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Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Malian lawyer builds peace and hope
The stories of gang-rape, forced marriage and fathers being forced to rape their own daughters at gunpoint keep her awake at night. Saran Keïta Diakité has listened to countless women recount the atrocities that the people of her war-torn country (...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Maha Almuneef - Breaking stereotypes, reaching goals
Maha Almuneef, a 53-year-old mother of three living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is a Board-certified physician with a vision: ending violence against women. Maha, undeterred by the traditional image of a woman’s place in society, earned her medical...
Friday, June 06, 2014
Margarita Alonzo
Interview with Margarita Alonzo, 2014 NDI Andi Parhamovich Fellow. Each year, the fellowship brings to Washington, D.C., a young woman—selected from NDI local staff or partner organizations in one of 65 countries where the Institute operates—who is...
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Madeline Earp
The International Knowledge Network of  Women in Politics spoke with Madeline Earp, Research Analyst for "Freedom On The Net", Freedom House on women's challenges in accessing the internet and ICTs. Held March 12, 2014 during the 58th UN Commission...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Mona Lena Krook
The International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics spoke with Mona Lena Krook, Associate Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University and iKNOW Politics Expert on women's political participation and the recent phenomenon of violence...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Monica Mutsvangwa
International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics spoke with Monica Mutsvangwa, Chair of the Women's Parliamentary Caucus, Zimbabwe on women's political participation in Zimbabwe and the challenges they face, at the 58th UN Commission on the...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Madeleine Albright: Women Are On The Right Path
The former U.S. Secretary of State delivered a rousing speech at the United Nations that praised the gains of women around the globe. Here, we present the text of the speech on the occasion of her reception of the Inspiration Award from the Dag...
Monday, October 07, 2013
Margaret Mensah-Williams
Interview with Hon. Margaret Mensah-Williams, member of the Parliament of Namibia, speaking on the use of iKNOW Politics, the women caucus and gender sensitive legislation in Namibia. In Geneva during IPU's General Assembly, October 2013
Monday, April 01, 2013
Marianela Paco Durán
iKNOW Politics: What are, in your opinion, are the three main strategies that have to be applied to the Law against Harassment and Violence against Women in Politics (adopted in May 2012) in order for it to be effectively implemented in Bolivia? An...
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Martha Lucía Mícher Camarena
iKNOW Politics: In the recently published document “Municipalities governed by women and population index” (Mexico), prepared by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the United Nations Development...
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Maria Eugenia Rojas Valverde
iKNOW Politics: In May of 2012 the Bolivian law relating to harassment and violence against women in politics was passed. Could you summarize the process leading to the enactment of this law, which actors played a key role in it and why? The process...
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Mu Sochua
iKNOW Politics was in a conversation with Mu Sochua, Member of Parliament in Cambodia to discover more about her personal journey in politics but also her message to women in the middle east. She has been a longtime member of iKNOW Politics and has...
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Marguerite Lusamba
iKNOW Politics : Good morning, Ms. Lusamba.  You are popularly known as “Thatcher”.  How did you come by that nickname? Tell us about your background. Thank you so much for this interview.  My engagement as a woman in the political process began the...
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Mariam Marie Gisèle Guigma
"Political parties have to be more respectful of women. Women are the largest segment of the electorate and they have to head their lists with women candidates. Women’s access to new technologies should not be limited, because it is very important...
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Marlene Malahoo Forte
“My simple approach to anything I do is to do the best I can – to use my office well while I am there and to understand that that office is not a place of personal privilege but a high seat of responsibility.  So every decision I take must be a...
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Mrs. Zeiniye
“Women should never be afraid to join politics. Thinking that politics is dirty is only generalizing it; these reflections on politics are mostly by those who do it without manner and without their heart. Politics is about helping people, about...
Monday, May 31, 2010
María Antonieta Saa
"Chilean society is much more progressive and open toward women than political parties.  The big hurdle in my country is political parties.  There are studies that confirm that women parliamentary candidates are more eligible than men.  As I...
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Mary King
“I am a firm believer of hard work and most of that is geared towards national development, economic, social and political.” - Mary King iKNOW Politics: What challenges have you faced as a woman in this leadership position as Senator? How did your...