ELIMINATING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN POLITICS:
WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN’T?
Violence against women in politics is an intolerable violation of women’s and civil rights, and a fundamental challenge to democratic values and processes – yet it continues to plague both younger and more established democracies, as recent events have shown.
A 2018 study conducted by IPU and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) reveals truly appalling statistics:
- 85.2% of the 123 female parliamentarians who took part in the study said they had experienced psychological violence during their term of office
- 46.9% had received death threats or threats of rape or beatings
- 14.8% had experienced physical violence
This needs to stop!
On Wednesday 25 November (15-16:30 CET) – the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – the Inter-Parliamentary Union and Kofi Annan Foundation gathered a group of experts and leaders in the field to discuss concrete solutions and policy responses, and promote their urgent adoption and implementation.
- Ms. Carmen Alanis, Former Chief Justice, Mexico Electoral Tribunal
- Ms. Anita Bhatia, Deputy Executive Director, UN Women
- Mr. Martin Chungong, Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union
- Ms. Hilary Gbedemah, Chairperson of the CEDAW Committee
And Moderated by:
- Ms. Corinne Momal-Vanian, Executive Director, Kofi Annan Foundation