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The Power of Political Voice: How Women in Politics can Help Tackle Gender Crime

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The Power of Political Voice: How Women in Politics can Help Tackle Gender Crime

CAGE-Chatham House Roundtable Meeting
Wednesday 19 March 2014 08.15 to 9.30 GMT
Chatham House, 10 St James’s Square, London SW1Y 4L

Dr Anandi Mani, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Warwick
Andre Astrow, Senior Consultant, Chaham House

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The meeting saw the launch of the CAGE-Chatham House briefing paper The Power of Political Voice: How Women in Politics Can Help Tackle Gender Crime. The author of the paper will argue that crime against women is a persistent, even growing, problem in many developing countries. In India, research suggests that having female political representatives can empower women in the battle against gender crime. Dr Mani will argue that having more female political representatives results in higher rates of documented crimes against women, but that this reflects the fact that a greater number of gender crimes are being reported, as victims are more willing to come forward because they anticipate they are more likely to be heard. She will also argue that police responsiveness to documenting and dealing with gender crime is higher in areas with female politicians.

Published in partnership with Chatham House, this is the 13th paper in the CAGE-Chatham House series, CAGE-Chatham House Series.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.