Research shows that women in politics are often particularly vulnerable to Gender-Based Violence. Many females elected officials testify to various types of ridicule, harassment and threats because of their gender. Statistics also show that the proportion of women who resign from their political positions is higher than the proportion of men. The Inter-Parliamentary Union’s Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians revealed in its 2020 report an uptick in acts of intimidation and violence, especially against women MPs around the globe.
What can we do to stop this worrying development? How can women have equal and safe political participation?