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Narayanganj City Corporation Mayor Selina Hayat Ivy -Photo Commons
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Bangladesh’s only female big-city mayor may also be its most effective
Narayanganj, Bangladesh — This Muslim-majority nation may have a female prime minister, but at the local level it remains difficult for women to gain and hold political power. Salina Hayat Ivy knows this better than anybody. As the mayor of this...
Baroness Sandip Verma
Monday, March 23, 2015
Baroness Sandip Verma
 UN) What are the common issues concerning women in the UK and what actions has your government taken to overcome these? (BV) It has to be recognised that for far too long the disparity in pay opportunities and access to a range of jobs and services...
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Bomb Attack in Eastern Afghanistan Kills Female Politician
A popular female politician in east Afghanistan, Angiza Shinwari, died in hospital on Monday following a bomb attack on her vehicle last week, Afghan officials said, underscoring the growing dangers for women in the government. To read the full...
Libyan women
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
BRIDGE workshop conducted for Libyan women
The Academy for International Development-Middle East (AIDME) is implementing a three-year development project in the Middle East and North Africa region. The project entitled "Arab Women's Policy Center (WPC)" to be implemented jointly with six...
Photo-ONU Femmes
Monday, January 26, 2015
Beijing 20+ - What is it?
by Lucile Huguet, iKNOW Politics writer Context and origin : The Beijing Conference took place in September 1995 and was the Fourth World Conference on Women. The previous three were respectively held in Mexico City in 1975, Copenhagen in 1980 and...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Book launch: Political ‘barriers to entry’ for women highlighted
South Asian writers avoid writing on gender issues, but Dr Anita Weiss rightly explained the political paths of domestic powers in South Asian countries and identified the power distribution, political priorities, identity and women empowerment...
Kanela Zuko
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Bosnia Elects First Veiled MP
SARAJEVO – Sending a message of hope to Bosnian Muslim women, a veiled woman was elected to the House of Representatives in October's elections, becoming the first woman to enter the parliament with the Islamic headscarf. "I think my being elected...
Birgitta Jonsdottir
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Birgitta Jónsdóttir
iKNOW Politics speaks with Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Member of Parliament, Iceland about the changing face of politics and how she began her career.
Declaration politique et texte issus de Beijing +5
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Beijing+5 Political Declaration and Outcome
Considered the most progressive blueprint ever for advancing women’s rights, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action has been reprinted in this special edition, which also includes a copy of the political declaration reached at the 23rd...
Monday, October 27, 2014
Beyond the Surface: The Saudi Women Political Question
By Hala Alwagdani, In the beginning of 2013, King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz of Saudi Arabia announced in a royal decree the appointment of 30 Saudi females in the Saudi Consultative Council. This has been only one of the steps in King Abdullah’s...
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Beyond the Surface: The Saudi Women Political Question
By Hala Alwagdani, In the beginning of 2013, King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz of Saudi Arabia announced in a royal decree the appointment of 30 Saudi females in the Saudi Consultative Council. This has been only one of the steps in King Abdullah’s...
Dilma Roussef is re-elected.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Brazil elections: Dilma Rousseff promises reform after poll win
President Dilma Rousseff has promised to re-unite Brazil after narrowly winning re-election to a second term in office with 51.6% of the vote. She said "dialogue" would be her top priority after a bitterly fought campaign against centre-right...
Dilma Rousseff
Sunday, October 05, 2014
Brazil election: Dilma Rousseff to face Aecio Neves in run-off
Brazil's presidential race will go to a second round after incumbent Dilma Rousseff fell short of an outright victory in Sunday's election. She received 42% of the vote and will face centre-right rival Aecio Neves, who won 34%, on 26 October. In a...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 National Review, Mongolia
Mongolian government hereby submitting the report to UN Commission on woman about the success, impact, result and the further initiative goal for achieving the objectives of the declaration and the action program that held in Beijing in 1995 for...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 National Review, Australia
Australia is continuing to make significant progress in implementing the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action across all government jurisdictions. Five key achievements in progressing gender equality in recent years are explored in this...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 National Review, New Guinea
A one-day national consultation was held on 24 July 2014 in Port Moresby led by the Office of the Development of Women, Department for Community Development and Religion, with technical assistance from the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 National Review, Vanautu
The one day national consultation to feed into the national report for the Beijing +20 occurred on Wednesday 8th of May 2014 from 8am until 4.30pm at the Le Lagoon Warwick Hotels led by the Department of Women’s Affairs with technical and financial...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 National Review, Turkey
The women’s movement which gained impetus during the 1980s, ratification of CEDAW in 1986, establishment of the General Directorate on the Status of Women (GDSW) as a national mechanism in 1990 has greatly contributed to the active participation of...

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