Women's Leadership

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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...
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...