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Friday, May 31, 2019
Between glass ceilings and glass walls: A study of women's participation in public administration in the Arab States
Inclusive decision-making is necessary in terms of both legitimacy and good policy outcomes. Recognizing this, closing persistent gender gaps in public life has emerged as a critical policy issue as countries increase...
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
BBC Podcast: General Election 2017 and women at Westminster
What impact is the snap Election having on the selection of female candidates? With less than 7 weeks to go some parties are changing the way they're choosing who'll contest seats. Will women win or lose out on better...
Financing for Gender Equality
Monday, April 10, 2017
Book on Financing for Gender Equality: Realising Women’s Rights through Gender Responsive Budgeting
This collection of essays addresses the glaring gap between policy commitments and actual investments in gender equality, ranging across sectors and focusing on development aid, peace-building and climate funds. Casting...
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Bringing the voices of women parliamentarians to CSW 61
The IPU held several events during the first week of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which took place in New York from 13 to 24 March. IPU Secretary General Martin Chungong and the UN...
Friday, March 24, 2017
Book: Women's Activism in Africa, Struggles for Rights and Representation
This book is an overview of women’s activism and political struggles in contemporary Africa, and the ways in which the continent's women are shaping the struggle for women’s rights internationally. Throughout Africa,...
Friday, September 09, 2016
Bahrain Institute for Public Administration is Helping Women to Access the Labor Market
Bahrain Institute for Public Administration (BIPA) Director-General Raed Mohammed Bin Shams recently announced endeavors to help Bahraini women develop tools to grow into positions of leadership, a strategy that falls...
Friday, August 05, 2016
Barack Obama: "This Is What a Feminist Looks Like"
President Barack Obama published an article on Glamour magazine, where he explains his views on feminism and women’s empowerment. There are a lot of tough aspects to being President. But there are some perks too....
Monday, May 23, 2016
Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership
Women have been leaders throughout history, and today the tradition of volunteer female leadership continues to flourish. Yet in terms of paid leadership, women’s elevation to top positions is relatively rare. Why do...
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Barriers women face in Tunisian politics
This article was originally published by International IDEA here. By Hamza Amor, Associate programme officer, Tunis office. Since starting its transition to democracy in 2011 Tunisia has been heralded as success story...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Baroness D'Souza
This interview was conducted at the 133rd IPU Assembly. 
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Book: Women of Power - Half a Century of Female Presidents and Prime Ministers Worldwide by Torild Skard
Torild Skard's recent book, Women of Power, has just been awarded the Outstanding Academic Title for 2015 by CHOICE, the US Library journal. The author is the former first woman President of the Norwegian Upper House,...
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
BRIDGE Project Encourages Women's Voting in Haiti
Sixteen years ago the BRIDGE –Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections– project was initiated. This is a joint initiative between the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA...
Photo-ONU Femmes
Monday, January 26, 2015
Beijing 20+ - What is it?
by Lucile Huguet, iKNOW Politics writer Context and origin : The Beijing Conference took place in September 1995 and was the Fourth World Conference on Women. The previous three were respectively held in Mexico City in...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Book launch: Political ‘barriers to entry’ for women highlighted
South Asian writers avoid writing on gender issues, but Dr Anita Weiss rightly explained the political paths of domestic powers in South Asian countries and identified the power distribution, political priorities,...
Birgitta Jonsdottir
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Birgitta Jónsdóttir
iKNOW Politics speaks with Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Member of Parliament, Iceland about the changing face of politics and how she began her career.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Beyond the Surface: The Saudi Women Political Question
By Hala Alwagdani, In the beginning of 2013, King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz of Saudi Arabia announced in a royal decree the appointment of 30 Saudi females in the Saudi Consultative Council. This has been only one of the...
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Beyond the Surface: The Saudi Women Political Question
By Hala Alwagdani, In the beginning of 2013, King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz of Saudi Arabia announced in a royal decree the appointment of 30 Saudi females in the Saudi Consultative Council. This has been only one of the...
Ayanna Pressley
Monday, August 11, 2014
Black Female Candidates Face Different Challenges—Some of Them From Black Voters
Black women are often the backbone of political campaigns—making calls, managing offices and registering voters. And we show up at the polls. In the last two presidential elections, the turnout percentage of African-...

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