As women’s political activity has grown, so has the frequency and degree of violent responses to their presence in politics. Around the world, politically active women – voters, candidates, local councillors, members of parliament, community activists, bloggers and so on – regularly find themselves on the receiving end of acts or threats of violence. These growing acts of violence serve as a strong barrier to women accessing their right to participate fully and equally in politics and public life.
This publication analyses violence against women in politics in the context of Bosnia and Herzegovina and sets out recommendations to address the problem.
INTRODUCTION VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN POLITICS IN THE CONTEXT OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Domestic legal framework
PARLIAMENTS POLITICAL PARTIES
Recommendations for protection of women from violence within political parties
Recommendations to state and public institutions
Recommendations to civil society and women’s organisations
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