Jennifer M. Piscopo

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Women in politics face many distinctive barriers, including greater exposure to online and in-person harassment, threats, and even violence. My work offers methods for studying and resisting gender-based political violence.

“Legislative Trends to Mitigate Violence against Women in Politics in Latin America and the Caribbean.” 2018. UN Women: background paper for volume “Preventing Violence against Women in Elections: A Programming Guide.” 

Expert Discussion, “Experiences of Campaigning and Political Violence among Men and Women Candidates in the Colombian Elections.” 2022. Electoral Observatory Mission. Bogotá, Colombia. (virtual)

Expert Group Meeting, “Changing harmful norms to prevent violence against women in politics and leadership: Charting a forward-looking agenda.” 2021. Overseas Development Institute. London, UK. (virtual)

Expert Group Meeting, “Data and Violence against Women in Politics.” 2019. UN Women, New York City, New York. 

Think Tank on Violence against Women in Politics. 2019. United Nations Development Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean, Panama City, Panama. (In Spanish)

“Stolen Votes to Violence: Resistance to Women in Politics.” 2019. National Women’s Political Caucus Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California. 

Expert review, Survey on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace. 2018. Statistics Canada, via email. 

Expert Group Meeting, “Measuring Violence against Women in Elections.” 2018. The Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia. 

State Capacity, Criminal Justice, and Political Rights: Rethinking Violence against Women in Politics.” 2015. The National Autonomous University of Mexico and the Electoral Tribunal of the Federal District of Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico. (Delivered in Spanish)