- Madeleine Albright says the world must protect women in politics
- Violence and threats against women in the political arena happens around the world, says Albright
- Albright: More international protocols, info gathering and legislation must be be enacted
Madeleine Albright served as U.S. secretary of state from 1997 to 2001. She is chairwoman of the Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategic advisory and commercial diplomacy firm. She is also chairwoman of the National Democratic Institute, a nonprofit organization created by the U.S. government that promotes and supports democracies overseas. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
Madeleine Albright will speak with CNN's Christiane Amanpour on CNN International on Tuesday May 8 at 2 p.m. ET.
(CNN)Last October, Zainab Fatuma Naigaga, a female opposition party official in Uganda, was arrested along with her male colleagues while on their way to a political rally. The men in the group were ushered aside, while Naigaga, the only woman in the convoy, was manhandled by police and ended up stripped down in public to nothing but her headscarf.