Mona Lena Krook

Mona Lena Krook is associate professor of political science at Rutgers University and the author of Quotas for Women in Politics: Gender and Candidate Selection Reform Worldwide (2009). She served as a technical advisor to the National Democratic Institute on its #NotTheCost initiative to stop violence against women in politics.

January 2017, Volume 28, Issue 1

Violence Against Women in Politics

The use of force and intimidation against women trying to take part in politics is a growing problem in many places. Such violence assumes a number of different forms, but all aim to keep women as women out of public life.