Cote D'Ivoire Election Day Psychological Violence

Cote D'Ivoire Election Day Psychological Violence

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The observed incidents of violence were far more frequently perpetrated by office agents, who were most frequently men. However, victims were also most likely to be male office agents. Women voters, though, were more likely than men to be targeted by violent incidents.

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