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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...
Friday, May 15, 2020
A record number of women have filed to run for House seats in 2020
A record 490 women have filed to run for U.S. House seats in 2020, surpassing the previous record of 476 set in 2018, according to new data from the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University. That figure includes a record...
Wednesday, March 04, 2020
“I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”
Women’s rights and gender equality are taking centre stage in 2020. Twenty-five years since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action—a progressive roadmap for gender equality—it’s time to take stock of progress and bridge the...
Thursday, February 06, 2020
Women leaders who were elected to highest office
More than 70 nations worldwide have seen a woman lead their governments in the modern era. Some have been elected, some appointed; some served for relatively brief terms, while others have left an enduring legacy behind them. These seven women are...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
FG gets report on women’s political participation in 2019 elections
A delegation of national and international partners, led by United Nations (UN) women, has presented to the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, a detailed report of a national conference to assess lessons learnt on women’s political...
Friday, December 13, 2019
Record number of female MPs have won seats in UK general election
More women MPs have been elected to the House of Commons than ever before, according to the Press Association news agency, breaking the previous record of 208 set in 2017. With one constituency yet to declare, a record 221 women MPs have been...
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Women with a #MeToo complaint are being silenced for the sake of politics
By Gaby Hinsliff, Life moves fast in this general election. There seems barely time to digest one scandal before the next is upon us; disgraced candidate follows shady accusation without a break. But just occasionally, it’s worth rewinding for a...
Friday, September 20, 2019
Women in leadership: A Q&A with President Sahle-Work Zewde
Women Deliver President/CEO Katja Iversen and the first female president of Ethiopia, Sahle-Work Zewde, discuss women in leadership and links between sexual and reproductive health and rights and Universal Health Coverage (UHC) to advance gender...
Friday, August 30, 2019
G7 leaders told to scrap discriminatory gender laws from statute books
The G7 leaders have been told to get rid of discriminatory gender laws that still exist on their statute books and begin enshrining equal rights in the legal system. All G7 countries, including the UK, still have discriminatory laws on their statute...
Friday, July 05, 2019
Women to head top EU institutions for first time
Two women have won the backing of the EU’s leaders to head the European commission and European Central Bank, breaking with more than 60 years of male dominance at the top of the bloc’s institutions. After three days of tortuous negotiations,...
Friday, June 14, 2019
iKNOW Politics Newsletter June 2019
Dear members,  We are pleased to share with you the latest edition of the iKNOW Politics Newsletter! In this issue, we invite you to take a look at our most recent interviews with women in politics and learn about the latest trending stories from...
Friday, May 24, 2019
Theresa May announces she will resign on 7 June
Theresa May has bowed to intense pressure from her own party and named 7 June as the day she will step aside as Conservative leader, drawing her turbulent three-year premiership to a close. Speaking in Downing Street, May said it had been “the...
Friday, May 10, 2019
Another barrier for women in politics in Canada: Violence
Despite Canada’s self-proclaimed feminist prime minister and gender parity in the federal cabinet, Canada falls well short when it comes to women’s representation in federal politics. Canada has just 27 per cent women in its Parliament and currently...
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
‘Inspiring’ protester becomes symbol of resistance for Sudanese women
The image is striking: a young woman, alone, standing above the crowd, urging them on with songs of revolution. Taken on Monday night in the centre of Khartoum, as tens of thousands thronged the roads in front of the heavily-guarded complex housing...
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
'There needs to be more women in politics'
By Meghan Balogh, Young women from every federal riding in the country took part in a historic sitting in the House of Commons last Wednesday. Caberry Yu, a second-year medical student at Queen’s University, was one of 338 women ages 18 to 23 to...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Arab world's first female interior minister hails 'point of pride for women
The Arab world’s first female interior minister has hailed her appointment as a “point of pride for all women”. Raya al-Hassan is one of four women to take cabinet jobs in the new Lebanese government, a record for the country and three more than in...

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