Violence, Backlash, and the Persistence of Women's Political Exclusion in Latin America

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Juliana Restrepo Sanín’s research on violence against women in politics explores the relationship between efforts to improve the quality of democracy and the increasing reports of violence and harassment directed at women in electoral politics. Her current book project analyzes violence and harassment against women politicians in Latin America, the role of women activism in bringing attention to this problem, and the development and effectiveness of state measures to end it.

Dr. Restrepo Sanín is also part of a collaborative research project on Human Rights in the Americas. This project, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Minnesota and Rutgers University – Newark, explores the relationship between perceptions of and engagement with the justice system in Colombia and Chile.

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