Interview

May 4, 2018
Jeffrey Lazarus and Amy Steigerwalt , Authors of “Gendered Vulnerability: How Women Work Harder to Stay In Office”
In their new book, “Gendered Vulnerability: How Women Work Harder to Stay In Office” (University of Michigan Press), political science faculty members Amy Steigerwalt and Jeffrey Lazarus analyze the unique pressures faced by female politicians and how those pressures affect not only their campaigns...
April 27, 2018
Tamar Chugoshvili, First Vice-Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia
Tamar Chugoshvili is the First Vice-Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia and Chair of the Gender Equality Council of Georgia. This interview was conducted on 12 March 2018 in New York during CSW.
February 20, 2018
Norbert Mao, President of the Democratic Party of Uganda
Norbert Mao is the President of the Democratic Party of Uganda. In this interview, he shares his experience in pushing for measures to boost women's participation in politics.
February 20, 2018
Monica Mutsvangwa, Senator
Monica Mutsvangwa is a Senator in Zimbabwe and Chair of the Women's Parliamentary Caucus.
November 8, 2017
Akbar Khan, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA)
  iKNOW Politics contributor Uday Nagaraju met CPA Secretary-General H.E  Akbar Khan and discussed CPA’s objectives, achievements and goals in gender equality, women’s empowerment and political participation. CPA is an association of Parliaments of  52 Independent nations which includes advanced...
October 9, 2017
Yury Fedotov, Yury Fedotov, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna and Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
1. How do you explain the low representation of women in top leadership positions in intergovernmental organizations? This is a complex, systemic problem, and the contributing factors are many. It may be true that there is generally a smaller pool of female applicants for leadership positions,...
September 21, 2017
Dr Khalid Koser, Executive Director of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF)
Dr Khalid Koser, Executive Director of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) and International Gender Champion, gives us insight on how to engage men to work side by side with women on closing the gender gap in top leadership positions.   Note: This interview was included as a...
September 21, 2017
Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva
Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva and International Gender Champion, talks to us about the role and responsibility of men leaders in advancing women's leadership in international organizations and gives us examples of good practices to change "bad habits". Note...
September 19, 2017
Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Chief of ITU’s Strategic Planning and Membership Department
Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Chief of ITU’s Strategic Planning and Membership Department and most senior-ranked woman at ITU, tells us about successful strategies in engaging male champions to work alongside women in shifting the gender disparity in decision-making bodies.   Note: This interview was...