11 Dec Violence against Women in Afghanistan’s 2018 Parliamentary Elections
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|Authors||Noah Coburn, Mohammad Hassan Wafaey|
|Date of Publication||December 11, 2019|
|Available In||English | پشتو | دری|
One of the most significant barriers to female participation in political processes is the threat of violence, in all of its forms and manifestations. There has been in Afghanistan a history of violent reactions to the promotion of women’s rights and their involvement in public politics. In response to this continued challenge, AREU and UN Women partnered to conduct research that would identify various forms and patterns of violence against women in elections (VAWE) and how that violence undermines their capacity to participate in the electoral process in an equal manner. The study aims to better understand VAWE, in order to provide concrete recommendations to respond to and limit such violence in the future.