Women lawmakers face sexism, violence on job: report

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) – Women members of parliament (MPs) in all regions face sexism, harassment and violence from male lawmakers and are increasingly targeted by online humiliation campaigns, a report said on Wednesday. Sexist violence and harassment against women lawmakers is “real and widespread”, the report said. The findings suggested “that the phenomenon knows no boundaries and exists to different degrees in every country, affecting a significant number of women parliamentarians”.

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