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Friday, January 08, 2016
Journalist Katherine Zoepf writes on the difficulties of being a woman in Saudi Arabia
The New Yorker has recently published a long article by journalist Katherine Zoepf, focused on the difficulties experienced by women in Saudi Arabia. From sexual abuses to education, the article depicts the daily difficulties that girls and women...
Second from left- Hon. Fiame Naomi Mataafa, Samoa's longest standing Member of Parliament and the first female member of Cabinet. Photo: UN Women/Olivia Owen.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Joining efforts to increase political participation of women in Samoa
Joint Press ReleaseUNDP and UN Women Suva, Fiji - Today (01 April 2015) representatives from the Government of Samoa, the Government of Australia, UN agencies and civil society organisations gather in Apia to witness the signing of the Increasing...
Minister Falcon at CSW 59
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Jamaica Committed to a Transformative Post-2015 Agenda, Minister Falconer Tells U.N.
Delivering the Country Statement to the Assembly on Monday (March 9), Minister Falconer stated Jamaica’s commitment to a “transformative Post 2015 Agenda with the sustainable development goals and equal rights for women and girls at its core. We...
Joanna Maycock
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Joanna Maycock
talks to Malgorzata Bratkrajc, iKnow Politics writer volunteer, about her successful career in development sector, the reasons behind joining European Women’s Lobby, and the challenges lying ahead of the association in the years to come. Find out...
Yuko Obuchi
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Japan's Obuchi - Political 'princess' could be first female PM
Photo-Ruters/Yya/Shino/Files (Reuters) - With a telegenic presence, powerful ruling party mentors and a talent for avoiding making political enemies, Japan's new trade and industry minister, Yuko Obuchi, may have what it takes to become the country'...
Japanese Government
Saturday, September 06, 2014
Japanese politics includes women
Photos-AP and Reuters Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's appointment of a record number of women to his cabinet highlights efforts to power the economy by boosting the female workforce -- but he faces myriad challenges turning that vision into...
Friday, September 05, 2014
Judges unfamiliar with international legal norms concerning women’s rights: Colombia’s former minister of justice
“Given that Colombia has subscribed to various international instruments that guarantee the protection of women, affirmative action (…) we are very far from reality because there exist no means to materialize everything that is outlined in the...
Asia Yaghi-I am a Human Society
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Jordanian initiative seeks political participation of women with disabilities
Photo-I ama Huam Society Reinforcing the political participation of women with disabilities is the goal of a new initiative launched by the "I am a Human Society", which advocates for the rights of people with disabilities. The "I am a Woman... Half...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Japan finally apologizes to its women
On June 23, a middle-aged male Japanese politician, dressed in the traditional dark suit and '80s-retro haircut, walked in front of a waiting line of news cameras, to where a younger female politician waited. As the cameras flashed, he apologized to...
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Janet Napolitano
Janet Napolitano spoke with iKNOW Politics about her passion for politics, the American dream and Monty Python. NDI Madeleine Albright Luncheon, Washington, May 19, 2014
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Joint statement on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
In December of last year, we came together as human rights, social and environmental justice and trade union organizations worldwide to lay out a roadmap for embedding all human rights into the core of the post-2015 sustainable development agenda. [...
Friday, May 02, 2014
Justice Through Equality: Building Religious Knowledge for Legal Reform in Muslim Family Laws
Compare these two statements:   "The fundamentals of the Shari‘a are rooted in wisdom and promotion of the welfare of human beings in this life and the hereafter. Shari‘a embraces Justice, Kindness, the Common Good and Wisdom. Any rule that departs...
Friday, May 02, 2014
Journeys from Exclusion to Inclusion: Marginalized women's successes in overcoming political exclusion
Journeys from Exclusion to Inclusion: Marginalized Women’s Successes in Overcoming Political Exclusion identifies critical factors preventing marginalized women’s inclusion in customary and democratic decision-making structures and describes how...
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Jac SM Kee
The International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics spoke with Jac SM Kee, Manager of the Women's Rights Programme, Association for Progressive Communications at the event "ICTs and the Internet as Powerful Means in Advancing Women's Rights and...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Joyce Laboso
International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics spoke with Dr. Joyce Laboso, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Kenya on Kenya's new Constitution and what it has meant for women in politics and the challenges they still face during the...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Jordan joins COMMIT initiative, also signs MoU with UN Women
Under the patronage of His Excellency Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour and in the presence of UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Jordanian Government today joined UN Women’s COMMIT initiative by announcing its commitment to...
Friday, January 31, 2014
Japanese women hold record 3% of senior government posts
Japanese women held a record-high ratio of senior positions in the central government, but at 3 percent, they are still well behind their counterparts in other developed nations, government figures showed Jan. 31. The administration of Prime...
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Jessica Lee MP is fourth 2010 Tory woman to quit, UK
Jessica Lee, a Commons aide to Dominic Grieve, the Attorney General, said she was stepping down from Parliament after considering her “personal circumstances and responsibilities”. She will be the fourth female Conservative MP elected in 2010 to...