April 17, 2019

Win With Women: Building Inclusive 21st Century Parties

The Win With Women Political Party Assessment (WWW Assessment) is an initiative designed to help political parties become more inclusive and representative through an assessment that gauges men and women's perceptions of women in leadership, the types of social norms held by members of parties, and the individual, institutional and socio-cultural barriers to gender equality.

A new round of focus groups primarily in Iraq’s recently liberated and disputed areas reveals how the conflict with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), along with growing public awareness of the lack of women’s equality in Iraq, has contributed to demand for more rights and freedoms for Iraqi women. However, this drive toward a better status within society for women is far from complete and clashes with pervasive resistance to a larger role for women in household decision making, the workforce, and politics.

December 21, 2018

In 2018, NDI implemented a political party assessment tool and supported the development of action plans to increase women’s participation and gender equity in political parties in Guatemala. This assessment methodology is a new iteration of NDI’s Win with Women Global Initiative Assessment Tool for Political Parties, which has been updated to reflect the most recent best practices for promoting women’s political participation within political parties, including addressing violence against women.

Washington, DC -The National Democratic Institute (NDI) supports and endorses the United Nations' report on stopping violence against women in politics, which will be presented to the General Assembly today by UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Dr. Dubravaka Šimonović. Dr. Simonovic’s report has been strongly influenced by NDI’s Gender, Women and Democracy team’s submission which highlights the forms and impact of the violence experienced by women in politics all over the world.

#NotTheCost: Stopping Violence Against Women in Politics

In 2016, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) launched the #NotTheCost campaign to stop violence against women in politics, declaring that violence should not be the cost of women’s political participation. Since its launch, the #NotTheCost campaign and the issue have gained global recognition and momentum, leading to a series of important achievements.


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