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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...
Thursday, December 05, 2019
Votes without violence
Around the world, women are targeted by violence because of their commitment to vote, their jobs as electoral officials and their aspirations to hold political office. NDI categorizes this kind of violence as “violence against women in elections” (...
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Voting for women is more than gender politics. It's opting to create real change
By Jamie Lee Curtis, Thanksgiving is an American tradition — one based on a story about two different peoples coming together to share a meal (even if it was really the Native Americans saving the lives of the colonists). That bridging of...
Friday, November 08, 2019
Votes for women? Not without facial recognition technology in Afghanistan
The first female founder of an Afghan political party has urged the country to rethink the use of facial recognition technology in elections amid concerns it stopped large numbers of women from voting this year. Authorities photographed all voters...
Friday, October 18, 2019
Violence sows fear among women ahead of Colombia local elections
Observers say female candidates systematically threatened with physical, sexual violence to deter them from running. Luz Polo was at a campaign event when she said a man sent by criminal groups broke down the doors of her home in the small western...
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Vjosa Osmani, the woman taking on Kosovo's 'nasty' politics to be PM
Looking back to her childhood in conflict-wracked Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani remembers listening quietly as dozens of men gathered in her father's living room to discuss the political future of the breakaway Serbian province. Two decades later, the 38-...
Friday, August 23, 2019
Vote for the woman because she’s a woman
By Caitlin Moscatello, In February, Nevada became the first state in the country with a female-majority legislature. By June, with the help of the state’s Democratic governor, there were stronger laws ensuring equal pay for women, tougher penalties...
Friday, August 16, 2019
Voices: Three questions for Marta Grande, young MP, Italy
Voices is part of a new IPU web series in which we interview parliamentarians from around the world. The views and opinions they express are their own and do not necessarily reflect the IPU’s position. Marta Grande, young MP from Italy, is a member...
Friday, August 16, 2019
Voices: Three questions for Rayya al-Manthari, young MP, Oman
Voices is part of a new IPU web series in which we interview parliamentarians from around the world. The views and opinions they express are their own and do not necessarily reflect the IPU’s position. Rayya al-Manthari, young MP from Oman, is a...
Friday, June 07, 2019
Violence against women in politics: IFES submission to the OHCHR Special Rapporteur
For over three decades, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has worked to advance good governance and support all citizens’ rights to participate in credible elections. We recognize that violence against women in politics is a...
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...
Friday, June 07, 2019
Violence against women in elections in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville: An IFES assessment
Violence against women in politics is a substantial threat to the integrity of the electoral process, affecting women’s participation as voters, candidates, election officials, activists and political party leaders and undermining free, fair and...
Friday, June 07, 2019
Violence against women in elections in Papua New Guinea: An IFES assessment
Violence against women in politics is a substantial threat to the integrity of the electoral process, affecting women’s participation as voters, candidates, election officials, activists and political party leaders and undermining free, fair and...
Friday, June 07, 2019
Violence against women in elections in Afghanistan: An IFES assessment
On October 20, 2018, Afghanistan held its long-delayed national parliamentary (Wolesi Jirga) elections. Overall, the election demonstrated how combined factors of insecurity and political instability, widespread impunity for and high rates of...

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