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Thursday, March 17, 2016
Support from MPs for the 50:50 Parliament campaign
In the United Kingdom, of the 650 seats in the House of Commons, men hold 459 (71%) and women only 191 (29%). There have only ever been 450 women MPs. The vision and the goal of the 50:50 Parliament campaign is a parliament where men and women...
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Seema Malhotra
Uday Nagaraju interviewed Seema Malhotra, Labour and Co-Operative Member of Parliament for Feltham and Heston (UK), Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Founder and President of the Fabian Women's Network, Former Shadow Home Office Minister for...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Saber Chowdhury
Saber Chowdhury is a Member of Parliament in Bangladesh and has been the 28th President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, since October 2014. This interview was conducted during the 133rd IPU Assembly. 
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Site #womenalsoknowstuff provides information on female political scientists
The platform #womenalsoknowstuff is an online project that enables access to women experts on a wide range of topics. From African Politics, to International Law or Institutional Design, the platform provides information about dozens of female...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Shamma Al Mazrui is the UAE's Youth Affairs Minister at age 22
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, announced the appointment of Shamma Al Mazrui as Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Head of the Youth...
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Sweden Launches Action Plan for Feminist Foreign Policy
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden has launched its ‘Swedish Foreign Service action plan for feminist foreign policy 2015-2018 including focus areas for 2016’. This plan departs from the idea that gender equality is an end in itself, but...
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Swedish Foreign Service action plan for feminist foreign policy 2015-2018 including focus areas for 2016
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden has launched its ‘Swedish Foreign Service action plan for feminist foreign policy 2015-2018 including focus areas for 2016’. This plan departs from the idea that gender equality is an end in itself, but...
Monday, April 13, 2015
Senior Programme Officer – West Africa
Context West Africa is a key growth region for IDEA in Africa. It is the most populous region of the continent and home to the most populous African country, Nigeria. It is also home to ECOWAS, UEMOA and enjoys the status of being the fastest...
Women in Politics 2015 Map
Friday, March 13, 2015
Sluggish progress on women in politics will hamper development - Press Release IPU and UNWOMEN
The Women in Politics 2015 Map launched by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women today shows that although the numbers of women in executive government and in parliament continue to inch forward, the slow rate of progress will severely...
Photo: Politics Home
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Sharon Hodgson MP: The Commonwealth leading the fight to combat violence against women
Labour MP, Sharon Hodgson, attended the recent CPA Women Parliamentarians’ Conference, setting out how this Commonwealth group is helping to reduce gender based violence. To view what she had to say, please click here
Monday, December 22, 2014
Saudi Activists: Fighting for Women’s Rights
This blog was published on 22 December 2014 and updated by the author on 5 October 2018. By Halima Tahirkheli The United Nations 2010 Human Development Report has ranked Saudi Arabia as 128th of the 138 nations in terms of gender equality (...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Saudi Women Hope For Greater Rights In 2015
Saudi Arabian women’s headline-grabbing 2011 driving protests were a seminal moment for women’s rights in this ultraconservative Muslim country. Next year, they’ll finally get to taste the fruits of that activism — though not quite in the way they...
Monday, December 01, 2014
Sturgeon vows to end ‘limits on women’s ambitions’, Scotland
Smashing the glass ceiling women face to “smithereens” is an important part of tackling inequality, Scotland’s new First Minister said. Nicola Sturgeon, who is the first female to take on the top job in Scottish politics, pledged she would work to “...
Nicola Sturgeon
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Sturgeon out to smash glass ceiling
Smashing the glass ceiling women face to "smithereens" is an important part of tackling inequality, Scotland's new First Minister has said. Nicola Sturgeon, who is the first female to take on the top job in Scottish politics, pledged she would work...
Saniya Naz Baloch
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Saniya Naz Baloch
  Interviewed by iKNOW Politics volunteer Ashfak Ahmed Siyal Saniya Naz Baloch  is a member of the Sindh Provincial Assembly, elected from the platform of Pakistan’s second largest political party, Pakistan People Party (ppp). She belongs to Lyari...
The political participation of youth
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Summary of the E-discussion “Can young people break the socio-cultural and institutional barriers for women in politics?”
  In preparation for the First IPU Global conference of Young Parliamentarians, iKNOW Politics hosted an online discussion on the political participation of youth and their capacity to empower women. The discussion received feedback from several...
Somali Minister Anisa Abdulkadir Haji Mumin
Monday, September 01, 2014
Somalia: Somali Women keen on more vehement role in politics [Interview with Minister]
Somali women have been facing formidable challenges and complain about marginalization in politics but they in turn played a pivotal role in securing peace deals between warring forces on the ground. Among the stumbling blocks are cultural and...
International Youth Day 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
Shaping the agenda, youth march forward
Photo-UN Women/Marco Dormino Today 1.8 billion adolescents make up the largest youth generation in history – and they are stirring nations and raising their voices! The challenges faced by young women and girls in particular are making headlines...

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