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Thursday, May 17, 2018
Japan passes law to get more women into politics
Japan's parliament on Wednesday passed a law to encourage female candidates to stand for elections in a country where women are vastly underrepresented in politics. Under the new law, political parties are urged to make the number of male and female...
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Journeys from Exclusion to Inclusion: Marginalized women's successes in overcoming political exclusion
Journeys from Exclusion to Inclusion: Marginalized Women’s Successes in Overcoming Political Exclusion identifies critical factors preventing marginalized women’s inclusion in customary and democratic decision-making structures and describes how...
Friday, September 08, 2017
Jordan's Parliamentary Women’s Caucus
The Parliamentary Women’s Caucus launched on 25 the of August 2013 represents a political step that aims at enhancing the role of Jordanian women in the parliament through establishing a nucleus for united women’s approach under the dome to promote...
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Jordan: Enhancing Women’s Participation in Elections
As part of its ongoing effort to empower Jordanian women to more effectively engage in the political process, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) launched a program on “Enhancing Women’s Participation in Elections.” The program targeted women...
Friday, August 05, 2016
Julia Gillard, former Australian prime minister, urges Americans to call out sexism against Hillary Clinton
The Guardian has published an article on the support that former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard is giving to Hillary Clinton. She has urged Americans to call out sexism against the Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton. Gillard...
Monday, April 04, 2016
Jennette Arnold
On International women’s day,Uday Nagaraju interveiwed Jennette Arnold OBE AM, Chair of the London Assembly since May 2015. and shared it with iKNOW Politics. They talked about measures to achieve gender equality in politics at the local and...
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
iKNOW Politics' interview with the former President of the Spanish Government, J.L. Rodríguez Zapatero. Available in Spanish and English. 
Second from left- Hon. Fiame Naomi Mataafa, Samoa's longest standing Member of Parliament and the first female member of Cabinet. Photo: UN Women/Olivia Owen.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Joining efforts to increase political participation of women in Samoa
Joint Press ReleaseUNDP and UN Women Suva, Fiji - Today (01 April 2015) representatives from the Government of Samoa, the Government of Australia, UN agencies and civil society organisations gather in Apia to witness the signing of the Increasing...
Yuko Obuchi
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Japan's Obuchi - Political 'princess' could be first female PM
Photo-Ruters/Yya/Shino/Files (Reuters) - With a telegenic presence, powerful ruling party mentors and a talent for avoiding making political enemies, Japan's new trade and industry minister, Yuko Obuchi, may have what it takes to become the country'...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Japan finally apologizes to its women
On June 23, a middle-aged male Japanese politician, dressed in the traditional dark suit and '80s-retro haircut, walked in front of a waiting line of news cameras, to where a younger female politician waited. As the cameras flashed, he apologized to...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Joyce Laboso
International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics spoke with Dr. Joyce Laboso, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Kenya on Kenya's new Constitution and what it has meant for women in politics and the challenges they still face during the...
Friday, January 31, 2014
Japanese women hold record 3% of senior government posts
Japanese women held a record-high ratio of senior positions in the central government, but at 3 percent, they are still well behind their counterparts in other developed nations, government figures showed Jan. 31. The administration of Prime...
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Julia Gillard says she'll pursue education and women's issues in life after politics, Australia
Julia Gillard has given her first known interview since losing the Labor leadership, in which she says she will be pursuing education and women's issues on the global stage. Speaking to two representatives from Laureate International Universities in...
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Julia Gillard hopes to inspire more women to enter politics, Australia
Admitting that her own experience in politics was "mixed", Ms Gillard said she hoped more women would enter politics. The 51-year-old Welsh-born former lawyer said she has begun writing a memoir and plans to tell her story "in my own words, in my...
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Jenny Macklin will tackle Inter-Generational Unemployment if ALP is Re-elected, Australia
Can you name the politician with the most influence over the lives of women and their families in the past five years? Few would probably come up with Jenny Macklin, the low profile but highly prolific Minister for Families in the Federal Labor...
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Joyce Banda at WEF: Sisters, stick together, Malawi
At a small discussion at Thursday’s World Economic Forum on Africa, the issue of gender equality in African politics took centre stage. While all panelists agreed on the need for more women in positions of leadership, Malawian President Joyce Banda...
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Japan: Growing Political Gender Gap (blog)
Three days before South Korea elected a woman president, Japanese voters significantly reduced the number of women in parliament. As a result of Sunday’s vote, the new lower house will have 38 women, or 7.9% of all lawmakers in that chamber. That’s...
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Japan: Despite economic need, women continue to be underrepresented
n next month's general election, politicians — nearly all of them men — will make promises on what they will do to fix the economic morass, but very few of them will mention the role of women in the workforce. The country's problems are well known:...

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