National Democratic Institute: No Party to Violence: Analyzing Violence against Women in Political Parties

The National Democratic Institute’s Win With Women political party assessment tool aims to develop action plans that prevent and mitigate VAW in politics. This approach was piloted with political parties in Côte d’Ivoire, Honduras, Tanzania, and Tunisia.

The findings from these pilots found that the majority of female study respondents cited the lack of financial resources and the lack of party member support as the top barriers to upward mobility. In terms of harassment and abuse, study participants reported psychological violence as the most prevalent form of VAW in politics.

By gathering country-specific recommendations, root causes can be identified, awareness can improve, and the sustainability of violence against women can diminish.