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Thursday, May 07, 2015
Diakhoumba Gassama
Since 2014, Ms. Diakhoumba Gassama has been an independent International Legal Advisor working with governments, civil society organizations and UN Agencies on increasing women's political participation, their access to justice and realization of...
Thursday, April 09, 2015
N-Peace Awards 2015: Call for nominations!!
Dear friends and colleagues,   We are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2015 N-Peace Awards! The N-Peace Awards are an annual celebration of women who are building peace and preventing conflict in six Asian countries: Afghanistan...
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
It's here! The brand new International Knowledge network of Women in Politics website!
Dear iKNOW Politics Member, We are excited to share some iKNOW Politics news with you.   Our New Mobile responsive website iKNOW Politics is very proud to announce that our platform has a new look. The mobile responsive website has more photos,...
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Iraqi Yazidi woman MP awarded Anna Politkovskaya prize
raqi legislator Vian Dakhil on Monday received the Anna Politkovskaya prize for her denunciation of the jihadist group Islamic State over its brutal treatment of Yazidi women.   The award -- handed out by London-based organisation RAW in WAR to...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Would you vote for a female politician who spoke openly about masturbation?
Eight years ago, artist Trish Kelly made a short video about masturbation - a Rick Mercer-style monologue about sex when you’re single that she filmed for an online TV channel in Vancouver. It was frank and funny, the kind of commentary you’d see...
Friday, July 11, 2014
Ex-Morgan Stanley Lawyer Breaks Gender Barrier at Justice Ministry
A former lawyer at Morgan Stanley will become the first woman to lead a bureau at Japan’s Ministry of Justice, the government said Friday, part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s drive to promote women in the workforce. Kazumi Okamura, currently a...
Thursday, June 12, 2014
UN Egypt calls for firm stand on violence against women
The United Nations in Egypt has been following with deep concern the recent reports and statistics indicating the high prevalence of sexual harassment in Egypt. The UN calls upon authorities, civil society and stakeholders to join forces and take a...
Friday, May 30, 2014
Indonesia Likely To Have Fewer Women In Parliament
Despite the increase in the number of female candidates in the parliamentary elections held throughout Indonesia on April 9, 2014, the country would likely fail to meet its target of increasing womens representation in the 560-seat Parliament for...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
What Makes Successful Women Politicians? India
Whoever thinks that women political leaders can’t survive the rough and tumble of electioneering and bring in the votes hasn’t met V. Sugnana Kumari Deo from Odisha. At 77, this senior Biju Janata Dal (BJD) legislator from Kabisuryanagar...
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Youth Envoy discusses with young MPs from 15 countries and meets representatives of the youth sector in Stockholm
Against the backdrop that globally less than one percent of Members of Parliament are under the age of 30, the Envoy gathered young Members of Parliament from some 15 countries to discuss possible avenues for increased collaboration. During the...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Stage Set for the Great Electoral Women's Day, India
With 59 winners of the total 556 contestants, women candidates seem to have had a dream run in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. May 16 will tell if their success story repeats this time too.Congress president Sonia Gandhi topped the list of best...
Monday, April 21, 2014
Women’s empowerment and corruption prevention can go hand-in-hand
A recent discussion at the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women initiated by UNDP and partners highlighted what an asset grass-roots women’s organisations can be in the fight against corruption in their communities. The discussion...
Friday, March 21, 2014
AP Interview: Egyptian fights for women's equality
A year ago, Egyptian politician and women's rights activist Mervat Tallawy defied the Muslim Brotherhood to spearhead the adoption of a U.N. blueprint to combat violence against women. Now she's back campaigning against conservatives to ensure that...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Local government polls: Empowering women at the grass-roots, Pakistan
In anticipation of local government elections, much of the discourse in recent months has challenged the laws put forward by provincial governments under judiciary-induced deadlines, including lukewarm lobbying for the greater inclusion of women at...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Uneven Playing Field for Saudi Women in Local Elections?
Saudi women will have the chance for the first time next year to vote and run in the municipal elections, but they are possibly facing an uneven playing field. The Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs on Tuesday announced the rules and...
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Speaker wants more women in parliament, Tonga
The Speaker of the Tongan parliament, Lord Fakafanua today launched a program, the Practice Parliament for Women. The program aims at encouraging women to enter parliament.  Lord Fakafanua announced the initiative this morning, and launched a...
Friday, January 31, 2014
Trying to break through Egypt’s political glass ceiling
Mariam Milad was the first Christian woman to found an Egyptian political party. She has run for parliament, and lost, three times. Undaunted, she is now preparing for her fourth parliamentary election, to be held sometime after the as-yet...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Rohani deputy reports on lack of women among Iranian leaders
  The presidential deputy for women and family affairs says Iranian women are mostly excluded from top positions in the government. ILNA reports that Shahindokht Molaverdi said in a report that except for a few women in Parliament, the unfortunate...