Violence Against Women in Politics

 

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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...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Somali musician and Member of Parliament Saado Ali Warsame shot dead
Popular Somali musician and member of parliament Saado Ali Warsame has been shot dead by Islamist militants. She was killed along with her bodyguard in a drive-by shooting in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. A spokesman for the Islamist al-Shabab...
Monday, July 21, 2014
Summary of e-Discussion on Online Harassment of Women in Politics: How Online Harassment isn’t ‘Virtual’ For Women
Summary of E-discussion on Online Harassment of Women in Politics: How Online Harassment isn’t ‘Virtual’ For Women   iKNOW Politicshosted a discussion on the online harassment of women in politics from June 6th to July 11th 2014. The discussion...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Spanish politician Isabel Carrasco shot dead in Leon
A top politician in northern Spain has been shot dead in public and two women have been arrested. Isabel Carrasco, head of the provincial government in Leon and a member of the governing People's Party (PP), was shot as she crossed a footbridge....
Monday, April 28, 2014
Status of Violence against Women in Jordan
Violence against women is a global concern, not restricted to certain peoples,but may differ in the form or size of the phenomenon. All religions emphasize respect for human rights, irrespective of sex, color and race. This is also re-iterated in...
Friday, February 14, 2014
Survey Report: Syria Peace Talks Fail to Engage Women
In partnership with the Center for Civil Society and Democracy in Syria, Inclusive Security conducted a survey of 110 women living and working inside Syria. The resulting report shows they overwhelmingly support the inclusion of women, and of civil...
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Sierra Leone: Kailahun Women Councilors Climax '16 Days of Activism' - Adopt Gender Model Family
Twelve women councilors in the Kailahun District, east of Sierra Leone, have climaxed the 2013 commemoration of '16 Days of Activism' with the official adoption of the 'Gender Model Family' as an antidote to poverty reduction, improved social...
Friday, September 20, 2013
Spate of Attacks on High-profile Afghan Women
Analysts say a spate of attacks on high-profile Afghan women has heightened fears that the limited gains for women’s rights will be reversed after NATO forces withdraw next year. Fariba Ahmadi Kakar, who represents the southern province of Kandahar...
Monday, September 09, 2013
Second haredi woman gets threats over political candidacy, Israel
A haredi woman running for the new Ometz Lev party in Jerusalem’s municipal elections has received anonymous threats demanding that she withdraw her candidacy. Masada Porat, founder of a Web portal for women called Womenet, has been given the party’...
Monday, September 02, 2013
Shot Afghan female senator to return to politics
In Afghanistan, a female politician who escaped an assassination attempt in the south of the country says she fully intends to return to work. Senator Rooh Gul Khirzard, speaking from her hospital bed where she has been recovering from multiple...
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Shortage of female security forces could keep Afghan women from vote
Women across Afghanistan risk being unable to vote in next year's presidential elections because of a severe shortage of women in the security forces, the country's election monitor said on Wednesday. Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Sexual violence aims to drive women out of Egyptian politics
Violence against female protesters was a terrifying hallmark of the unrest that led to the fall of the Morsi government. Local NGOs documente more than 100 reports of sexual violence, including rape, between June 30 and July 3, the day of the “coup-...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: How Women Can Make Their Voices Heard in Politics, USA
"How would you in your current position help foster more female participation and occupation in public service?" Senator Gillibrand: It's certainly no accident that sexual assault in the military has become a front burner issue as we have a record...
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Speech by Lakshmi Puri at the High-level Conference on Women’s Leadership in the Sahel
Speech by Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women, at the High-level Conference on Women’s Leadership in the Sahel, 9 April 2013, Brussels, Belgium   (We invite our users to read the ocmplete speach here)
Friday, February 08, 2013
Survey on attitudes toward women in politics in Montenegro
The goal of this research was to: 
 1. To examine attitudes, opinions and perception of public opinion, that is, to study the attitudes, opinions and perception of Montenegrin citizens through field F2F survey and discussion groups which...
Friday, November 09, 2012
Sixth IPU Regional seminar on violence against women
As part of its programme to support parliaments in addressing all forms of violence against women, the IPU is organizing, with the Parliament of the United Republic of Tanzania, a seminar for East and Southern African Parliaments on preventing and...
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Summary of E-Discussion on Eliminating Violence against Women in Politics
Summary of iKNOW Politics E-Discussion: Eliminating Violence Against Women in Politics (2010). Members identified forms of violence against women in politics and shared measures iniatied to counter the violence, from training of election monitors to...
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Statement on violence against women in politics in Nigeria
The Violence Against Women in Politics (VAWiP) initiative is part of a larger Africa regional project by UN Women which aims at stimulating evidence-based, systematic and institutionalized response mechanisms to the issue of electoral violence...

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