Expert Contribution by Sonja Lokar to the Query on Women and Election and Political Violence

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April 10, 2013

Expert Contribution by Sonja Lokar to the Query on Women and Election and Political Violence

 In this documente diverse themes have been included such as:

Cripled Democracies After The Fall of one Party Systems In Central and South East Europe

• The expectations of the people before the start of transitions in practice were simplified and naive: freedom, respect for all human rigts, better life
• But freedom did not release only the good things: creativity, initiativness, free cooperation between citizens, but also narrowmindedness, nationalistic hate, manipulation with religious feelings, and above all – greed
• Women have lost the window of opportunity in the times when political parties were coming into being – they woke up everywhere, after the first free elections, excluded from the legislative and executive power, in the conservative backlash, where new mainstrem politics asked them to become “queens of the home, mothers of the nation”

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Sonja Lokar