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Alaa Murabit The Voice of Libyan Women: A progressive voice amid violence and insecurity
Friday, January 22, 2016
This written interview was originally published on 12 January 2016 here by AWID. The interview was conducted and edited by Isabel Marler. Women were at the forefront of the pro-democracy protests in Libya in 2011, which, after escalating into civil...
Friday, January 15, 2016
“Our mission is gender equality. Our stories make it matter. Our actions make it real”. Those are the principles driving the HeforShe campaign. Watch actress and UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson introduce the newly launched www.heforshe....
Thursday, January 14, 2016
The Women in Parliaments (WIP) and the Mexican Senate co-hosted the Mexico Summit on 7-9 October 2015.  Marking the 40th anniversary of the First World Conference on Women, a conference in 1975 that defined a World Plan of Action for the...
Monday, January 11, 2016
The Economist's editor-in-chief, Zanny Minton Beddoes, speaks to Huda Al-Jeraisy, one of Saudi Arabia's newly elected female councillors, about her political goals and the position of women in Saudi life. For more information on the recent election...
Monday, December 28, 2015
The preview of the League of Tunisian Women Voters latest documentary, directed by Tunisian actress Anissa Daoud, on the achievements and struggles of Tunisian women to bring real change to their society through political participation. For more on...
Thursday, December 24, 2015
    iKNOW Politics interviewed Ms. Anita Vandenbeld, newly elected Member of Parliament (MP) in Canada and member of the Liberal Party. Ms. Vadenbeld reported to us over the phone that in the recent election, she had the highest number of votes of...
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
On the International Human Rights Day, the short video “Irreversible - Women’s full participation in Constitution-Making processes: Testimonies from the frontlines,” which the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the international...
Monday, December 07, 2015
Rafik Halouani is Mourakiboun's General Coordinator. Mourakiboun is a leading Tunisian NGO that specializes in the observation and monitoring of elections in Tunisia. Mr. Halouani is one of the four winners of the National Democratic Institute's (...
Radhika Coomaraswamy iKNOW Politics Interview with Rhadika Coomaraswamy
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
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,...
Monday, November 23, 2015
iKNOW Politics ha entrevistado al ex Presidente del Gobierno de España, J.L. Rodríguez Zapatero. // iKNOW Politics has interviewed the former President of the Spanish Government, J.L. Rodríguez Zapatero.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
In 2014, the Iraqi National Action Plan (INAP) was launched as an effort to implement the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 in Iraq. This video, produced by the 1325 Dutch NAP Partnership, shows that no budget was allocated to the INAP...
Thursday, October 29, 2015
We have interviewed Ms Tone Skogen, Norway's State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She talks about the role of women in the successful implementation of SC resolution 1325, the lessons learned from Norway and the important role of...
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Saida Ounissi, 28 years old, is a member of the Tunisian Parliament. She represents the circumscription of France 1 and the Ennahdha Movement, an Islamist party. Within the parliament, she is a member of the Committee for the Martyrs and Wounded of...
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
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...
Safak Pavey
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
As a young Turkish artist, she took a trip of self-discovery while attending film and art school in Zurich, Switzerland. Counting herself fortunate to be able to study abroad, the young woman felt the urge to grab every opportunity she could,...
Nidhi Shendurnikar Tere Independent researcher
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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...
Baroness Sandip Verma
Baroness Sandip Verma Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Energy and Climate Change) and member of House of Lords, United Kingdom
Monday, March 23, 2015
iKNOW Politics volunteer Uday Nagaraju interviews Baroness Sandip Verma, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Energy and Climate Change) and member of House of Lords, United Kingdom. (IKP) What are the common issues concerning women in the...
Joanna Maycock
Joanna Maycock European Women’s Lobby (EWL) Secretary General
Sunday, February 22, 2015
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...
Ameena Alrasheed, Ph.D
Ameena AlRasheed iKNOW Politics expert & Professor at Bahrain University
Monday, February 09, 2015
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...
Bayan Nouri
Monday, December 22, 2014
Bayan Nouri has a tough job over the next four years – the new Minister for Women’s Affairs in Iraq must try to improve the economic lot of Iraq’s women, prevent systemic domestic violence against females and work on problems like female genital...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Malala Yousafzai's Message to Women Alicia Menendez and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai discuss why women need to get involved in politics and why politics should invest in women. To watch the video please click here
Monday, December 01, 2014
Justin Trudeau’s ejection of two Liberal MPs from his caucus—over allegations of sexual harassment of two anonymous NDP MPs—has unnerved Ottawa. If you need proof, you need look no further than MP Peter Goldring’s now-retracted comments about...
