Violence Against Women in Politics

 

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The trust crisis facing women leaders Picture: CNN
Friday, December 02, 2022
The trust crisis facing women leaders
Trust in women leaders is falling even as their numbers in high-ranking positions are rising. Why? More women than ever before are running the world’s biggest companies, but research shows that the rise in representation has been accompanied by a...
Presidental candidate Saltanat Tursynbekova. Photo credit: tengrinews.kz
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Two female candidates nominated in Kazakhstan’s presidential elections for first time
ASTANA – Human rights activist Saltanat Tursynbekova was nominated to run for the presidency by Qazaq analary – dasturge zhol (Kazakh mothers are a path to traditions) public association on Oct. 11, reported the association’s press services....
The report found MPs and managers were the worst offenders. (ABC News: Peter Curtis)
Friday, September 02, 2022
Tasmanian parliamentary staff exposed to sexual harassment, abuse and degrading behaviour, review finds
Tasmanian ministerial and parliamentary staff are being subjected to degrading, belittling and abusive behaviour, including exposure of body parts and indecent phone calls, with MPs and managers the worst offenders, a review has found. Anti-...
The double standards & unfair treatment meted out to female politicians (Picture Feminism in India)
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
The double standards & unfair treatment meted out to female politicians
The bitter truth is that gender injustice in politics is largely overlooked and has been normalised to the point where a woman preparing to start a career in politics should expect misogyny and sexism as by-products. Recently, thirty-six-year-old...
The Zimbabwean political figure fighting for her country’s future (Aljazeera)
Thursday, July 14, 2022
The Zimbabwean political figure fighting for her country’s future
Inside a cramped cell at Zimbabwe’s infamous Chikurubi prison in January last year, a group of women took turns to speak. Among them was Fadzayi Mahere, one of the country’s most prominent young opposition leaders. Sitting on the cold, urine-stained...
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

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