Violence Against Women in Politics

 

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 Boston Mayor Michelle Wu [+]BOSTON GLOBE VIA GETTY IMAGES
Thursday, November 10, 2022
USA: Women in politics have to deal with more harassment and violence. A new database tracks the threats
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu has become a target for white supremacists. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal of Washington was stalked outside her house by a man with a gun. And New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez receives an “astronomical” number of...
Representatives of UN entities signing the partnership agreement. Photo: UNAMI
Thursday, November 03, 2022
UNDP, UN Women support women’s political participation in Iraq
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (UN Women) in Iraq signed on Monday a one million USD partnership agreement in Baghdad to support women’s...
US midterm elections: Why Bolivia's lawmakers are 50% women (Picture Sara Aliaga)
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
US midterm elections: Why Bolivia's lawmakers are 50% women
Despite historic gains in the past two congressional elections in the US, women hold just 27% of the seats. As Americans prepare to reshape Congress in the midterms, could Bolivia inspire change? Bolivia is one of the few countries in the world...
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, right, talks with members of the Electoral College after the Arizona election was certified on December 14, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP/ROSS D. FRANKLIN)
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
US: Women secretaries of state face threats and harassment for battling election lies
As discussion of falsehoods about the 2020 election and their deadly consequences are televised from Capitol Hill, states’ top election officials are grappling with inaccurate information — which can make them targets. In the spring of 2021, Arizona...
Minnesota State Senate candidate Erin Maye Quade gave a speech while in active labor, April 23, 2022, in Rosemount, Minn. Good Morning America
Monday, May 02, 2022
US: State politician gives speech while in active labor, withdraws to give birth
A state politician is bringing attention to the difficulties facing expectant mothers as she went into labor during an impassioned speech to delegates at a local party convention. Minnesota state Senate candidate Erin Maye Quade was in active labor...
Royaume-Uni: Punir les députés sexistes avec une suspension, déclare Harriet Harman / News-24
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
UK: Punish sexist MPs with suspension, says most senior woman in Commons
Basic Instinct’ attack on Angela Rayner condemned by Boris Johnson as ‘misogynistic tripe’ Parliament’s most senior female MP has demanded change to the Commons code of conduct to make misogyny an offence punishable by suspension from the house....
UK: Action needed to avoid losing a generation of women and minorities in politics, MPs argue - Politics
Thursday, March 10, 2022
UK: Action needed to avoid losing a generation of women and minorities in politics, MPs argue
Action is needed to avoid losing a generation of women and minorities in politics, MPs have argued today. In a report released today, the women and equalities committee says that just 34 per cent, representation of women in the House of Commons lags...
USA: The contingent effects of sexism in primary elections - Sage Journals
Monday, February 14, 2022
USA: The contingent effects of sexism in primary elections
Although the landscape for female candidates in U.S. politics has improved, research continues to find that many voters possess sexist attitudes. We rely on a standard political communication framework to help reconcile sexism in the electorate with...
(Mary Altaffer, file/Associated Press)
Thursday, March 25, 2021
UN Women urges world to press gender equality post-pandemic
UNITED NATIONS — The U.N.’s premiere global body fighting for gender equality should be tackling the yawning gap between men and women when it comes to political leadership and ensuring women have a strong voice in rebuilding economies after the...
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
UN special rapporteur calls on PH govt to protect Filipina women in politics
The United Nations special rapporteur on ending violence against women is calling on the Philippine government to protect Filipino women in politics against verbal attacks coming from high-level politicians. Dubravka Šimonović, in a press conference...
Thursday, December 20, 2018
UK Parliament makes ‘steady progress’ on gender equality
The UK Gender Sensitive Parliament Audit, published today, finds that steady progress has been made in increasing the representation of women in both Houses of Parliament, but there are still too many barriers to women standing as MPs or putting...
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
UNGA 2018: Side Event on Ending Violence Against Women in Politics
Violence against women in politics is a worldwide phenomenon. From polls to parliaments, the range of experiences of women in public life is rife with psychological, physical and sexual violence, both online and offline. These attacks are not simply...
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
UK: Parliament harassment plans fall short of staff hopes
Is the Westminster harassment and bullying scandal nearing its endpoint? Is there a plan out there that will bring Parliament out of the stone age as a workplace? A working group is about to report on the proposed new scheme that will govern what...
Monday, April 09, 2018
USA: Hundreds of Former Staffers Urge Senate to Act on Sexual Harassment
Senate leadership to receive letter following recess Over 600 former staffers have signed a letter urging Senate leadership to consider legislation that would address sexual harassment on Capitol Hill. That number continued to grow Friday morning....
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
United States Senate’s female members push for harassment vote
The Senate's 22 female members joined together Wednesday in a bipartisan push for their leaders to overhaul its workplace misconduct rules, airing "deep disappointment" that the chamber hasn't already moved. The House approved its own revamp of...
Monday, February 05, 2018
UN Women Report on ending violence against women in political and electoral processes in Pakistan
Pakistani women face unique and frequently more severe challenges to their political participation than men do. In particular, the violence faced by Pakistani female political candidates, and voters is a serious barrier to their full participation...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Unsocial Media: Tracking Twitter Abuse against Women MPs
By Azmina Dhrodia, Researcher, Technology and Human Rights  “I’ve had death threats, I’ve had people tweeting that I should be hung if ‘they could find a tree big enough to take the fat bitch’s weight’… I’ve had rape threats…and n*gger, over and...
Monday, September 11, 2017
Unsocial Media: Tracking Twitter Abuse against Women MPs
By Azmina Dhrodia, Researcher, Technology and Human Rights  “I’ve had death threats, I’ve had people tweeting that I should be hung if ‘they could find a tree big enough to take the fat bitch’s weight’… I’ve had rape threats…and n*gger, over and...

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