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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...
Monday, February 04, 2019
Violence Against Women in Politics
Many women face exclusion, discrimination, harassment and acts of psychological and physical violence when they join politics. A 2016 study by the Inter-parliamentary Union shows that 82% of women MPs surveyed experienced acts of psychological...
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Viewpoint: Gender parity matters among Mass. Public higher ed leaders
Diversity is good for consumers and businesses — it leads to better decision making in all organizations. Studies have found that corporations with diverse boards and management teams are more profitable and better governed. Organizations need...
Monday, November 26, 2018
Violence Against Women in Politics
For more than one year, the groundbreaking #MeToo movement and related Time’s Up initiative have broken taboos and sparked an unprecedented global conversation about the sexism, harassment and violence many women face in professional environments....
Monday, November 19, 2018
Violence against women in politics: A rising global trend
Recent years have witnessed a troubling rise in reports of assault, intimidation, and abuse directed at politically active women. The United Nations General Assembly first called for zero tolerance for violence against female candidates and elected...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Vietnam: Increasing participation of women in politics
NDO - The Presidium of the Vietnam Women's Union held a meeting with female deputies of the 14th National Assembly (NA) in Hanoi, on November 13. Vietnamese women have made considerable contributions to the national socio-economic, security and...
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Voters send record number of women to US Congress
Female candidates for Congress made history on Tuesday night, with more than 100 women sweeping into office on the strength of a Democratic House takeover powered in large part by college-educated female voters. The women winning House seats also...
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Violence against women in politics
By Adriana Jacob, Six months after the murder of Councilwoman Marielle Franco, the causes behind the act and those responsible for the crime remain unknown. A young black woman born on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, she was gaining prominence in...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Violence against women in politics goes far beyond the midterms — and the United States
By Joseph D. Lyions, The record number of women running in the midterm elections highlights two huge issues facing not just the United States, but societies around the world — one, a lack of gender parity in the halls of power, and two, a key...
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Violence against women in politics: Expert group meeting report and recommendations
UN Women, the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR), and the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences (Special Rapporteur), in collaboration with the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the...
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Monday, September 24, 2018
Vietnam has first female president, but activists are unimpressed
(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Vietnam’s appointment of its first female president belies a deep gender imbalance in the communist country’s politics and society and will do little to improve women’s rights, advocates said on Monday. Dang Thi Ngoc...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Voices from the political trenches: Women candidates talk gender parity
“Voices from the Trenches: Women Candidates Talk Gender Parity,” a roundtable discussion on women in Quebec politics. At this roundtable discussion, women candidates—including Marie-Josée Forget (Québec Solidaire), Catherine Fournier (Parti...
Friday, August 31, 2018
Video: The year of the woman in politics
A record-breaking number of women are running for office in 2018. CNN's Brooke Baldwin hits the trail with some of the women looking to make history, gaining unprecedented access and behind-the-scenes coverage of a historical election cycle. Click...
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Violence against women in elections in Zimbabwe: An IFES assessment
In July 30, Zimbabwean citizens head to the polls for general elections. Candidates are competing for the presidency and seats in the National Assembly, Senate, Provincial Councils, and urban and rural authorities. Former President Robert Mugabe...

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