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Monday, September 01, 2014
European path to gender-balance in national Parliaments
By Malgorzata Bratkrajc European path to gender-balance in national Parliaments       Today’s world is full of challenges for economy, politics and society. Facing up to these challenges requires foresighted leadership, cohesive vision and long-...
Amberin Zaman
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Europe’s security body alarmed over Turkish PM’s intimidation of female journalist
Europe’s security body has released a strongly-worded statement voicing concern over the targeting of prominent Turkish journalist Amberin Zaman by presidential hopeful Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. “Dunja Mijatović, OSCE [Organization for...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Emily Benn: What I can offer British politics
Emily Benn, the 24 year-old granddaughter of the late Labour grandee Tony Benn, is poised to become the fifth generation of her family to sit in the Commons. In this article she explains why she's running. "It would of course be silly to suggest...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Esther McVey: Glamorous female ministers will inspire young girls into politics
Watching glamorous women walk through the doors of No 10 will inspire a whole new generation of young girls to become politicians, Esther McVey has said. The jobs minister said that seeing new female ministers walk "the catwalk" of Downing Street...
Beijing+20
Sunday, July 06, 2014
Empowering Women - Empowering Humanity: Picture It!
Almost 20 years ago, 189 countries adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a visionary roadmap for women's rights and empowerment. Much has been achieved since, but much more needs to be done and can be done. A world in which gender...
Monday, June 30, 2014
E-discussions on online harassment and mentorship programs for candidates and elected female MPs Extended
Dear iKNOW Politics Member,   Our online discussions on online harassment and mentorship programs for candidates and elected female MPs, have been extended till July 10th. So far we have recieved comments from Australia, Ecuador, Egypt, Greece,...
Sonia Palmieri
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Explaining Gender Sensitive Parliaments
iKNOW Politics Expert Sonia Palmieri speaks about gender sensitive parliaments.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
E-Discussions on online harassment and mentorship programs for candidates and elected female MPs
Dear iKNOW Politics Member, You are invited to participate in our current online discussions:   Online Harassment of Women in Politics: How Online Harassment isn't "Virtual" for Women  The social media experience that comes across as a liberating...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
E-Discussions on online harassment and mentorship programs for candidates and elected female MPs
Dear iKNOW Politics Member, You are invited to participate in our current online discussions:   Online Harassment of Women in Politics: How Online Harassment isn't "Virtual" for Women  The social media experience that comes across as a liberating...
Monday, June 09, 2014
E-Discussions on online harassment and mentorship programs for candidates and elected female MPs
Dear iKNOW Politics Member, You are invited to participate in our current online discussions:   Online Harassment of Women in Politics: How Online Harassment isn't "Virtual" for Women  The social media experience that comes across as a liberating...
Sunday, June 08, 2014
E-Discussions on online harassment and mentorships programs for candidates and elected female MPs
Dear iKNOW Politics Member, You are invited to participate in our current online discussions: E-discussion on Online Harassment of Women in Politics: How Online Harassment isn’t ‘Virtual’ For Women The social media experience that comes across as...
Friday, May 23, 2014
Egypt: Women Council Opposes Proposed Women Representation in Parliament
Women were angered by the percentage allocated to their representation in the future parliament according to the new parliament law, the National Council for Women said on Thursday. A committee formed by a presidential decree to draft this new law...
Thursday, May 22, 2014
European Elections 2014: Gender Perspective
Voters in the EU will elect the 751 Members of the European Parliament during the European elections of 22-25 May 2014. The new European Parliament, representing the interests of over 500 million citizens, will shape European legislation over the...
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Electoral Gender Quota Systems and their Implementation in Europe
The note is an updated version of the 2011 study Electoral Gender Quotas and Their Implementation in Europe (PE 408.309), and it maps the diffusion of electoral gender quotas in the 30 EU/EEA countries and evaluates the effectiveness of different...
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Egypt women: Rights on paper, not yet on ground
Women activists say they won a major step forward with Egypt's new constitution, which enshrined greater rights for women. But months after its passage, they're worrying whether those rights will be implemented or will turn out to be merely ink on...
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Equal Votes Equal Voices
Equal Votes Equal Voices IFES promotes equal rights and political participation for women around the world. The full participation of women in political, social and economic life is beneficial to families, communities and nations. Women’s...
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Ending Violence Against Women
Violence against women and girls is a grave violation of human rights. Besides affecting their well-being, it prevents them from realising their full potential in society. Its impact ranges from immediate to long-term physical, sexual and...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Enhancing youth political participation throughout the electoral cycle
The inclusion of youth in formal politics is important, as the 2011/2012 arab States popular uprisings and various occupy movements have demonstrated. In countries in transition, fresh ideas and new leadership can help to overcome authoritarian...

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