Gender Equality

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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...
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Joint statement on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
In December of last year, we came together as human rights, social and environmental justice and trade union organizations worldwide to lay out a roadmap for embedding all human rights into the core of the post-2015 sustainable development agenda. [...
Friday, May 02, 2014
Justice Through Equality: Building Religious Knowledge for Legal Reform in Muslim Family Laws
Compare these two statements:   "The fundamentals of the Shari‘a are rooted in wisdom and promotion of the welfare of human beings in this life and the hereafter. Shari‘a embraces Justice, Kindness, the Common Good and Wisdom. Any rule that departs...