Violence Against Women in Politics

 

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The Philippines: Cybermisogyny and human rights (© The Daily Guardian)
Monday, June 27, 2022
The Philippines: Cybermisogyny and human rights
WARNING: PROFANE LANGUAGE The fabricated sex videos posted online purportedly of Aika Robredo and Tricia Robredo, daughters of Vice President Leni Robredo, are among the recent cases of disinformation circulating in cyberspace that are framed in the...
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, right, talks with members of the Electoral College after the Arizona election was certified on December 14, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP/ROSS D. FRANKLIN)
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
US: Women secretaries of state face threats and harassment for battling election lies
As discussion of falsehoods about the 2020 election and their deadly consequences are televised from Capitol Hill, states’ top election officials are grappling with inaccurate information — which can make them targets. In the spring of 2021, Arizona...
A woman takes a photograph of another standing in front of a wall of cement blocks, set up by Lebanese security forces to bar a street leading to the parliament building, Beirut, Lebanon, Jan. 24, 2020. - Joseph Eid/AFP via Getty Images
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Lebanon elects record number of women to parliament
Lebanon has one of the highest overall gender gaps in the world, ranking 145 out of 153 countries. The Beirut port explosion made Najat Saliba go into politics as a “counterreaction.” I felt like I had to step out of my ivory tower in academia and...
e-Discussion summary cover
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Summary of the e-Discussion on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women in Politics
This e-Discussion raised awareness and collected experiences, knowledge, and good practices on women’s political participation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as explored how to best mitigate the crisis’ effects on women voters,...
Provincial Logistics Assistants attending a pre-election workshop in Port Moresby Photo: Supplied (RNZ)
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
PNG elections: Female candidates "young and determined"
Election campaigning is underway in Papua New Guinea with strong participation from women who are "young and determined". Although there are 86 women candidates standing in this year's elections compared with 167 in 2017, campaigners are pushing for...
Why are there still so few women leaders in politics?  ILLUSTRATION BY PAIGE STAMPATOR
Monday, June 13, 2022
Canada: Why are there still so few women leaders in politics?
Women are more likely to hold interim leadership roles in federal politics, but clinching the top role remains elusive. INTERIM LEADERS HOLD a strange position in party politics. They’ve advanced to one of the highest offices in the country, but at...
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon being interviewed at Hay Festival (Picture: The Press and Journal)
Wednesday, June 08, 2022
Nicola Sturgeon says social media abuse putting women off political career
Nicola Sturgeon has opened up about the challenges of being a woman in politics and warned social media abuse is starting to put women off. Speaking at the Hay Festival in Hay-On-Wye, Wales, on Friday, the first minister shared some of the double...
Tunis market, April 2022. Keystone / Mohamed Messara
Tuesday, June 07, 2022
How local female politicians are keeping Tunisian democracy alive
President Kaïs Saïed is in the process of wiping out hard-won democratic rights in Tunisia. Little evidence survives of Switzerland’s efforts to support the country on its path to democracy – apart, perhaps, from the courage of women politicians who...
Australia: Our new parliament will have record numbers of women – will this finally make it a safe place to work? (Picture: Diego Fedele/ AAP)
Friday, June 03, 2022
Australia: Our new parliament will have record numbers of women – will this finally make it a safe place to work?
The 2022 federal election was a win for women candidates, and a historic moment in Australia’s journey towards a parliament that truly endorses and promotes gender equality in all its work. At this stage of counting, it looks as though the House of...
Park Ji-hyun fought digital sex crimes in South Korea under the cloak of anonymity. Now she’s a senior leader in the Democratic Party of Korea. Photographer: Woohae Cho/Bloomberg
Thursday, June 02, 2022
Republic of Korea: A 26-year-old sex-crime fighter dives into South Korean politics
Park Ji-hyun has emerged as a leader of South Korea’s opposition and a torchbearer for women fed up with the country’s longstanding gender divide. In the five years since Park Ji-hyun's 21st birthday, the South Korean activist has busted an online...
Australia: Liberals forget that women vote and have paid the price (IMAGE: AAP/LUKAS COCH)
Wednesday, June 01, 2022
Australia: Liberals forget that women vote and have paid the price
Professional women make up the largest voter cohort in Australia and their role was vital in giving Scott Morrison the boot. It appears the Coalition misjudged just how many women there are in Australia. Women hold the slim majority of 51% of the...
Independent candidate Zoe Daniel defeated Liberal MP Tim Wilson for the seat of Goldstein in an election that saw a record number of women elected to Parliament. Picture: AAP
Monday, May 30, 2022
Her rights at work: How will women be treated in the new Australian parliament?
A record number of women have been elected to the Australian Parliament. Anger about the Coalition Government's lack of action on gender equality has been one of the issues propelling the teal independents into parliament.  What will be their...
Supriya Sule husband posted the exchange on Twitter, calling out the BJP as a "misogynistic" party. | Picture: NDTV
Monday, May 30, 2022
"Go home and cook": Maharashtra BJP leader's sexist jab at MP Supriya Sule
The sexist comment was made as the two parties sparred over reservations for OBC (Other Backward Class) in Maharashtra. New Delhi: Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil, targeting Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Supriya Sule on Wednesday,...
 Politics and peril for Asian women - Bangkok Post
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Politics and peril for Asian women
The political landscape in Asia has been very dynamic lately, but it is a disappointment to me personally that events have not been kind to women. Filipinos on Monday picked Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the son of the late dictator, as their next president...
Podcast series: Women in politics in PNG - Credits: Lowy Institute
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Podcast series: Women in politics in PNG
In this special Women in Politics series for the Australia-PNG Network, the Lowy Institute's Jessica Collins sits down with prominent women from Papua New Guinea to discuss the deep-seated challenge of women’s political representation in Papua New...
Quebec Solidaire MNA Ruba Ghazal said the National Assembly still has room to improve on work-life balance. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press)
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
How women have helped change the culture of politics in Quebec
As a high number of women leave the National Assembly, things are slow to change — but getting better. It's been 61 years since Claire Kirkland-Casgrain became the first woman elected to Quebec's National Assembly, and though women politicians say...
Australia: Young women are turning their backs on political careers at alarming rate, new research suggests - Women’s Agenda
Monday, May 16, 2022
Australia: Young women are turning their backs on political careers at alarming rate, new research suggests
Young women aren’t feeling any more optimistic about our parliamentary landscape, opportunities to build a career in politics or their safety, new research has found. The report, conducted by Plan International Australia and YouGov, found that 60...
Australia: Represent us! - Plan International Australia
Monday, May 16, 2022
Australia: Represent us!
Plan International Australia, in collaboration with YouGov, conducted a poll with a representative online sample of 1,034 Australian young women aged between 18 and 24 to gauge their views on the culture and diversity of representation in Australian...

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