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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
A Seat at the Table: The Fight for Gender Parity in Kenya and Somalia
For women across the world, electoral politics can be a hostile and violent place. Women who stand for office can expect casual sexism and discrimination, ranging from snide remarks about their appearance to being propositioned by their male...
Monday, November 07, 2016
Investing in Inclusion: Women, Peace, and Development in Africa
Across peace and development initiatives, the exclusion of women comes at a high cost. Without women’s equal participation, peace agreements are more fragile, peacekeeping missions are less credible and safe, and economies are less prosperous. A...
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
International IDEA: Senior Regional Advisor in Addis Ababa
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance — International IDEA is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. International IDEA’s mission is to support sustainable democratic change by...
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Pan African Parliament Endorses Ban on FGM
After years of wrangling and debates among African leaders, the movement to end female genital mutilation (FGM) is gaining real momentum, with a new action plan signed this week by Pan African Parliament (PAP) representatives and the U.N. Population...
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Pro PALOP-TL ISC Newsletter (August-December 2015)
Newsletter for the period August-December 2015 of the Project for the Reinforcement of Technical and Functional Competences of the Superior Audit Institutions, National Parliaments and Civil Society for the Control of Public Finance in the PALOP and...
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
26th African Union Summit focused on gender equality
African leaders have celebrated the 26th African Union Summit from 21 to 31 January, in Addis Ababa. This edition of the meeting was particularly focused on gender equality and women’s rights. The Director of Women, Gender and Development of the...
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
A Dream for Africa: Video Interview with Bineta Diop
For over 20 years, Bineta Diop has been a tireless advocate for gender equality in Africa and at the forefront of a gender-sensitive approach to conflict prevention. She is the founder of Femmes Africa Solidarité, which focuses on women-led peace...
Thursday, March 19, 2015
NDI - Program Manager/Sr Program Manager for Southern Africa
The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) seeks a seasoned Program Manager/Senior Program Manager with strong staff and program management and writing skills to support the Institute’s democratic development programs in...
She ran She won
Thursday, February 12, 2015
She ran she won: identifying and overcoming obstacles to getting elected to parliament
iKNOW Politics has compiled video testimonies from women parliamentarians from all over the globe to create this video on identifying and overcoming obstacles that women women face when seeking election to parliament.
Edelfriede Barbosa Almeida
Monday, January 19, 2015
The impact of Beijing: Gender equality as a political issue
Edelfride Barbosa Almeida is an economist and founding member of one of the first NGOs in Cabo Verde to promote gender equality, Morabi. She participated in the parallel forum of the Fourth World Conference on Women, held specifically for NGOs, in...
Monday, December 15, 2014
Nigerian women asked to push for more political positions
The wife of the Kwara State Governor, Mrs Omolewa Ahmed, has urged Nigerian women to partake in political activities in order to bring positive changes.   Mrs Ahmed made the call at Afon, the headquarters of Asa Local Government Area of the state...
Friday, December 12, 2014
International conference on women's political participation in Africa
While on the 10th of December the world was celebrating Human Rights Day, in Bujumbura (Burundi) the International Conference on “Women’s Political Participation and their Role in the Prevention of Electoral Violence in Africa”, organized by Cordaid...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Nigeria: Women Decry Political Party Primaries, Seek Deputy Governorship
Women have complained about the recent primaries carried out by different political parties in the country saying they did not favour them and they were also cowed and forced into submission to the men. Speaking under the aegis of the 100 Women...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Gambia: Women and Youth Edified in Political Participation
There is need to recognise the collective dignity of humanity and collaborate in creating an environment where all could grow and progress side-by-side towards the collaborative fulfillment of national aspirations. A vibrant democracy anywhere...
Monday, December 01, 2014
Fashola’s aide wants more women, youths in politics, Nigeria
AS the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries draw nearer, a House of Representatives aspirant, Honourable Fatai Olukoga, has urged more women and youths to participate in party politics. Olukoga, who is seeking to represent Ikorodu Federal...
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Maureen Jankowski
iKNOW Politics speaks to Maureen Jankowski, Member of the Namibian parliament about women in politics in her country.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The role of the electoral management system in Namibia
This case study outlines the Electoral Commission of Namibia’s (ECN) efforts to take gender in electoral processes into account in its electoral legal reform consultations that took place between 2011 and 2014. The ECN completed its nation-wide...
Friday, November 07, 2014
Rwanda study tour for African women parliamentarians
A delegation of women parliamentarians comprising representatives from national parliaments from eight African countries are expected in Rwanda next Monday on a week-long study tour.The parliamentarians will share ideas and exchange experiences on...