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Journalist Ali Vitali is the author of "Electable: Why America Hasn't Put a Woman in the White House ... Yet" (Molly Roecker)
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Why don’t we see women as “electable”?
Journalist Ali Vitali covered female presidential candidates in 2020. Now she reflects on what got in their way. As coverage of the 2022 midterms continues, NBC News Capitol Hill Correspondent Ali Vitali is ready to see more women running for office...
FILE PHOTO: Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka attends the Women's Forum Americas, at Claustro de Sor Juana University in Mexico City, Mexico, May 30, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Romero
Tuesday, February 02, 2021
Want a stronger world after COVID-19? Choose more women leaders
By Emma Batha LONDON, Feb 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Countries must put more women into leadership roles to build a stronger post-pandemic world, a top U.N. official said on Monday as data showed women could be waiting more than a century to...
Monday, December 14, 2020
Women and leadership: looking beyond the global health crisis
Not long after the news of Covid-19 broke around the world, it became clear that it would be a health crisis of pandemic proportions. But it also became apparent early on that there was much more at risk than health. While men were more likely to...
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Women don’t get opportunities very easily, they need to fight for them, says MP Diya Kumari
Diya Kumari is an Indian politician who was elected as the Member of Parliament from Rajsamand constituency in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. She is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and served as a MLA from Sawai Madhopur for the term...
Monday, February 04, 2019
Waseqa Ayesha Khan
Waseqa Ayesha Khan is Member of Parliament of Bangladesh. This interview was conducted in October 2017 in the margins of the IPU Assembly in Geneva.
Monday, July 25, 2016
What the women say: Tunisia
This interview was published in 2013. At the time of the interview, Omezzine Khalife was a member of Ettakatol Party and ran for the Constituent Assembly in Tunisia. She was a member of the Ettakatol’s Women’s Organization. Omezzine speaks here to...
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Women, Peace and Security in Iraq
In 2014, the Iraqi National Action Plan (INAP) was launched as an effort to implement the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 in Iraq. This video, produced by the 1325 Dutch NAP Partnership, shows that no budget was allocated to the INAP...
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Women threatened by ‘Republic of Fear’ in Egypt
Women of different backgrounds have increased their participation in Egypt’s political life, but face violence at the hands of the current military government. Dr Maha Azzam tells Thomson Reuters Foundation that protesters of both sexes were...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Wrapped up in Georgian Dream: Nino Burjanadze takes on fight for presidency
State officials have been deliberately pursuing a policy in Georgia to make the post of President, if not redundant, then significantly lacking in leverage. Nino Burjanadze, a Georgian politician and lawyer who chaired the Parliament from November...
Monday, February 21, 2011
Women Leaders Series: Lajla Pernaska
As part of iKNOW Politics' Women Leaders Series, we asked Lajla Pernaska, Member of Parliament from Albania, how networking has helped her in her political career. Video of iKNOW Politics "Women Leader Series - Spotlight on Lajla...
Friday, June 12, 2009
Winnie Byanyima
Winnie Byanyima discusses her background, what led her into politics and the challenges she faced as a woman in Uganda. Winnie Byanyima, Director of the UNDP Gender Team, Bureau for Development Policy, was elected three times to the Uganda...
Saturday, July 07, 2007
Winnie Byanyima
Winnie Byanyima, Director of the UNDP Gender Team, Bureau for Development Policy, was elected three times to the Uganda legislature and was a founder of the Assembly’s women’s caucus. Before joining UNDP, Ms. Byanyima served as Director, Women,...