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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.

With:

  • 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