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Digital violence is the number one barrier to women participating in public life. Here’s how to start fixing it.

For people to participate fully in their government, they must first feel safe. But for women, the top impediment to participating in public life isn’t a physical threat, but one emerging online: the threat of digital violence.

That’s what Moira Whelan, director of democracy and technology at the National Democratic Institute, came away with after conducting roundtable discussions with ninety women in politics across seven countries spanning Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa, and South and Southeast Asia. ···

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