Violence Against Women in Politics

 

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Maha Almuneef - Breaking stereotypes, reaching goals
Maha Almuneef, a 53-year-old mother of three living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is a Board-certified physician with a vision: ending violence against women. Maha, undeterred by the traditional image of a woman’s place in society, earned her medical...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Mona Lena Krook
The International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics spoke with Mona Lena Krook, Associate Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University and iKNOW Politics Expert on women's political participation and the recent phenomenon of violence...
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Muzaffarnagar riots show a dangerous trend, India
The recent Muzaffarnagar riots bared a dangerous trend where crimes against women were distorted and used as a trigger for communal conflagration and polarization for votes. "It is most dangerous as incidents of eve-teasing and sexual...
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Making laws to empower women not enough, need to stop attacks on them: Sonia Gandhi, India
Against the backdrop of rising crimes against women, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday said making laws for their empowerment is not enough as they will have to be implemented properly on ground. “We realise that by just making laws and...
Monday, August 26, 2013
Making Women’s Representation in Parliament Count: The case of violence against women
This policy brief sets out a framework in which to address the objective outlined in Millenium Development Goal (MDG) 3, which aims to promote gender equality and empower women. Of the three targets set for this goal, one relates to political...
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Mugabe victory brings wave of intimidation against women activists
Amnesty International reports that especially in Zimbabwe's rural areas, away from any accountability, allies of Mugabe have been targeting opposition's female political activists. An election victory by Robert Mugabe and his party usually means...
Friday, June 07, 2013
More Women, More Progress, USA
Having women in office certainly makes a difference! In 1991, Anita Hill accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment and there were no women on the Senate Judiciary Committee. In 2013, the Senate Armed Services Committee is...
Monday, April 01, 2013
Marianela Paco Durán
iKNOW Politics: What are, in your opinion, are the three main strategies that have to be applied to the Law against Harassment and Violence against Women in Politics (adopted in May 2012) in order for it to be effectively implemented in Bolivia? An...
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Media advisory: UN Women co-sponsored events during the 57th Commission on the Status of Women, 4 – 15 March 2013
It is estimated that up to seven in ten women globally will be beaten, raped, abused, or mutilated in their lifetimes. Violence against women is universal, and is prevalent in all countries and all settings. A gross human rights violation, it...
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Maria Eugenia Rojas Valverde
iKNOW Politics: In May of 2012 the Bolivian law relating to harassment and violence against women in politics was passed. Could you summarize the process leading to the enactment of this law, which actors played a key role in it and why? The process...
Maria Eugenia Rojas Valverde
Thursday, December 06, 2012
María Eugenia Rojas Valverde
Bolivian defender of women’s political rights, she has a degree in economics with a master’s level specialization in finance from the Bolivian Catholic University.  She has completed various courses and diplomas, both national and international, in...

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