Violence Against Women in Politics


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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...
Monday, February 04, 2019
Waseqa Ayesha Khan
Waseqa Ayesha Khan is Member of Parliament of Bangladesh. This interview was conducted in October 2017 in the margins of the IPU Assembly in Geneva.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Summary of the e-Discussion on Violence Against Women in Politics
The e-Discussion on Violence Against Women in Politics was launched on 26 November 2018 in Arabic, English, French and Spanish and ended on 21 December 2018. Women politicians, experts, practitioners, and academics discussed about how to make...
Friday, January 25, 2019
Malawi: Gender focused CSOs condemn violence against women in politics
Gender Focused Civil Society Organisations have called on government to act on recent acts of violence against politically active women. Non-Governmental Organization’s Gender Coordination Network chair, Barbara Banda, told Malawi News Agency (MANA...
Monday, January 21, 2019
Australian Minister for women to leave politics at election
Australia’s Minister for Women Kelly O’Dwyer said Saturday she will quit politics for personal reasons at this year’s election, adding to the list of female politicians to leave the ruling party, some citing disunity, bullying and intimidation....
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Roundtable: Political empowerment of women through ICTs
The Office of International IDEA to the European Union organized on 7 December 2018, a Roundtable discussion on ”Political empowerment of women through ICTs”, with the support of the Canadian Mission to the European Union. The aim of the event was...
Friday, January 04, 2019
Have we learned nothing from 2016 about how to cover women in politics?
By Michelle Ruiz, No sooner had Elizabeth Warren (all but) announced her 2020 presidential candidacy than the same old sexist narratives began: “How does Warren avoid a Clinton redux—written off as too unlikable before her campaign gets off the...
Thursday, December 20, 2018
UK Parliament makes ‘steady progress’ on gender equality
The UK Gender Sensitive Parliament Audit, published today, finds that steady progress has been made in increasing the representation of women in both Houses of Parliament, but there are still too many barriers to women standing as MPs or putting...
Monday, December 17, 2018
Youth representation in parliament nudges up according to new IPU report
The global proportion of MPs under 30 has increased in two years from 1.9 per cent to 2.2 per cent according to the IPU’s biannual report on Youth Participation in National Parliaments published today. Despite this increase, when compared with the...
Friday, December 14, 2018
Fawzia Zainal elected first woman Speaker of Bahraini parliament
Bahrain’s parliament made history on Wednesday when it elected MP Fawzia Zainal as its first female Speaker of the Council of Representatives. Zainal, who won 25 votes from the 40-member lower house chamber, became the second woman to head a...
Friday, December 14, 2018
Enhancing reporting of women in 2019 elections
The need for the media to be gender sensitive in reporting electoral issues ahead of the 2019 general elections and change the negative stereotyping of female politicians, was the pivot of a one-day seminar held in Lagos by the Independent National...
Thursday, December 13, 2018
DRC Elections—Will Congolese women have a fair chance?
“The forthcoming elections is a decisive turning point for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), because if we really do have these elections despite the fact that it has long dragged out, it will be the first democratic transition ever in the DRC...
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Women MPs reveal death threats, bullying and harassment
Women MPs discuss bullying, harassment and other misconduct during a public panel discussion to mark 125 years of suffrage. Labour’s Ruth Dyson spoke about receiving death threats, as did the Greens’ Golriz Ghahraman, who remembered someone saying...
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Why Bangladeshi politics is man's domain
Two powerful women – Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia – have dominated Bangladeshi politics for decades, but the South Asian country's women are still underrepresented in parliament and are politically marginalized. Nazla Ibtesham, an 18-year-old...
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Where is the #MeToo moment in India's politics?
NEW DELHI(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From media to sports and business, a wave of #MeToo revelations has rocked India this year, but the movement has left the country’s male-dominated politics largely untouched - and that needs to change,...
Friday, December 07, 2018
Attacks on women's ministries are a threat to democracy
By Gillian Kane, In February 2016, a few months after Brazil’s only female president, Dilma Rousseff, was impeached, the country’s newly installed interim-government under President Michel Temer issued one of its first directives. With political...
Friday, December 07, 2018
Nigeria: UN Women and UNDP launch awareness programme to prevent violence against women
United Nation Women and United Nations Development programme (UNDP) on Monday launched a programme guide to prevent violence against women in the 2019 general elections. The launch which was organised by UN Women and UNDP took place in Abuja. Ms...
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Iceland scandal over MPs' crude and sexist bar talk
There are calls for several Icelandic MPs to resign after they were recorded using crude language to describe female colleagues and a disabled activist. Icelanders were especially shocked that the MPs' targets included ex-MP Freyja Haraldsdottir, a...