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Monday, July 27, 2020
What is holding back Sri Lankan Women from entering politics: Lihini Fernando decodes
Despite Sri Lankan women having progressed by breaking boundaries in many fields, their participation in the country’s politics has remained abysmal. United National Party municipal councillor from Moratuwa, Lihini...
Monday, July 27, 2020
Eternal mothers, whores or witches: being a woman in politics in Zimbabwe
The political arena in Zimbabwe is a de facto male space in which women play very peripheral and insignificant roles. Author and scholar Panashe Chigumadzi sums the situation up in an op-ed article, writing that ....
Monday, July 27, 2020
Hong Kong elections: the shameful absence of women from politics
During these times of political polarisation and fragmentation in Hong Kong, there is one thing we can find in common across partisan lines – shutting out women from politics. The future for Hong Kong parliamentary...
Friday, July 24, 2020
Why female leadership is what the climate justice movement needs
“The climate movement cannot succeed without an urgent upsurge in women’s leadership across the Global South and the Global North. Women and girls are already boldly leading on climate justice, addressing the climate...
Friday, July 24, 2020
100 years on, politics is where the U.S. lags most on gender equality
A century on from women winning the right to vote in the U.S., our nation has made huge progress on many fronts. But plenty more is needed—and above all in the political sphere. The U.S. compares badly to most other...
Friday, July 24, 2020
‘Expect sexism’: a gender politics expert reads Julia Gillard’s Women and Leadership
Why are there so few women at the top levels of politics? This question is at the centre of the new book, Women and Leadership, co-authored by Australia’s first woman prime minister, Julia Gillard, and former Nigerian...
Friday, July 24, 2020
Kibowa Faridah Hajjat
Kibowa Faridah Hajjat is the Chairperson of the National Women Council in Uganda. This interview was conducted in March 2019 in the margins of the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) in...
Friday, July 24, 2020
‘I Am Someone’s Daughter, Too’: Ocasio-Cortez, House Democrats Call Out ‘Culture’ Of Sexism In Congress
Over a dozen House Democrats, led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), took to the House floor on Thursday to call out a “culture” of sexism in Congress following an incident in which Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) was...
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Preventing and combatting sexism at local level in Ukraine: A guide for women and men in local politics
On 2 July 2020, the Congress organised a webinar on “Preventing and Combatting Sexism at Local Level in Ukraine” to release a guide for women and men in local politics. It aims to equip local politicians in Ukraine with...
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Liberia: “Accommodate more women in politics”
The African Women Leaders Network Liberia Chapter (AWLN Liberia), in collaboration with the National Elections Commission (NEC) on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, concluded its second consultative meeting with representatives...
Thursday, July 23, 2020
13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament
The 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament will precede the Fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament (5WCSP) and is being organized in close cooperation with the Parliament of Austria and the United Nations...
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Women in politics: 60 years of milestones
On July 21, 1960 in Sri Lanka, Sirima Bandaranaike became the world's first democratically elected female head of government. Here is a look back at sixty years of milestones for women in politics: - First head of...
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Women leadership: Efficacy approved in the COVID-19 crisis
Do you think women leaders had developed better strategies to manage the covid19 crisis? This panel discussion will analyze with three different experts in the Socio-politics, Woman Leadership and Science Diplomacy...
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Webinar: Women, Power and Politics in the Middle East
In 2019, the visibility and participation of women in protests across the Middle East and North Africa challenged male-led political establishments in the region. But with the global health crisis offering regimes some...
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Gender-Sensitive Post-Legislative Scrutiny with PLS and gender experts
Legislation intervenes in the life of all but does not impact everyone in the same way. Women, men, and non-binary people, the young and the old, persons with and without disabilities, people of distinct race and ethnic...
Monday, July 20, 2020
Gabon appoints first woman prime minister Ossouka Raponda
The president of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba, has appointed the country's first female prime minister, Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda. Who is Gabon's new prime minister? Ossouka Raponda, 56, was promoted from the defence...
Monday, July 20, 2020
Women in Politics leading through crisis
Join Foreign Policy and the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Washington D.C. as they convene women at the helm of international affairs to explore the role of female leadership in driving global recovery and resilience...
Friday, July 17, 2020
iKNOW Politics Newsletter July 2020
We are pleased to share with you the latest edition of the iKNOW Politics Newsletter! In this issue, we invite you to take a look at our most recent e-Discussion on women's leadership in the COVID-19 response, useful...

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