We hope that you’ve noticed the orange-ing of NDI’s website logo as part of our institutional contribution to the worldwide 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Violence against women (VAW) is rooted in gender inequality and must be stopped. It is also one of the many barriers to women’s meaningful and active political participation that NDI’s programs work to overcome.
Sandra Pepera is a career diplomat and international development professional. Before joining NDI as its director for Gender, Women and Democracy, she spent thirteen years as a senior officer at the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), including leading programmes in the Caribbean, Rwanda-Burundi and Sudan.