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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Ikram Ben Said
iKNOW Politics interviews Ikram Ben Said, Founder and President of Aswat Nisa (Women's Voices) during the 2014 NDI Madeleine Albright Luncheon during which Aswat Nisa was awarded the Madeleine Albright Grant for their project "The Political Academy...
Ikram Ben Said
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Ikram Ben Said on "Advancing Women in Politics: The Gateway to Economic Empowerment"
On May 19, 2014 NDI and it's Chairman Madeleine K. Albright organized the annual luncheon on the theme of "Advancing Women in Politics: The Gateway to Economic Empowerment" to honor the Tunisian organization Aswat Nissa (Women's voices). We are...
Friday, April 25, 2014
Interview with Mary Nabard Ayeen, Afghanistan
Can you give us an example of a time your rights have been violated? During the dark period of Taliban rule women were banned from leaving the house and moving about in the city. One day, I went to fetch my children from school. A member of the...
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
iKNOW Politics Report on Violence Against Women in Politics
  What are some practical examples of ways in which electoral violence, before, during and after elections as well as political violence targeted at women candidates, activists, voters and women in political office have been prevented or mitigated...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Iraq: Gendering authoritarianism
Women in Iraq bear the brunt of increasing levels of gender-based violence, inadequate infrastructure and poverty. Yet women activists recognize that their struggle for equality and social justice as women cannot be separated from the wider...
Monday, September 16, 2013
Interview with Hoda Elsadda
"Biggest conflict facing Constituent Assembly is the violent rivalry in the streets, on TV and the sharp division of society" Interview with the Chairwoman of the Freedoms and Rights Committee in the Constituent Assembly, Dr.Hoda Elsadda, Egypt
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Integrating Somali women into peacebuilding processes
Despite the vital roles played by women in the democratisation and state-building processes, their male counterparts hardly recognise their role. Women have always had a strong stake in democratisation and peacebuilding processes (UN, 2013)....
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Iraqi women seeking equality in peace as in war
“As a nation which suffered oppression, we have waited for years to raise our voice and to hear others. We gained our freedom after the 1991 uprising. Only then did our voices, colors become visible. And we welcome all sorts of races, colors.” Those...
Friday, March 08, 2013
In the Philippines, women stand up for peace
At the heart of Manila’s main thoroughfare, right at the People Power monument, a large group of Muslim women gathered one Sunday (Oct. 14, 2012), in pink hijabs no less, to send an important message to the rest of the Filipino nation as the...
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Iraqi Women Seek a New Liberation
BAGHDAD, Jan 16 2013 (IPS) - From full literacy declared in the seventies, Iraq is down to 40 percent literacy for women. From the first woman prime minister and the first woman judge in the Middle East in 1959, Iraq has slipped to a place where an...
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Increasing Women’s Political Participation in Liberia: Challenges and Potential Lessons from India, Rwanda and South Africa
  Liberia, like many democracies, faces the challenge of identifying and implementing strategies for leveling the numbers of women and men in national governance and decision-making capacities. Entrenched traditional norms, cultural practices...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Iran: Paradoxes of Iranian Society Spur on Heroic Women
Haleh Sahabi is the latest Iranian woman to die in political violence. On Wednesday, security forces attempting to cut short the Tehran funeral of her father scuffled with Sahabi, 55, who died of an apparent heart attack. Sahabi had been let...
Thursday, December 08, 2011
International conference: Options for women's political participation.
    Background At the beginning of the 21st century, over 95 per cent of the world’s countries have granted women the two most fundamental democratic rights: the right to vote and the right to stand for election. However, universal suffrage has...
Thursday, January 07, 2010
Insights into Gender Dynamics in Marginalised Urban Communities in Jordan
The Jordan Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD) supported by Gender Social Fund and Canadian International Development Agency conducted a qualitative study researched gender relations in marginalized communities, using PEER, a participatory...
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Islamist movement calls on gov’t to withdraw from CEDAW
The Islamist movement have called on the Jordanian government to withdraw from the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) on grounds that the treaty will lead to a myriad of social problems in the country...
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
ICTs and Gender
This paper provides an overview of the gender distribution of ICT and ICT-related employment in OECD countries, and compares these to the gender distribution of total employment. Participation in ICT-related education and training, and differences...
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
iKNOW E-Discussion on Eliminating Violence Against Women in Politics
The International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics is pleased to invite you to join its first moderated E-Discussion on Eliminating Violence Against Women in Politics, to take place from 10-14 December 2007. Violence or the threat of...
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
International Alert
International Alert is an independent peace building organization working in over 20 countries and territories around the world. It works directly with people affected by violent conflict as well as at government, EU and UN levels to shape both...