There have been significant gains in enhancing women’s participation in politics and public life in recent decades. Yet, many challenges remain, critically, the high levels of violence that permeate experiences worldwide towards those who are in decision-making positions, or who aspire to assume public office. While violence against women in public life is a longstanding problem, the proliferation of online media and technology has brought with it new threats, creating new spaces for the perpetration of violence. 

This ALIGN Briefing provides a record of the discussion, focusing in particular on the experience of violence among women in two branches of with significant decision-making powers across society: judiciaries and legislatures.

Marianne Tøraasen

Post Doctoral Researcher, Coordinator Rights & Gender

Rachel George


Pilar Domingo