Prevent, punish and eradicate political and administrative harassment against women

Prevent, punish and eradicate political and administrative harassment against women
Adopt legislative measures and institutional reforms to prevent, punish and eradicate political and administrative harassment of women who reach decision-making positions through electoral means or by appointment at national and local levels, as well as in political parties and movements.
Priority measure number
52

Comments

Together with priority measures 48 and 51, priority measure 52 constitutes a group of priority measures aimed at achieving equal participation for women in the formulation and implementation of public policies and in high-level decision-making.

Possible lines of action

1. Develop and disseminate frameworks for the prevention of political and administrative harassment. 2. Adopt measures to punish political and administrative harassment. 3. Mount campaigns for cultural change in order to eradicate political and administrative harassment.

Related instruments, forums and mechanisms

Santo Domingo Consensus. In general, chapter E (“Gender equality and the empowerment of women for political participation in decision-making”), and more specifically agreement 105 (“Enact and implement legislation to prevent, punish and eradicate political and administrative violence against or harassment of women who reach decision-making positions of all levels, via electoral means or by appointment”).

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Violence against Women and Sustainable Development Goals (see priority measure 48).

Topic
Gender equality