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The iKNOW Politics Team welcomes you to our Library! We have the strong commitment of making available, for free, relevant resources and publications related to the political empowerment of women and support women politicians, practitioners, academics, experts, and the general public alike. Currently we have more than 23 different resources, searchable below by keyword, type of resource and thematic. Interested in region or country-specific resources? Please visit our homepage and use our word map! Please send us your feedback and to connect@iknowpolitics.org. We hope you will enjoy the iKNOW Politics online library!

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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
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...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Female politicians feel that their male counterparts enjoy more space in the media because they have more resources. Women Parliamentarians attending a Gender and Elections workshop in Kadoma last week said politics in Zimbabwe was no stroll in the...
Friday, September 12, 2014
As the 2015 general elections approach many womena re beginning to call for free elections without corruption to give a chance for everyone to participate. They held that the current system only allows for the participation of the afluent and...
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Prsentation given by Jorge Cardona, Professor of International Law, Member, Committee on the Rights of the Child, Member, Commission of Experts of the Ibero‐American Convention on the Rights of Youth
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Presentation on Youth‐led Structures given by Ivana Savić, Executive Director, CHRDS and Organising Partner for UN Major Group for Children and Youth at the Expert Group Meeting “Youth, Development and Rights”New York, November 13, 2013
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The presentation given by Åshild Marie Vige fropm the Norwegian Children and Youth Council on "Barriers to political participation, focusing on the issues of diversity and discrimination faced by many youth when attempting to engage in the political...
Friday, June 06, 2014
Are you considering your next career move? Want to advance faster in leadership or compensation? Puzzled by power politics in the office? Accelerate your career and uptick your leadership skills with this innovative, 9 practical women’s leadership “...
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
One of the persistent democratic deficits throughout the world is women’s lack of influence in politics. In relation to political parties in particular, the voice of women in decision-making remains insufficient, and, in some cases, is non-existent...
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Many countries are witnessing a significantly disproportionate rate of increase of women being incarcerated, compared to their male counterparts. Globally, women and girls constitute a minority of the prison population as a whole, and it is ...
Monday, April 28, 2014
The youth have long represented an important constituency for electoral mobilization in Africa. Yet, despite their numerical importance and the historical relevance of generational identities within the region, very little is really known about the...
Friday, April 25, 2014
Group and individual proponents advocating for increased participation of women in governance, have been urged to brace up for another round of advocacy, as the local government elections, approaches later this year. Ms. Esther Tawiah, Executive...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
One of the persistent democratic deficits throughout the world is women’s lack of influence in politics. In relation to political parties in particular, the voice of women in decision-making remains insufficient, and, in some cases, is non-existent...
Friday, January 10, 2014
Women in Puntland have expressed their dissatisfaction with their representation in the new Puntland Parliament. Halimo Mohamed Farah, the chairwoman of Puntland Women Alliance said that they were dismayed to learn that only two women were among the...
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Women’s participation in politics remains low due to several bottlenecks hindering efforts to ensure that men and women share 50% representation in the political arena by 2015 in line with the Sadc Protocol on Gender and Development. Women in...
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Women leaders have praised President Uhuru Kenyatta for nominating women to ‘powerful’ Cabinet positions. If Prof Judi Wakhungu, Ms Anne Waiguru, Ms Charity Ngilu, Ms Phylis Kandie, Ms Raychelle Omamo and Ms Amina Mohamed are approved by the...
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Photo: Michelle Bachelet on her official trip to Senegal; photo credit: UN Women – Bruno Demeocq " During my visit, I met with Government officials, parliamentarians, and civil society partners, including women and men leaders who work tirelessly to...
Thursday, February 28, 2008
At the close of the millennium, there is a wave of invigorating air sweeping across the African continent. The refreshing breeze can be felt in the form of women smashing the gendered 'glass ceiling' in a bid to overcome the cultural and structural...
Monday, March 12, 2007
This report presents the findings of the second component of the African Political Party Finance Initiative, which aimed to increase awareness about the need for transparent and accountable party financing and to promote reforms appropriate to the...
Thursday, February 22, 2007
This report compiles the speeches and presentations made during the seminar entitled, "Parliament and the Budgetary Process, Including from a Gender Perspective," held in Nairobi, Kenya in May 2000. The seminar brought together participants from...
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
This paper identifies an initial set of considerations to ensure that gender equality is central to the aid effectiveness agenda. It is intended for policy makers currently adjusting to the new aid modalities; women's rights advocates at the...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
This website contains information on political parties in Africa. It also provides links to resources containing information about IDEA-sponsored activities relating to democracy building, conflict management and electoral processes in Africa.
Monday, February 12, 2007
This report documents the work of various multilateral and bilateral donors in Africa to meet the goals set forth during the Beijing +10 Conference. It examines efforts to meet the strategic objectives of all twelve areas of concern in the Beijing...