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 ...
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...
Thursday, July 09, 2020
Gender-based violence and COVID-19
Gender-based violence (GBV) increases during every type of emergency – whether economic crises, conflict or disease outbreaks. Pre-existing toxic social norms and gender inequalities, economic and social stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,...
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Guidelines for the elimination of sexism, harassment and violence against women in parliament
These guidelines offer advice and practical information for parliamentarians and parliamentary staff on how to transform parliaments into gender-sensitive environments free from sexism and abuse.  Click here to listen the guidelines.
Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Global feminist collaborations and the concept of violence against women in politics
Violence against women in politics is increasingly recognized around the world as a significant barrier to women’s political participation. This article maps how the concept emerged globally, arguing that it has multiple, parallel origins: efforts...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Gender Justice Struggle in Egypt
When the Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRD) Regional Coalition for Middle East and North Africa met last month in Beirut, one seat was noticeably empty. While completing departure procedures at Cairo International Airport, authorities informed Mozn...
Monday, May 16, 2016
Ghana started a process to establish a Women´s Situation Room
The process to establish a Women’s Situation Room has started in Ghana. The idea is to use the experience and expertise of women in order to prevent the conflict that may arise in the November polls. The idea of a Women’s Situation Room was created...
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Global efforts for the incorporation of the gender perspective to drug policies
The UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs adopted in Vienna, Austria, a resolution on the necessity of incorporating the gender perspective to drug-related policies and programmes.  The resolution  highlights the importance of policies and programmes on...
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Gender, Peace and Security in the Americas: A policy round-table
Event Description This policy round-table, organized jointly by the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) of the OAS and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), will focus on...
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Global Leader's Meeting on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
Last Sunday, 27 September, took place at the United Nations Headquarters of New York a historic gathering to promote the political, social, and economic empowerment of women at the global level. The meeting was co-hosted by the People’s Republic of...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Gabrielle Bardall
Gabrielle Bardall is an academic and an electoral assistance expert with a decade of experience supporting electoral processes in transitional states. She has worked in more than 25 countries with international organizations including UNDP, UN Women...
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Gender-Specific Election Violence: The Role of Information and Communication Technologies
The rising influence of new information and communication technologies (ICTs) has paralleled the rapid development of women’s political participation worldwide. For women entering political life or holding public positions, new ICTs are frequently...
Friday, May 31, 2013
Gang-rape call, flyers, among latest cheap attacks on Ambiga by illiterate illicit sex mentality bastards, Malaysia
After Perkasa's threat to attack the Chinese and the prime minister's lambasting of Bersih chairperson Ambiga Sreenevasan as someone who "threatened Islam", pro-UMNO supporters opposed to the July 9 rally have stepped up their campaign, this time...
Friday, January 25, 2013
Gender, violence and the post-2015 framework
Violent attacks on girls and women are nothing new. But two particularly shocking attacks on young women in 2012 have not only sparked widespread condemnation, they are also shaping the discussion on what follows the Millennium Development Goals....
Friday, October 26, 2012
Ghana: PPP parliamentary candidate against intimidation of women politicians
Mrs Vivian Kakie Tetteh, Progressive People’s Party (PPP) Parliamentary Candidate for Sunyani East, has observed that threats and frustrations from activists of other political parties are the challenges that prevent women from participating in...