Violence Against Women in Politics

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UN Women, the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) and the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences (Special Rapporteur or SRVAW), in collaboration with the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), co-organized an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on Violence Against Women in Politics (VAWP) on March 8 and 9, 2018 in New York. More than 40 experts attended the meeting, including: Members of Parliament (MPs) and local government; academics; gender equality advocates; and representatives of regional human and women’s rights monitoring mechanisms, Electoral Management Bodies (EMBs), UN agencies and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).