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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Most Indian women still have no freedom to get involved in politics
Female voters may be coming out in never-seen-before numbers in India, but politics is still not a burning passion for most. Two in every three women reported having no freedom at all with respect to political participation, a recent study by...
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Might greater gender equality in senior roles help reduce corruption in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine?
Based on the definitions of “corruption” adopted by major international institutions and of “women in power” adopted by the United Nations, this note focuses on whether a larger number of women in power positions in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine...
Friday, April 27, 2018
Mentoring the next global generation of women leaders
By Carine Guidicelli and Betty-Ann Heggie All around the world, from corporate boardrooms to community kitchens, parliaments to classrooms, conversations concerning the rights and empowerment of women and girls are taking place. This is good news,...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Macron cabinet: Women are half of France's new minsters
French President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled a gender-balanced cabinet in accordance with an earlier pledge, with 11 of 22 posts taken by women. Sylvie Goulard is defence minister while Olympic fencing champion Laura Flessel is sports minister....
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Message by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on International Women’s Day 2017
This year, International Women’s Day is devoted to Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030. Globalization and technology change are driving that change. It’s important that women are able to succeed in this new world of work.  As...
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Message by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on International Women's Day 2017
Across the world, too many women and girls spend too many hours on household responsibilities—typically more than double the time spent by men and boys. They look after younger siblings, older family members, deal with illness in the family and...
Mmamoloko Kubayi
Monday, December 05, 2016
Mmamoloko Kubayi
Mmamoloko Kubayi is a Member of the South African National Assembly and holds the position of Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services. This interview was conducted during the 135th IPU Assembly in Geneva. 
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Mayor's Guide: Accelerating Gender Equality. Strengthening Communities by Advancing Women and Girls
This is a USA-focused guide for American mayors on how to promote gender equality in cities and local government. It features many case studies –one of them on CEDAW implementation in San Francisco- recommendations, links to complementary studies,...
Monday, April 25, 2016
Megan Gerrard
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Madeleine Albright op-ed on CNN: A hidden reality: Violence against women in politics.
Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001, has published an Op-Ed on CNN on the occasion of the International Women’s Day 2016. Ms. Albright is chairwoman of the Albright Stonebridge Group, and of the National Democratic...
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Mean Streets: Identifying and Responding to Urban Refugees' Risks of Gender-Based Violence
The Women’s Refugee Commission improves the lives and protects the rights of women, children and youth displaced by conflict and crisis. We research their needs, identify solutions and advocate for programs and policies to strengthen their...
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Meet the New President of the Marshall Islands
The Marshall Islands parliament has elected a new president Dr. Hilda Heine, making her the first female leader of any independent Pacific island nation. This video was filmed by the Pacific Women's Parliamentary Partnership Project in April 2015...
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Mexico opened in the cycle "Women and Politics: A pending subject"
Monday, November 16, has started in Mexico a new lecture series on Women and Politics "A pending issue". Speakers will include the Secretary of the Federal District, interviewed by Doña Guadalupe Loaeza in Nuevo Laredo. The event, organized by the...
Inez Murray, CEO, Global Banking Alliance for Women, addresses the Joint Side Event: "Transformative financing for gender equality and women’s empowerment: Expectations from the Financing for Development process." Photo: Ryan Brown/UN Women
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Mobilizing greater global investment in gender equality and women’s empowerment
To mobilize global leaders to increase the scale and scope of funding for gender equality commitments, UN Women, together with the Permanent Missions of Mexico and Sweden, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the...
Madame Maryvonne Mottin
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Madame Maryvonne Mottin
  What are the biggest challenges facing women’s access to mayoral offices? The biggest challenge for me was the fight against prejudices. In 2000, when I announced that I would run for this position, one member of the council house staff  retorted...
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Maureen Jankowski
iKNOW Politics speaks to Maureen Jankowski, Member of the Namibian parliament about women in politics in her country.
Dilma Rousseff
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Mulheres presidentes, impacto e movimento feminista-Eleições na América Latina
Embora o Brasil tem desfrutado de democracia por apenas 25 anos, o gabinete atual apresenta um número recorde de ministros do sexo feminino (10 que compõem 26% do gabinete). Isso está em contraste com 2008, quando o Brasil foi um dos países do mundo...
Maissan Hassan
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Maissan Hassan
Maissan Hassan is the Programs Manager at the Women and Memory Forum;a nongovernmental research centre in Egypt that focuses on gender issues in Arab cultural history. She is an adviser in the MENA Region for FRIDA: The Young Feminist Fund and a co...