Violence Against Women in Politics

 

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Thursday, April 25, 2013
Women's movement in Pakistan: State, Class, Gender
Women in Pakistan like their counterparts elsewhere in the world have been victims of the double oppression of class and gender. Given a socio-economic milieu in which the vast majority of the populace are victims of social, political and economic...
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Woman runs for election in Pakistan tribal area
For most women in Pakistan's war-torn and ultra-conservative frontier region, casting a vote in an election is an impossible dream, let alone standing as a candidate.But one woman from Bajaur, a strife-ridden area bordering Afghanistan, has stunned...
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Women’s Security in the Middle East and North Africa
What are the challenges to women’s security in the MENA region? Responses catalog a host of concerns: eroding legal rights for women, economic vulnerability, rises in trafficking, and prostitution out of desperation. They also speak to a worrisome...
Saturday, February 02, 2013
Women Navigate Political Minefield in Kenya
NAIROBI, Jan 25 2013 (IPS) - Few women in Kenya harbour illusions of entering politics. Blatant discrimination, threats and intimidations, an uneven playing field and a largely unsympathetic public have turned electoral politics into a veritable...
Thursday, November 01, 2012
Well-known Pakistani journalist Marvi Sirmed shot at
Unidentified gunmen today attacked prominent rights activist Marvi Sirmed in the Pakistani capital. She escaped unharmed. The gunmen, who were in a black car, fired at Sirmed's vehicle at Murree Road near Bani Gala on the outskirts of Islamabad...

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