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Violence Against Women in Politics

As the prominence of women in politics increases, so does the incidence of violence against women in politics. This section highlights news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics

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Unpacking Democracy: Intersectionality of Gender and Violence Against Political Actors

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Unpacking Democracy: Intersectionality of Gender and Violence Against Political Actors

Luxembourg is placing gender at the heart of its 2024 Presidency of the Council of Member States of International IDEA.

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Recent initiatives empowering women in Mali

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Recent initiatives empowering women in Mali

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Mali, a landlocked country in West Africa, has one of the world’s fastest growing populations. The country houses more than nine million women, yet the state of women’s health remains a critical issue. Women in Mali face significant challenges. A lack of awareness and respect for human rights, especially for women and children, continues to drive disparities in education, governance, economic independence, and security.

Mali, a landlocked country in West Africa, has one of the world’s fastest growing populations. The country houses more than nine million women, yet the state of women’s health remains a critical issue. Women in Mali face significant challenges. A lack of awareness and respect for human rights, especially for women and children, continues to drive disparities in education, governance, economic independence, and security.

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Underdogs take on authoritarians in ‘And So It Begins’ and ‘Igualada’

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Underdogs take on authoritarians in ‘And So It Begins’ and ‘Igualada’

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For standing up to the dangerous elements of today’s political reality—racial and socio-economic disparities and crackdowns on dissent, among them—both Robredo in the Philippines and Márquez in Colombia faced threats online and offline.

For standing up to the dangerous elements of today’s political reality—racial and socio-economic disparities and crackdowns on dissent, among them—both Robredo in the Philippines and Márquez in Colombia faced threats online and offline.

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League of Women Voters: Politics and ethical decisions

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League of Women Voters: Politics and ethical decisions

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Ethical principles help us make positive and just decisions that contribute to the common good of all.

Reliability, honesty, integrity, fairness, and collaboration are a few of many ethical behaviors that fulfill basic human needs, prevent harm to people and the environment, and create credibility and trust. The consequences of unethical decisions include loss of trust, authoritarianism, autocracy, nepotism and corruption.

Ethical principles help us make positive and just decisions that contribute to the common good of all.

Reliability, honesty, integrity, fairness, and collaboration are a few of many ethical behaviors that fulfill basic human needs, prevent harm to people and the environment, and create credibility and trust. The consequences of unethical decisions include loss of trust, authoritarianism, autocracy, nepotism and corruption.

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Bangladesh, a bastion of female empowerment, lags on democracy

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Bangladesh, a bastion of female empowerment, lags on democracy

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TOKYO -- Two strong, prominent female leaders have found themselves facing very different political futures in neighboring countries on the Bay of Bengal.

TOKYO -- Two strong, prominent female leaders have found themselves facing very different political futures in neighboring countries on the Bay of Bengal.

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Even with a 30% quota in place, Indonesian women face an uphill battle running for office

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Even with a 30% quota in place, Indonesian women face an uphill battle running for office

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In the 2019 general election, Indonesians voted more women into the national parliament than ever before. 

After the first election of the post-authoritarian period in 1999, women’s representation was a paltry 8.8%, so the rise to 20.9% in 2019 seemed worth celebrating. Indeed, women activists had worked long and hard to reach this point. 

Disappointed with the results of the first two elections, they had successfully pushed for a candidate quota, requiring parties to nominate at least 30% women. 

In the 2019 general election, Indonesians voted more women into the national parliament than ever before. 

After the first election of the post-authoritarian period in 1999, women’s representation was a paltry 8.8%, so the rise to 20.9% in 2019 seemed worth celebrating. Indeed, women activists had worked long and hard to reach this point. 

Disappointed with the results of the first two elections, they had successfully pushed for a candidate quota, requiring parties to nominate at least 30% women. 

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Free training on preventing online violence against women for EU elections candidates

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Free training on preventing online violence against women for EU elections candidates

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The European Women’s Lobby offers women in politics training on online violence against women in view of the upcoming EU elections. Book your spot on 13 or 16 February!

The European Women’s Lobby offers women in politics training on online violence against women in view of the upcoming EU elections. Book your spot on 13 or 16 February!

It’s 2024 and female politicians are still having to put up with sexist nonsense about their looks

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February 1, 2024

It’s 2024 and female politicians are still having to put up with sexist nonsense about their looks

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You might be mistaken for thinking you’d stepped into the Tardis and been transported back in time 20 years upon se

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Nikki Haley made strides for women in politics. There’s just one problem: Trump

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Nikki Haley made strides for women in politics. There’s just one problem: Trump

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NASHUA, New Hampshire — Nikki Haley has already gone further than any Republican woman before her who ran for president.

NASHUA, New Hampshire — Nikki Haley has already gone further than any Republican woman before her who ran for president.