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INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu. Photo/TWITTER/INECNIGERIA - The Guardian
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
In Nigeria, INEC, CSO collaborate to increase women, youths participation in politics
The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) says it is collaborating with the Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre(PLAC), a Civil Society Organisation(CSO) towards increasing women and youths participation in politics. Prof. Sam Egwu, the INEC...
IPU’s I Say Yes to Youth in Parliament! campaign goes global - Copyright: IPU
Friday, December 17, 2021
IPU’s I Say Yes to Youth in Parliament! campaign goes global
Just over ten years ago, IPU Member Parliaments adopted a landmark resolution on youth participation to encourage the rejuvenation of parliaments. Since then, parliaments from around the world have made some limited progress in its implementation....
Culture Minister Haifa Najjar speaks during the launch of a field study implemented by the Arab Women Parliamentarians Network for Equality on Sunday (Petra photo/Jordan Times)
Wednesday, December 01, 2021
Jordan has ‘crystal-clear’ decision to support women’s political participation
Jordan has a “crystal-clear” political decision to support women’s participation in political life, notably their representation in Parliament, Culture Minister Haifa Najjar said on Sunday. During the launch of a field study implemented by the Arab...
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
iKNOW Politics Newsletter July 2021
We are pleased to share with you the latest edition of the iKNOW Politics Newsletter! The newsletter is available in Arabic, English and French. Have a good read! 
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Wednesday, June 02, 2021
The incredible rise of Samoa's first female Prime Minister-elect, and the man still standing in her way
(CNN)- Samoa's first female Prime Minister-elect has had a strange inaugural week in office. When Fiame Naomi Mata'afa turned up to the Pacific island nation's Parliament on Monday to be sworn in, she found the building locked. The 64-year-old went...
 First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Scotland's first female Muslim MSP Kaukab Stewart PA
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Scottish election 2021: Record number of women elected
A record number of women have been elected to the Scottish Parliament, with 58 female MSPs winning seats in the Holyrood election. Women now represent 45% of Scotland's 129 MSPs. The SNP's Kaukab Stewart of the SNP and Conservative Pam Gosal also...
Three women city on Calgary city council ahead of the 2021 municipal election: (L to R) Jyoti Gondek, Druh Farrell and Diane Colley-Urquhart. Supplied by the City of Calgary
Friday, May 07, 2021
Women underrepresented on Calgary city council; 18 seek council and mayor seats in 2021
Calgary city council has a representation problem. Of the 15 people on council, including 14 councillors and one mayor, five are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of colour) and three are women. Calgary’s demographics from the most recent federal...
Al Jazeera
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Amina Mohammed: 'A woman as president of Nigeria would be great' | Talk to Al Jazeera
Amina Mohammed has risen from humble beginnings in Nigeria to become the most powerful woman in the United Nations. For more than 30 years, she has worked hard to shine a light on the developmental challenges facing our world – particularly women....
Kim Janey and Tishaura Jones, The Boston Globe via Getty Images and AP
Thursday, April 22, 2021
USA: The number of Black women mayors leading major cities to reach historic high
(CNN) - A new wave of Black women are breaking barriers as they ascend to mayoral seats in cities with deeply rooted histories of racism and inequality. On Tuesday, Tishaura Jones will be sworn in as the first Black female mayor of St. Louis after...
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Monday, April 19, 2021
Covid has eroded the gender progress of the last 25 years – bodily autonomy is still a human right
The pandemic has had a disproportionate effect on women and girls' access to sexual and reproductive health services, writes Asa Regner, Tabata Tesser and Luna A quarter of a century ago, a historic moment for the rights of women and girls took...
Sunday, December 20, 2020
iKNOW Politics Newsletter December 2020
We are pleased to share with you the latest edition of the iKNOW Politics Newsletter! The newsletter is available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish.  Have a good read! 
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Despite more women leaders, society thinks men are more suitable in leadership roles, study finds
A new study conducted by Women Political Leaders and Kantar, the creators of The Reykjavik Index for Leadership, shows inequality persists in how society views leadership. The study found that despite global movements calling for greater equality,...
Monday, November 09, 2020
With Harris as VP, South Asian women see an opening into politics
After Joe Biden was projected to have won the presidency Saturday morning, Kamala Harris is set to become the next vice president of the U.S., making her the first Asian American, the first Black person and the first woman to hold the office. For...
Monday, November 09, 2020
Reykjavík Global Forum
The 2020 edition of the Reykjavík Global Forum (November 9-11) will provide a unique and significant occasion for women leaders to connect across sectors, to take stock of the new reality created by the pandemic, to share solutions for fostering...
Monday, November 09, 2020
The impact of the cost of politics on inclusive political participation in Uganda
This study applied a conceptual framework that uses a comparative and gendered approach to estimate the cost of politics, using a set of pre-identified variables regularly incurred by both candidates seeking political office and elected...
Monday, August 17, 2020
Coronavirus: The African Women Leaders Network – a movement for the transformation of Africa
The year 2020 began on a high note for the African Women Leaders Network (AWLN). As the world was preparing to mark 25 years since the Fourth World Conference on Women, AWLN sought to commemorate the anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and...
Friday, July 24, 2020
‘Expect sexism’: a gender politics expert reads Julia Gillard’s Women and Leadership
Why are there so few women at the top levels of politics? This question is at the centre of the new book, Women and Leadership, co-authored by Australia’s first woman prime minister, Julia Gillard, and former Nigerian finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-...
Friday, June 19, 2020
Lady Astor returns from America – The Guardian archive, 1922
Lady Astor and Lord Astor returned to London from their American trip this evening. They had not come straight to London, but had gone first to Cleveden to see their children at their home at Taplow. This afternoon they went to see Lord Astor’s...

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