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Tuesday, September 08, 2020
Female leaders say sexism, threats come with the job
Local female leaders in Norman and Oklahoma City have been subject to threats, harassment and sexism in recent months. The COVID-19 pandemic coupled with urgent calls for racial justice have stirred a new group of vocal critics, with their anger...
Monday, October 02, 2017
Facebook Live Discussion on the Role of Male Champions in Promoting Women's Political Participation and Leadership
Co-organized by iKNOW Politics and International Gender Champions, this Facebook Live discussion brought together a diverse panel of Geneva-based Gender Champions who shared their experiences and views on the role of male champions in promoting...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Female MPs urge May to review Brexit team's gender balance
Brexit will affect whole population yet there is only one woman in the core negotiating team, Labour MPs say. Theresa May has been urged to review the gender balance of the government’s EU negotiating team in a letter signed by 56 female Labour MPs...
Thursday, May 04, 2017
Finnish Parliament organizes meeting on gender-sensitive parliaments
The IPU developed both the concept and definition of gender-sensitive parliaments and has been at the forefront of supporting gender-sensitive parliamentary reform. On 20 April, the Feminist Group of the Finnish Parliament held a meeting in Helsinki...
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
For the new UN Secretary-General Guterres, gender parity is a must
By Rodney Reynolds Antonio Guterres, a former Prime Minister of Portugal (1995-2002) who was sworn in as the ninth UN Secretary-General, will preside over a 71-year-old Secretariat which is badly in need of institutional reforms, including the break...
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Feminist Forum: Discrimination + Harassment of Women in Politics
TITLE: A woman’s place is apparently not in the house (either of them): Discrimination and harassment of women in politics ABSTRACT: Women continue to be under-represented in politics around the world. Myriad obstacles face politically ambitious...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Fadumo Dayib
Once A Somali Refugee, Fadumo Dayib is Now Running As Somalia's First Female President. Click here to access the original interview. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: Fadumo Dayib is trying to do something no one has ever done before. Despite overwhelming odds,...
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
From Merkel to May and Beyond: Are Women Running the World?
Meryl Kenny, Lecturer in Gender and Politics at the University of Edinburgh, wrote an article published by IPI Global Observatory, on the recent rise of women holding positions of political power worldwide. Due to its interest, we transcribe the...
Friday, July 01, 2016
Fund for Gender Equality Annual Report 2015
As the world adopts a new framework to tackle its most acute development problems, UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality (FGE) has a clear vision for its role. Building on high-impact grant-making since 2009, the Fund is poised to directly support...
Friday, June 24, 2016
First Lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey Hold a Conversation on the Next Generation of Women
A lot has been done by and for women and girls, but there is still plenty to do. Convened by the White House, the United of State Summit celebrated what has been achieved and discussed how to take action moving forward. Watch First Lady Michelle...
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
First US Women Summit being held in Washington DC
In the context of the first US Women Summit, 28 companies have adopted the White House’s equal pay pledge, committed to undertake a yearly company-wide gender pay analysis. The event will also initiate an examination of what the administration has...
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW)
In order to strengthen the lobby and advocacy capacity of local Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the South, it was launched the Netherlands Accountability Fund. Managed by the Dutch Embassies, the Fund provides multiannual grants to local CSOs...
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Fathia Aden Mahabub
Fathia Aden Mahabub is a Member of Parliament in Kenya. This interview was conducted during the Inter-parliamentary Union annual parliamentary day meeting, in cooperation with UN Women on 15 March 2016, on the sidelines of the sixtieth session of...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Forum of the Arab Women Parliamentarians Network for Equality "Ra'edat" in Morocco
“Advocating women’s right to equal representation in the decision making process is not only our duty towards women, it is our duty to our countries because women’s participation makes a difference and enhances the quality of policy making," says Dr...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Framework for the Consolidation of Parity Democracy
In 2013 the 29th General Assembly of the Latin American Parliament, that took place on 19-20 October, approved the Resolution on the political participation of women, which “reaffirms the commitment to substantive equality of women and men,...
Friday, January 08, 2016
Female Ministers in Canada's Parity Government Have Less Interventions than their Men Counterparts in Parliament
After widespread celebrations of Canada’s parity government, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with 15 men and 15 women, first gender criticisms are currently emerging. Thus, Glen McGregor, journalist at the newspaper Ottawa Citizen wrote...
Friday, January 08, 2016
Female British Politicians Discuss Gender Quotas
British UKIP Politician and Member of the European Parliament, Ms. Louise Bours (see image), made recently a statement against gender quotas benefiting the participation of women in politics. Her statement followed the commentaries of Ms. Harriet...
Thursday, August 13, 2015
From the kitchen to public life: In Tunisia,women's personal issues are political ones
By iKNOW Politics Expert Ikram Ben Said Celebrating August 13th, 2015, I want to make a call, to declare loudly and clearly that feminism is about offering choices and opportunities for all women. Defending women’s rights is not defending women who...

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