Global Legislation to Address Violence Against Women in Politics

Date & Time
2:00 PM EDT
2045 Rayburn House Office Building, 45 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, D.C. 20515

A Briefing Series Inspired by Sustainable Development Goal #5: “Achieve Gender Equality and Empower All Women and Girls.”

Join Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.) and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) for the fourth event of a briefing series exploring each element of United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #5, “Achieve Gender Equality and Empower All Women and Girls.”

Congresswoman Jackson Lee will host the event, which will be moderated by Women In International Security President Dr. Chantal de Jonge Oudraat. Panelists include:

  • Dr. Gabrielle Bardall, Senior Gender Specialist, IFES
  • Dr. Jeni Klugman, Managing Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, and Fellow, Women and Public Policy Program, Kennedy School, Harvard University
  • Luz Patricia Mejía Guerrero, Technical Secretary, Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention, Organization of American States
  • Crystal Patterson, Government and Politics Outreach Manager, Facebook

SDG5 has identified the need to adopt and strengthen enforceable legislation at all levels of government for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. Join us as we discuss global legislation to specifically address violence against women in politics (VAWIP). We’ll hear from women personally impacted by VAWIP, explore existing legislation to address VAWIP and discuss recommendations for future legislation. The U.S. Civil Society Working Group’s new policy brief on VAWIP will also be launched at this event.

There will be opportunity for Q&A. Light refreshments will be served.

Follow the conversation on Twitter @IFES1987 and @IFESGender and by searching #SDG5 and #HerVoteHerVoice.