Violence Against Women in Politics

 

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UNDP Georgia Two MPs from Georgia, Ana Natsvlishvili from the opposition party, Lelo, and Nino Tsilosani from the ruling party, Georgian Dream.
Monday, July 04, 2022
Two sides, one goal: consolidating power for gender equality
In the 2020 elections in Georgia, women increased their share of seats in parliament from 14 to almost 20 percent. This was the highest it had ever been. But it is not enough, say two MPs, Ana Natsvlishvili from the opposition party, Lelo, and Nino...
The Philippines: Cybermisogyny and human rights (© The Daily Guardian)
Monday, June 27, 2022
The Philippines: Cybermisogyny and human rights
WARNING: PROFANE LANGUAGE The fabricated sex videos posted online purportedly of Aika Robredo and Tricia Robredo, daughters of Vice President Leni Robredo, are among the recent cases of disinformation circulating in cyberspace that are framed in the...
The barriers preventing migrant women engaging in Australian politics - Published on Monash University
Friday, May 13, 2022
The barriers preventing migrant women engaging in Australian politics
As the federal election date draws nearer, it’s almost impossible for Australians to avoid the policies, promises and paraphernalia of political parties and candidates contesting the election. Since Australia has compulsory voting, every eligible...
The cost of doing politics: A critical discursive analysis of Australian liberal politicians’ responses to accusations by female politicians of bullying and intimidation - Australian Journal of Social Issue
Monday, March 28, 2022
The cost of doing politics: A critical discursive analysis of Australian liberal politicians’ responses to accusations by female politicians of bullying and intimidation
Recent conversations prompted by the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have put issues of workplace sexism, sexual harassment and sexual assault into the global spotlight. This paper examines how members of the Australian Liberal Party made sense of,...
iKNOW Politics
Monday, March 21, 2022
The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women in Politics
Background “COVID-19 is a crisis with a woman’s face… The damage is incalculable and will resound down the decades, into future generations. Now is the time to change course. Women’s equal participation is the game-changer we need.”  Antonio...
Threats, vitriol aimed at women in positions of power
Friday, March 11, 2022
Threats, vitriol aimed at women in positions of power
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was one of the more high-profile targets of political violence when prosecutors say a group of men who were angry about restrictions imposed because of the pandemic plotted to kidnap the Democrat and hold a “trial”...
Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen
Monday, January 24, 2022
Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen
Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen is a former Speaker of the Norwegian Parliament (Storting). This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021, in Vienna (Austria), during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament. Click on the Settings button for...
The decision to run: uncovering the barriers and motivators for LGBTQ women running for office - Credits: Victory Institute
Friday, January 14, 2022
The decision to run: uncovering the barriers and motivators for LGBTQ women running for office
LGBTQ Victory Institute’s The Decision to Run Report set out to uncover the barriers and motivators for LGBTQ women who want to run for office. The findings — a result of an extensive survey of nearly 290 LGBTQ women as well as four focus groups —...
The faces of many candidates masked during the votes in the West Bank. Copyright: The Bharat Express News
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
The faces of many candidates masked during the votes in the West Bank
During the campaign for local elections in the West Bank, many female candidates’ faces were replaced by a rose or a silhouette on voter lists and campaign posters. About 65% of eligible voters turned out for the first round of voting on December 11...
Fiame Naomi Mata’afa - Picture by BBC
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
The gals behind Samoa’s first woman PM
There are fewer women in politics in the Pacific Islands than in any other part of the world, according to UN Women. But this year Samoa elected a woman as its head of government - only the second Pacific Island nation to do so - thanks in part to a...
Tuesday, December 07, 2021
The chilling effect: hate, misogyny and the digital information disorder
Although the digital space continues to extend the promise of extraordinary opportunities for expanding the voice and agency of women, girls and marginalized groups, it has fallen short of our ideals. It has enabled the transfer to the online space...
One of UWC's panels on the topic of "Women in the security sector and peace-building.” (Copyright: NDI)
Monday, November 29, 2021
The value of women’s leadership: NDI supports the 5th Annual Ukranian Women’s Congress
Despite the fact that 61 percent of Ukrainians believe men and women should be equally involved in political life, women continue to be significantly underrepresented in Ukrainian politics. In this context, organizations and events that bring...
Hate and Misoginy She Persisted
Thursday, November 25, 2021
Tackling Gender Based Online Violence in the Digital Services Act
The continuum of election violence: Gendered candidate experiences in the Maldives - Photo by Olia Gozha on Unsplash
Tuesday, November 02, 2021
The continuum of election violence: Gendered candidate experiences in the Maldives
Abstract Research on election violence often does not capture its psychological and gendered dimensions. Gender differences on the continuum of violence, as acknowledged in other fields, are applied here to election violence. Specifically, this...
Scott Peterson/Getty Images, Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images, Farshad Usyan/AFP/Getty Images
Thursday, September 02, 2021
These female Afghan politicians are risking everything for their homeland
The Taliban have taken over Afghanistan, but there are still forces of opposition attempting to maintain human rights in the country. Many Afghan political leaders, including former president Ashraf Ghani, fled the country, but several female...
 Photograph: Rick T. Wilking/AP
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
The authority gap: why women still aren’t taken seriously
When journalist Mary Ann Sieghart set out to document the ways that women are held back by a cultural presumption of their inferiority, she found reams of data to support her case – and heard stories of how it affects even the most successful women...
The MP was ordered to leave parliament after a complaint about her trousers
Monday, June 07, 2021
Tanzanian MPs demand apology for 'tight' trousers incident
Female MPs in Tanzania have called for an apology to an MP who was ordered to leave parliament because of her trousers. A male MP said the way some women dressed invited ridicule to parliament. "Mr Speaker, an example there is my sister seated on my...
Wednesday, December 02, 2020
Tackling online abuse and disinformation targeting women in politics
In 2017, soon after then Ukrainian member of parliament Svitlana Zalishchuk gave a speech to the United Nations on the impact of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict on women, a fake tweet began to circulate on social media claiming that she had promised...

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