#think10 - A groundbreaking safety planning tool designed to safeguard women in politics

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November 28, 2018

#think10 - A groundbreaking safety planning tool designed to safeguard women in politics

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The National Democratic Institute (NDI) has launched #think10, an innovative safety planning tool for politically-active women. #think10 was developed by the Institute’s Gender, Women and Democracy team, which initiated the #NotTheCost campaign in 2016.

The #think10 safety planning tool provides women in politics guidance on how to enhance their personal security by combining scores from a self-assessment questionnaire and the country score from NDI’s new Women’s Political Participation Risk Index. The WPPRI calculates the risk to politically active women in 172 countries. In using the tool, women in politics can develop a safety plan relevant to their personal and professional profile, and in their political context. Each country’s ranking in the WPPRI is built from three indicators: the level of women’s political participation at the national level; the state of democracy in each country; and the likelihood of violence that women in that country face. NDI has based these indicators on data gained from the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the Economist Intelligence Unit, and Georgetown University’s Institute of Women Peace and Security.

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