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Dear Colleague:

I invite you to join Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and
the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)
for a briefing event:

“Global Legislation to Address Violence Against Women in Politics”

Panelists include:

•         Dr. Gabrielle Bardall, Senior Gender Specialist, IFES

•         Dr. Chantal de Jonge Oudraat, President, Women In International Security (WIIS) (Moderator)

•         Dr. Jeni Klugman, Managing Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and Fellow, Women and Public Policy Program, Kennedy School, Harvard University

•         Luz Patricia Mejía Guerrero, Technical Secretary, Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention (MESECVI), Organization of American States

•         Crystal Patterson, Government & Politics Outreach Manager, Facebook

Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST, 2045 Rayburn House Office Building
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SDG5 has identified the need to adopt and strengthen enforceable legislation at all levels of government for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. Join us as we discuss global legislation to specifically
address violence against women in politics (VAWIP). We’ll hear from women personally impacted by VAWIP, existing legislation to address VAWIP and recommendations for future legislation. U.S. Civil Society Working Group’s new policy brief on VAWIP will also
be launched at this event.

There will be opportunity for Q&A. Light refreshments will be served. Follow the conversation on Twitter

 and by searching #SDG5 and #HerVoiceHerVote.

Related Legislative Issues

Selected legislative information: Ethics and Standards, Family Issues, Government

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