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Sara Mohammad Falaknaz
Monday, June 20, 2022
Sara Mohammad Falaknaz
Sara Mohammad Falaknaz is Member of the Federal National Council of the United Arab Emirates. This interview was conducted on 7 September 2021, in Vienna (Austria), during the Fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament. Click on the Settings...
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...
Anne Nderitu was driven to act after witnessing Kenya's post-election violence of 2007/8. She now heads the country's office for regulating political parties. Photo: UN Women/Luke Horswell
Wednesday, June 01, 2022
Kenya Elections: Ann Nderitu on good governance and regulating the country's political parties
Kenya’s party primaries recently closed - a process for political parties to select candidates for the various elective seats in August’s General Election. Ann Nderitu, 47, heads Kenya’s Office of the Registrar for Political Parties (ORPP), which is...
Grace Boroto
Monday, May 23, 2022
Grace Boroto
Grace Boroto is a Member of the Parliament of South Africa. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021, in Vienna (Austria), during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament. Click on the Settings button for subtitles in English, French...
An election banner for Somali presidential candidate and former Foreign Minister Fowzia Yusuf Adam is seen in Mogadishu, Somalia May 12, 2022 [File: Feisal Omar/Reuters]
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Q&A: An ambitious attempt to be Somalia’s first female president
There are a few exceptions but Somali women hardly get into politics or hold top public office in what remains a deeply conservative society. Fowzia Yusuf, one of those, speaks to Al Jazeera on seeking another first. This Sunday, Somalia is expected...
Sahar Al-bazar
Monday, May 09, 2022
Sahar Albazar
Sahar Albazar is a Member of the Egyptian Parliament and the President of the IPU Forum of Young Parliamentarians. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021, in Vienna (Austria), during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament. Click...
Lady Camones Soriano
Monday, May 02, 2022
Lady Camones Soriano
Lady Camones is the First Vice President of the Congress of the Republic of Peru. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021 in Vienna, Austria, during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament. Click on the Settings button for subtitles...
Radvilė Morkūnaitė-Mikulėnienė
Monday, April 25, 2022
Radvilė Morkūnaitė-Mikulėnienė
Radvilė Morkūnaitė-Mikulėnienė is the Deputy Speaker of the Parliament (Seimas) of Lithuania. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021 in Vienna, Austria, during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament. Click on the Settings button...
Claudia Roth
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Claudia Roth
Claudia Roth is a former Vice President of Germany's Bundestag who currently holds the position of Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.  This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021 in Vienna, Austria, during the 13th...
Fawzia Zainal
Monday, April 11, 2022
Fawzia Zaynal
Fawzia Zainal is the President of Bahrain’s Council of Representatives, the first woman to fill this position in the country’s history.  This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021, in Vienna (Austria), during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers...
Jemma Nunu Kumba
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Jemma Nunu Kumba
Jemma Nunu Kumba is the Speaker of the Transitional National Legislative Assembly of South Sudan. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021, in Vienna (Austria), during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament. Click on the Settings...
Karen Adam is the SNP MSP for Banff and Buchan Coast
Friday, March 11, 2022
Karen Adam MSP: 'Difficult to convince women to stand in council elections'
Convincing women to run in the upcoming local elections has been “really difficult”, SNP MSP Karen Adam has said, as she urged women and minorities to take up more leadership roles. Ahead of International Women’s Day on Tuesday, the Sunday National...
Éliane Tillieux
Monday, February 28, 2022
Éliane Tillieux
Éliane Tillieux is the President of the Chamber of Representatives of Belgium. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021, in Vienna (Austria), during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament. Click on the Settings button for...
Monday, February 14, 2022
Christine Razanamahasoa
Christine Razanamahasoa is the President of the National Assembly of Madagascar. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021, in Vienna (Austria), during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament. Click on the Settings button for...
Esperança Laurinda Francisco Nhiuane Bias
Monday, February 07, 2022
Esperança Bias
Esperança Laurinda Francisco Nhiuane Bias is the President of the Assembly of the Republic of Mozambique. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021, in Vienna (Austria), during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament. Click on the...
Seke-Chikomba proportional representation MP Tatenda Mavetera - News Day
Monday, February 07, 2022
Interview: Zec should ensure political parties are gender sensitive
The country is preparing to hold by-elections on March 26, and the list of candidates shows that there are fewer female candidates than males. Women are said to face several hurdles such as lack of finances to support their electoral campaigns and...
mabel chinomona
Monday, January 31, 2022
Mabel Chinomona
Mabel Chinomona is the President of the Senate of Zimbabwe. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021, in Vienna (Austria), during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament. Click on the Settings button for subtitles in Arabic, French,...
Abiodun Essiet - Credits: Daily Trust
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Nigeria: appointive positons serve as entry point for women in politics – Abiodun Essiet
By Rosemary Bassey Abiodun Essiet is the Special Adviser to the chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) on ICT/Civil Societies and Donor Agencies. She is a gender advocate, women leader of Nigeria Women Trust Fund (NWTF) and a public health...

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