Mitigating the Risks of Election Violence


17 Apr 2013

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Election violence can compromise the credibility of the electoral process, taking place as a reaction to a poll or as a continuation of preexisting grievances. To safeguard the integrity of elections, it is imperative to reduce the impact of such violence.

This podcast features Rakesh Sharma, IFES’ Director for the Applied Research Center. In this interview, Sharma focuses on the risks of election violence and the technologies available to mitigate them. He also discusses new trends in election violence and how they affect women differently than men.