Country Comparison: Victims of Violence

Level of government(s)

Violence can affect women no matter what their role is: as activists, voters, candidates, election officials, party agents or observers. While men are also affected by electoral violence, women are differently or disproportionately impacted, even where the levels of violence targeting them may be lower. 

It is critical to look at the levels of violence against women as compared to men, and in addition, how that violence impacts women in their different roles during elections. This chart compares the overall observed percentages of victims by gender, providing a quick comparison between countries.