Thorough systemic changes for reaching true gender equality in the political representation of women in European societies, of course, require research of reasons for women’s underrepresentation when it comes to participation in politics.
Gender equality in political participation and representation is one of the most important pillars of modern democracy. Underrepresentation of around 50 per cent of the population in democratic processes is not a problem that requires mere statistical fixes, since associated data clearly outlines the general status of women in society1 and leads to a conclusion
that an increase in women’s participation in politics would mean increased gender equality in society. It is a problem that is beyond the quotas vs. meritocracy ideological debate.
This publication aims to explore and address the nature of violence against politically engaged women in Europe, their perception of societal and institutional protection against such violence, and most importantly, potential tools for properly raising awareness and tackling the issue.
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