Women are advancing toward equality and claiming their right to participate in politics. In 'Stepping it Up' for gender equality 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. Join the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) as we launch a Global Call to Action to Stop Violence Against Women in Politics.

This video features former President of the Kyrgyz Republic Roza Otunbaeva, Interim President of the Central African Republic Catherine Samba-Panza, Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights, Sarah Sewall, former Ambassador for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer, U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, U.S. Representative Jackie Speier, U.S. Representative Gwen Moore, Director of the Truman National Security Project Michael Breen, The Honourable Sabina Lokolong (South Sudan), The Honourable Aissata Touré Diallo (Mali), Director of the Institute for Inclusive Security Jacqueline O’Neill, and NDI staff and partners from around the globe.

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