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Monday, August 18, 2008
Hijran Huseynova
"A woman leader carries the responsibility not only for herself, but for every woman who will be appointed to a key position in the future. A woman should be a top professional and highly qualified, and sometimes even more determined and tougher...
Friday, August 08, 2008
Otilia Lux de Coti
"When we get involved in politics, we gain a better understanding of power and we discover that it is an indispensable goal if we want to have a voice in key decisions. Being outside is not the same as being inside. When you’re inside, you find a...
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Mónica Xavier
“…renewal implies opening up more paths for women and young women — especially in politics, so they fall in love with politics and find it a space where, besides being politicians, they can find fulfillment in other aspects of their lives.” - Mónica...
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Liliana Rojero
"I consider iKNOW Politics an extremely important tool that is becoming more and more accessible to a wider audience. Many women are seeking tools to help them get ahead in politics. Networking allows us to join together and become stronger.” –...
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
María Antonia Martínez
“Inequality is so real and so deep that you are never completely satisfied. You look ahead and see that there is much to be done. Nevertheless, I am always going to live in the present and enjoy it. We have to acknowledge that in Spain, during the...
Monday, June 09, 2008
Ruth Zavaleta Salgado
“I have a dream: I hope that someday there are no borders and no wars. That there is peace throughout the world, but especially that we can communicate, that we can walk and go wherever we want, do the work we enjoy, settle where we want to settle,...
Friday, April 11, 2008
Vaira Vike-Freiberga
“Have faith in your ideals, confidence in your abilities and respect for your fellow human beings.” – Vaira Vike-Freiberga iKNOW Politics: You were the first female President of Latvia. Dr. Freiberga, can you please tell our readers a bit about your...
Monday, February 25, 2008
José Aquino
In iKNOW Politics’s first interview with a man, Dr. José Ángel Aquino discusses the issues of political harassment, proposals for improving the quota system and political financing. Further, Dr. Aquino provides suggestions on how to enhance women’s...
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Mary Robinson
“It intrigues me that women who have achieved high office are much more likely than their male counterparts to admit mistakes they have made or talk about problems they are encountering.” – Mary Robinson iKNOW Politics: You were the first woman...
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Lily Wangchuck
"The consolidated response from the International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics helped me to understand the operation of Women’s Wings in other countries and to formulate the Strategic Plan for Women Democrats which will become part of our...
Monday, January 14, 2008
Epsy Campbell
"In the game of politics, everyone thinks that they’re the best. So if you’ve got a reason to be there, you have to keep on progressing." -Epsy Campbell iKNOW Politics: Welcome, Epsy, and thank you for finding time to speak with iKNOW Politics....
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Karla Rubilar
“Politics is hard work, and it often involves many hours, little rest, and a lot of time away from the family. But it also brings many rewards: helping others and contributing to improve the quality of people’s lives is just priceless.” – Karla...
Friday, November 30, 2007
Nyamko Sabuni
"The easier we can make it for women and men to combine a career with family life, the easier it will be to get women to accept leadership, or also to be asked to take on leadership." – Nyamko Sabuni iKNOW Politics: Can you tell our readers a little...
Monday, October 29, 2007
Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul
“We need to acknowledge that the world is full of gender-based differences and that it takes active, informed and well-resourced policies to eliminate existing gender-based discrimination. It will not be enough to have equal rights laid down in laws...
Lourdes Flores Nano
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Lourdes Flores Nano
“There is always available information. But there is a great need for resources and generally they come when you are ahead. Any good and well thought-out campaign plan should include a number of people responsible for fundraising, those who know on...
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Lena Hjelm-Wallén
At the age of 25, Ms Hjelm-Wallén was elected to the Swedish parliament. Entering the cabinet five years later she was the youngest MP ever to become Minister. During her 20 years in the Swedish Cabinet she served as Minister of Education and...
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Regina Mundi
 “All through the years I have fought to have women’s talents recognized and for women themselves to be interested in politics. We have through seminars encouraged women to participate actively in politics, not only by going out to vote but also by...
Saturday, July 07, 2007
Winnie Byanyima
Winnie Byanyima, Director of the UNDP Gender Team, Bureau for Development Policy, was elected three times to the Uganda legislature and was a founder of the Assembly’s women’s caucus. Before joining UNDP, Ms. Byanyima served as Director, Women,...

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