Violence Against Women in Politics

Home/PDF Document/Violence Against Women in Politics

Young women politicians make strides towards equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina

2021-03-16T09:17:38+00:00March 5th, 2021|Violence Against Women in Politics, Western Balkans Democracy Initiative, Women’s Political Leadership|

Studies show that women’s political leadership results in better outcomes for women and girls, as well as for society as a whole, and delivers progress in policy areas vital for economic growth and development, such as health, education and infrastructure. Even without these quantifiable dividends, the argument for women’s political empowerment is irrefutable – democracy [...]

Inclusive and Participatory Approaches to Constitution Building in Sudan: The Role of Women

2021-01-06T16:23:32+00:00December 14th, 2020|Events, Violence Against Women in Politics|

Westminster Foundation for Democracy would like to invite you to a webinar on 16th December 2020 to discuss inclusive and participatory approaches to constitution building with a specific focus on the role of women within constitutional processes. The event will focus on the Sudanese transitional process, with a central discussion addressing the inclusion and representation [...]

UK MPs join Arab League in calling for Internationally legally-binding treaty to tackle violence against women

2020-12-15T13:52:34+00:00November 25th, 2020|Violence Against Women in Politics, Women’s Political Leadership|

On 25 November 2020, the Arab League, and a group of cross-party MPs from the UK and Arab region, gathered together to stand united in reaffirming their commitment to tackling violence against women and girls and to making our societies safer, more inclusive and equitable. They called for women’s rights to be prioritised through adopting [...]

Violence Against Women in Politics Case Study: United Kingdom

2020-04-02T12:48:17+00:00August 6th, 2018|PDF Document, Violence Against Women in Politics|

This paper considers the myriad ways in which this behaviour affects the participation and experiences of women in political life in the United Kingdom. It gives a brief overview of VAW in the general UK population, before moving on to discuss the prominence of women in UK political life, the role of political parties and [...]

Violence Against Women in Politics Global Perspectives of a Global Perspectives of a Global Issue

2020-02-13T11:56:32+00:00July 23rd, 2018|PDF Document, Violence Against Women in Politics|

This paper provides a global perspective from the eight countries to contextualise the discussions to be held on 19-20 March 2018 in London – when legislators, activists and experts from over 20 countries gather for a two-day summit on VAWP – and concludes with recommendations for what political parties and parliaments can do to stop [...]

WFD VAWP Conference Report to UN SRVAW

2020-04-02T12:47:18+00:00July 19th, 2018|PDF Document, Violence Against Women in Politics, Women MPs of the World|

The findings, experiences and recommendations from the the Women MPs of the World conference have been collated into this report and is respectfully submitted for consideration by the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Its Causes and Consequences for her special report on violence against women in politics.