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Preventing Violence Against Women in Elections

31.10.2018 / Created by (EMWF)

The publication brings to light the scourge of violence against women in elections.

It seeks to identify the specific components of violence against women in elections, including types, tactics, victims and perpetrators, and presents options for policy and programming responses based on current good practices. It also provides examples of definitions and methods from all regions that may prompt ideas for actions according to each country’s national context.

This guide is intended for those best positioned to prevent and mitigate violence against women in elections, including national electoral stakeholders, international organizations and all those providing programming support on electoral assistance, women’s political participation, human rights monitoring and ending violence against women. It would also be a resource for members and especially leaders of political parties, electoral management bodies, civil society organizations, women’s groups and gender equality activists.


  • Type of publication : Toolbox / Methodological guide
  • Author : Julie Ballington, Gabrielle Bardall, Gabriella Brovosky
  • Publishing house : UN Women and UNDP
  • Publication date : 2017
  • Number of pages : 114
  • Language : English and french


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