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Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Voters prefer decisions made by panels balanced between men and women
Men still dominate political decision-making in the United Kingdom. Women hold just one or two seats on prestigious select committees in the House of Commons, like Defence, Foreign Affairs, and Justice. No women sit on the Domestic and Economic...
Monday, November 13, 2023
Veena Kumar Bhatnagar
Veena Kumar Bhatnagar is a Fijian politician who served as a member of the Parliament of Fiji from 2014 to 2022. She served as the Assistant Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation. Interview conducted by iKNOW Politics during the 145th...
Wednesday, October 04, 2023
Violence against women in politics in Georgia
The publication represents the findings of a national survey on the violence against women in politics in Georgia, gathering women’s experiences in politics in Georgia. Namely, it examines the factors that facilitate and obstruct women’s engagement...
Thursday, September 21, 2023
Violence against female politicians
Women’s political participation remains low, with women occupying only a quarter of parliamentary seats around the world. This column explores one possible obstacle to political participation: female politicians being more likely to become targets...
Thursday, August 17, 2023
Violence against women in politics
It is extensively recognized that the active participation of all citizens, regardless of gender, is essential for the construction and maintenance of robust democracies and the attainment of human development goals. Throughout history, women...
Source: The Asahi Shimbun
Tuesday, May 02, 2023
VOX POPULI: women still have a long way to go in the world of Japanese politics
Alarmed by the abysmal scarcity of women in politics, a university professor and others held the first-ever series of seminars in the spring of 2018 to train women considering a political career. At the time, female lawmakers accounted for only a...
Friday, November 25, 2022
Violence against women parliamentarians: Causes, effects, solutions
Women account for just over 26% of parliamentarians worldwide according to the IPU’s latest figures. Despite progress made in recent years, significant obstacles continue to block their path to parity with their male counterparts. One of the biggest...
Voices of women and girls essential to fight for human rights (Picture: OHCHR)
Friday, November 25, 2022
Voices of women and girls essential to fight for human rights
“Around the world, we see stigmatization, harassment and outright attacks used to silence and discredit women who are outspoken as leaders, community workers, human rights defenders and politicians,” said Peggy Hicks, Director of the Thematic...
UN News/Paulina Kubiak Greer General Assembly President, Abdulla Shahid, addresses the Special Event on Women in the UN’s Trusteeship Council.
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Violence against women in politics marks ‘moral and ethical failure’ - General Assembly President
Top UN officials on Tuesday gathered with government and civil society representatives to draw attention to the scourge of violence against women worldwide who are involved in politics, which is increasingly seeing women parliamentarians, human...
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...
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Virginia Tech study: Government corruption is lower in countries with greater number of women political leaders
The study, published recently in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, was led by Sudipta Sarangi, professor and head of the Department of Economics, part of the Virginia Tech College of Science, and Chandan Kumar Jha, an assistant...
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...
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, May 15, 2014
Voice and Agency: Empowering Women and Girls for Shared Prosperity featuring the Hon. Hillary Rodham Clinton
"The persistent constraints and deprivations that prevent many of the world’s women from achieving their potential have huge consequences for individuals, families, communities, and nations. Expanding women's agency—their ability to make decisions...
Monday, May 05, 2014
Video message by Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, former President of Iceland
Video message by Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, former President of Iceland and the first female head of state, at the WIP Study Trip to Iceland, hosted by the Parliament of Iceland in Reykjavík, 3-4 April 2014. Video of Video message by Vigdís...
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...