Juliana Restrepo-Sanin, a doctoral candidate in political science at Rutgers University’s School of Arts and Sciences in New Brunswick, will present “Violence against Women in Politics and the Law: Successes and Limitations” on Thursday, December 7th.  This free talk will begin at 12:45 p.m. and will be held in the Campus Center’s Private Dining Room.  All are welcome.

The abstract of the talk is as follows:

“Violence against Women in Politics (VAWIP) is increasingly recognized as an obstacle to gender equality in political representation.  Bolivia has been at the vanguard in the creation of legislation to combat this problem with the approval in 2012 of Law 243, the first law of its kind in the world.  In this talk, Juliana Restrepo-Sanin analyzes how VAWIP conceptualized in Law 243, as well as the legal and administrative measures included to report and sanction VAWIP.  She will then analyze the shortcomings and limitations of this law and conclude that a narrow understanding of VAWIP ignores several important manifestations of violence and limits the strategies developed to combat it.”