Violence Against Women in Politics

 

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Thursday, July 01, 2021
Germany: Annalena Baerbock becomes prime target of sexist hate speech
Threats against politicians have sharply risen ahead of September's general elections. The leading candidate to replace Angela Merkel has rapidly become the prime target for misogyny, vitriol, and fake news. It's been barely three weeks since ...
Photos taken remotely through a projector by Chloe Jones/PBS NewsHour
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
7 takeaways from NewsHour’s investigation into harassment Black women in politics face
Black women in politics face a harrowing reality: Harassment, abuse and death threats for doing their jobs as Black women. To better understand their experiences, the PBS NewsHour requested interviews with more than 61 Black women who have held...
Photos taken remotely through a projector by Chloe Jones/PBS NewsHour.
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
More Black women are being elected to office. Few feel safe once they get there
Every day for more than four years, Kiah Morris lived in fear. She developed a safety routine for her family with the help of an international security expert, installed security cameras outside their home and received firearms training. When Morris...
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Monday, June 28, 2021
Seminar on Violence against Women in Politics
In this seminar, Mona Lena Krook, Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Women and Politics Ph.D. Program at Rutgers University, shared insights from her book Violence against Women in Politics (Oxford University Press, 2020). Drawing from...
KRISTINA WILFORE AND LUCINA DI MECO
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Social media, politics, and gendered disinformation
Kristina Wilfore and Lucina Di Meco are global experts and passionate advocates for women’s digital rights. With more than 800 million people using the internet as a primary source of information, these ladies are critically concerned about the...
Representational Image via Unsplash/@graylab
Thursday, June 17, 2021
From fake nudes to rape threats: how gendered disinformation is deployed to push women out of politics
For women political leaders, social media had the potential to be a big gamechanger. Often left invisible in the media and lacking access to large financial resources, this was the space where they could overcome traditional barriers and engage with...
Pemmy Majodina. Photo: Gallo Images/Getty Images
Friday, June 11, 2021
Pan-African Parliament drama: Majodina accepts apology after Senegal rep 'cries and apologises'
ANC chief whip Pemmy Majodina has confirmed that she accepted an apology from a fellow member of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP), Djibril War, the Senegal representative. War is alleged to have assaulted her during Monday's clashes in the...
Protesters at a femicide protest in Zocalo, Mexico City, the day after International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women in 2019. (Wikimedia Commons)
Wednesday, June 09, 2021
“Parity in everything”: What Mexico can teach us about women’s representation
Mexico is the first country in the world to implement gender parity so thoroughly and effectively. The journey has not been easy—and is far from over. In 2018, women won half the seats in Mexico’s Congress. They then championed a groundbreaking...
AP
Monday, June 07, 2021
Samoa's crisis seen harming gender equality in Pacific island politics
(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An impasse between Samoa’s incumbent prime minister and female opposition leader could see a backlash against gender quota rules in the small Pacific island nation and stop other women from entering politics across the...
The MP was ordered to leave parliament after a complaint about her trousers
Monday, June 07, 2021
Tanzanian MPs demand apology for 'tight' trousers incident
Female MPs in Tanzania have called for an apology to an MP who was ordered to leave parliament because of her trousers. A male MP said the way some women dressed invited ridicule to parliament. "Mr Speaker, an example there is my sister seated on my...
WATCH: The resignation of a former cabinet minister now puts the Liberal Party in Nova Scotia in a minority situation. The impact of that all depends on if the legislature is recalled before an election is held. But the resignation, which comes after alle
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Allegations of misogyny in premier’s office could impact recruitment of female candidates
The recent resignation of a former cabinet minster puts the Nova Scotia Liberals in a minority situation, with just 24 seats in the 51-seat legislature. Margaret Miller submitted her resignation effective June 3 on Friday. “I think ultimately the...
 WATCH: It’s now less than a week until municipal elections are held in much of New Brunswick. As candidates make their pitches to voters, one Saint John-area candidate is making an entirely different appeal to protect her family’s privacy. Travis Fortnum
Friday, May 07, 2021
Municipal candidate calls for privacy protection after ‘harassing’ phone calls
A Rothesay council candidate says a series of harassing phone calls have led her to lobby for Elections Act changes — days away from New Brunswick’s municipal elections. Tiffany Mackay French says the publication of her personal information made her...
Ms Craig said the scale of the problem was such that it was not practicable that the new commission would be able to deal with all individual complaints. Photograph: iStock
Friday, May 07, 2021
Online targeting of women politicians and journalists a ‘real concern’ – BAI
Oireachtas committee hears of abuse encountered by public figures online The online targeting of women politicians and women journalists is a matter of “real concern”, the deputy chief executive of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has...
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Thursday, April 29, 2021
How workplace sexism is roiling Australian politics
Around 120 years ago, Australia became the second country where women won the right to vote. But its political arena is still struggling with sexism, as underlined by a series of sexual-assault allegations around the government and lewd acts within...
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen: “I felt hurt and left alone: as a woman and as a European.” Photograph: Olivier Hoslet
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
‘It happened because I am a woman’: von der Leyen speaks of Turkey snub
European Commission president blames sexism for second-rank treatment in Ankara The first female president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has blamed sexism for an incident in which she was left without a chair on a diplomatic...
‘I know many women who are scared to enter public life because they are concerned that their private sex lives would become a topic for public discussion.’ Photograph: woocat/Getty Images/iStockphoto
Friday, April 23, 2021
Women are scared to enter politics because of their past. I was one of them
Almost 10 years ago, I worked as a topless waitress. I never realised the profound impact those few months would have on my entire life If we’ve learned anything over the past few weeks, it’s that we need more women in politics, not less. It’s no...
Kate Ellis in Parliament as shadow education minister, 2017.CREDIT:ALEX ELLINGHAUSEN
Monday, April 19, 2021
Book: The shocking lies that reveal the truth about women in politics
Sex, Lies and Question Time Kate Ellis Hardie Grant Books $32.99 By magic and genius commissioning, here is a perfect book for right now (with another one coming), dealing with catastrophic misogyny in the Australian parliament, complete with...
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...

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