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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Doreen Bogdan-Martin
Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Chief of ITU’s Strategic Planning and Membership Department and most senior-ranked woman at ITU, tells us about successful strategies in engaging male champions to work alongside women in shifting the gender disparity in...
Friday, April 28, 2017
Does Women’s Political Presence Matter? Examining the Effects of Descriptive Representation on Symbolic Representation in Uruguay
The research presented in this paper provides useful insights into how increasing women’s descriptive representation within a legislature affects citizens’ interest and engagement in the political process, or their symbolic representation. Uruguay’s...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Dr. Jessie Kabwila
Hon. Dr. Jessie Kabwila is a politician, academic, and feminist. Member of Parliament in Malawi, she is currently the Chairperson of the Women Parliamentary Caucus.  iKNOW Politics: In 2014, the incumbent female president Joyce Banda lost the...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Daily Mail 'Legs-it' front page criticised as 'sexist, offensive and moronic'
Politicians join public in condemning and ridiculing newspaper headline that leers at Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May. A Daily Mail front page that declared “Never mind Brexit, who won Legs-it!” next to a photograph of Scottish first minister...
Monday, March 13, 2017
Developing women leaders in Tunisia
By Shana Kaiser and Hamza Amor The members of the new Tunisian government of national unity were sworn in on 27 August, one day after winning the parliamentary vote of confidence. The new government has 40 members (26 ministers and 14 secretaries of...
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Does Democracy Automatically Lead to Gender Equality?
According to the latest Global Gender Gap Report published in October 2016 by the World Economic Forum, Rwanda has the highest percentage of women in parliament worldwide—64% of seats in the Rwandan parliament are occupied by women. Rwanda and...
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Democracy Without Women is Impossible
Though half of the world's population, women continue to be under-represented as voters, party leaders and elected officials. Just over 20 percent of parliamentarians worldwide are women. Yet evidence is strong that as more women are elected,...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Director of leading feminist organization Nazra banned from travel
The Executive Director of Nazra For Feminist Studies center, Mozn Hassan, was banned from traveling last month. Nazra published the following statement: “The Passport Administration at Cairo International Airport banned this morning feminist...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Documentary: Miss Representation
The media is selling young people the idea that girls’ and women’s value lies in their youth, beauty, and sexuality and not in their capacity as leaders. Boys learn that their success is tied to dominance, power, and aggression. The documentary Miss...
Friday, April 22, 2016
Documentary on Women in Municipalities in Lebanon
Watch this UNDP documentary highlighting the success stories of 5 women who were elected in 2010 as members of municipal council and as Moukhtara in Lebanon. UNDP Lebanon In Arabic with English subtitles
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Demands of Greater Political Participation for Women on Paraguayan Women's Day
On the occasion of the Day of the Paraguayan Women, celebrated today, 24 February, a group of female workers have called for a greater participation of women in politics in Paraguay, in order to improve their social rights. Most of these women are...
Monday, January 25, 2016
Does Tunisia deserve its reputation as the Arab leader on women's rights?
Among Arab nations, Tunisia has forged itself a reputation over the decades for being a leader in the MENA region on women’s rights and freedoms. Amnesty International wanted to see if that reputation stood up to scrutiny as it analyzed the country’...
Friday, November 07, 2014
Despite trailblazing victories by women, many girls reluctant to enter politics
 The midterm elections brought landmark victories for female candidates. North country voters elected the first female sheriff in New York and the youngest female congresswoman in U.S. history. Yet even with more women than ever sitting in positions...
Quotas for female politicians, elections in Brazil
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Do Quotas for Female Politicians Work?
Photo-Paulo Whitaker/Reuters SÃO PAULO—This year, for the first time in Brazil’s history, two women—incumbent President Dilma Rousseff and former environment minister Marina Silva—had a serious chance of winning the presidency. Marina, who sought...
Dido Harding, Karren Brady, Nosheena Mobarik and Joanna Shields
Sunday, August 10, 2014
David Cameron brings tranche of young, tech-friendly women into the House of Lords (UK)
From top left, clockwise: Dido Harding, Karren Brady, Nosheena Mobarik and Joanna Shields  Photo: PA/Bloomberg A host of young, digitally savvy women are being made peers by David Cameron including the head of telecoms company and a former Google...
Friday, November 15, 2013
Despite Success in Politics Many Latin American Women Still Experience Gender Discrimination
The likely victory of Michelle Bachelet in Chile’s presidential elections will strengthen women’s political power in Latin America, a region where while progressing, still sees millions of women as the victims of discrimination and violence. Despite...
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi
The International Knowledge Network for Women in Politics (iKNOW Politics) spoke with Dr Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, the first female in the UAE Parliament and the first female deputy speaker of the Federal National Council - United Arab Emirates...
Friday, September 20, 2013
DVB Debate: Should women lead?
In a country where one of the most well-known and respected political figures, Aung San Suu Kyi, wields great influence, many still regard a woman’s place to be in the home. “Women are prepared to lead, but the Myanmar parliament is still not ready...