Drawing on its pioneering work on Violence against Women in Politics (VAW-P) and #NotTheCost campaign, NDI submitted inputs to the UN Committee overseeing compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) to ensure States tackle violence against women in elections and politics, including tech-facilitated abuse as

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In PNG, individual, socio-cultural, and institutional factors continue to hinder women’s political participation and their representation in legislative bodies. Cultural and institutional barriers reinforce each other and impact the extent to which women compete and are successful in the political arena. In the 2022 National General Elections, an uneven playing field—especially when it comes to campaign finance and election security—the traditional patriarchal gender stereotypes converged to prevent women from fulfilling their political rights in the democratic process.

Ahead of World Internet Day on October 29th, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) released today a new report on “Interventions to End Online Violence Against Women in Politics.” The report details a list of 26 interventions that technology platforms, governments, civil society organizations and the media can take to make meaningful progress towards ending online violence against women in politics. 

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