Violence Targeting Women in Politics on the Rise, New ACLED Data Show
Three years ago, ACLED released new data capturing political violence targeting women (PVTW). Building on…Read more
Political violence targeting women (PVTW) refers to civilian targeting events in which women and/or girls are the ‘target’ of the violence. They are assumed to be the target when the victim(s) of the event are composed entirely of women/girls, when the majority are women/girls, or if the primary target was a woman/girl (e.g. a woman politician attacked alongside two men bodyguards). N.B. Women/girls can still be victims of civilian targeting without being the ‘target’ of said violence — meaning that PVTW is not a gender disaggregation of all civilian targeting or political violence.