Terribly and Terrifyingly Normal: Political Violence Targeting Women

Peul women in Paoua, Central African Republic.

Peul women in Paoua, Central African Republic. (Photo: hdptcar)

This dataset allows researchers to track sexual gender-based violence as well as political violence targeting women, such as demonstrations predominantly featuring women. Since 1998, political violence targeting women is on the rise around the globe. Sexual violence is the leading type of violence against women in Africa, accounting for 42% of all violence targeting African women.

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Security Topics:  Identity Conflict