Past event

Invitation Only

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

Chatham House, London

Shifting Competitive Advantage in the Changing Global Economy

Participants

Dr Anandi Mani, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Warwick

Overview

This meeting will see the launch of the Chatham House-CAGE 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.

This briefing paper is the 13th publication in the Chatham House-CAGE series, published in partnership with the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) at the University of Warwick.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.