Violence Against Women in Politics

 

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Monday, November 13, 2017
These women politicians know how to #NameItChangeIt in the face of online haters
Tuesday’s election of an unprecedented number of women, gender non-conforming and minority candidates was a powerful renunciation of the ugly rhetoric of Donald Trump’s campaign and misbegotten critiques of “identity politics.” Exactly one year...
Monday, November 13, 2017
The lack of women leaders is a national emergency
Men run everything, and it’s enough already. Want to stop sexual harassment? Fix this now. There have been so many horrifying stories about male predatory behavior since the Harvey Weinstein story broke earlier this month, but one quote has truly...
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Tunisia’s parliament passes landmark law to ‘end all violence’ against women
Tunisia’s parliament has approved a bill aimed at ending “all violence against women” in a move welcomed by rights groups. The new law, which is expected to enter into force next year, defines violence against women as “any physical, moral, sexual...
Monday, May 08, 2017
The media's obsession with appearance puts young women off going into politics, study finds
Obsession with female politicians’ appearance in the media is putting young women off going into politics, a study has revealed, prompting campaigners to call for an end to sexism in political media coverage.  41 per cent of girls aged between nine...
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The emerging strategy for capitalizing on women's unprecedented interest in politics in the United States
Jean Sinzdak could see right away that this year would be different for women in politics. For the first time in her 12 years of running a seminar for women interested in public office, she had to start a waitlist. Registrations for the “Ready to...
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Threats of death and violence common for women in politics, an IPU report says
By Liz Ford The IPU study of 55 female MPs in 39 countries reveals ‘widespread and under-reported problem’, with more than 20% subjected to acts of sexual violence. Physical, sexual and psychological violence against female MPs is undermining...
Friday, August 05, 2016
The Guardian view on sex abuse: lessons from home and abroad
The Guardian has published an editorial on sex abuse that we transcribed due to its interest and relevance. Click here to access the original article. Calling out everyday sexism is a necessary part of an all-too-slow shift in the macho culture of...
Friday, August 05, 2016
The World Economic Forum Addresses the Issue of Sexism in Politics
The World Economic Forum has published an article on the relevance that sexism still has in politics nowadays. By the end of the year, two of the world’s most powerful political institutions – the United Nations and the US government – could be led...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Tanzania: Women participation in polls ups amid challenges, IRI report says
Women participation in different aspects of elections is increasing in Tanzania, but candidates still have to contend with many challenges, the Tanzania National Elections Gender Assessment report says. The report by the International Republican...
Monday, May 09, 2016
The Mesoamerican Initiative for Women Defenders of Human Rights offers data on violence against women in politics in this region
The Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) has published an article on the situation of women defenders of human rights in Mesoamerica. The article highlights the extra difficulty experienced by female human rights activists in a context marked by...
Monday, February 01, 2016
The Congress of the State of Oaxaca approves the reform of the state law on women's access to a life without violence
The Congress of the State of Oaxaca approved last 28 January reforming the state law on women's access to a life without violence. Similarly, it also approved the amendment of Article 401 bis of the Penal Code, which deals with political violence...
Thursday, January 14, 2016
TV Show "Madam President"
The Middle East has never tried giving a woman the position of president. The new television show “Madam President” imagined this scenario and put it on screen. Produced by Search for Common Ground, this series follows the fictional story of...
Monday, January 11, 2016
The Economist interviews a Saudi female councillor
The Economist's editor-in-chief, Zanny Minton Beddoes, speaks to Huda Al-Jeraisy, one of Saudi Arabia's newly elected female councillors, about her political goals and the position of women in Saudi life. For more information on the recent election...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
The unstoppable police officer of Timor-Leste
The petite lady in uniform is a familiar sight. Although she doesn’t drive a car or ride a motorbike, long distances cannot deter Sergeant Amelia de Jesus Amaral. She will walk on foot, no matter how long it takes, when she gets a complaint from...
Friday, May 23, 2014
Teluk Intan Malays denounce bikini smear campaign against Dyana
The dissemination of posters featuring DAP’s Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud alongside a bikini-clad actress with whom she shares a striking facial resemblance has drawn outrage from several Malay residents in this usually placid town. The photograph of...
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Twitter Trolls in India: Sexist abuse as a tool to muzzle women
The social media experience which came across as a liberating tool for women, was often equated with a living room where one could voice opinions in public sphere. However, of late, a series of incidents have sounded a note of caution against the...
Sunday, January 12, 2014
The Afghan female politician in hiding: 'No one respects women in our country'
Noorzia Atmar never wanted to leave Afghanistan. Not even after the beatings, knife attacks and bitter divorce; not even when her ex-husband turned up at her new workplace with a gun and sent thugs to the shelter where she had sought refuge. Only...
Monday, January 06, 2014
Two guilty over abusive tweets to Caroline Criado-Perez
Two people have pleaded guilty to sending "menacing" tweets to feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez. Isabella Sorley, 23, of Newcastle, and John Nimmo, 25, of South Shields, admitted at Westminster Magistrates' Court sending the messages over a...

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