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Tuesday, April 05, 2016
American Political Science Review Paper on Gender Quotas and Women's Political Leadership
Abstract: Though more than 100 countries have adopted gender quotas, the effects of these reforms on women's political leadership are largely unknown. We exploit a natural experiment—a 50–50 quota imposed by the national board of the Swedish Social...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Arab Women and Political Development
The Arab region ranks the lowest in the world in terms of women‘s participation in parliaments. Recognizing the power of the challenges facing women in politics, this paper examines the political participation of women in the Arab countries and...
Friday, January 08, 2016
Australian Liberal Party wants to increase the number of female MPs to 50 per cent during the following decade
In Australia the Liberal Party had recently stated that it is considering to double the proportion of its female Members of Parliament. This objective is supposed to be achieve during the next ten years. The reasons for this change go beyond the...
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Anita Vandenbeld
    iKNOW Politics interviewed Ms. Anita Vandenbeld, newly elected Member of Parliament (MP) in Canada and member of the Liberal Party. Ms. Vadenbeld reported to us over the phone that in the recent election, she had the highest number of votes of...
Annastacia Palaszczuk-Photo /Official Website
Saturday, February 14, 2015
A day of firsts for women in politics, and one in particular
It’s a historic day for politics and women in Australia – and even more remarkable for one woman minister, who is also Queensland’s first ever Indigenous woman MP. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s cabinet marks an Australian first, with a majority of...
Shirlyn Macasarte-Villanueva, Board Member, Province of Cotabato
Thursday, September 11, 2014
A few good women in Philippine Politics
When one turns on the television, reads the newspaper or listens to the news on radio, one cannot help but notice that much of the news is focused on the negative events that are happening to our country. Thus, it wouldn’t be a surprise if many...
Saturday, July 05, 2014
Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party youth ready to rise in ranks
Myanmar's younger opposition members urge elders to step aside for new generation as they aspire towards bigger roles and louder voice. The Nobel Peace Prize winner's National League for Democracy (NLD), founded after a bloody crackdown on a failed...
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
A Conversation with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi is the Democratic Leader of the House of Representatives in the 113th Congress.  She served as the first woman Speaker of the House from 2007 to 2011, and she is also the first woman in American history to lead a major political party...
Thursday, December 26, 2013
AU wants more women representation in Mauritanian politics
Nouakchott, Mauritania - An African Union (AU) observer mission to the Mauritanian municipal and legislative polls, led by former Algerian Prime Minister, Ahmed Ouyahia, has recommended that the Mauritanian government should create an environment...
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Ala Talabani
iKNOW Politics interview with Ms. Ala Talabani, Member of Parliament in Iraq on the creation of the Multi-Party Women's Caucus during the International Conference on Effective and Sustainable Participation of Women, December 11, 2013,  Algeria.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
A compilation of political party statutes
This compilation includes statutes from nine political parties of different ideological backgrounds, geographic locations and size. Drawing from the statutes included in this publication, the introduction uses selected examples to highlight how...
Women in Egypt
Thursday, October 24, 2013
A war against women: The CSW declaration and the Muslim Brotherhood riposte
The statement issued by the Muslim Brotherhood in response to the UN Commission on the Status of Women draft Agreed Conclusions on violence against women, is nothing short of an assault on their most basic rights as citizens and human beings, says...
Friday, October 11, 2013
A comparative study of structures for women MPs in the OSCE
As a first of its kind in the OSCE region, this study is concerned with the presence and operation of dedicated women’s parliamentary bodies (alternatively referred to as parliamentary struc­tures for women members of parliament (MPs)) that promote...
Thursday, September 19, 2013
As Election Nears in Afghanistan, Women’s Political Participation Is Critical
Last May, Afghanistan’s upper house of parliament quietly removed an electoral law that stipulated that a quarter of all provincial council seats should be allotted to women. When women politicians found out nearly a month later, they fought to have...
Monday, July 08, 2013
Are parliaments favourable conduits for gender equality? IPU Opinion Piece
By posing this question to parliamentarians from all over the world, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) caused something of a stir. An IPU study[1] found that women are overwhelmingly the main drivers of change in terms of gender equality in...
Thursday, April 25, 2013
A party of, by, for women in Banglore, India
The failure of existing political parties to fulfill their promise of 33% quota for women in state legislatures and parliament has forced a group of city’s women to face the issue head on by floating a party for women — the Mahila Pradhana Paksha (...
Monday, March 25, 2013
Applications available for the Fall 2013 Star Fellowship
Are you a college junior, senior, or recent graduate interested in running for office one day?  The Running Start/Wal-Mart Star Fellowship brings together seven young women from across the country to intern for a female Senator or Representative. ...
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Author explores the obstacles for women in politics, USA
For Covington’s first female mayor, one perk is serving as a role model to young girls in a state the Center for American Women and Politics ranks 38th in the nation for women in elective office. “(Young girls) need to build confidence at an early...

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