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Aminata Touré, ancienne Première ministre du Sénégal et nouvelle députée, dans sa maison de Dakar, le 8 septembre 2022 - JOHN WESSELS
Monday, September 12, 2022
Senegal leads way on women legislators but challenges ahead
Senegal will break new ground Monday as West Africa's largest-ever proportion of women MPs take their seats in a newly elected legislature, stirring hopes of change in a country where patriarchal laws and attitudes are entrenched. More than 44...
Adji Diarra Mergane Kanouté
Tuesday, June 07, 2022
Adji Diarra Mergane Kanouté
Adji Diarra Mergane Kanouté is member of the National Assembly of Senegal and Vice-President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s Executive Committee. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021 in Vienna, Austria, during the 13th Summit of Women...
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Inauguration UNWOMEN exhibition “African Women and Political Leadership”
The exhibit pays tribute to the great courage of women in a particularly difficult and patriarchal continent. They have been at the forefront of ensuring peace and security, however their contribution is not often recognized and their representation...
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
From where I stand: “They said that a woman couldn’t run for elections… I proved them wrong”
Coumba Diaw is the only female Mayor in the Louga region of Senegal. She grew up listening to a rhetoric that restricted women from participating in politics and public life. But that didn’t stop her. Today she makes other elected officials aware of...
Friday, March 03, 2017
UN Women is hiring: Regional Policy Specialist, Political Participation and Governance
Location: Dakar, SENEGAL Application Deadline: 22-Mar-17 (Midnight New York, USA) Time left: 19d 6h 36m Type of Contract: FTA International Post Level: P-4 Languages Required: English and French   Duration of Initial Contract: 1 year Background...
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Aminata Touré named Prime Minister of Senegal
On Sunday night, Aminata Touré was named Prime Minister of Senegal. Whichever mineral flows through the veins of Aminata Touré, she has spent all of her adult life working as a human rights and women’s rights activist, who has worked in Senegal and...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Amsatou Sow Sidibé
iKNOW Politics: Thank you for granting us this interview.  Tell us about Amsatou Sow Sidibé, what is your background? How did you enter politics?  I am a Senegalese woman, an aggregate qualified professor and Chair of the Private Law Department. I...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Senegal Guarantees Gender Balance in Legislative Polls
The Senegalese parliament yesterday overwhelmingly voted in favour of a bill that introduced gender parity on the lists of proportional representation that political parties should present for legislative polls in the country. For more...
Friday, January 13, 2012
Experiences in Implementing Parity Laws to Improve Women's Political Representation
The adoption of the parity law in Senegal is an important step on the way to increased political participation and equal political representation of women.  Senegal’s women were rightfully proud of this landmark achievement, but other countries’...
Thursday, January 12, 2012
SENEGAL: Presidential elections, 26 Feb 2012
  Description of government structure:     * Chief of State: President Abdoulaye WADE     * Head of Government: Prime Minister Soulayemane Ndene NDIAYE     * Assembly: Senegal has a bicameral Parliament (Parlement) consisting of the Senate (...
Sunday, October 09, 2011
The Security Sector and Gender in West Africa: A survey of police, defence, justice and penal services in ECOWAS states
Since 2008, when the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) began working on gender and security sector transformation in West Africa, we have repeatedly been asked for information on gender and security from other countries...
Monday, August 08, 2011
iKNOW Politics was presented during the High level meeting on African EMBs
iKNOW Politics was presented during the High level meeting on African EMBs on Transformative and Gender Sensitive Elections Management in Mbodieng, Senegal from July 26 to 30  The High-Level Meeting of African Heads of EMBs contributed...
Thursday, January 14, 2010
N’déye Fatou Touré
"I would like above all for all women interested in politics to know that, deep down inside, there is latent genius that holds and has the potential to create national wealth.” - N’déye Fatou Touré iKNOW Politics: Tell us about your career. What...
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
The Impact of Religion on Women’s Leadership Roles in Politics and Public Life
This consolidated response highlights the impact of religious norms and religion on women’s political participation. The response also describes women’s participation in religious institutions and religious political parties, as well as women’s...
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Fundamentalisms, Globalization and Women’s Human Rights in Senegal
This article discusses women’s rights in Senegal through the prism of the country’s religion, culture and secularism. It also describes the globalization of women’s human rights and the response of fundamentalists to this issue.
Monday, March 12, 2007
Party Finance Reform in Africa, Lessons Learned from Four Countries: Ghana, Kenya, Senegal & South Africa
This report presents the findings of the second component of the African Political Party Finance Initiative, which aimed to increase awareness about the need for transparent and accountable party financing and to promote reforms appropriate to the...