#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. 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.

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Incident Report

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 »

Votes Without Violence

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 »

#NotTheCost Video

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 »

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