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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...
Friday, December 01, 2017
Video: iKNOW Politics Website Re-launch and Panel on Violence Against Women in Politics
To mark the iknowpolitics.org website re-launch, the iKNOW Politics partners gathered for a panel discussion on ending Violence Against Women in Politics during the 16 days of Activism Against Gender Violence. This event was streamed live on iKNOW...
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Violence against women in politics: Name it, investigate it, eliminate it
There is a growing awareness of gender-based violence that targets women voters and candidates in elections, women campaigners in political parties and civil society organizations, and women elected or serving as public officials. Such violence in...
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
VOTES WITHOUT VIOLENCE: Monitoring and Mitigating Violence Against Women in Elections
Election monitoring, whether by citizen observation groups or international observers, can provide a significant opportunity to assess the quality of women’s participation throughout an election cycle, and identify barriers to their full and...
Friday, August 19, 2016
Violence Against Women in Politics
Recently, elected women from France, Canada, Scotland and Israel, to name a few examples, publicly condemned misogynist and violent political cultures. Not only did they expose acts of harassment and violence in politics, they made the case that...
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Violations Against Women in Syria and the Disproportionate Impact of the Conflict on Them
The ceasefire, brokered in February 2016, is beginning to fail. As violence once again escalates in Syria, and the international community fails to protect the Syrian women and men from mass atrocities, WILPF believes that addressing the root causes...
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Violence against women in politics boosted in the era of internet-based political communication
A new article published in The Cap Times focuses on the sexist violence experienced by women who are involved in politics. The article starts citing the words by State Representative Michelle Litjens, who declared: “You have to be pretty strong. I...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Violence against women and exclusion from public life, Egypt
  Campaigns to end violence against women in Egypt often focus on sexual harassment, though violence also extends to exclusion and stereotyping in political life.  Every year, the world joins in a worldwide and national campaign between 25 November...
Shukria Barakzai
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Voices of strong Afghan women must not be extinguished
Geneva, 17 November 2014 The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has today condemned the attack on Afghan woman MP Shukria Barakzai on 16th November and once again urged authorities in the country to do more to ensure the voices of women political...
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Violence, social inequalities force women out of politics
Zimbabwe currently has 85 women parliamentarians in the National Assembly compared to 185 men. This means that the country would not meet the 2015 Sadc deadline, as the next elections in Zimbabwe are only expected in 2018. Of the 85 women...
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Violence against Women, Bleeding Wound in the Syrian Conflict
Overview of contents: - Introduction   Challenges to document VAW in Syria      Legal framework    - Violation of the Rights to life    Killings of women in the context of military fighting    Execution of women during massacres    Use of women as...
Friday, May 02, 2014
Violence against Women in Afghanistan
As shown in this report the recorded statistics on violence against women during the first six months of the current year has reached a shocking number of 4154 cases. This figure indicates an increase of nearly 25 percent compared to the number of...
Friday, May 02, 2014
Varying Perceptions, One Outcome: Field Study Regarding Women’s Rights in Lebanon
Women’s work in the economic sphere, and them being forced to assume productive gender role came as economic necessity and not due to the developing relations between the two genders, their liberation and equality”. This is one of the major outputs...
Friday, May 02, 2014
Violence against women in politics: a study conducted in India, Nepal and Pakistan
Violence against women in politics - how common is it in South Asia? According to a new study by UN Women, it is rampant 60% of women do not participate in politics due to fear of violence; 45% per cent of women candidates in India face physical...
Monday, April 01, 2013
Violence against indigenous women and the two fold challenge, Colombia
In many contexts, woman in Latin America face an uphill battle to maintain even the most basic human rights. This is magnified for indigenous women. There have been some significant international treaties and conventions created to address such a...
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Voices from the Himalayas, Nepal
As Nepal grapples with finding a political alternative to the Baburam Bhattarai-led government and awaits an election date, women in the Himalayan nation look to protect their rights within the constitutional framework. At the forefront of this...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
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