Violence Against Women in Politics

 

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Thursday, October 10, 2019
Parity debate on the theme #NotInMyParliament at Inter-Parliamentary Union 141st Assembly
Following on from the IPU’s groundbreaking work on violence against women in politics, a parity debate on the theme #NotInMyParliament will examine strategies to end sexist harassment and gender-based violence in parliament. A workshop on quotas...
Monday, June 10, 2019
Political violence against women tracked for first time as attacks soar
Violence targeted against female politicians and activists will be tracked for the first time by a global database, amid indications of a recent rise in attacks. Researchers reviewed thousands of events dating back to 1997, where political violence...
Friday, March 29, 2019
Protecting women in public life is a global political issue that affects us all. Here’s why
By Isabelle Arradon, In early January 2019, unknown gunmen shot dead Maritza Isabel Quiroz Leiva, a 60-year-old Colombian land rights activist on a small farm near the Caribbean city of Santa Marta. Her killing was a stark reminder that speaking out...
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Preventing violence against women in elections: A programming guide
The publication “Preventing violence against women in elections: A programming guide”, jointly produced by UN Women and UNDP, brings to light the scourge of violence against women in elections. It seeks to identify the specific components of...
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Thursday, January 26, 2017
Pakistani female lawmaker harassed in parliament
KARACHI: A Pakistani female lawmaker threatened to self-immolate after she was harassed by male colleagues in parliament, telling AFP that the widely-publicised incident shows how laws to protect women are not being enforced. Nusrat Sahar Abbasi, an...
Friday, August 05, 2016
Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Faces Sexism on Twitter
As the Democratic presidential primary contest between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders has grown much closer, some commentators suggest that Clinton’s campaign is being bombarded with sexist invective — especially from Sanders supporters. But...
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Panel Discussion on "Electing Women Leaders"
2016 has been a historic year for electing women to public office. In the US, the first woman has become the presumptive presidential nominee from a major political party. In Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen became the first female Prime Minister to take office...
Friday, April 08, 2016
Protests spread all over the world to condemn the murder of Berta Cáceres
After the dreadful murder of Honduran human rights activist and environmental defender, Berta Cáceres, many women organizations have organized protests and acts of repudiation of this crime. The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) has taken part in two...
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Political violence against women: a hemispheric challenge
The inter-american commission of women (cim) seeks to place political violence against women as the first topic in the hemispheric debate. Research shows that increased visibility of this violence has paralleled the raising participation of women in...
Friday, October 31, 2014
Plea for Enforcement of Law Relating to Fight Violence Against Women, Algeria
Participants in the first International Women's Congress "For a Culture of Peace" called, Tuesday in Oran, for the enforcement of the law to fight violence against women. The bills "must be accompanied by enforcement mechanisms" allowing the fight...
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Press Release: New research reveals violence against women in politics rampant in South Asia
Violence against women in politics is rampant in South Asia according to a new study conducted by the Centre for Social Research and UN Women. The study, ‘Violence against Women in Politics’ revealed that the insufficient implementation of laws,...
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Pakistan urged to consider women peacekeepers
A visiting senior UN official on Monday urged Pakistan to consider the possibility of sending women police personnel to take part in the world body’s peacekeeping missions. Herve Ladsous, UN Under-Secretary-General, Department of Peacekeeping...
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Presentation on Violence against Women in Politics
This presentation was shown at the side event on "Women in Parliament: Better Parliaments, Stronger Democracies" at the 58th UN Commission on the Status of Women by iKNOW Politics expert, Mona Lena Krook, Associate professor of the Department of...
Monday, October 28, 2013
Political violence against women
Even though women have advanced in terms of the quality and quantity of their political participation in almost every country in the world, some of them are still experiencing gender based harassment and violence in politics. In countries that have...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Patriarchy and militarism in Egypt: from the street to the government
The lack of institutional concern for epidemic levels of sexual harassment and assault in Egypt is part of the larger neglect of the issue of gender equality by the post-revolutionary powers.  Journalist and activist Hania Moheeb spoke out at the ...
Monday, September 16, 2013
Power, Empowerment and Violence against Women, Study Violence as backlash against women's activism
This chapter is from a book “Ending Violence against Women: A Challenge for Development”, the book was written by Francine Pickup with Suzanne Williams and Caroline Sweetman and published by Oxfam GB.An integrated response: human rights and...
Monday, September 16, 2013
Power, Empowerment and Violence against Women, Study Violence as backlash against womens activism
This chapter is from a book “Ending Violence against Women: A Challenge for Development”, the book was written by Francine Pickup with Suzanne Williams and Caroline Sweetman and published by Oxfam GB.An integrated response: human rights and...
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Pakistan: Harassment of female voters, aid workers shadow historic Pakistan election
Pakistan just held a historic election, but civil society is protesting over thousands of women barred from the polls by Islamic radicals and the fresh killings of aid workers in the world’s most dangerous place for humanitarians.     The May 11...