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The role of the media in advocating the empowerment of women and gender equality should not be underestimated. It is also important for journalists to not only show interest towards these topics but also report on them in a gender-sensitive and ethical manner.
“Violence against women is an underlying factor for women’s low political participation,” stressed UN Resident Coordinator Sabine Machl at the 4 March meeting dedicated to the prevention of violence against women in politics and elections.
Giorgi Margvelashvili, the President of Georgia, who declared 2015 as the Year of Women, expressed his support for the increased participation of women in politics by introduction of mandatory quotas.