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Thursday, July 09, 2020
Kathmandu: Empowering the voice of all women amid the pandemic
Over in the past few months, incidences of women being oppressed have surfaced time and again. From women being subjected to gender-based violence to being abused and raped in quarantine centres to having an all-male ruling party secretariat...
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Kazakh government commits to gender quotas, mandatory 30 percent women in politics
On May 25, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed the law titled “Amendments to the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan,” “Elections in the Republic of Kazakhstan” and the law on “Amendments and Additions to the Law on Political...
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Katrín Jakobsdóttir highlights COVID-19 gender equality concerns
The Icelandic Prime Minister, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, participated in a UN conference on the impact of COVID-19 on gender equality and the status of women, Fréttablaðið reports. She highlighted the increased risk of domestic violence, the pivotal role...
Friday, February 28, 2020
Kazakhstan intends to introduce 30% quota for women and youth in political parties
«On December 20, 2019 during the second session of the National Council of Public Confidence the President made proposals aimed at reforming the current political system. In particular, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev outlined the necessity to provide a...
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Katerina Sakellaropoulou becomes Greece's first woman president
High court judge and human rights advocate Katerina Sakellaropoulou has been elected Greece's first female president by parliament on Wednesday. Sakellaropoulou was nominated by the ruling conservative New Democracy party, but also managed to secure...
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Kenya: new cabinet casts ray of hope in push for gender balance
The nomination of Betty Maina as Industrialisation CS has cast a ray of hope for a gender-balanced Cabinet. President Uhuru Kenyatta also appointed 15 new chief administrative secretaries, eight of whom were women. With Maina's nomination, the...
Thursday, October 03, 2019
Khuon Sudary
Khuon Sudary is Second Vice-President of the National Assembly of Cambodia and Chairperson of the Women's Caucus. This interview was conducted in October 2018 in the margins of IPU’s 139th Assembly in Geneva.
Monday, August 19, 2019
Kenyan politics is a boys’ game, but women are fighting hard for their rightful seat at the table
When footage circulated last week of a Kenyan lawmaker, Hon. Zuleikha Hassan, being kicked out of parliament for coming in with her baby, reactions across the country were mixed, but mostly muted. A home emergency left the Kwale county women’s...
Monday, June 17, 2019
Kenya MP arrested 'for slapping female colleague'
A Kenyan MP has been arrested for allegedly slapping a female colleague because she did not allocate money to his constituency. Rashid Kassim is accused of slapping Fatuma Gedi, who sits on the budget committee, in the capital Nairobi. A photo of Ms...
Monday, May 06, 2019
Kazakhstan could see first female presidential candidate as Ak Zhol party nominates Yespayeva
The Ak Zhol party nominated April 24 Daniya Yespayeva as its candidate for the 9 June presidential election. If confirmed by the Kazakhstan Central Election Commission, Yespayeva would be the first woman in Kazakh history to run for president....
Monday, February 11, 2019
Kanimozhi, Divya Spandana to lend voice to maximise women’s representation in politics
Ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Shakti, a non-partisan collective for women in politics, has been doing several campaigns to push for more women candidates. Shakti, a non-partisan collective for women in politics, has been doing several...
Monday, January 21, 2019
Kamala Harris joins Democratic presidential field
Senator Kamala Harris, the California Democrat and barrier-breaking prosecutor who became the second black woman to serve in the United States Senate, declared her candidacy for president on Monday, joining an increasingly crowded and diverse field...
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Kamala Harris: 'Single women in politics' aren't granted the same 'latitude' as men
By Judy Kurtz, Sen. Kamala Harris says single women in politics get treated differently than their male counterparts. The imbalance, the California Democrat writes in her new book, “The Truths We Hold: An American Journey,” released Tuesday, is part...
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Kano Emir tasks women to vote for gender sensitive leaders
By Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano, The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, has challenged Nigerian women to vote for leaders whose electoral campaign prioritises promotion of women welfare and detest abuse against women in the society. The Emir made...
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Kenyan MPs block drive for more women in politics
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Low turnout scuppered a vote guaranteeing Kenyan women more seats in parliament on Wednesday, with campaigners saying it was “a dark day” for citizens in the east African nation. The bill would have reserved...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Kuwait: “Men have to believe in women’s ability to make a difference in society”
Dr. Moudi Abdul Aziz AlHumoud (PhD) is a women’s rights advocate from Kuwait. She is one of the first women to hold ministerial positions in her country, first as Minister of State for Housing and Planning and later as Minister for Education and...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Kuwaiti women trained in campaign management and leadership skills
A group of Kuwaiti women including government officials, members of the private sector, civil society representatives and entrepreneurs joined a workshop on political campaign management and leadership skills held within the framework of the 8th ...
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...

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