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Friday, September 12, 2014
Women mayors, women elected as head of villages, towns and cities
While women have made great strides in politics, there are still some glass ceilings to be shattered among these are women’s access to local offices and particularly their election as mayors. The first woman mayor recorded is believed to be Susanna...
Political participation of youth
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Summary of E-Discussion “Can young people break the socio-cultural and institutional barriers for women in politics?”
Summary of E-Discussion “Can young people break the socio-cultural and institutional barriers for women in politics?”     iKNOW Politics hosted a discussion on the political participation of youth and their capacity to empower women during the...
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
It’s the Family, Stupid? Not Quite...How Traditional Gender Roles Do Not Affect Women’s Political Ambition
Following Chelsea Clinton’s pregnancy announcement in April of 2014, media outlets speculated whether the future grandchild to Hillary Clinton would impact her potential presidential campaign in 2016. In this research paper, Jennifer Lawless...
Political finance handbook
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Funding of Political Parties and Election Campaigns: A Handbook on Political Finance
All political parties need funding to play their part in the political process, yet the role of money in politics is arguably the biggest threat to democracy today. This global threat knows no boundaries, evident across all continents from huge...
Yemeni Women
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Yemeni women fight for greater representation
Photo-Al Jazeera After years of activism, Amal Basha's demands for guarantees of greater representation for women in the political system has finally edged closer to reality. "Women have been fighting for it for a long time," said the prominent...
A platform for change-Mentoring-Cherie Blair Foundation
Friday, August 29, 2014
Summary of E-discussion on mentorship programs to support candidates and elected female MPs beyond training and study tours
  Summary of E-discussion on mentorship programs to support candidates and elected female MPs beyond training and study tours   iKNOW Politics hosted a discussion on mentorship programs for women candidates and Members of Parliament during the...
Maissan Hassan
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Maissan Hassan
Maissan Hassan is the Programs Manager at the Women and Memory Forum;a nongovernmental research centre in Egypt that focuses on gender issues in Arab cultural history. She is an adviser in the MENA Region for FRIDA: The Young Feminist Fund and a co...
Monday, August 25, 2014
Constitution-making and Reform: Options for the Process
To consolidate peace after war is a long-term process; to consolidate democracy is an evenlonger one. There are no quick fixes. Ultimately, consolidating peace in any country dependson the people of that country. They alone must determine the path...
Asia Yaghi-I am a Human Society
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Jordanian initiative seeks political participation of women with disabilities
Photo-I ama Huam Society Reinforcing the political participation of women with disabilities is the goal of a new initiative launched by the "I am a Human Society", which advocates for the rights of people with disabilities. The "I am a Woman... Half...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Presentation Tunisian Women: Political role, Gains and Challenges
Prepared and presented by Basma Soudani Belhadj (President  and founder of League of Tunisian Women Voters LET) and Najla Abbes  (board member and co-founder of LET): An overview of women's political participation after the 2011 revolution in...
The growing role of Jordanian servicewomen
Monday, August 11, 2014
The growing role of Jordanian servicewomen
Jordan´s Military Women’s 10-year Strategy set out in 2006 has brought improved conditions and entitlements for women and expanded their integration within the country’s armed forces. However, challenges remain.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Women in Politics - Beyond Numbers
Following David Cameron’s cabinet reshuffle, the UK government has moved from having three women in the cabinet to five: and these two new members are working mothers, a presence not there before. This still fails to improve the overall gender...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
MASTER IN ELECTORAL POLICY & ADMINISTRATION
MEPA is a one-year, post-graduate programme in comprehensive advanced learning on electoral processes for current and aspiring election professionals. The Programme, delivered with the support of International IDEA, is especially beneficial for...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
People's Climate March Women’s Mobilization Meeting
The Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) invites you to the first: PEOPLES CLIMATE MARCH Women’s Mobilization Meeting Thursday,July 24th   6:30 to 8:00 PM Church Center for the United Nations, 2nd Floor, 777 UN Plaza (Corner of...
Monday, July 21, 2014
Can young people break the socio-cultural and institutional barriers for women in politics?
Political institutions have traditionally been created in male dominated societies in which men formulate the rules of the political game.  Although traditional political institutions have undertaken efforts to become more accessible for young...
Monday, July 21, 2014
Summary of e-Discussion on Online Harassment of Women in Politics: How Online Harassment isn’t ‘Virtual’ For Women
Summary of E-discussion on Online Harassment of Women in Politics: How Online Harassment isn’t ‘Virtual’ For Women   iKNOW Politicshosted a discussion on the online harassment of women in politics from June 6th to July 11th 2014. The discussion...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Report of the Fourth World Conference on Women
Beijing +20 is the process to assess the implementation by governments and other stakeholders of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action adopted at the 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing, China in 1995. These Beijing outcome document...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Gabrielle Bardall
Gabrielle Bardall is an academic and an electoral assistance expert with a decade of experience supporting electoral processes in transitional states. She has worked in more than 25 countries with international organizations including UNDP, UN Women...

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