Women's Leadership



Why Kenyan men don't want to share power with women
The Kenyan parliament is a tough playground. And just like any other playground, the bigger ones tend to play rough and keep the toys to themselves.The "boys" in parliament have been doing exactly that, by refusing to share their play area and their...
What Tunisia can teach the United States about women’s equality
By Sarah Yerkes and Shannon Mckeown.An unprecedented number of women—especially women of color—are headed to the U.S. Congress in January. In what has been called another Year of the Woman, a historic 272 out of 964 candidates for Congress and...
Australia: Gillard to the Liberals: here's how you do gender equality
Julia Gillard, former prime minister, first ever woman prime minister of Australia, and member of a party with nearly 50 per cent representation in the parliamentary Labor Party has some advice for the Liberal Party.Not that she’d characterise it as...
Attacks on women's ministries are a threat to democracy
By Gillian Kane,In February 2016, a few months after Brazil’s only female president, Dilma Rousseff, was impeached, the country’s newly installed interim-government under President Michel Temer issued one of its first directives.With political...
The hardest glass ceiling in politics
By Abby Livingston,When Jody Casey came aboard as Beto O’Rourke’s campaign manager in late summer 2017, she faced a dilemma. She was a political novice and O’Rourke family friend who had quit her sales job at General Electric to join the campaign....
Political participation of women: What does this mean for gender equality?
By Donah Mbabazi,Any nation that fails to educate its girls or employ its women and allow them to maximise their potential is doomed to fall behind in the global economy. Imagine if you have a team and you don’t let half the team play, that’s stupid...

iKNOW Politics Partners Resources

UN Women
Shaping the International Agenda: Raising Women’s Voices in Intergovernmental Forums
Global Report on Gender Equality in Public Administration
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
Women in Conflict and Peace

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