Violence Against Women in Politics

 

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Friday, November 01, 2019
How to thwart political violence targeting women to stabilize societies
This month, the New York Times profiled Zarifa Ghafari, one of the few female mayors in Afghanistan. The article’s headline was sobering: “Afghan Town’s First Female Mayor Awaits Her Assassination.” In the interview, Ghafari admitted, “I know I will...
Friday, January 04, 2019
Have we learned nothing from 2016 about how to cover women in politics?
By Michelle Ruiz, No sooner had Elizabeth Warren (all but) announced her 2020 presidential candidacy than the same old sexist narratives began: “How does Warren avoid a Clinton redux—written off as too unlikable before her campaign gets off the...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
How to succeed as a woman in politics: Advice by British member of Parliament Rushanara Ali
Be confident and don't succumb to "imposter syndrome". Bangladeshi-born British member of Parliament Rushanara Ali offered her advice on International Women's Day 2017 to The Economist. 
Friday, September 16, 2016
High Level Discussion on the ‘’Economic Cost of Violence Against Women"
Around 2 percent of the GDP is the estimated cost of gender-based violence worldwide. The direct costs of the health and justice systems, child and welfare support, as well as indirect costs, such as lost wages, productivity and potential, are just...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Human Rights Watch Analyzes Women's Decision-Making in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia’s male guardianship system remains the most significant impediment to women’s rights in the country despite limited reforms over the last decade, Human Rights Watch said in a report released last month. Adult women must obtain...
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Hafsa Mossi, former Burundian government minister, assassinated
Former Burundian government minister and spokeswoman Hafsa Mossi was shot dead by unknown assailants in the capital Bujumbura last month. "Hon. Mossi assassinated 10.30 in Gihosha", in the east of Bujumbura by, "two criminals in a vehicle," police...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Helen Joan Cox, MP in the UK Parliament, dies at age 41, after suffering an attack in her constituency
Helen Joan Cox, Labour Party politician and Member of the UK Parliament for the constituency of Batley and Spen, has died after being attacked in her district. Jo Cox was 41 years old when a man shot and stabbed her multiple times after shouting “...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Half of Labour's female councillors in Glasgow to quit 'macho' council
The Herald Scotland reports that a major exodus from Glasgow's ruling Labour administration is set to deepen rifts within the authority, with almost half the party's female councillors expected to quit politics. It is understood that six female...