One year ago, we launched the #NotTheCost campaign to raise awareness and end violence against women in politics. We must ensure that women can be politically active without experiencing any form of discrimination, harassment or assault. Violence is NOT the cost of entering politics.

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Haitian Mayor, Decelmond Rebecaline Ziky, discusses her experience as one of Haiti's 12 women mayors at a luncheon for women leaders to commemorate International Women's Day

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"The bipartisan consensus that support for democracy is pillar of America’s foreign policy framework was threaded through my nearly 30 years in the State Department," writes NDI's Jim Swigert.

New Challenges and Opportunities for Democracy in the Western Hemisphere

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Today, NDI Mexico will hold an event on civic tech and innovation, and how these themes can be combined to solve citizen security problems. This event is part of Tech Civica, an NDI-initiative that combines technology and innovation, and it'll be the first one in a series of three in Latin America. Interested to know more? Follow the conversation on Twitter using #TechCivicaMX
We are thrilled to announce that California Senator Kamala Harris will be keynoting NDI’s annual Madeleine K. Albright Luncheon.

Senator Harris is the first African-American and the first woman to serve as California’s Attorney General and the second African American woman elected to the U.S. Senate. We can’t wait to hear what she has to say during our annual lunch in May.
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2017 Madeleine K. Albright Luncheon

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The National Democratic Institute (NDI) will host the 2017 Madeleine K. Albright Luncheon on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 in Washington, DC.

NDI’s Madeleine K. Albright Women’s Project helps women break down the barriers from engaging in politics, and empowers them with knowledge and skills so they can participate, compete and lead. The event will honor WALT, this year's recipient of the Madeleine K....
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2017 Madeleine K. Albright Luncheon

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NDI Kosovo recently concluded a more than two-year long program on Conflict Mitigation, aiming -- through its own activities and with the support of its partners -- to cultivate relationships across the country’s divisions, thus easing ethnic tensions in Kosovo. Through the program, more than 600 Ko...

Taking the Road Less Traveled: NDI’s Conflict Transformation Program in Kosovo

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Join us for our CSW61 parallel event. Sponsored by the Huairou Comission and the National Democratic Institute, this parallel event will explore the question: what kind of governance is needed to make cities places for women's economic empowerment? Panelists from civil society and local government will discuss the opportunities and challenges for working women in cities, and the structures,...
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How to Make Cities Work for Women's Economic Empowerment

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On International Women’s Day, NDI released “It’s Their World,” a short video that captures the influence female leaders have on young women and girls. The earlier the inspiration, the greater the impact. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out here! #IWD2017

International Women's Day 2017 | National Democratic Institute

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Who made you who you are today? Share our video & tag a woman who inspires you! #InspireTheNextGen #IWD2017

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Happy International Women’s Day!

Today, NDI releases a short video about the impact of civically engaging women from a young age.

Here at NDI we’ve seen the positive impact of our work on young women. This is evident from Jordan—where NDI trained more than half of the women elected to parliament in September 2016—to Burkina Faso, where NDI works every day to strengthen the women's wings of...
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Today, NDI releases a short video about the impact of civically engaging women from a young age.

Here at NDI we’ve seen the positive impact of our work on young women. This is evident from Jordan—where NDI trained more than half of the women elected to parliament in September 2016—to Burkina Faso, where NDI works every day to strengthen the...
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Michelle Bachelet, founding Director of UN Women and first female Chilean President, reveals the importance of women's involvement in politics #QuoteOfTheWeek #IWD2017
In just two days the National Democratic Institute will feature a short video in honor of International Women’s Day, #IWD2017. Here are some sneak peaks:
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In February, a Policy Working Group member reached out to agricultural producers of all ages in his hometown of Wassit, Iraq to solicit their feedback on draft policy recommendations aimed to improve the agricultural sector in Iraq.
Although today is officially #ZeroDiscriminationDay, everyday is #ZeroDiscriminationDay to NDI staff and local partners who fight hard for the political representation of marginalized groups around the world -- no matter their religion, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or gender identity.

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Advancing LGBTI Inclusion in Guatemala: “They need to know who we are and that we matter.”

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"When was the last time you made your voice heard? Why?" #QuoteOfTheWeek #Democracy
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Election experts and civil society leaders from Burma, Nigeria, Indonesia, and Tunisia listen to a presentation at the #NDIDataAcademy in Kyiv, Ukraine. Sixteen participants from 12 countries attended the four-day event this week, which focused on how best to unlock, manipulate, and analyze election data.
To continue the honor of #InternationalMotherLanguageDay we've chosen an Arabic quote by Mahmoud Darwish for the #QuoteOfTheWeek
"There is a need to consider how parties can be parties of the 21st century and adjust to a new reality that is a combination of norms and of political will." - party leader from #Nicaragua

Political Parties in Latin America Consider How to Modernize and Adjust to New Realities

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