Violence Against Women in Politics


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ZGC targeting to capacitate Zimbabwe women in politics (Picture by Mkhululi Ncube Chronicle)
Thursday, September 15, 2022
ZGC targeting to capacitate Zimbabwe women in politics
The Zimbabwe Gender Commission (ZGC) is capacitating women across the country to contest in the forthcoming general elections under the programme Women Rise in Politics, with support from United Nations Women.  Under the programme, the commission is...
Hon Tatenda Mavetera - Chronicle
Friday, April 29, 2022
Zimbabwe: "Fear of sexual harassment keeps young women out of politics"
Living in an era when Zimbabwe and the world are fighting for gender equality, it is sad young women still shun politics in fear of sexual harassment which appears to be the greatest challenge in the male dominated sphere, a member of parliament has...
Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash
Thursday, April 07, 2022
Zimbabwe: Women politicians urged to use media effectively during elections
Women politicians were challenged to use media effectively as they pursue political life fighting gender bias and stereotypes ahead of well publicised weekend by elections whose results have now been made public. Gender Media Connect (GMC) an...
Zimbabwe main opposition party the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance supporters lead by Nelson Chamisa march for electoral reforms to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) in the streets of the capital Harare. (Photo by Jekesai Njikizana/AFP
Monday, January 10, 2022
Zimbabwe: Violent politics deters women from standing as candidates in elections
Zimbabwe is scheduled to hold elections in 18 months’ time, but women are reluctant to have their faces appear on ballot papers. Women here know only too well that in politics, sticks and stones literally break bones, and name-calling is part of the...
Ms. Delphine Serumaga - Copyright: The Herald
Monday, December 20, 2021
Zimbabwe: end gender-based violence in politics
The United Nations has rallied the nation to stamp out widespread violence against women in politics (VAWP) across the country’s political divide during election period. Violence against women in politics occurs within the political domain targeting...
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Zuleika Hassan: Kenyan MP with baby ordered to leave parliament
Female MPs have walked out of Kenya's parliament in solidarity with a colleague who was ordered to leave because she had taken her baby. Zuleika Hassan said she had brought her five-month-old baby with her to work because of a domestic emergency and...
Thursday, November 08, 2018
Zuraida Kamaruddin
This interview was conducted in September 2017 on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. At the time, Zuraida Kamaruddin was a Member of Parliament for Ampang, Malaysia. In May 2018, she was appointed as Minister of Housing...
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Zimbabwe: Commission slams attacks on women politicians
The Zimbabwe Gender Commission (ZGC) yesterday expressed concern over attacks on female politicians in the country, which has manifested in many forms, including psychological violence. A case in point being the attempted murder of MDC-T president...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Zimbabwe: Women bear brunt of violence in politics
Former MDC-T deputy president Thokozani Khupe in February spent most of Morgan Tsvangirai’s funeral holed up in a hut, fearing for her life, as party youths threatened her with violence. That same month, Zanu PF’s Zalerah Makari, the Epworth...