Violence Against Women in Politics

 

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Addressing violence against women in politics in the OSCE region: Toolkit
Friday, December 02, 2022
Addressing violence against women in politics in the OSCE region: Toolkit
Violence against women in all its forms is perceived by the OSCE as one of the most pervasive impediments to women’s full, equal and effective participation in political and public life and as a threat to human security. Yet, it is prevalent across...
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...
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 30: (L-R) Sanna Marin, Prime Minister of Finland and Prime Minster ... [+]GETTY IMAGES
Thursday, December 01, 2022
Experts React To Question On Prime Ministers Meeting “Because Of Their Age”
A question asked to New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, to justify why she was meeting with Finland’s leader, Sanna Marin sparked debate around the world on Wednesday. The reporter asked, “[is it] just because you're similar in age and,...
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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...
The many times Jacinda Ardern has faced sexist questions from reporters – video (Picture: The Guardian)
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Jacinda Ardern and Sanna Marin dismiss suggestion their age and gender was reason for meeting
Finland’s PM says she met Ardern in New Zealand because they are both ‘prime ministers’ after journalist asks whether it was due to similar age and gender. The prime ministers of Finland and New Zealand have taken a swipe at suggestions their first...
“There is no place for violence against women in democratic cities and regions”, says Council of Europe Congress Spokesperson on Gender Equality (Picture: Council of Europe)
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
“There is no place for violence against women in democratic cities and regions”, says Council of Europe Congress Spokesperson on Gender Equality
On the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, held every year on 25 November, the spokesperson for the Council of Europe Congress on Gender Equality, Ms Eirini Dourou (SOC, Greece), made the following statement...
Nigeria: NGO laments inadequate publicity for women politicians, others (Picture: Blueprint)
Monday, November 28, 2022
Nigeria: NGO laments inadequate publicity for women politicians, others
The CEO Women Radio, a non-governmental organization, Toun Okewale Sonaiya, has lamented that female politicians and leaders are not given the adequate media coverage as their male counterparts. This was part of the submission at a two-day media...
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,...
Rally in Paris, France © SERGE TENANI / HANS LUCAS / HANS LUCAS VIA AFP
Friday, November 25, 2022
Violence against women parliamentarians: Causes, effects, solutions
Women account for just over 26% of parliamentarians worldwide according to the IPU’s latest figures. Despite progress made in recent years, significant obstacles continue to block their path to parity with their male counterparts. One of the biggest...
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. ...
Quantifying gender biases towards politicians on Reddit (Picture: Plos One logo)
Thursday, November 24, 2022
Quantifying gender biases towards politicians on Reddit
increase gender parity in politics, global efforts have struggled to ensure equal female representation. This is likely tied to implicit gender biases against women in authority. In this work, we present a comprehensive study of gender biases that...
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...
Addressing violence against women in politics in the OSCE region – The launch of new ODIHR toolkit (OSCE Logo)
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Addressing violence against women in politics in the OSCE region – The launch of new ODIHR toolkit
ODIHR organizes this online event as part of the global 16 Days of Activism Campaign against Gender-based Violence. Members of parliaments and leading experts will discuss current challenges and opportunities in preventing violence against women in...
Push forward: 10 ways to end violence against women (UNW logo)
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Push forward: 10 ways to end violence against women
Violence against women and girls remains the most pervasive human rights violation in the world, affecting more than 1 in 3 women—a figure that has remained largely unchanged over the last decade. Global emergencies, crises and conflict have further...
Moving towards the Gender Equality Index Bosnia and Herzegovina 2022 (Picture: UN Women)
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Moving towards the Gender Equality Index Bosnia and Herzegovina 2022
The Gender Equality Index developed by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) in 2013, is recognised in the European Union as an important tool for analysing the state of gender equality in a society as well as comparing current trends...
FILE - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., strikes the gavel after announcing the passage of article II of impeachment against President Donald Trump, Dec. 18, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Friday, November 18, 2022
Pelosi, dominant figure for the ages, leaves lasting imprint
WASHINGTON (AP) — There are two searing scenes of Nancy Pelosi confronting the violent extremism that spilled into the open late in her storied political career. In one, she’s uncharacteristically shaken in a TV interview as she recounts the brutal...
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks on the House floor at the Capitol in Washington Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Friday, November 18, 2022
Pelosi to step down from House leadership, stay in Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she will not seek a leadership position in the new Congress, ending a historic run as the first woman with the gavel and making way for a new generation to steer the party after...

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