster's female role models if we're to attract more women to a career in politics - Caroline Nokes. Credits: The House
Friday, January 14, 2022
We must celebrate Westminster's female role models if we're to attract more women to a career in politics
By Caroline Nokes A repeated refrain in recent years has been about how we can  encourage more women to get involved in Westminster politics, to get us to a 50:50 Parliament and make sure female voices are heard at the heart of Government. Much of...
Kahina Bouhassane, Green Party Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner candidate - More Radio
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Brighton & Hove: politician criticises trolls abusing women in politics
A politician has called for an end to the insults that women receive on social media when they enter the political spotlight. Kahina Bouhassane received a deluge of abuse on social media when she stood as the Green Party’s candidate for Sussex...
More women MPs needed in the Parliament of Papua New Guinea - copyright: Loop
Monday, January 10, 2022
More women MPs needed in the Parliament of Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea (PNG) is one of only five countries in the world that have no female members of Parliament (alongside Yemen, Qatar, Micronesia, Vanuatu) and is below the global average of 23% female representation in Parliament. According to the...

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