When MPs get death threats

By Terri Butler

20 September 2020

An international survey found that more than 44 % of women in politics have been threatened with murder, rape, beatings or abduction.

An international report found more than 44 per cent of women in politics got threats of murder, rape, beatings or abduction. This week we heard reports that Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and the Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young had received death threats. What is the go with threats of violence against women in politics? Why is it a problem for democracy as well as for the individual women themselves? And is there anything you can do to help?