Violence Against Women in Politics


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Thursday, February 13, 2014
Afghanistan’s Insane New Anti-Women Bill
In Afghanistan, a dangerous bill has slipped through two houses of Parliament and is poised to devastate women’s rights advocates and victims of abuse. The law would ban all family members of accused criminals—be they abusers, rapists, murderers—...
Friday, February 07, 2014
Afghan Parliament Votes to Silence Victims of Violence
Both houses of the Afghan Parliament have voted to pass an act that would prohibit relatives from testifying against a criminal defendant in a judicial proceeding. If signed by President Hamid Karzai, the proposed change to the Afghan criminal code...
Monday, October 14, 2013
A crusading Afghan woman
Filing a nomination to stand in next year’s Afghan presidential elections is, unless you happen to be one of the ‘chosen few’ backed by your personal ‘private army’, akin to signing your own death warrant. And when the person who files, a complete...
Saturday, August 17, 2013
ANP woman leader shot dead in Peshawar, Pakistan
A woman leader of the Awami National Party (ANP), who was a candidate on reserved seats for women, was shot dead inside her house in Hayatabad on Friday night. Najma Hanif Jadoon’s spouse and former Tehsil Nazim, Hanif Gul Jadoon, was killed along...
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Afghanistan's pioneering female MP seeks asylum as progress for women unravels
Noor Zia Atmar, a young activist and then one of the country’s first woman MPs, travelled the world with her colleagues to show that things were changing. That was three years ago. Now, she lives in a shelter for battered women, the victim of an...
Thursday, April 11, 2013
A personal experience of CSW57
Article by Alice Fookes, UK National Committee’s Education Programme Coordinator on her experience of the 57th session of the CSW. This year I had the chance to attend the Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York. I was one of the NGO...
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A law against political harassment and violence toward women is the means not the end. Promoting awareness and defense for cases is now a national priority in Bolivia
In this document, iKNOW Politics expert María Eugenia Rojas Valverde responds to one our users queries on Women and Election and Political Violence, in the context of the recently approved Bolivian Law on the matter (May 2012).
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
African Women’s Caucus Position Statement 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women Elimination and Prevention of All Forms of Violence against Women and Girls
As of 13 March 2013   African Women’s Caucus Position Statement 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women Elimination and Prevention of All Forms of Violence against Women and Girls   The African Women’s Caucus representing African...
Monday, March 18, 2013
Activists welcome hard-fought UN agreement on women's rights
UN officials and activists expressed relief and delight over news that an agreement had been reached at this year's Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Greeted with cheers, the agreed outcome document of the 57th CSW, which was announced on...
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A Political Tug-of-War Over Militarism and Gender Violence
The key provisions of UNSCR 1325 include specific protection needs of women and girls in military conflicts; increased participation and representation of women at all levels of decision making; and gender perspective in post-conflict processes,...
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Afghanistan: UN calls for more Afghan women protection
A new report released by the UN says Afghan women are still victims of abuse despite some success by authorities in prosecuting cases of rape, forced marriages and domestic violence. The UN collected information from 22 of Afghanistan's 34 provinces...
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Afghanistan: Female Afghan Politician Targeted and Killed By Car Bomb
Hanifa Safi, the provincial head of the Afghan ministry of women’s affairs, was killed on Friday when a bomb attached to her car exploded as she drove through the capital of Laghman province, Mehtar Lam, about 93 miles east of Kabul. The BBC reports...
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Assassination Of Elizabeth Wong, Malaysia
In a self-penned farewell letter, Elizabeth Wong describes the darkest episode in her life, and how she has never felt 'so alone, vulnerable and humiliated' We invite our users to read the full text here
Monday, June 30, 2008
Addressing Violence Against Women: Piloting and Programming
This report highlights lessons learned from ten pilot projects that used a programme guide created by UNFPA to help health care providers address gender-based violence. It also summarizes presentations from ten experts on gender-based violence and...
Friday, September 07, 2007
Against Violence Against Women
This guide describes violence against women, how it occurs, and where women should seek remedy against it. It provides examples of violence against women in Nigeria and the existing legal framework around each type of described violent act.
Monday, February 12, 2007
Actions to End Violence Against Women - A Regional Scan of the Pacific 2002
This study is part of a global assessment by UNIFEM on actions to end violence against women and girls. It focuses on three categories of violence experienced by women and girls, particularly in the Pacific region: domestic violence, rape, and...