Gender equality in political participation and representation is one of the most important pillars of modern democracy. 

Violence against women in politics remains an issue worldwide. 25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Due to this cause, The Alliance of Her, with a three-way partnership with European Liberal ForumALDE party and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, prepared an Alumnae Summit with over one hundred participants. Several prominent figures like Anne Brasseur, Annelou van Egmond and Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmes shared their experience about their journey as women in politics. Daniel Kaddik, the Executive Director of European Liberal Forum, moderated a discussion on gender equality, launching a seminal ELF publication on how to tackle this issue. You can check out his full speech during the Violence against Women in Politics panel together with Yoko Alender, Sabina Cudic, Ryann Welch, and Jasmina Mrso via this link: bit.ly/3D48FI4 

Besides that, ELF, in cooperation with our Croatian member, the International Educational Center, has conducted a study on the topic: Violence Against Women in European Politics. In this research, you can find fascinating data about violence and political engagement from across Europe. Furthermore, the study provides much-needed recommendations from participants on the topic of how to prevent violence in political parties and workplaces. One of the recommendations which stood out the most resounds in the quote below: 

Last, but not least, check out a video report with alumna and author of the study Jasmina Mršo here.  

We hope you enjoy reading the publication, and more info regarding the topic can be found on Twitter with the hashtags: #SheWillBeHeard #OrangeTheWorld #ViolenceAgainstWomen 

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