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women in local government
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Summary of the E-discussion on women mayors, heads of villages, towns and cities
On September 12th 2014 iKNOW Politics launched an online discussion about women’s access to, and experience in, mayoral positions. The discussion received contributions from several countries, including Argentina, Australia, Cameroon, Colombia,...
The political participation of youth
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Summary of the E-discussion “Can young people break the socio-cultural and institutional barriers for women in politics?”
  In preparation for the First IPU Global conference of Young Parliamentarians, iKNOW Politics hosted an online discussion on the political participation of youth and their capacity to empower women. The discussion received feedback from several...
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...
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...
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, May 15, 2014
Summary of E-Discussion on the Role of Media and Technology for Women in Politics (14-23 December 2009)
iKNOW Politics held its first regional E-Discussion in Arabic in December 2009. The following is a summary of the E-Discussion in English. Media plays a crucial role in defining the image of women politicians in the Arab region. Women are...
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Summary of E-Discussion on Women’s participation in politics in (post) conflict countries: Role of women in peace negotiations
iKNOW Politics organized an online discussion on the role of women in (post) conflict situations and in peace negotiations, in Arabic, English, French and Spanish . The discussion went on for a period of 3 weeks and received contributions from 18...
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Summary of E-Discussion on challenges for women in politics: the glass ceiling - stereotypes in terms of portfolio assignments
iKNOW Politics organized an online discussion on stereotyping portfolio assignments for women in politics, available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish. The discussions went on for a period of 3 weeks and received contributions from 13 members...
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Summary of E-Discussion on Political Financing for Women
iKNOW Politics organized an online discussion on “Political Financing for Women” in Arabic, English, French and Spanish. The discussions went on for a period of 3 weeks and received contributions from over 70 members from different countries. We...
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Achieving the 50/50 representation target in Namibia by 2015
An interesting contribution in the discussion came from Sarry, who shared an experience from Namibia. Sarry: “Namibia at the moment stands at over 30% women representation and 42% at the local governance level. We are excelling at 42% because most...
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Summary of E-Discussion on Implementation of SCR1325
UN Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) mandates that women in post-conflict states fully participate in all aspects of the transition. The resolution is historic because of the depth of change — in procedure, assessment, delivery and attitudes...
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Summary of E-Discussion on Eliminating Violence against Women in Politics
Summary of iKNOW Politics E-Discussion: Eliminating Violence Against Women in Politics (2010). Members identified forms of violence against women in politics and shared measures iniatied to counter the violence, from training of election monitors to...
Monday, August 30, 2010
Summary of E-Discussion on Women’s Political Participation in 21st Century: Using Communication Technologies
LAUNCH MESSAGE Women and men around the world have been using different technology platforms during their political campaigns and to continue dialogue with their constituencies as elected representatives. The recent United States elections and...
Monday, January 25, 2010
Summary of the E-discussion on Role of Media and Technology for Women in Politics (14-23 December 2009)
iKNOW Politics held its first regional E-Discussion in Arabic in December 2009. The following is a summary of the E-Discussion in English. Media plays a crucial role in defining the image of women politicians in the Arab region. Women are portrayed...
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Summary from E-Discussion on Women in Local Governments (August 10-24, 2009)
Increasingly countries around the world are going the decentralization route. And with a call on their local governments to respond to their communities, has heralded the movement towards democratic local governance. A wide number of countries are...
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Summary from the E-Discussion on Working with Men to Promote Women in Politics (March 16-31,2009)
Launch Message In the Beijing Platform for Action (1995), more than 180 governments agreed that “achieving the goal of equal participation of women and men in decision making will provide a balance that … is needed … to strengthen democracy and...
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Summary from the E-Discussion Forum on Financing Women in Politics (October 22-29, 2008)
Launch message: One of the commonly-cited barriers to women’s political participation is lack of sufficient funds and in-kind contributions to campaign competitively. Women, who are frequently under-represented in business and commerce, often do...

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