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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...
Violence Targeting Women in Politics: 10 Countries to Watch in 2022  Photo by Joshua Rawson-Harris on Unsplash- GIWPS
Thursday, February 10, 2022
Violence targeting women in politics: 10 countries to watch in 2022
By Roudabeh Kishi Attacks on women in politics are on the rise around the world. New data and research from the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) reveal how physical violence targeting women in politics is creating dangerous...
Violence targeting women in politics: trends in targets, types, and perpetrators of political violence  (ACLED)
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Violence targeting women in politics: trends in targets, types, and perpetrators of political violence
The addition of identity types to ACLED data on political violence targeting women sheds new light on the threats to women’s participation in political processes, such as running for or holding office, supporting or voting for political candidates,...
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Thursday, November 25, 2021
Violence against women in politics, a growing danger to democracy
Violence against women in politics is a growing danger to democracy. Sexism, harassment, and attacks are used as tools to discredit and silence women leaders, including women candidates, and discourage them from participating in public life and...
ODIHR flyer
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Violence Against Women in Politics: Experiences and Ways Forward for Women Leaders
This high-level Side Event to the 65th Meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65) will provide a platform for women politicians and leaders to discuss their experiences with harassment and violence in politics. It will also provide...
International IDEA
Tuesday, March 09, 2021
Video message by International IDEA' Secretary-General on International Women's Day 2021
"Contributing to society on equal terms, with equal opportunities in theory and practice every day. That’s what democracy is all about." Dr Kevin Casas-Zamora, Secretary-General of International IDEA shares a message for International Women’s Day.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) greets Finland’s Pime Minister Sanna Marin prior to talks on Feb. 19, 2020 at the Chancellery in Berlin. Image: AFP/Odd Andersen via ETX Studio  Read more: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1402075/vote-for-women-they-may-b
Wednesday, March 03, 2021
Vote for women — they may be more likely to keep campaign promises, says study
The more women there are in government, the more likely it is to deliver on its campaign promises — that’s the conclusion of a recent American study conducted across the United States, Canada and ten European countries. Will recently elected leaders...
Monday, December 14, 2020
Vietnam promotes women’s role in building peace
International delegates lauded Vietnam’s contributions to affirming women’s roles in building and sustaining peace while attending the International Conference on Women, Peace and Security held by the Foreign Ministry in partnership with the United...
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Violence Against Women: What can parliaments do to protect women?
Watch the fourth in a series of short videos on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This video shares some shocking facts about violence against women and outlines steps that parliaments can take against this scourge. This is a partnership...
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Violence or threats of violence are a significant obstacle to women's access to public decision-making.
Twenty-five years ago, the Beijing Platform for Action agreed at the Fourth UN Conference on Women prioritized women’s access to public decision-making roles as a crucial part of the project of transforming societies towards gender equality. In the...
Thursday, October 08, 2020
Violence against women in politics a growing problem
While women have made significant inroads into politics in recent years, their involvement has spurred attacks, intimidation and harassment in many parts of the world, says Mona Lena Krook, a professor of political science at Rutgers University-New...
Friday, September 04, 2020
Violence against Women in Politics
Women have made significant inroads into political life in recent years, but in many parts of the world, their increased engagement has spurred attacks, intimidation, and harassment. This book provides the first comprehensive account of this...
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Victorian local government elections could see a return to all-male councils, as fewer women stand because of coronavirus
There are fears October's local government elections could see a return of all-male councils in Victoria, with concerns fewer women will stand because of coronavirus impacts. The Colac-Otway Shire in south-west Victoria is one of 14 councils in the...
Friday, July 10, 2020
Veronica Tsitsi Muzenda
Veronica Tsitsi Muzenda is a Member of Parliament from Zimbabwe. This interview was conducted in October 2019 in the margins of the the 141st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Belgrad.
Monday, April 20, 2020
Votes for women: South Korea's first feminist party seeks parliament seats
South Korea is regularly ranked lowest in the developed world for gender equality, but for the first time a feminist party is seeking parliamentary seats at Wednesday’s election, accusing the political establishment of having failed women. The party...
Monday, March 30, 2020
Video on Women, Peace and Security
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (UNSCR 1325). The UNSCR 1325 was the first to address the impact of armed conflict on women, as well as women’s contribution...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Violence against women in politics
Violence against women in politics involves a broad range of harms to attack and undermine women as political actors. Its central motivation is to exclude women as a group from public life. Click here to see the database.
Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Visualizing the data: Women’s representation in society
Women’s full and equal participation in all facets of society is a fundamental human right. Yet, around the world, from politics to entertainment to the workplace, women and girls are largely underrepresented. The visualizations below take a closer...

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