WOMAN CANDIDATES AND ACTIVISTS HAVE EXPERIENCED VIOLENCE DURING ELECTION CAMPAIGN
Around 40% of all woman candidates and 49% of female activists (party representatives and independent observers) have been subjected to violence during the current parliamentary election campaign.
The Gender Equality Platform presented the results of an opinion poll at the Tuesday’s press conference.
According to Platform general secretary Nina Lozinschi, in most of one-half of cases it is about verbal aggression against woman candidates, in 37% cases – psychological violence, in 8% – economic violence, 3% – physical abuse. Female activists faced verbal aggression in 64% cases, economic violence – in 31% cases, psychological violence – in 5% cases.
Lozinschi said that only 16% of respondents reported about the fact of violence to fellow party colleagues, election bureau chairpersons, the Central Election Commission, the police, the Council for Prevention and Elimination of Discrimination and Ensuring the Equality (Equality Council).