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 Female local politicians exchange opinions with Seiko Noda, left in the back row, state minister in charge of gender equality, in Tokyo in May 2018. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Thursday, July 07, 2022
Japan: Local assemblies identify barriers that stop women entering politics
Local politicians across Japan feel that more needs to be done to help women enter and remain in politics, from combatting sexual harassment to beefing up maternity leave policies, according to a new survey. And assemblymen pointed to another...
Japan still far from breaking free of male-dominated politics (The Mainichi)
Thursday, July 07, 2022
Japan still far from breaking free of male-dominated politics
It's been four years since the gender parity law was passed in Japan, with an aim of fielding an equal number of female and male candidates in elections. Still, the male-dominated political environment has not changed. Women make up 33.2% of all...
More than 50% of deputies in Jersey's new government are women (Picture: BBC)
Friday, July 01, 2022
Jersey election 2022: Number of females elected rises from 14 to 21
The 2022 election has seen more women elected to Jersey's government than ever before. A total of 51% of the newly-elected deputies are women, and women now make up 43% of the overall government. Carina Alves, Inna Gardiner, Carolyn Labey, Helen...
Japan's Lower House to survey gender equality in Diet - NHK
Monday, May 16, 2022
Japan's Lower House to survey gender equality in Diet
Japan's Lower House of the Diet plans a questionnaire on women's participation in politics as the country largely lags behind in female representation in national parliaments. In Japan, female lawmakers account for only 9.7 percent of all those...
Jemma Nunu Kumba
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Jemma Nunu Kumba
Jemma Nunu Kumba is the Speaker of the Transitional National Legislative Assembly of South Sudan. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021, in Vienna (Austria), during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament. Click on the Settings...
arumi Yoshida from opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan celebrates her victory over a Liberal Democratic Party heavyweight Nobuteru Ishihara after the Lower House election on Sunday night in Tokyo. | KYODO - Japan Times
Monday, November 01, 2021
Japan: "Fewer women elected in Lower House poll despite empowerment law"
In Sunday's general election, 45 women were elected to the 465-seat House of Representatives, down two from the previous contest in 2017, despite a law promoting female participation in the political field, data showed Monday. While the election was...
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Journeys from Exclusion to Inclusion: Marginalized women's successes in overcoming political exclusion
Journeys from Exclusion to Inclusion: Marginalized Women’s Successes in Overcoming Political Exclusion identifies critical factors preventing marginalized women’s inclusion in customary and democratic decision-making structures and describes how...
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Jamaica: Young men reject quotas for women in politics
The introduction of a quota system in the political landscape to facilitate a greater number of women at all levels of politics, has been shunned by a group of young men, majority of whom stated that gender presented no barrier to political...
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Joint Biennial Meeting of UN IANWGE and GENDERNET. Key Messages and Summary Record
Summary record of the Joint Biennial Meeting of the United Nations Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) and the OECD-DAC Network on Gender Equality (GENDERNET) “Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: A game...
Monday, April 04, 2016
Jennette Arnold
On International women’s day,Uday Nagaraju interveiwed Jennette Arnold OBE AM, Chair of the London Assembly since May 2015. and shared it with iKNOW Politics. They talked about measures to achieve gender equality in politics at the local and...
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
iKNOW Politics' interview with the former President of the Spanish Government, J.L. Rodríguez Zapatero. Available in Spanish and English. 
Friday, January 08, 2016
Journalist Katherine Zoepf writes on the difficulties of being a woman in Saudi Arabia
The New Yorker has recently published a long article by journalist Katherine Zoepf, focused on the difficulties experienced by women in Saudi Arabia. From sexual abuses to education, the article depicts the daily difficulties that girls and women...
Joanna Maycock
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Joanna Maycock
talks to Malgorzata Bratkrajc, iKnow Politics writer volunteer, about her successful career in development sector, the reasons behind joining European Women’s Lobby, and the challenges lying ahead of the association in the years to come. Find out...
Yuko Obuchi
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Japan's Obuchi - Political 'princess' could be first female PM
Photo-Ruters/Yya/Shino/Files (Reuters) - With a telegenic presence, powerful ruling party mentors and a talent for avoiding making political enemies, Japan's new trade and industry minister, Yuko Obuchi, may have what it takes to become the country'...
Japanese Government
Saturday, September 06, 2014
Japanese politics includes women
Photos-AP and Reuters Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's appointment of a record number of women to his cabinet highlights efforts to power the economy by boosting the female workforce -- but he faces myriad challenges turning that vision into...
Friday, September 05, 2014
Judges unfamiliar with international legal norms concerning women’s rights: Colombia’s former minister of justice
“Given that Colombia has subscribed to various international instruments that guarantee the protection of women, affirmative action (…) we are very far from reality because there exist no means to materialize everything that is outlined in the...
Asia Yaghi-I am a Human Society
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Jordanian initiative seeks political participation of women with disabilities
Photo-I ama Huam Society Reinforcing the political participation of women with disabilities is the goal of a new initiative launched by the "I am a Human Society", which advocates for the rights of people with disabilities. The "I am a Woman... Half...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Japan finally apologizes to its women
On June 23, a middle-aged male Japanese politician, dressed in the traditional dark suit and '80s-retro haircut, walked in front of a waiting line of news cameras, to where a younger female politician waited. As the cameras flashed, he apologized to...

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