Violence Against Women in Politics

 

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Women’s political participation, East and Southern Africa regional office (UN Women)
Friday, October 21, 2022
Women’s political participation, East and Southern Africa regional office
UN Women’s East and Southern Africa programming on Governance, Leadership and Political Participation is focused on providing technical support and capacity building to Member States, civil society and regional organizations, to enable women to...
What is a gender-sensitive parliament? (IPU)
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
What is a gender-sensitive parliament?
What are the criteria that make a parliament gender-sensitive? Which parliaments are more gender-sensitive than others? How can your parliament become more gender-sensitive? Answers in this short video. Click here to access the video.
World female parliamentarians vow to empower girls (Xinhua)
Saturday, October 15, 2022
World female parliamentarians vow to empower girls
KIGALI, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Female Members of Parliament under the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) vowed to prioritize the empowerment of girls in societies. "We have a responsibility to ensure that the empowerment of girls is a top priority and...
iKNOW Politics
Wednesday, September 07, 2022
Women in Politics and the Media
Background “The press was as kind as it knew how to be. It meant well and did all for us it knew how to do. We couldn't ask it to do more than it knew how.” [Laughter] — Susan B. Anthony, 1893 Susan B. Anthony was familiar with the press’ ways....
Journalist Ali Vitali is the author of "Electable: Why America Hasn't Put a Woman in the White House ... Yet" (Molly Roecker)
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Why don’t we see women as “electable”?
Journalist Ali Vitali covered female presidential candidates in 2020. Now she reflects on what got in their way. As coverage of the 2022 midterms continues, NBC News Capitol Hill Correspondent Ali Vitali is ready to see more women running for office...
Why are the personal lives of women in politics subject to such intense scrutiny? (Picture: Elle India)
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Why are the personal lives of women in politics subject to such intense scrutiny?
Fun or Power, why do we have to choose? If you’re a man in politics, you can get away with watching porn in parliament. You can be caught on camera being absurd or stupid, but you will get away with a rap on the knuckles, if that even. Recently,...
Why Ethiopia must close its political gender gap (Chatham House)
Thursday, August 11, 2022
Why Ethiopia must close its political gender gap
Women urgently need to gain access to high office if the country hopes to survive, say Hilina Berhanu Degefa and Emebet Getachew. At the end of 2021, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government announced the formation of a three-year national dialogue to...
Photo: Female lawmakers make up 34.57% of Zimbabwe’s Ninth Parliament. Credit: ZimFact
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Why Do Zimbabwean Women Shun Politics?
MUTARE, Zimbabwe (IDN) — Cyberbullying and online sexual harassment are some dilemmas that young women trying to rise in Zimbabwe’s patriarchal and male-dominated political space face. What started as a debate on the opposition party, Citizens...
BBC / Getty Images (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-62053997)
Friday, July 15, 2022
Women in Tunisia: Has a female prime minister changed Tunisia?
Tunisia has seen a marked shift in attitudes towards women political leaders since Najla Bouden became the first female prime minister in the Arab world. However, this doesn't mean that life has dramatically improved for Tunisia's women, writes BBC...
Women and political power In Pakistan (Picture: the Friday Times)
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Women and political power In Pakistan
"The next step is to move away from symbolic representation for women to have more female politicians in influential decision-making positions," writes Saad Hafiz. Developing countries are increasingly recognising that including women as equal...
UNDP Azerbaijan / Elmar Mustafayev
Monday, July 04, 2022
Why we must work with parliaments to tackle online hate speech and gender-based violence
Recent evidence of violence against women in politics shows that online hate speech and harassment represent both serious and increasing obstacles to the ability of female political leaders to fulfil their mandates. On 30 June, International Day of...
Women are fighting to get at least one seat in Papua New Guinea's male-dominated parliament when voting opens in a country scarred by gender-based violence Saeed KHAN AFP/File
Monday, July 04, 2022
Women battle for seats in PNG parliament
Port Moresby (AFP) – Women are fighting to get at least one seat in Papua New Guinea's male-dominated parliament when voting opens Monday in a mountainous, forest-clad land scarred by gender-based violence. Prime Minister James Marape is fending off...
Parliament House in Canberra, Australia. Photographer: Rohan Thomson/Bloomberg
Tuesday, May 03, 2022
Women fed up with flagrant sexism could swing Australia’s election
Decline in support for government is being driven by women Nation's gender inequality has worsened for more than a decade Women in Australia have endured more than a year of shocking allegations of misconduct from inside their nation’s parliament...
Women across British politics slam sexism of ‘Basic Instinct’ slur against lawmaker - PBS
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Women across British politics slam sexism of ‘Basic Instinct’ slur against lawmaker
LONDON (AP) — Women from across British politics called Monday for action to tackle misogyny after a newspaper ran a story accusing the deputy opposition leader of trying to “distract” the prime minister during debates by crossing and uncrossing her...
Women protest in Kabul against arbitrary killings, disappearance of women  / Markus Winkler on Unsplash
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Women protest in Kabul against arbitrary killings, disappearance of women
Dozens of women held a protest in the Afghan capital on Sunday demanding the release of a female military officer who was taken prisoner by the Taliban four months ago, and also against the arbitrary killing of a young Hazara woman by the Taliban...
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Friday, January 14, 2022
Women Out To Win Convening
We must celebrate Westminster's female role models if we're to attract more women to a career in politics - Caroline Nokes. Credits: The House
Friday, January 14, 2022
We must celebrate Westminster's female role models if we're to attract more women to a career in politics
By Caroline Nokes A repeated refrain in recent years has been about how we can  encourage more women to get involved in Westminster politics, to get us to a 50:50 Parliament and make sure female voices are heard at the heart of Government. Much of...
Women politicians are under siege  -  4.Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photos: Kevin Dietsch, Stefani Reynolds, and Alex Wong/Getty Images
Friday, December 17, 2021
Women politicians are under siege
Women in Congress feel besieged and singled-out amid surging threats against lawmakers at all levels, with some frustrated more hasn't been done to halt the trend. Why it matters: As record numbers of American women are being elected to public...

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