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FILE PHOTO: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison arrives at Haneda airport in Tokyo, Japan, November 17, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo
Friday, April 16, 2021
Australia to scrap harassment exemption for judges and politicians
SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australia will scrap exemptions for judges and politicians from sexual harassment laws, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, as his government struggles to contain a backlash over allegations of mistreatment of female...
The last cabinet of the last Dutch government, pictured here in 2017. -Copyright Credit:AP
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Dutch election: Is online sexism holding women back from becoming MPs?
With female participation in this week’s election in the Netherlands breaking records, one campaign group can be excused for feeling optimistic. Stem op een Vrouw(Vote for A Women) was set up in 2017 to achieve parity in the Dutch parliament and...
(Mary Altaffer, file/Associated Press)
Thursday, March 25, 2021
UN Women urges world to press gender equality post-pandemic
UNITED NATIONS — The U.N.’s premiere global body fighting for gender equality should be tackling the yawning gap between men and women when it comes to political leadership and ensuring women have a strong voice in rebuilding economies after the...
UNDP side event
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Women Parliamentarians as peacebuilders: displacing hate speech with the discourse of respect
Experience during the pandemic confirms that the deployment by political actors of hate speech in the digital space exponentially promotes real-time political violence, particularly in countries with populist or authoritarian leanings. It acts as a...
ODIHR flyer
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Violence Against Women in Politics: Experiences and Ways Forward for Women Leaders
This high-level Side Event to the 65th Meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65) will provide a platform for women politicians and leaders to discuss their experiences with harassment and violence in politics. It will also provide...
UNW IPU
Tuesday, March 09, 2021
“We Have Your Back” - Breaking the cycle from online harassment to threats to violence against women and girl leaders
CSW65 side event 15:30 - 17:00 CET (10:30 - 12:00 ET) CSW65 side event on ideas to break the impact of online violence, including harassment and threats against women and girl leaders.  Participants will discuss available research on this topic,...
Victoria Parliament
Thursday, February 18, 2021
‘We can’t leave parliaments to men’: Leading in Spring Street
Ask every female politician in the Victorian Parliament and they will most likely have that one story. There’s the young mother who was reprimanded for wearing black skinny jeans in the Legislative Assembly (“it was one less thing I needed to iron...
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Thursday, February 04, 2021
Privilege and gendered violence in the Canadian and British Houses of Commons
Abstract The Canadian and British Houses of Commons have both recently adopted formal rules to address the problem of sexual misconduct in their parliaments. Using Feminist Institutionalism, we examine how these rules have been constrained or...
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Report of the United Nations Secretary-General on women's participation in public life
This report contains an examination of global trends, persistent barriers and opportunities with regard to women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender...
Pictured: Pelosi at a Thursday press conference. (Screenshot from CBS)
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Gendered violence and the attack on the U.S. Capitol
The vandalism and thefts targeting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week sought to assail her position as one of the most powerful women in American politics. Among the many dramatic images emerging from the Jan. 6 attacks on the U.S. Capitol, two in...
Senator Leila de Lima of the Philippines has been stuck in jail since 2017, after opening an investigation into the murders of thousands of alleged drug dealers and users under the Duterte administration. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
Friday, January 08, 2021
For women in politics globally, the job can mean abuse, jail or death
In the early afternoon of May 13, 2020, Joana Mamombe, a member of parliament in Zimbabwe, was seized by security officers after she participated in a pop-up protest, demanding aid for the poor during the Covid pandemic. She and two other rights...
Speaking in a landmark press conference on Monday, ahead of the election which is now scheduled for January 7, 2021, the women coalition, comprising some of the nation’s foremost women advocates and politicians, called on the authority to ensure that the
Friday, January 08, 2021
Liberian women demand security for female senatorial candidate ahead of rescheduled election
Monrovia – A coalition of Liberian women have joined the only female and leading senatorial candidate in the ongoing election in Gbarpolu County, Madam Botoe Kanneh in seeking assurances from the Government of Liberia to provide security for her and...
Friday, December 18, 2020
Japan councilwomen says ouster shows gender bias in politics
A councilwoman who was ousted from the town assembly in a famous Japanese hot springs resort after accusing the mayor of sexual assault said Friday her case highlights the problems of male-dominated small town politics in which women are often...
Wednesday, December 02, 2020
Tackling online abuse and disinformation targeting women in politics
In 2017, soon after then Ukrainian member of parliament Svitlana Zalishchuk gave a speech to the United Nations on the impact of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict on women, a fake tweet began to circulate on social media claiming that she had promised...
Friday, November 27, 2020
Summary of e-Discussion on Online Violence Against Women in Politics
This e-Discussion raised awareness on the online harassment, abuse, and violence against women in politics by encouraging a dialogue and an exchange of knowledge, experiences, and solutions to fight this phenomenon and ensure online and political...
Thursday, November 26, 2020
Interactive map of the latest cases of MPs in danger
MPs can sometimes be subject to human rights violations, ranging from arbitrary detention and exclusion from public life to even kidnapping and murder in the worst cases. The IPU has been defending MPs in danger for the past 40 years through its...
Monday, November 23, 2020
Eliminating Violence against women in politics: What works and what doesn’t?
Violence against women in politics is not only an intolerable violation of women’s human rights and civil rights but a fundamental challenge to democracy and sustainable development. The 2020 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against...
Monday, November 23, 2020
How to end violence against women in politics
Join the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership and Jo Cox Foundation to discuss violence against women in politics, whether it is increasing and what we can do about it as individuals, nations and across the globe. Rutgers University Professor of...

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