Madame Maryvonne Mottin
Madame Maryvonne Mottin Former mayor of Bernières Sur Mer, a town of 2311 inhabitants, from 2001 to 2014
Thursday, November 27, 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...
Maureen Jankowski Member of Parliament, Namibia
Thursday, November 13, 2014
iKNOW Politics speaks to Maureen Jankowski, Member of the Namibian parliament about women in politics in her country.
Fatemeh Rahbar Member of Parliament, Iran
Thursday, November 13, 2014
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
Birgitta Jónsdóttir Member of Parliament, Iceland
Thursday, November 13, 2014
iKNOW Politics speaks with Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Member of Parliament, Iceland about the changing face of politics and how she began her career.
Anette Trettebergstuen
Anette Trettebergstuen Member of Parliament, Norway
Thursday, November 13, 2014
iKNOW Politics speaks with Anette Trettebergstuen, Member of parliament from Norway about including youth and wowmen in parliament and politics at large.
Hege Haukeland Member of Parliament Norway
Thursday, November 13, 2014
iKNOW Politics speaks with Hege Haukeland, Member of Parliament from Norway, about women's political participation, women in parliament and the involvement of youth in politics.
Helen McEntee
Helen McEntee Member of Parliament, Ireland
Friday, November 07, 2014
Helen McEntee, the youngest female member of parliament in Ireland speaks about the participation of women and youth in politics.
Graça Sanches Member of Parliament Cabo Verde
Graça Sanches Graça Sanches, one of the youngest Members of Parliament in Cabo Verde
Sunday, October 26, 2014
On the islands of the archipelago that make up Cabo Verde, a country off the coast of western Africa, she is a household name. One of youngest Members of Parliament in Cabo Verde, Graça Sanches became a parliamentarian at the age of 30. Raised in a...
Saniya Naz Baloch
Saniya Naz Baloch Member of the Sindh Provincial Assembly
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
  Interviewed by iKNOW Politics volunteer Ashfak Ahmed Siyal Saniya Naz Baloch  is a member of the Sindh Provincial Assembly, elected from the platform of Pakistan’s second largest political party, Pakistan People Party (ppp). She belongs to Lyari...
Kirthi Jayakumar
Kirthi Jayakumar Lawyer, specialized in Public International Law and Human Rights and founder of the Red Elephant Foundation for women's rights
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
    Kirthi Jayakumar- a lawyer, a researcher, a journalist, an activist, UN Volunteer and a writer. We definitely want to know something more about you. Can you tell us some more details about you? Well... you make me sound a whole lot better than I...
Friday, September 26, 2014
In her recent memoir “Off the Sidelines,” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ’88, D-NY, describes being treated differently than her male counterparts in Congress. We wrote to government professor Deborah Jordan Brooks, who has studied gender stereotypes in...
Hafsa Afailal speaks about youth
Hafsa Afailal Programmes Coordinator - Mediator for Democracy and Human Rights, Morocco
Friday, September 19, 2014
Hafsa Afailal speaks about increasing the political participation of youth.
Yanar Mohammed
Yanar Mohammed President of the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq
Monday, September 15, 2014
Interview by Lucile Huguet.  You were in Canada, in 2003, and yet you decided to go back to Iraq to create the organization, can you comment on that?             Yes, I came back to Bagdad where I met other women with whom I decided to create the...
Muhammad Yunus Winner Nobel Peace Prize
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Interview with Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus
Friday, July 11, 2014
In the U.S., the term “hashtag activism” is usually uttered with a kind of derisive sneer, the implication being that social media can’t be used to effect any kind of “real” change. But in Syria, sites like Twitter and Facebook are an integral part...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Hibaaq Osman is a global political strategist who attended the Beijing Conference in 1995. Today, she heads Karama, an international organization based in Cairo that is working to end violence against women in the Arab region and is a partner of the...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
The petite lady in uniform is a familiar sight. Although she doesn’t drive a car or ride a motorbike, long distances cannot deter Sergeant Amelia de Jesus Amaral. She will walk on foot, no matter how long it takes, when she gets a complaint from...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
When Marcelina Bautista Bautista left her indigenous Mixtec community in Nochtixtlan, in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, at the age of 14 with only a primary school education and no knowledge of Spanish, she didn’t dream that one day she would end up...