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Golriz Ghahraman鈥檚 exit from politics shows the toll of online bullying on female MPs

24 January 2024

The high-stress nature of working in politics is increasingly taking a toll on staff and politicians.

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The Green Party MP鈥檚 resignation from parliament has exposed the alarming rise of online violence against women, especially those of colour. 听

This exit has emphasised the urgency for government action to create legal frameworks that support women in parliament, as the current legislation is not well equipped to deal with violence against women.听

Urgent steps need to be taken to acknowledge the systemic nature of gender-based violence to protect the mental health of women in politics, as words have the power to break people and democracies. 听

UC Senior Lecturer in Law, international human rights expert Dr Cassandra Mudgway, discusses this global issue on The Conversation.

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Cassandra Mudgway does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.


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