Calling for an end to violence against women in politics

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Calling for an end to violence against women in politics

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Mr. Abdulla Shahid, President of the General Assembly, hosted an event dedicated to eliminating violence against women in politics on the sidelines of the 66th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown.

At a special event hosted by Mr. Abdulla Shahid, President of the General Assembly, on the sidelines of the 66th Commission on the Status of Women, leaders came together to call for concrete actions and responses to end violence against women in politics around the world.

In his opening statement, Mr. Shahid emphasized that “violence against women in politics creates additional, and at times deadly, obstacles to women’s active and meaningful participation in politics. We must do more to eliminate the pervasiveness of this violence.”

Reem Alsalem, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, identified violence against women in politics as an attempt to silence women as political actors and exclude them from political life.

Click here to read the full article published by UN Women on 16 March 2022.

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