Violence Against Women in Politics

 

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Friday, July 10, 2020
Veronica Tsitsi Muzenda
Veronica Tsitsi Muzenda is a Member of Parliament from Zimbabwe. This interview was conducted in October 2019 in the margins of the the 141st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Belgrad.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Violence against women in politics
Violence against women in politics involves a broad range of harms to attack and undermine women as political actors. Its central motivation is to exclude women as a group from public life. Click here to see the database.
Thursday, December 05, 2019
Votes without violence
Around the world, women are targeted by violence because of their commitment to vote, their jobs as electoral officials and their aspirations to hold political office. NDI categorizes this kind of violence as “violence against women in elections” (...
Friday, October 18, 2019
Violence sows fear among women ahead of Colombia local elections
Observers say female candidates systematically threatened with physical, sexual violence to deter them from running. Luz Polo was at a campaign event when she said a man sent by criminal groups broke down the doors of her home in the small western...
Friday, June 07, 2019
Violence against women in politics: IFES submission to the OHCHR Special Rapporteur
For over three decades, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has worked to advance good governance and support all citizens’ rights to participate in credible elections. We recognize that violence against women in politics is a...
Friday, June 07, 2019
Violence, politics, and gender
This article presents a conceptual orientation to the intersection of gender, politics, and violence. The first part of the article will introduce the subject by reviewing the primary conceptual framework and empirical knowledge on the topic to date...
Friday, June 07, 2019
Violence against women in elections in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville: An IFES assessment
Violence against women in politics is a substantial threat to the integrity of the electoral process, affecting women’s participation as voters, candidates, election officials, activists and political party leaders and undermining free, fair and...
Friday, June 07, 2019
Violence against women in elections in Papua New Guinea: An IFES assessment
Violence against women in politics is a substantial threat to the integrity of the electoral process, affecting women’s participation as voters, candidates, election officials, activists and political party leaders and undermining free, fair and...
Friday, June 07, 2019
Violence against women in elections in Afghanistan: An IFES assessment
On October 20, 2018, Afghanistan held its long-delayed national parliamentary (Wolesi Jirga) elections. Overall, the election demonstrated how combined factors of insecurity and political instability, widespread impunity for and high rates of...
Monday, February 04, 2019
Violence Against Women in Politics
Many women face exclusion, discrimination, harassment and acts of psychological and physical violence when they join politics. A 2016 study by the Inter-parliamentary Union shows that 82% of women MPs surveyed experienced acts of psychological...
Monday, November 26, 2018
Violence Against Women in Politics
For more than one year, the groundbreaking #MeToo movement and related Time’s Up initiative have broken taboos and sparked an unprecedented global conversation about the sexism, harassment and violence many women face in professional environments....
Monday, November 19, 2018
Violence against women in politics: A rising global trend
Recent years have witnessed a troubling rise in reports of assault, intimidation, and abuse directed at politically active women. The United Nations General Assembly first called for zero tolerance for violence against female candidates and elected...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Violence against women in politics goes far beyond the midterms — and the United States
By Joseph D. Lyions, The record number of women running in the midterm elections highlights two huge issues facing not just the United States, but societies around the world — one, a lack of gender parity in the halls of power, and two, a key...
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Violence against women in politics: Expert group meeting report and recommendations
UN Women, the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR), and the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences (Special Rapporteur), in collaboration with the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the...
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Violence against women in elections in Zimbabwe: An IFES assessment
In July 30, Zimbabwean citizens head to the polls for general elections. Candidates are competing for the presidency and seats in the National Assembly, Senate, Provincial Councils, and urban and rural authorities. Former President Robert Mugabe...
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Violence against women in elections in Haiti: An IFES assessment
Women comprise almost 53 percent of the population in Haiti. Yet, this numeric majority does not translate into effective political representation. Only three seats out of the 119 in the Chamber of Deputies are currently occupied by women. In the...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Video project: “Mapping Gender-Based Political Harassment: Parliamentarians speak out.”
Gender based political violence and harassment is a prevalent challenge expressed by women parliamentarians across the hemisphere. To illustrate the magnitude of the problem and the shared objective of political actors in fighting for its...
Friday, June 22, 2018
Violence against women in politics case study: United Kingdom
Violence against women (VAW) is a scourge on any society. This paper considers the myriad ways in which this behaviour affects the participation and experiences of women in political life in the United Kingdom. It gives a brief overview of VAW in...

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