With the vicious attack on the husband of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, the neck-and-neck finishes in dozens of US congressional and other races, and the general anxiety that accompanied the first national election in the United States since the January 6 insurrection, it is not surprising that the US midterms seized the attention of the world. However, the November 8 elections in the US were actually the 75th national elections to take place in 2022 in the world. And while these elections — from Brazil to Kenya to Papua New Guinea — involved a diversity of political processes and systems, one bleak point of commonality was persistent: violence against women seeking or holding elected office...
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Violence against women is a global phenomenon. Elections and politics are fundamentally about competition. Both lead to violence against women in politics and that must change.
IFES Sr. Global Advisor, Gender