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Thursday, March 02, 2017
India: Women winning fewer seats in Uttar Pradesh elections
Poor, populous Uttar Pradesh (UP) was the first Indian state to have a female chief minister–Sucheta Kriplani from 1963 to 1967–but this pioneering effort has not improved prospects for women in elections. As voter turnout has risen, more...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Indian politician quits after protests against giving women stronger voice
GUWAHATI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The chief minister of India's remote northeastern state of Nagaland has resigned after facing increasing pressure for failing to quell weeks of violent protests by tribal groups opposing a move to give...
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
International IDEA Organized Haiti’s First Female Mayors National Conference
From 27-30 November 2016, International IDEA Haiti office organized a conference for the National Federation of Women Mayors of Haiti (FENAFEMH), in partnership with the South Training Institute (IFOS). For the first time in Haiti, a 30% gender...
Monday, March 07, 2016
iKNOW Politics wishes all its members and followers a happy Women's Day 2016!
On September 2015, the UN Sustainable Development Summit approved 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. SDG5 aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030....
Friday, January 15, 2016
In Indian Towns Where Women Are Elected, Life Improves for Girls
Written by Miriam Kelberg and originally published here on December 11, 2015.  It’s no secret that throughout the world, women have been historically underrepresented in politics. Even today, there are 37 countries where women hold less than 10...
Indonesia
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Indonesia: a political ground shift for women
Sahanan thought her chance of being elected to the Lampung Provincial Parliament in Indonesia on last year’s parliamentary poll was next to none.  Tina Chadarsi, jostling for a district parliamentary seat in Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta, had similar...
Ruth Colian-Photo by Tomer Appelbaum
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Israel's first ever ultra-Orthodox women’s party makes bold debut
The first-ever Israeli political party dedicated to ultra-Orthodox women, was unveiled Monday. Heading the party, called “B’Zhutan: Haredi Women Making Change” is Ruth Colian, 33, a veteran social activist and feminist who declared that this was a “...
Friday, December 12, 2014
International conference on women's political participation in Africa
While on the 10th of December the world was celebrating Human Rights Day, in Bujumbura (Burundi) the International Conference on “Women’s Political Participation and their Role in the Prevention of Electoral Violence in Africa”, organized by Cordaid...
Friday, August 01, 2014
Ireland: We need to change way we do politics to attract more women
Opinion by Breda O'Brien Ireland is among the 10 lowest-ranked EU countries when it comes to political and economic representation of women. In January, according to the Inter-Parliamentary Union, we ranked joint 60th in the world when it comes to...
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Inspiring women leaders star in PNG documentaries
"Pawa Meri" a new documentary series on inspiring PNG women gets launched this week in Goroka and Port Moresby   The Pawa Meri series directed by six film-makers from Papua New Guinea tells the stories of six women, leaders in their respective...
Monday, April 28, 2014
In Thailand: Empowering Communities and Minorities Hill-Tribe Women Enter the Political Arena
The Asia Foundation helps women leaders from eight northern hill-tribes to gain the knowledge, confidence, and momentum needed to join local government.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Independent Women Candidates in Local Elections in Mali
This consolidated response highlights recommendations on how to empower independent women candidates to succeed in elections. These recommendations include providing training sessions, working with civil society organizations, forming women’s...
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Indian Experience of Women’s Quota in Local Government: Implications for Future Strategies
This paper highlights Indian experiences with introducing and using gender quotas in politics at local and national levels. It also describes different types of potential candidates and the impact of various players, such as media and women's...

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