NDI's “Votes Without Violence” initiative


Electoral violence subverts basic standards for democratic elections, which are a cornerstone of democratic governance. The effects, or even merely the threat, of violence can undermine the legitimacy of electoral results and broader political processes. Violence against women in elections is a particular form of electoral violence, motivated by a desire to prevent women as women from participating in the electoral.  

Votes Without Violence: A Citizen Observer's Guide to Addressing Violence Against Women in Elections

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