17 Jan 2024

Abuse of high profile women increasing

From Morning Report, 7:33 am on 17 January 2024

A former Green MP says the increasing abuse aimed at women in high profile positions likely contributed to the stress that resulted in Golriz Ghahraman shoplifting.

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sue bradford Photo: RNZ

Ms Ghahraman has resigned from Parliament after three allegations of shoplifting, admitting she acted out of character and is not well.

Green Party co-leader James Shaw says Ms Ghahraman was subject to continuous threats sexual and physical violence - and death - since the day she was elected to Parliament.

He says this has added a higher level of stress than is experienced by most members of Parliament.

Ex Green MP Sue Bradford spoke to Ben Strang.