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Monday, July 09, 2018
Joan Burton
Joan Burton is an Irish Labour Party politician who served as Tánaiste and Leader of the Labour Party from 2014 to 2016, Minister for Social Protection from 2011 to 2016, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party from 2007 to 2014, Minister of State at the...
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Joyce Banda
Forbes Women Africa met up with former Malawian President Joyce Banda in Johannesburg just before her return to Malawi after four years away. One of four female presidents Africa has ever had, she spoke about her plans but is guarded about her...
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Ruth Mandel
Framed photos of trailblazing political women line the walls and bookshelves of a second floor corner office of Ruth Mandel, co-founder of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. See here Mandel's interview with NorthJersey...
Monday, June 11, 2018
Salote Radrodro
Salote Vuibureta Radrodro is a member of the Parliament of Fiji. She was elected for the first time in the Fijian general election, 2014, for the Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA). Before entering parliament, Radrodro had worked for 36 years...
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Dr. Patricia McFadden
Dr. Patricia McFadden is a sociologist, writer, educator, and publisher from Swaziland. She has worked in the African and global women’s movements as well. 
Friday, May 04, 2018
Jeffrey Lazarus and Amy Steigerwalt
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...
Friday, April 27, 2018
Tamar Chugoshvili
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.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Norbert Mao
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.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Monica Mutsvangwa
Monica Mutsvangwa is a Senator in Zimbabwe and Chair of the Women's Parliamentary Caucus.
Monday, February 12, 2018
Video: Curious to learn how Male Champions can support women's leadership and political participation?
We recently teamed up with International Gender Champions in organizing an e-Discussion on the role of Male Champions in helping advance women's leadership and political participation. Watch this video for some great advice from UN Geneva, GCERF and...
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Akbar Khan
  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...
Monday, October 09, 2017
Yury Fedotov
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...
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Dr Khalid Koser
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...
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Michael Møller
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...
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Doreen Bogdan-Martin
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...
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Patricia Scotland QC
Contributor Uday Nagaraju met The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary- General of The Commonwealth and discussed Commonwealth’s objectives, achievements and goals in gender equality, women’s empowerment and political participation. The...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Yves Leterme
Yves Leterme, a Belgian national, is the Secretary-General of International IDEA. Prior to International IDEA, Leterme served as Prime Minister of Belgium (2007 to 2011) and then as Deputy Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Co-...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Irene P. Tillah
Irene P. Tillah is Assemblywoman in the second district of Sulu, Philippines. She is the Chairman of the Committee on Women, Children and Family Relations. This interview was conducted during an event organized by UN Women and the Inter-...