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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....
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Site #womenalsoknowstuff provides information on female political scientists
The platform #womenalsoknowstuff is an online project that enables access to women experts on a wide range of topics. From African Politics, to International Law or Institutional Design, the platform provides information about dozens of female...
Thursday, January 14, 2016
TV Show "Madam President"
The Middle East has never tried giving a woman the position of president. The new television show “Madam President” imagined this scenario and put it on screen. Produced by Search for Common Ground, this series follows the fictional story of...
Monday, January 11, 2016
The Economist interviews a Saudi female councillor
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...
Thursday, October 15, 2015
New LSE Study Recommends Gender Quotas to Fight Gender Inequality
The London School of Economics have launched a new study concluding that gender quotas to place women in positions of power are needed in order to guarantee gender equality. This quotas would include both private and public sectors and the study...
Friday, October 09, 2015
Angela Merkel: The Most Powerful Woman in the World?
German Chancellor, Angela Merkel (Hamburg, 1954) is sometimes considered as the most powerful women in the world. Leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) since 2000 and German Chancellor for the last ten years, this doctor in physical...
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Global Leader's Meeting on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
Last Sunday, 27 September, took place at the United Nations Headquarters of New York a historic gathering to promote the political, social, and economic empowerment of women at the global level. The meeting was co-hosted by the People’s Republic of...
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Nine Sexist Ways Female Politicians Are Depicted In The Press — And By Their Colleagues
Being a woman in many professional fields can be challenging, but being a woman in politics seems like it could be pure, unadulterated hell. On top of the cutthroat smear campaigns and constant public scrutiny, you’d have to contend with the sexist...
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Saturday, January 24, 2015
Invisible Women? A Comparison of News Coverage Between Male and Female Candidates in Europe
30 January 2015 at 10:30IDEA, Strömsborg, SE-103 34 Stockholm, SwedenPresentation to be followed by a question-and-answer sessionLunch and refreshments will be provided aInternational IDEA invites you to attend a guest presentation about gender bias...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Politically Correct Means Not Ignoring Women
Calling something “politically correct” is usually a way of dismissing it. When a woman calls out sexism, for example, an exasperating response is to call her a “p.c. liberal feminist.” Instead of addressing the alleged sexism, it suggests her...
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Fashion or Politics: Women in the Media, Pakistan
By Halima Tahirkheli, Electronic media has become more influential in Pakistan in the last decade due to the rapid development of communication technology. The media play a vital role in Pakistan by providing information and awareness about national...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Fashion or Politics: Women in the Media, Pakistan
By Halima Tahirkheli, Electronic media has become more influential in Pakistan in the last decade due to the rapid development of communication technology. The media play a vital role in Pakistan by providing information and awareness about national...
Friday, November 07, 2014
The media aren’t holding female candidates back
Tuesday’s elections brought a number of firsts for women in American politics. Iowans for the first time sent a woman, Joni Ernst, to Congress. Mia Love became the first African American Republican woman to win a congressional seat. And next year,...
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Why is Fashion Such an Important Issue for Women in Power?
The recently-opened exhibit at the Design Museum in London titled “Women Fashion Power” says a lot about how society tends to care more about how female politicians dress than it does about males. While sometimes there’s a correlation between a...
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Workshop Tasks Media On Support for Women in Politics, Nigeria
Participants at a two-day workshop organised by the International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos, for journalists in Abuja, have been charged to support women in politics and also set the agenda for issue-based campaign for aspirants aspiring for various...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Miss Independent, Scotland
By Bérengère Sim Remember that moment in the Scottish Independence Referendum campaign when Yes pulled ahead of No in an opinion poll? 51% and 49% respectively? You know, when international media finally woke up and turned its undivided (and rather...
Monday, October 27, 2014
Miss Independent, Scotland
By Bérengère Sim Remember that moment in the Scottish Independence Referendum campaign when Yes pulled ahead of No in an opinion poll? 51% and 49% respectively? You know, when international media finally woke up and turned its undivided (and rather...
Monday, October 27, 2014
On Scrutiny and Representation of Women in Politics
By Ashwath Komath   Being a woman in Politics is a very hard job. There is often this notion that women won't fare well in politics and women have to work despite these notions. So there exists this environment which is constantly seeking to keep...

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