Violence Against Women in Politics

 

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Friday, September 20, 2019
New Council of Europe action against sexism
In March 2019, the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers adopted a new Recommendation on Preventing and Combating Sexism. Not only does this text contain the first ever internationally agreed definition of sexism, but it also proposes a set of...
Monday, June 03, 2019
New data shows political violence targeting women on the rise
Cases of brutal murders and attacks of female politicians in recent years have raised the question, is political violence targeting women on the rise? Victims include British Member of Parliament Jo Cox in 2016 for her support for the European Union...
Friday, December 07, 2018
Nigeria: UN Women and UNDP launch awareness programme to prevent violence against women
United Nation Women and United Nations Development programme (UNDP) on Monday launched a programme guide to prevent violence against women in the 2019 general elections. The launch which was organised by UN Women and UNDP took place in Abuja. Ms...
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
NGO seeks to end violence against women in politics in Nigeria
The Executive Director of Hope for Family Development Initiative(HFDI), Mr Aremu Stephen has called for an end to violence against women in politics. He said this in Osogbo, Osun State capital while addressing a press conference on behalf of the...
Monday, June 25, 2018
New laws needed urgently to tackle online violence against women and girls, says UN rights expert
States around the world must act urgently to introduce new legislation to stamp out online and information and communications technology (ICT) facilitated violence against women and girls, which is yet another way in which their human rights are...
Thursday, March 22, 2018
No party to violence: Analyzing violence against women in political parties
Taking the opportunity provided by its 2017 review of political party strengthening, "Reflect, Reform, Re-engage: A Blueprint for 21st Century Parties," NDI has revised its long-standing Win With Women political party assessment tool, including by...
Friday, March 02, 2018
Nicola Sturgeon shocked by Holyrood survey on sexism and abuse
Nicola Sturgeon has reacted with disappointment to a survey that found that one in five Holyrood staff and one in three women had experienced sexual harassment or sexist behaviour while working in the Scottish parliament. Of those who reported...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
New female MPs set Western Australia Parliament record
The “boys club” environment at Parliament House has been blown out of the water as the biggest contingent of female Labor Party politicians descend on the institution. The new parliament is also set to boast the most women from all political...
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Nicola Sturgeon: Women politicians have it harder than men
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has spoken out about the sexist attitudes she still battles as a senior woman politician. In a wide-ranging interview with The Gentlewoman magazine, the SNP leader brought up a number of incidents that what...
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
NDI's “Votes Without Violence” initiative
Electoral violence subverts basic standards for democratic elections, which are a cornerstone of democratic governance. The effects, or even merely the threat, of violence can undermine the legitimacy of electoral results and broader political...
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
NDI's “Votes Without Violence” online initiative
Through its “Votes Without Violence” initiative, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) is developing and testing new strategies to address violence against women in elections. Collecting needed data on this under-reported issue provides...
Friday, May 20, 2016
New Protocol Presented in Mexico to Deal with Cases of Political Violence Against Women
The National Electoral Institute (INE), the Federal Electoral Tribunal (TEPJF) and the Prosecutor Specialized on Electoral Crimes, presented the "Protocol to Deal with Cases of Political Violence against Women" that aims to detect, prevent and avoid...
Thursday, May 12, 2016
New study on the negative effects of 'system of beauty' for women in politics
An article published in The Atlantic discusses the negative impacts for women’s political empowerment of the so-called ‘system of beauty’. This expression refers to the systematic referral to women’s appearance, instead of focusing the attention on...
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
NDI's New Campaign to Stop Violence Against Women during Nigerian Elections
Violence against women takes many forms and it is a global phenomenon. It is the case, however, that during electoral processes violence against women is generally increased; the reason behind this trend is that the attention that the media pay to...
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Nine Sexist Ways Female Politicians Are Depicted In The Press — And By Their Colleagues
Being a woman in many professional fields can be challenging, but being a woman in politics seems like it could be pure, unadulterated hell. On top of the cutthroat smear campaigns and constant public scrutiny, you’d have to contend with the sexist...
Thursday, July 03, 2014
NGO Forum Beijing +20
Be an active participant in a dynamic global process and contribute to discussions on achievements, gaps and challenges in the implementation of the 12 critical areas of concern of the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA). Tackle together other...
Friday, May 02, 2014
No One is Safe: Abuses of Women in Iraq's Criminal Justice System
his report documents abuses to which the criminal justice system subjects women during arrest, interrogation, trial, and imprisonment. Between December 2012 and April 2013, Human Rights Watch interviewed 27 women and 7 girls, Sunni and Shia; their...
Friday, March 28, 2014
NWCI puts 6 important questions to local and EP election candidates, Ireland
As the May 23 local and European elections draw nearer, the National Woman's Council of Ireland (NWCI) has formulated six key questions to tease out the ways in which potential candidates are committed to promoting gender equality in political...