No Party to Violence: Analyzing Violence Against Women in Political Parties uses 12 items that measure levels of violence faced by politically active women in political parties. The items are separated into five themes: perceptions regarding women’s access to party leadership positions, climate of violence inside political parties, their experiences with violence, its reporting and subsequent impact.
Geographies Tested: Cote d'Ivoire,Honduras,Tanzania,Tunisia
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adults
Perceptions regarding women’s access to party leadership positions
1.How do women generally get promoted or gain leadership positions in the party?
Being a Woman
Climate of violence inside political parties
2.Have you ever witnessed someone in your party using violence or the threat of violence against another member of your political party to control or persuade them?
Threats & Coercion
3.Do you believe it is acceptable for party members or leaders to engage in the following behavior in certain situations? (Percentage answering ‘acceptable’ or ‘sometimes acceptable’)
Disqualify based on appearance
Threaten regarding policy stand
Sideline based on gender
Spread altered images
Harass on social media
Turn off microphone
Request sexual favours
4.Do you think that men or women are more likely to be the victims of violence in the party?
Women’s experiences with violence inside political parties
5.Have you ever experienced any of the following types of violence while carrying out your political party functions?
Threats & coercion
6.Since you entered politics, how many times have you experienced any of these situations?
7.If yes, which of the following positions or roles were you holding when the incident occurred?
8.If yes, who committed the incident against you?
Party elected official
9.If yes, when did you experience the incident?
Internal party meeting
Public party event
Women’s reporting of violence inside political parties
10.If yes, who did you tell or report the incident to?
Competent party authority
Female party member
Male party member
11.If you chose to report the incident you experienced, were there any consequences for the perpetrator(s)?
Required to apologize
Kicked out of party
The impact of violence against women in political parties
12.If you chose to report the incident you experienced, were there any consequences for you because you reported it?
Ostracized in party
Krook, M. L., & Hubbard, C. (2018). No Party to Violence: Analyzing Violence Against Women in Political Parties – Compendium Report of Country Pilots in Côte d’Ivoire, Honduras, Tanzania, and Tunisia. National Democratic Institute. https://www.ndi.org/sites/default/files/2019%20VAW-PP%20Compendium%20Report.pdf
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