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Thursday, October 08, 2020
Kate Forbes 'mansplaining' case shows legacy women in politics must overcome
A FEW months back, a male Twitter user jokingly posited an idea for a new reality show, where people who know nothing about a given subject or skill would explain it to you. Perhaps to his surprise, the punchline came in the form of the replies. “...
Wednesday, October 07, 2020
Kamala Harris’s Ambition Trap
In her 2019 memoir, The Truths We Hold: An American Journey, Kamala Harris talks about how, during her first run for office—for San Francisco district attorney, in 2002—she taught herself to campaign. The lessons were partly about logistics (carry...
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Kosovo’s female leaders: Alleviating gender-based poverty
On February 2020, Kosovo elected several women to political office, and women now hold prominent positions in government, ranging from economic development to education. With more women in leadership positions, policies focused on improving gender-...
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Kenya's parliament to challenge dissolution bid over lack of women
Justin Muturi, speaker of the National Assembly and chairman of the Parliamentary Service Commission, said Maraga's advisory was unconstitutional, while organisations that pushed for the petition called it an unprecedented test of Kenyan law. "The...
Monday, August 31, 2020
Kamala Harris reminds us that Voting is the best way to honor generations of women
This week Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris penned an Opinion Editorial for the Washington Post; marking this month’s 100th Year of Women’s Suffrage. Senator Harris acknowledges the millions of women who were not included in the voting...
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Kamala Harris seeks to crack glass ceiling in US politics as backlash against Trump galvanizes women
By Maureen Groppe, The force of women in the Democratic Party will be on full display Wednesday when vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris delivers her acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. Harris looks to make history as the...
Friday, August 14, 2020
Katarzyna Lubnauer
Katarzyna Lubnauer is a Member of Parliament from Poland. This interview was conducted in March 2019 in the margins of the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) in New York.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Kamala Harris named by Joe Biden as his VP pick
Joe Biden has chosen Kamala Harris, the prominent senator from California whose political career has included many barrier-breaking moments, as his running mate, his campaign announced on Tuesday. The decision comes more than a year after Harris,...
Friday, July 24, 2020
Kibowa Faridah Hajjat
Kibowa Faridah Hajjat is the Chairperson of the National Women Council in Uganda. This interview was conducted in March 2019 in the margins of the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) in New York.
Thursday, July 09, 2020
Kathmandu: Empowering the voice of all women amid the pandemic
Over in the past few months, incidences of women being oppressed have surfaced time and again. From women being subjected to gender-based violence to being abused and raped in quarantine centres to having an all-male ruling party secretariat...
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Kazakh government commits to gender quotas, mandatory 30 percent women in politics
On May 25, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed the law titled “Amendments to the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan,” “Elections in the Republic of Kazakhstan” and the law on “Amendments and Additions to the Law on Political...
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Katrín Jakobsdóttir highlights COVID-19 gender equality concerns
The Icelandic Prime Minister, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, participated in a UN conference on the impact of COVID-19 on gender equality and the status of women, Fréttablaðið reports. She highlighted the increased risk of domestic violence, the pivotal role...
Friday, February 28, 2020
Kazakhstan intends to introduce 30% quota for women and youth in political parties
«On December 20, 2019 during the second session of the National Council of Public Confidence the President made proposals aimed at reforming the current political system. In particular, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev outlined the necessity to provide a...
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Katerina Sakellaropoulou becomes Greece's first woman president
High court judge and human rights advocate Katerina Sakellaropoulou has been elected Greece's first female president by parliament on Wednesday. Sakellaropoulou was nominated by the ruling conservative New Democracy party, but also managed to secure...
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Kenya: new cabinet casts ray of hope in push for gender balance
The nomination of Betty Maina as Industrialisation CS has cast a ray of hope for a gender-balanced Cabinet. President Uhuru Kenyatta also appointed 15 new chief administrative secretaries, eight of whom were women. With Maina's nomination, the...
Thursday, October 03, 2019
Khuon Sudary
Khuon Sudary is Second Vice-President of the National Assembly of Cambodia and Chairperson of the Women's Caucus. This interview was conducted in October 2018 in the margins of IPU’s 139th Assembly in Geneva.
Monday, August 19, 2019
Kenyan politics is a boys’ game, but women are fighting hard for their rightful seat at the table
When footage circulated last week of a Kenyan lawmaker, Hon. Zuleikha Hassan, being kicked out of parliament for coming in with her baby, reactions across the country were mixed, but mostly muted. A home emergency left the Kwale county women’s...
Monday, June 17, 2019
Kenya MP arrested 'for slapping female colleague'
A Kenyan MP has been arrested for allegedly slapping a female colleague because she did not allocate money to his constituency. Rashid Kassim is accused of slapping Fatuma Gedi, who sits on the budget committee, in the capital Nairobi. A photo of Ms...

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