Interview

November 25, 2015
Radhika Coomaraswamy, Civil Representative to the Constitutional Council of Sri Lanka, Former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations
Interview with Ms Radhika Coomaraswamy How do you evaluate women’s standing across regions in politics nowadays? Are we improving women’s political participation overall? We are making clear gains in women’s participation in some areas. Globally, the number of women parliamentarians has nearly...
March 24, 2015
Nidhi Shendurnikar Tere, Independent researcher
iKNOW Politics volunteer Bhumi Shah interviews Nidhi Shendurnikar Tere who is an independent researcher with interests in political science, peace and conflict, gender and popular culture. Also, she was a former UGC fellow of the Department of Political Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of...
Baroness Sandip Verma
March 23, 2015
Baroness Sandip Verma, Uday Nagaraju interviewed Baroness Sandip Verma, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Energy and Climate Change) and member of House of Lords, United Kingdom.
 UN) What are the common issues concerning women in the UK and what actions has your government taken to overcome these? (BV) It has to be recognised that for far too long the disparity in pay opportunities and access to a range of jobs and services are disproportionately weighted against women for...
Joanna Maycock
February 22, 2015
Joanna Maycock, European Women’s Lobby (EWL) Secretary General
talks to Malgorzata Bratkrajc, iKnow Politics writer volunteer, about her successful career in development sector, the reasons behind joining European Women’s Lobby, and the challenges lying ahead of the association in the years to come. Find out more about European Women’s Lobby on their website:...
Ameena Alrasheed, Ph.D
February 9, 2015
Ameena AlRasheed, iKNOW Politics expert & Professor at Bahrain University
Dr.Ameena Alrasheed speaks to us about women, peace and security and the implementation of UNSCR1325 in the Middle East and North Africa region What measures can/should be put in place to guarantee women’s political participation in post-conflict countries? Starting from the negotiation table and...
Madame Maryvonne Mottin
November 27, 2014
Madame Maryvonne Mottin , Former mayor of Bernières Sur Mer, a town of 2311 inhabitants, from 2001 to 2014
  What are the biggest challenges facing women’s access to mayoral offices? The biggest challenge for me was the fight against prejudices. In 2000, when I announced that I would run for this position, one member of the council house staff  retorted: there will never be a woman in this position in...
November 13, 2014
Maureen Jankowski, Member of Parliament, Namibia
iKNOW Politics speaks to Maureen Jankowski, Member of the Namibian parliament about women in politics in her country.
November 13, 2014
Fatemeh Rahbar, Member of Parliament, Iran
Fatemeh Rahbar, Member of Parliament in Iran speaks to iKNOW politics about campaigning and election to parliament as a woman in her country.
Birgitta Jonsdottir
November 13, 2014
Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Member of Parliament, Iceland
iKNOW Politics speaks with Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Member of Parliament, Iceland about the changing face of politics and how she began her career.