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Dr Khalid Koser Executive Director of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF)
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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...
Michael Møller Director-General of United Nations Office at Geneva
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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...
Doreen Bogdan-Martin Chief of ITU’s Strategic Planning and Membership Department
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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...
Patricia Scotland QC Secretary- General of The Commonwealth of Nations
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
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...
Yves Leterme Secretary-General of International IDEA
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
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-...
Irene P. Tillah Assemblywoman
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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-...
Esther Mcheka-Chilenje Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Malawi
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Esther Mcheka-Chilenje is the first Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Malawi.
Hanna Hopko Ukrainian Member of Parliament
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Hanna Hopko is a Ukrainian Member of Parliament and the head of the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee.
Dr. Jessie Kabwila Member of Parliament in Malawi
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Hon. Dr. Jessie Kabwila is a politician, academic, and feminist. Member of Parliament in Malawi, she is currently the Chairperson of the Women Parliamentary Caucus.  iKNOW Politics: In 2014, the incumbent female president Joyce Banda lost the...
IPU Secretary General
Martin Chungong Inter-parliamentary Union Secretary General
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
A Cameroonian national, Martin Chungong made double history by becoming the first-ever African and the first non-European to be elected as IPU Secretary General in the Organization’s 126-year history. With more than three decades of experience and...
Teresa Morais Portuguese Member of Parliament and Party Leader
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Teresa Morais is a Portuguese politician and jurist. She is currently Member of Parliament and Vice President of the Social Democratic Party. She previously held the position of Minister of Culture, Equality and Citizenship. Ms Morais was...
Sunkarie Kamara
Friday, February 17, 2017
Mrs. Sunkarie Kamara, Mayor of Makeni City and President of Local Council Association of Sierra Leone (LCASL), spoke to UCLG Africa during the steering committee meeting of LEDNA on the fringes of COP22 in Marrakesh on 11 November 2016. She is the...
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir is Chair of the Executive Board of the Women in Parliaments Global Forum. She is the former Minister of Interior of Iceland, the first Member of Parliament for the Reykjavík South constituency in Iceland, as well as a...
Arjun Bahadur Thapa Secretary General of SAARC
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Contributor Uday Nagaraju met in Nepal His Excellency Arjun Bahadur Thapa, Secretary General of SAARC, and discussed SAARC’s objectives, achievements and goals in gender equality and women’s empowerment. The South Asian Association for Regional...
Mmamoloko Kubayi
Mmamoloko Kubayi Member of the South African National Assembly
Monday, December 05, 2016
Mmamoloko Kubayi is a Member of the South African National Assembly and holds the position of Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services. This interview was conducted during the 135th IPU Assembly in Geneva. 
Sylvia Walby Professor of Sociology at the University of Lancaster
Friday, November 25, 2016
Alexia Manombe-Ncube Deputy Minister: Disability Affairs of the Republic of Namibia
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Hon. Alexia Manombe-Ncube talked to iKNOW Politics about the challenges and opportunities that women and physically impaired people find in politics.
Jennifer Estrada Director of the HerStory Campaign for LitWorld and Global glow
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Jennifer Estrada talked to iKNOW Politics on International Youth Day 2016 about the role of young women leaders. 
Hiba Qasas Head of UN Women's Arab States Section
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Women activists from war-torn Syria have been a "glimmer of hope" in a peace process that has been very "challenging and depressing", the head of UN Women's Arab States Section has said.  Hiba Qasas was speaking ahead of a meeting with members of...
Soraya Mellali Executive Director at the African Development Bank
Friday, August 26, 2016
Soraya Mellali is the Executive Director representing Algeria, Guinea-Bissau and Madagascar at the African Development Bank since August 2015. She is a member of the AfDB Audit and Finance Committee, and the Administrative Matters for Board...
Cecilia Tkaczyk Former Member of the New York State Senate
Thursday, August 25, 2016
TimesUnion interviews former Member of the New York State Senate, Cecilia Tkaczyk, on the topic of women in politics. Access the original interview here. What brought you into politics? In 2012 I was on the Duanesburg school board and we were...
Fadumo Dayib Somali Presidential Candidate
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Once A Somali Refugee, Fadumo Dayib is Now Running As Somalia's First Female President. Click here to access the original interview. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: Fadumo Dayib is trying to do something no one has ever done before. Despite overwhelming odds,...
Joel Silberman Media Strategist and Coach
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The Women's Campaign School at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political...
Deb Sofield National Speaker, Executive Speech Coach and Author
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The Women's Campaign School at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political...
Stephanie Berger President of the Board of Directors of the Women's Campaign School at Yale University 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The Women's Campaign School at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political...
Bianca Sitzer Student at the Women's Campaign School at Yale University 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The Women's Campaign School (WCS) at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political...
Maria Fleming Student at the Women's Campaign School at Yale University 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The Women's Campaign School (WCS) at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political...
Jiritmwa Goyit Student at the Women's Campaign School at Yale University 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The Women's Campaign School (WCS) at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political...
Jessica Gottsleben Student at the Women's Campaign School at Yale University 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The Women's Campaign School (WCS) at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political...
Maryann Graf Von Luxburg Student at the Women's Campaign School at Yale University 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The Women's Campaign School (WCS) at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political...
Nino Dolidze Student at the Women's Campaign School at Yale University 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The Women's Campaign School (WCS) at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political...
Felicity Blackburn Student at the Women's Campaign School at Yale University 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The Women's Campaign School (WCS) at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political...
Dalel Krichen Student at the Women's Campaign School at Yale University 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The Women's Campaign School (WCS) at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political...
Sarah Godlewski Student at the Women's Campaign School at Yale University 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The Women's Campaign School (WCS) at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political...
Monday, July 25, 2016
This interview was published in 2013. At the time of the interview, Omezzine Khalife was a member of Ettakatol Party and ran for the Constituent Assembly in Tunisia. She was a member of the Ettakatol’s Women’s Organization. Omezzine speaks here to...
Gustavo Sibilla Research Director of ASAP
Friday, June 10, 2016
The Buenos Aires Herald published its interview with the research director of ASAP (Argentine Association of Public Budget and Finance Administration) Gustavo Sibilla on 2 June 2016. Here is the interview: How many women are in public office in...
Ellen Fitzpatrick author of "The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest for the American Presidency"
Thursday, June 09, 2016
By Laura E. Hatt America has seen a strong female candidate in two of the last three presidential elections. In fact, in some eyes, a woman’s name on the ballot might now seem almost commonplace. What (and who) happened to make this possible?...
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
The Graduate Institute’s Programme on Gender and Global Change and the Geneva Gender Champions organized the inaugural Geneva Gender Debate on 8 March 2016. Moderator Scott Weber, Director-General of Interpeace, began by remarking that whilst all...
Torild Skard Norwegian politician and researcher
Friday, April 29, 2016
Torild Skard's most recent book, Women of Power, has been awarded the Outstanding Academic Title for 2015 by CHOICE, the US Library journal. Ms Skard has led a vibrant political career. She was the first woman to hold the position of President of...
Pam Damoff Pam Damoff is Member of Parliament in Canada
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Pam Damoff is a business professional and community activist who has served as a Town Councillor in Oakville since 2010. Her extensive public service is combined with over 27 years of corporate experience on Bay Street. She has been elected to...

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