Parliamentarians standing up to violence against women in politics
As part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence (a global campaign held in all countries of the world from the period of 25 November to 10 December), UN Women and Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) in collaboration with the Women Parliamentary Caucus of the Republic of Indonesia will be holding a discussion forum on violence against women in politics (VAWP) with national stakeholders, including the Election Commission, Members of Parliament, relevant government and ministry representatives, gender equality advocates, civil society organisations working on elections and politics, and development partners.
This dialogue will provide an opportunity to reflect on how VAWP affects women during elections and in the political arena, how it is treated, and how it can be better addressed in the future. Moreover, this event will raise awareness on VAWP to make people recognise the violence, break the silence, and prevent it from happening.
The event will be hybrid with in-person participation by participants in Jakarta and online participation available. Simultaneous interpretation in English and Indonesian will be provided. The event will take place from 9.00am to 1.00pm WIB.