In Senegal's Parliament, chaos erupts as male politician slaps woman MP over disagreement, and other stories
#WomenLead (Issue 126): Your weekly round-up on women in politics
Hello, and welcome to Issue 126!
To all those getting restless as to why this edition didn’t land up on time in your inbox, kindly accept our sincere apologies. We try our best to bring you the weekly edition in time, but on some exceptionally eventful days like this last weekend, we can get late.
But here we are, and we bring you updates from India, Indonesia, and New Zealand and the spotlight is on Senegal. In case you missed last week’s edition, you can read it here.
✅ WORD: In Indonesia, the Women’s Parliamentary Caucus (comprising all women members of Parliament) signed a declaration condemning any form of gender-based violence that hinders women from fulfilling their equal rights, and urged all groups to allow women to safely participate in politics.
This is the first-ever such official declaration in the country that explicitly addresses gender-based violence in politics, a statement from UN Women observed.