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Friday, January 12, 2018
Summary of the e-Discussion on Engaging Male Champions for Women’s Political Participation
The e-Discussion on Engaging Male Champions for Women’s Political Participation was co-convened in collaboration with International Gender Champions from 6 September to 12 October 2017. Fourteen participants from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Arab region...
youth in politics
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Summary of the e-Discussion on Youth Political Participation
From 3 April to 8 May 2017, iKNOW Politics hosted an e-Discussion in collaboration with UNDP4YOUTH on Youth Political Participation. Fifteen participants from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Arab region, the Americas, and Europe engaged in the online debate...
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Summary of the e-Discussion on the SDGs and women's political participation
From 9 January to 12 February 2017, iKNOW Politics hosted an e-Discussion on Women’s political participation: a fundamental prerequisite for gender equality, democracy and achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Fourteen experts from...
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Summary of the e-Discussion on Violence Against Women in Politics
From 19 August to 16 October 2016, iKNOW Politics hosted an e-Discussion on Violence Against Women in Politics. Thirteen experts from the Americas, North Africa and the Middle East, Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, joined the online debate and submitted...
Friday, August 05, 2016
Summary of the e-Discussion on Eliminating Discriminatory Laws and Closing Gender Gaps
Worldwide, several challenges to the full realization of women's rights persist, and women continue face discrimination in access to education, work, social protection, inheritance, economic assets, productive resources and participation in decision...
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Summary of the e-Discussion on "Parliamentary Oversight of Gender Equality"
The e-discussion was hosted on the iKNOW Politics online platform and received thirteen contributions, nine in English and four in Spanish. The contributions were submitted by international organizations, Members of Parliament, judges, policy...
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Summary of the e-Discussion "The implementation of UNSCR 1325 in the Arab States: taking stock and moving forward"
The e-discussion was hosted on the iKNOW Politics online platform and received eleven contributions from international organizations and regional organizations representatives, leaders, policy specialists and women rights activist from the Arab...
women in local government
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Summary of the E-discussion on women mayors, heads of villages, towns and cities
On September 12th 2014 iKNOW Politics launched an online discussion about women’s access to, and experience in, mayoral positions. The discussion received contributions from several countries, including Argentina, Australia, Cameroon, Colombia,...
The political participation of youth
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Summary of the E-discussion “Can young people break the socio-cultural and institutional barriers for women in politics?”
  In preparation for the First IPU Global conference of Young Parliamentarians, iKNOW Politics hosted an online discussion on the political participation of youth and their capacity to empower women. The discussion received feedback from several...
Political participation of youth
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Summary of E-Discussion “Can young people break the socio-cultural and institutional barriers for women in politics?”
Summary of E-Discussion “Can young people break the socio-cultural and institutional barriers for women in politics?”     iKNOW Politics hosted a discussion on the political participation of youth and their capacity to empower women during the...
A platform for change-Mentoring-Cherie Blair Foundation
Friday, August 29, 2014
Summary of E-discussion on mentorship programs to support candidates and elected female MPs beyond training and study tours
  Summary of E-discussion on mentorship programs to support candidates and elected female MPs beyond training and study tours   iKNOW Politics hosted a discussion on mentorship programs for women candidates and Members of Parliament during the...
Monday, July 21, 2014
Summary of e-Discussion on Online Harassment of Women in Politics: How Online Harassment isn’t ‘Virtual’ For Women
Summary of E-discussion on Online Harassment of Women in Politics: How Online Harassment isn’t ‘Virtual’ For Women   iKNOW Politicshosted a discussion on the online harassment of women in politics from June 6th to July 11th 2014. The discussion...
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Summary of E-Discussion on the Role of Media and Technology for Women in Politics (14-23 December 2009)
iKNOW Politics held its first regional E-Discussion in Arabic in December 2009. The following is a summary of the E-Discussion in English. Media plays a crucial role in defining the image of women politicians in the Arab region. Women are...
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Summary of E-Discussion on Women’s participation in politics in (post) conflict countries: Role of women in peace negotiations
iKNOW Politics organized an online discussion on the role of women in (post) conflict situations and in peace negotiations, in Arabic, English, French and Spanish . The discussion went on for a period of 3 weeks and received contributions from 18...
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Summary of E-Discussion on challenges for women in politics: the glass ceiling - stereotypes in terms of portfolio assignments
iKNOW Politics organized an online discussion on stereotyping portfolio assignments for women in politics, available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish. The discussions went on for a period of 3 weeks and received contributions from 13 members...
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Summary of E-Discussion on Political Financing for Women
iKNOW Politics organized an online discussion on “Political Financing for Women” in Arabic, English, French and Spanish. The discussions went on for a period of 3 weeks and received contributions from over 70 members from different countries. We...
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Achieving the 50/50 representation target in Namibia by 2015
An interesting contribution in the discussion came from Sarry, who shared an experience from Namibia. Sarry: “Namibia at the moment stands at over 30% women representation and 42% at the local governance level. We are excelling at 42% because most...
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Summary of E-Discussion on Implementation of SCR1325
UN Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) mandates that women in post-conflict states fully participate in all aspects of the transition. The resolution is historic because of the depth of change — in procedure, assessment, delivery and attitudes...