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Luveni: Protect women from political violence

The Speaker Hon. Dr Jiko Luveni stressed the need to protect women parliamentarians against political violence at the Triennial Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians’ Conference in London last week. Hon. Luveni was part of the panel to address the global phenomenon of women parliamentarians being violated physically, sexually and psychologically. LUVENI: “Women parliamentarians need to be protected […]

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December 19, 2016 9:22 am

The Speaker Hon. Dr Jiko Luveni stressed the need to protect women parliamentarians against political violence at the Triennial Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians’ Conference in London last week.

Hon. Luveni was part of the panel to address the global phenomenon of women parliamentarians being violated physically, sexually and psychologically.

LUVENI: “Women parliamentarians need to be protected against political violence, and it was important to engage very closely with people through civic education…People need to understand the role of women in Parliament and how they can support their women parliamentarians so that their views could also be addressed,”

Discussions also focused on women leaders being killed for standing up for their views on issues of national interest, and some being psychologically violated by demeaning and snide comments in the social media.

The 62nd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference ended last Friday with the election of Hon. Noraini binti Ahmed, MP Malaysia as the new Chairperson of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP).

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