Breaking the Silence of Violence Against Women in Politics

VAWP Report

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Breaking the Silence of Violence Against Women in Politics

July 27, 2022

Violence Against Women in Politics is widely acknowledged as a violation of women's political rights and a significant obstacle to their representation in politics.

In order to remedy the lack of available data on VAWP in Lebanon, UNDP partnered with Madanyat and Maharat Foundation to document women's experiences in politics in a report which includes findings of 4 focus groups conducted in Beirut, Mount Lebanon and South governorates, aiming to provide quantitative and qualitative data on VAWP, aiming to provide quantitative and qualitative data on VAWP that could help identify measures to eradicate this human rights deficit.

A sample consisting of 15 young female activists and politically engaged women from both established and emerging political groups, 22 female journalists, and 18 female candidates for the parliamentary elections of 2022 participated in these focus groups to share their personal experiences and testimonies on the prevalence of VAWP. In addition, meetings were organized with 8 parliamentarians and 1 member from the Supervisory Commission for Elections.

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Regions and Countries
Sustainable Development Goals