Papua New Guinea (PNG): Will 10 or more women candidates be the targets of electoral violence in an effort to prevent them from campaigning or forcing them to withdraw their candidacies?
Definition of Electoral Violence
Electoral violence is defined as 10 or more fatalities. All electoral violence incidents or fatalities must occur in the 6 months before through 3 months after Election Day and reported in credible open source media reports (for example, from sources such as BBC, Reuters, and AP). The incidents or fatalities must be reported as being specifically related to the election, electoral processes, candidates, parties, electoral issues, or election-related demonstrations.
Definition of violence against women
Electoral violence against women can be defined as any targeted, conspiratorial, or random act of harm intended to suppress, prevent, or disable women from exercising their electoral rights as voters, election workers, candidates, party supporters/leaders, observers, journalists, or public officials.