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Monday, January 07, 2019
Margaret Kamar
Margaret Kamar is a Senator and member of the National Assembly of Kenya. This interview was conducted in March 2018 in the margins of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) in New York.
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Michelle Ciccolo, GLPP Alumna ’91, Wins 15th Middlesex District Seat in MA House of Representatives
Michelle Ciccolo earned a Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy graduate certificate in 1991 and a Master of Public Administration degree (MPA) in 1995 at UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies.  In this interview with...
Friday, August 24, 2018
Muslim women poised to make political history
NPR's Lakshmi Singh talks with Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib, who won her Detroit-area primary last week and runs unopposed in November. She's set to be among the first Muslim women in Congress. LAKSHMI SINGH, HOST: Turning now to politics, we'...
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Monica Mutsvangwa
Monica Mutsvangwa is a Senator in Zimbabwe and Chair of the Women's Parliamentary Caucus.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Michael Møller
Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva and International Gender Champion, talks to us about the role and responsibility of men leaders in advancing women's leadership in international organizations and gives us...
IPU Secretary General
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Martin Chungong
A Cameroonian national, Martin Chungong made double history by becoming the first-ever African and the first non-European to be elected as IPU Secretary General in the Organization’s 126-year history. With more than three decades of experience and...
Mmamoloko Kubayi
Monday, December 05, 2016
Mmamoloko Kubayi
Mmamoloko Kubayi is a Member of the South African National Assembly and holds the position of Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services. This interview was conducted during the 135th IPU Assembly in Geneva. 
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Maria Fleming
The Women's Campaign School (WCS) at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Maryann Graf Von Luxburg
The Women's Campaign School (WCS) at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political...
Monday, April 25, 2016
Megan Gerrard
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Margaret Mensah Wlliams
Margaret Mensah Wlliams is the Deputy Speaker of the National Council of Namibia, President of the Inter-parliamentary Union’s (IPU) Women Coordinating Committee and was previously a member of the IPU’s Executive Committee. Click here to watch iKNOW...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Melody Dziva
Melody Dziva is 29 years old. She is the youngest woman Member of Parliament in Zimbabwe, and she represents the Zanu PF Party which is the current party in power. Melody Dziva is the Deputy Secretary General for the Women Parliamentary Caucus of...
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Meet the New President of the Marshall Islands
The Marshall Islands parliament has elected a new president Dr. Hilda Heine, making her the first female leader of any independent Pacific island nation. This video was filmed by the Pacific Women's Parliamentary Partnership Project in April 2015...
Monday, December 01, 2014
Megan Leslie, NDP deputy leader, Canada
Justin Trudeau’s ejection of two Liberal MPs from his caucus—over allegations of sexual harassment of two anonymous NDP MPs—has unnerved Ottawa. If you need proof, you need look no further than MP Peter Goldring’s now-retracted comments about...
Madame Maryvonne Mottin
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Madame Maryvonne Mottin
  What are the biggest challenges facing women’s access to mayoral offices? The biggest challenge for me was the fight against prejudices. In 2000, when I announced that I would run for this position, one member of the council house staff  retorted...
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Maureen Jankowski
iKNOW Politics speaks to Maureen Jankowski, Member of the Namibian parliament about women in politics in her country.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Muhammad Yunus
Interview with Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Making the invisible visible, Mexico
When Marcelina Bautista Bautista left her indigenous Mixtec community in Nochtixtlan, in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, at the age of 14 with only a primary school education and no knowledge of Spanish, she didn’t dream that one day she would end up...