UN Violence Against Women in Politics

An Expert Group Meeting on Violence Against Women in Politics provided an in-depth look at the plight of women in politics through statistics, testimonies of female activists and politicians, the causes and consequences of violence in the political sphere, and priority actions.

The meeting was split into seven sessions: current causes and consequences, accounts of VAWP, applying existing normative frameworks on human rights & VAW, national legal and policy advances, country programming for VAWP mitigation & response, measuring and monitoring VAWP, and recommendations in ending VAWP.