#NotTheCost: Stopping Violence Against Women in Politics
Women are advancing toward equality and claiming their right to participate in politics: as civil society activists, political party leaders, local councillors and mayors, parliamentarians, ministers and presidents. We must ensure that women can be politically active without experiencing any form of discrimination, harassment or assault. Violence is NOT the cost of politics.
NDI launched the #NotTheCost initiative on March 17, 2016, in New York City. U.S. Secretary of State and NDI Chairman Madeleine K. Albright and Madame Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, women's rights activist and wife of the Prime Minister of Canada, delivered keynote remarks.
To mark the first anniversary of #NotTheCost, NDI is pleased to announce the launch of our #NotTheCost Program Guidance and Call To Action, new and exciting resources for practitioners, activists and everyone committed to addressing violence against politically active women. Click the links below to learn more!
NDI has worked closely with the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women to establish a report form that allows people to report incidents of violence against politically active women safely and securely. Read more »
In advance of the #NotTheCost conference, NDI released a short video for International Women's Day that captures the impact of violence against women in politics and underscores the importance of addressing it. Read more »
#NoEsElCosto is a #NotTheCost campaign implemented in Mexico that speaks of violence against women in politics that was launched in collaboration with InMujeres, Mexico's National Insitute for Women. Read more »
NDI was featured on PBS "To The Contrary" on Violence Against Women in Politics and the #NotTheCost campaign with an all-star panel including Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, chairman of NDI's board of directors. Read more »
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