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    States worldwide must address the sexism, harassment and violence being experienced by women parliamentarians

States worldwide must address the sexism, harassment and violence being experienced by women parliamentarians

Lisa Gormley calls on governments to act on the recommendations in the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s report on ‘Sexism, harassment and violence against women parliamentarians’ and take all measures to address the abuse experienced by women in public life.

 

“There’s a reason why extremists use violence: they cannot win a battle of ideas”

Malala Yousafzai said this at the memorial event for […]

November 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on States worldwide must address the sexism, harassment and violence being experienced by women parliamentarians|

Rape myths and the rights of victims: why the UK needs to ratify the Istanbul Convention

In response to the acquittal of Ched Evans on charges of rape, Lisa Gormley reflects on the UK government’s approach to ensuring women’s right to protection of the law, and sets out how ratifying the Istanbul Convention would help achieve positive change.

 

The acquittal of Ched Evans has brought an important moment to reflect on where the UK government, Crown Prosecution Service and the judiciary are in […]

October 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Rape myths and the rights of victims: why the UK needs to ratify the Istanbul Convention|