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Wednesday, August 31, 2016
I’m a Korean American Woman in Politics, and Biases Won’t Stop Me
This blog post was written by 2015–16 National Student Advisory Council Member Na-Yeon Park and published on 22 August 2016 by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) here. As a child of immigrant parents and as a woman of color, I grew...
Thursday, July 21, 2016
UN Women Annual Report 2015-2016
2015 was UN Women’s fifth year. As we marked this milestone, the United Nations celebrated 70 years of fostering human rights, and governments and civil society assessed 15 years of implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, and of Security...
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Linda Burney becomes the first female Indigenous MP in Australia's history
Former New South Wales deputy Labor leader Linda Burney has claimed victory in the southern Sydney seat of Barton. The win makes her the first Indigenous woman to be elected to the House of Representatives. Ms Burney said the victory was...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
OAS approves the American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, with a special recognition of gender equality
The Organization of American States, OAS, approves a historical American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 17 years after the first meetings to sign this Declaration. Héctor Huertas, lawyer and indigenous leader of the Guna people in...
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
OAS First and Second Plenary Sessions of the General Assembly
Foreign ministers of OAS member states will meet from June 14-15, in the Dominican Republic. The General Assembly will be broadcast live on the OAS Website. More information is available here.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Conversation featuring the Secretary General of the OAS, the Assistant Secretary General, and representatives of civil society organizations and other social actors
In the context of the 46th OAS General Assembly, the institution’s highest authorities, along with representatives of civil society organizations in the Hemisphere, will exchange views on their main concerns, public policies throughout the region,...
Thursday, May 26, 2016
The reasons behind Temer's white men-only government in Brazil
New article published in The Atlantic explores the reasons behind Michel Temer’s decision to establish a white men only government in Brazil. The fact that the new government of Brazil is only made up by white men caused many commentators to...
Thursday, May 12, 2016
"Scandal in Real Time" - a national conference on Black women, politics, oral history
Like other blockbuster media moments, Shonda Rhimes' television show Scandal proves there is a massive audience for American political dramas, especially those featuring a sidelong glance toward largely repressed national and cultural debates about...
Friday, April 22, 2016
COP21: The implementation of the Paris Agreement must not forget women, warns Ségolène Royal
The policies on limiting and adapting to global warming will be more efficient if taking into account the equality of women and men. While women are the first victims of global warming, they are better able to find solutions, said the French...
Friday, April 08, 2016
Protests spread all over the world to condemn the murder of Berta Cáceres
After the dreadful murder of Honduran human rights activist and environmental defender, Berta Cáceres, many women organizations have organized protests and acts of repudiation of this crime. The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) has taken part in two...
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Secretary-General's Message “From the Glass Ceiling to a Carpet of Shards”
After the last International Women’s Day, UN’s Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, delivered the message ‘From the Glass Ceiling to a Carpet of Shards’: “As a boy growing up in post-war Korea, I remember asking about a tradition I observed: women going...
Monday, March 07, 2016
iKNOW Politics wishes all its members and followers a happy Women's Day 2016!
On September 2015, the UN Sustainable Development Summit approved 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. SDG5 aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030....
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Kerryann F. Ifill
On top of being the first woman president of the Senate of Barbados, Kerryann F. Ifill is also the first person with a disability and the youngest to ever hold the position. This interview was conducted at the 133rd IPU Assembly. 
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Melanie Mark is the first indigenous woman to be elected to British Columbia’s legislature
Melanie Mark grew up in one of Canada's poorest neighborhoods, moving around the social housing system while her mother struggled with addiction and her siblings lived in foster care. Decades later, she is the first indigenous woman to be elected to...
Friday, February 05, 2016
Course Gender Equality in Latin America and the Caribbean at the local level: democratic governance and inclusive development
In September 2015, 193 world leaders committed 17 Global Objectives to achieve in the next 15 years, "Eradicating extreme poverty. Combating inequality and injustice. Solving climate change." Goals Goal 5 seek gender equality and empower women and...
Safak Pavey
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Şafak Pavey-Creating history, building a rights culture
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,...
People's Democracy Party (HDP) co-chair Figen Yuksekdag speaks at a meeting on Feb. 11, 2015.  (photo by Facebook/@Figen Yüksekdağ)
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Kurdish women’s movement reshapes Turkish politics
The People’s Democracy Party (HDP) has co-chairs for all representative levels. A female and male official share the responsibility. The party is chaired by Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag. The HDP has become the fastest-growing political...
Monday, February 16, 2015
Call for proposals-Inter-American Development Bank
The Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Program for the Support of Women’s Leadership and Representation(PROLEAD) announces a call for proposals for evaluations that analyze the effectiveness of interventions that promote women’s voice and...