#NotTheCost: Stopping Violence Against Women in Politics
#NotTheCost: Stopping Violence Against Women in Politics

#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. At the same time, women are facing a backlash to their political participation, and experiencing discrimination, harassment or assault because of it. This violence must stop. It is NOT the cost of politics, but by attempting to exclude or silence women, it costs us the benefits of the resilient and responsive democratic governance that an inclusive political space can create.

Incident ReportNDI has worked closely with the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women to establish a report form that allows for the safe and secure reporting of incidents of violence against politically active. The form is available in Arabic, English, French, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian. Read more »

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