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Friday, May 15, 2020
A record number of women have filed to run for House seats in 2020
A record 490 women have filed to run for U.S. House seats in 2020, surpassing the previous record of 476 set in 2018, according to new data from the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University. That figure includes a record...
Wednesday, March 04, 2020
“I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”
Women’s rights and gender equality are taking centre stage in 2020. Twenty-five years since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action—a progressive roadmap for gender equality—it’s time to take stock of progress and bridge the...
Thursday, February 06, 2020
Women leaders who were elected to highest office
More than 70 nations worldwide have seen a woman lead their governments in the modern era. Some have been elected, some appointed; some served for relatively brief terms, while others have left an enduring legacy behind them. These seven women are...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
FG gets report on women’s political participation in 2019 elections
A delegation of national and international partners, led by United Nations (UN) women, has presented to the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, a detailed report of a national conference to assess lessons learnt on women’s political...
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Women with a #MeToo complaint are being silenced for the sake of politics
By Gaby Hinsliff, Life moves fast in this general election. There seems barely time to digest one scandal before the next is upon us; disgraced candidate follows shady accusation without a break. But just occasionally, it’s worth rewinding for a...
Friday, September 20, 2019
Women in leadership: A Q&A with President Sahle-Work Zewde
Women Deliver President/CEO Katja Iversen and the first female president of Ethiopia, Sahle-Work Zewde, discuss women in leadership and links between sexual and reproductive health and rights and Universal Health Coverage (UHC) to advance gender...
Friday, July 05, 2019
Women to head top EU institutions for first time
Two women have won the backing of the EU’s leaders to head the European commission and European Central Bank, breaking with more than 60 years of male dominance at the top of the bloc’s institutions. After three days of tortuous negotiations,...
Friday, May 10, 2019
Another barrier for women in politics in Canada: Violence
Despite Canada’s self-proclaimed feminist prime minister and gender parity in the federal cabinet, Canada falls well short when it comes to women’s representation in federal politics. Canada has just 27 per cent women in its Parliament and currently...
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
‘Inspiring’ protester becomes symbol of resistance for Sudanese women
The image is striking: a young woman, alone, standing above the crowd, urging them on with songs of revolution. Taken on Monday night in the centre of Khartoum, as tens of thousands thronged the roads in front of the heavily-guarded complex housing...
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
'There needs to be more women in politics'
By Meghan Balogh, Young women from every federal riding in the country took part in a historic sitting in the House of Commons last Wednesday. Caberry Yu, a second-year medical student at Queen’s University, was one of 338 women ages 18 to 23 to...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Arab world's first female interior minister hails 'point of pride for women
The Arab world’s first female interior minister has hailed her appointment as a “point of pride for all women”. Raya al-Hassan is one of four women to take cabinet jobs in the new Lebanese government, a record for the country and three more than in...
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Where are the women? Fewest female leaders in G20 photo
Friday’s “family photo” at the G20 summit in Argentina marked an inauspicious moment: there were fewer female heads-of-government posing than in any of the previous gatherings of the group. That was due in part to German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s...
Friday, July 06, 2018
Stakeholders lament declining Nigerian women participation in governance
Barely eight months to the 2019 general election, stakeholders have expressed dismay at the declining rate of women participation in public service. Speakers at the annual law week of International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), at Nigeria...
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Seven women win seats on Oman’s Municipal Council
Seven women were elected to Oman’s Municipal Council in the second-ever such vote held in the country on Sunday. The result marks an increase from 2012, when four women won seats. “Society is becoming more aware of how important the woman’s role is...
Monday, May 23, 2016
Women in Leadership: Why It Matters
Women have historically faced greater barriers than men when it comes to fully participating in society. Across geographies and income levels, disparities between men and women persist in the form of pay gaps, uneven opportunities for advancement,...
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Violence, resistance and commitment to peace define the situation of Kurdish women today
Judith Prat, documentary photographer, has recently published an article on the sustained political struggle of Kurdish women. The article builds upon an interview with Cemile Akgun (vid. Photo) from the association “Mothers for Peace”. After the...
Friday, April 08, 2016
Infographic Video on Arab women's participation
Women's participation is key to development. There can be no peace, no democracy, no prosperity, and no progress without the full and equal participation of women. Watch this inforgraphic video, produced by the UNDP, on the discrepancies between...
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
It's here! The brand new International Knowledge network of Women in Politics website!
Dear iKNOW Politics Member, We are excited to share some iKNOW Politics news with you.   Our New Mobile responsive website iKNOW Politics is very proud to announce that our platform has a new look. The mobile responsive website has more photos,...