Violence Against Women in Politics

 

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Monday, October 05, 2020
Sex abuse scandals rock Denmark after missed ‘MeToo’ moment
A country generally admired for its high standards of gender equality is now dealing with allegations of systematic sexual harassment at the top of the political establishment. Denmark’s parliament has for years allegedly served as a backdrop for...
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
Seema T Gala Vapi
Seema T Gala Vapi is a Municipal Councillor from India. This interview was conducted in March 2019 in the margins of the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) in New York
Friday, November 15, 2019
Social media a double-edged sword for female politicians
On Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren's Facebook page, you can find videos ranging from an announcement in Des Moines, Iowa, that her campaign has reached $2 million in donations to one with the Massachusetts senator looking into the...
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Sexism in parliament in Iceland: The numbers don’t lie
According to a new study, around 80% of women in Parliament are exposed to gender-based violence. In May, the study surveyed 33 women who are working in or have recently quit Parliament, with 25 women responding. The results of the study are...
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Social media and elections: Helpful or hurtful to women?
Erin Schrode, who was running for Congress in her Northern California district in 2016, reports that while she was running, she would wake up each morning to countless abusive messages on her Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Erin Schrode is far from...
Thursday, August 01, 2019
Silvia Dinica
Silvia Dinica is a Member of Parliament of Romania. This interview was conducted in October 2018 in the margins of IPU’s 139th Assembly in Geneva.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Suwannee Sirivejchapun
Suwannee Sirivejchapun is a Member of Parliament of Thailand. This interview was conducted in October 2018 in the margins of IPU’s 139th Assembly in Geneva.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Summary of the e-Discussion on Violence Against Women in Politics
The e-Discussion on Violence Against Women in Politics was launched on 26 November 2018 in Arabic, English, French and Spanish and ended on 21 December 2018. Women politicians, experts, practitioners, and academics discussed about how to make...
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Sexism, harassment and violence against women in parliaments in Europe
This regional study seeks to take the initial findings of a 2016 IPU report further, focusing specifically on the situation in parliaments in Europe. It is the result of close collaboration between the IPU and the Parliamentary Assembly of the...
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Saudi Arabia may execute first female political activist
Human rights activists are campaigning to save the life of the first woman in Saudi Arabia to be sentenced to death over her political activism.  Israa al-Ghomgham, 29, was arrested along with her husband Moussa al-Hashem in December 2015 for their...
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
SIMA RAMA's Impact Talk on Institutionalized Violence & Women in Politics
Watch SIMA RAMA’s Impact Talk with Joey Boink, the Director of Burden of Peace - Carga de Paz and Sandra Pepera, Director of National Democratic Institute - NDI Women and moderated by Jennifer Geist, Global Education Consultant Zeitgeist Creations,...
Monday, March 12, 2018
Side Event at CSW 62 on fighting violence against women in politics
Collective work to eliminate VAWP must become a global matter of priority. Building on their ongoing collaboration on the subject and on their expressed commitment to address the issue, the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, the Permanent...
Monday, March 12, 2018
Side Event at CSW 62 on making it safe for women in politics: Seeking institutional solutions
The movement set off by the #MeToo campaign exemplifies the global magnitude of the culture of sexual harassment and assault. Political institutions are among the workplaces where behaviour hostile to women run rampant, and pressure is mounting for...
Friday, November 25, 2016
Sylvia Walby
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Sexual Violence Against Women Aggravated in Times of Conflict
After Amira’s husband was killed in the Syrian war, she found herself adrift in Lebanon. Barred from working and with two young children to feed, she resorted to marrying off her nine-year-old daughter and putting her 12-year-old son to work. Amira...
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Seema Malhotra
Uday Nagaraju interviewed Seema Malhotra, Labour and Co-Operative Member of Parliament for Feltham and Heston (UK), Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Founder and President of the Fabian Women's Network, Former Shadow Home Office Minister for...
Monday, October 20, 2014
Syrian Women Know How To Defeat ISIS
To the Islamic State, Syrian women are slaves. To much of the rest of the world, they are victims. It's time we expose their real identity: an untapped resource for creating lasting peace. In an article recently published by TIME, we lay out their...
Friday, September 05, 2014
Security Detains Women Protesters in Sudan
The security services detained 16 activists of the "No to women's oppression" group, who staged a protest in front of Omdurman women prison today. The women protested against the detention of women politicians, especially Dr Maryam El Sadig El Mahdi...

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