As we celebrate International Women’s Day today and the progress that women around the world have made, we must also commit to efforts that will overcome the significant obstacles that still stand in their way.
This year, the National Democratic Institute is launching a campaign to stop violence against women in politics. Physical and psychological violence is real and has long-lasting consequences. Often women are told that such violence is “just the cost of politics.”
But it must not be the cost. You can help:
- Learn more about the issue by reading today’s op-ed by former Secretary of State and NDI Chairman Madeleine Albright.
- Watch and share this video featuring global leaders and activists who are calling for an end to violence against women in politics.
- Join us in New York City on March 17th where NDI will launch a global call to action on this issue.
Whether you are a voter, civic activist, political party leader, parliamentarian, prime minister, or president, you have a role in ending violence against politically active women. Please stand up today. When it comes to women in politics, violence is #NotTheCost.