Violence Against Women in Politics

 

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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...
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Pakistan politician Zahra Shahid Hussain killed in Karachi
A senior female Pakistani politician has been shot dead in the southern port city of Karachi. Zahra Shahid Hussain was the senior vice-president of Pakistan's Movement for Justice party (PTI), led by former international cricketer Imran Khan. She...
Monday, April 08, 2013
Politics, elections and the "reality" of women's rights in Kuwait
Political authoritarianism has been constant feature in the Arab political systems, and despite the ongoing “Arab Spring,” there is a continuing tendency to prevent women from freely participating in political processes. Recently, a handful of Arab...
Friday, March 08, 2013
Partnerships to address violence against women: Parliamentary caucuses as a platform
The annual parliamentary event on the occasion of the 57th session of Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) that was held in New York on 5 March 2013. The event, hosted by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the United Nations Entity for Gender...
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Political Violence Against Women: A Never-Ending Story
In this text the author analyzes the suspected murder of Bolivian councilor,  Juana Quispe Apaza, in the context of the approval of the Bill Against Political Harassment and Violence Toward Women in Bolivia.
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Phillipus Wido Katamelo
iKNOW Politics interview with Namibian Parliamentarian during the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) on ending violence against women.
Monday, November 05, 2012
Parliamentary Action on Elimination and Prevention of Violence Against Women
The priority theme of the 57th UN Commission of the Status of Women will be the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls. Inequalities in women's lives are complex and intersected and violence against women and...
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Pakistan: EVAW/G Alliance seeks protection for Women Rights Defenders
The End Violence Against Women & Girls (EVAW/G) Alliance August 6 put forth a charter of demand (COD) to the Pakistani government to protect, promote and sustain the rights of women and girls, with particular focus on woman NGO workers and women...
Monday, July 09, 2012
Pakistan: Women's Rights Activist Fareeda 'Kokikhel' Afridi Shot Dead in Peshawar
Fareeda 'Kokikhel' Afridi, director of the Society for Appraisal and Women Empowerment in Rural Areas (Sawera), a Pakistani non-governmental organisation dedicated to women's rights, has been murdered in a tribal area. Afridi was shot once in the...
Monday, June 11, 2012
Pakistan: death threats against lawyer Asma Jahangir
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation...

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