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Friday, October 19, 2018
Kagame reshuffles Cabinet in Rwanda, women take up more slots
President Paul Kagame yesterday reshuffled his cabinet, making broad changes in a trimmed cabinet, in which women comprise 50 per cent. The members of cabinet have also reduced from 31 down to 26. The changes were announced yesterday by the Prime...
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Kenya to get its first female president in a new reality TV show ‘Ms. President
Women in Africa are not generally found in leadership positions. Research shows that women are not perceived to have the skills, knowledge or social status needed to bring about meaningful change in post-conflict environments. However this notion...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Kenya: 10 women seek to make history in governor race
Kenya could get its first female governor in the next General Election after 10 women formally submitted their bids, as indicated in the list of aspirants published by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. Unlike in the last elections...
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Kenya's women struggle to end male stranglehold on power
Given that she is deputy speaker in parliament, the holder of a PhD and has served as an assistant dean at one of Kenya’s leading universities, Joyce Laboso should be eminently qualified to run for any political office in Kenya. However, the central...
Monday, November 07, 2016
Kersti Kaljulaid is the new President of Estonia
The former state official of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid, was elected president of this country on past October 3rd in the parliament, Riigikogu. The sole candidate, 81 MPs out of 101 cast their votes in her support. Kaljulaid will serve as the first...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Kerryann F. Ifill
On top of being the first woman president of the Senate of Barbados, Kerryann F. Ifill is also the first person with a disability and the youngest to ever hold the position. This interview was conducted at the 133rd IPU Assembly. 
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Khadija Arib is the New Chairman of the Dutch Parliament
Labour MP Khadija Arib has been elected the new chairman of the Dutch lower chamber of parliament. Arib was born in Morocco and has been an MP since 1998. The leadership of the Freedom Party does not agree with her appointment because of her dual...
People's Democracy Party (HDP) co-chair Figen Yuksekdag speaks at a meeting on Feb. 11, 2015.  (photo by Facebook/@Figen Yüksekdağ)
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Kurdish women’s movement reshapes Turkish politics
The People’s Democracy Party (HDP) has co-chairs for all representative levels. A female and male official share the responsibility. The party is chaired by Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag. The HDP has become the fastest-growing political...
Kirthi Jayakumar
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Kirthi Jayakumar
    Kirthi Jayakumar- a lawyer, a researcher, a journalist, an activist, UN Volunteer and a writer. We definitely want to know something more about you. Can you tell us some more details about you? Well... you make me sound a whole lot better than I...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Kicking sexism out of politics, Malaysia
The moment there was an inkling that Dyana Sofya would be DAP’s candidate for the Teluk Intan Parliamentary seat, a picture purportedly of her (it wasn’t) in a bikini was circulated on the internet. She has since been subjected to wolf whistles by...
Monday, April 21, 2014
KP govt to set up women desks at all police stations, Pakistan
Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has announced that women police desks would be established at all 500 police stations of the province to facilitate the province’s female population. Speaking at a ceremony in the provincial capital...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Kim Campbell
The International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics (iKNOW Politics) spoke with Hon. Kim Campbell, Former Prime Minister of Canada, on what does it take to become a leader; held at the 58th UN Commission on the Status of Women, held in New York...
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Kenya Human Development Report 1999: Gender and Human Development
This report presents an overview of the state of human development in Kenya, focusing primarily on poverty and gender inequality. It reflects the significant differences in economic and social development across provinces and districts, between...

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