#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, a new and exciting resource for practitioners, activists and everyone committed to addressing violence against politically active women. Click the link below to learn more and download the guidance!
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 »
NDI’s Votes Without Violence toolkit and website is a new and innovative resource for citizen election observers to monitor, mitigate and raise awareness of violence against women during elections. Read more »
- Jo Cox’s murder is a horrific example of the violence women in politics face | Fusion
- A hidden reality: Violence against women in politics by Secretary Madeleine K. Albright | CNN
- Political parties: Gatekeepers of the status quo by Gender, Women and Democracy Director Sandra Pepera | 21st Century Parties
- From Peru to Kosovo, female MPs aim to end abuse of women in politics | The Guardian
- Statement: A Call to End Violence against Women in Politics by Liberal International