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Wednesday, February 03, 2016
Leadership Hand LLC has produced this infographic with key events that have marked the year 2015 in terms of women’s progress in politics across the world. See below for the PDF.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
African leaders have celebrated the 26th African Union Summit from 21 to 31 January, in Addis Ababa. This edition of the meeting was particularly focused on gender equality and women’s rights. The Director of Women, Gender and Development of the...
Friday, January 29, 2016
Building on the theme “Agenda 2030: Youth leading the way, leaving no one behind”, the third edition of the IPU’s Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians will take place will take place on 16 and 17 March 2016 in Lusaka, Zambia. This conference...
Friday, January 29, 2016
The 134th Assembly of the Inter-parliamentary Union will take place from 19 to 23rd of March 2016 in Lusaka, Zambia. The events will include a general debate on the theme “Rejuvenating democracy, giving voice to youth” as well as terrorism and the...
Friday, January 29, 2016
Building on the theme “Agenda 2030: Youth leading the way, leaving no one behind”, the third edition of the IPU’s Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians will take place will take place on 16 and 17 March 2016 in Lusaka, Zambia. This conference...
Friday, January 29, 2016
The 134th Assembly of the Inter-parliamentary Union will take place from 19 to 23rd of March 2016 in Lusaka, Zambia. The events will include a general debate on the theme “Rejuvenating democracy, giving voice to youth” as well as terrorism and the...
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
The Marshall Islands parliament has elected a new president, former Education Minister Dr. Hilda Heine, the first female leader of any independent Pacific island nation. Dr. Heine stands out as the first Marshallese citizen to obtain a doctorate and...
Monday, January 25, 2016
Parliaments are key stakeholders in the promotion and achievement of gender equality. Parliamentary oversight processes provide and opportunity to ensure that governments maintain commitments to gender equality. While women parliamentarians have...
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Running Start, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization training young women to run for political office, is calling for applications to fill the position of Staff Assistant in Washington, DC. Join Running Start’s small, dynamic team to train young...
Monday, January 18, 2016
This article was originally published by The Guardian here. It is written by UK MPs Flick Drummond and Jesse Phillips.   As part of our job as MPs we regularly hold meetings with chief executives, charity and business leaders and campaign groups,...
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Exploring Careers in Politics is an online course that explores the number of lucrative career opportunities for women in the political sector and touches on transitioning professionally into the political sector. It is offered by the Political...
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Labour MP Khadija Arib has been elected the new chairman of the Dutch lower chamber of parliament. Arib was born in Morocco and has been an MP since 1998. The leadership of the Freedom Party does not agree with her appointment because of her dual...
Thursday, January 14, 2016
This second Annual Review of Constitution-Building Processes describes the key issues underlying constitutional transitions in 2014. The first chapter in this volume examines gender equity and agency in the constitutions of many African and Arab...
Thursday, January 14, 2016
The Women in Parliaments (WIP) and the Mexican Senate co-hosted the Mexico Summit on 7-9 October 2015.  Marking the 40th anniversary of the First World Conference on Women, a conference in 1975 that defined a World Plan of Action for the...
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
This Workshop Report was originally published by International IDEA here on January 11, 2016. Women continue to be underrepresented in Bhutan politics and following the general elections in 2013 the number of women parliamentarians sank from 14...
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
The Advocacy and Politics Workshop will take place in Dallas, on March 4, 2016. It will include an introduction to advocacy and campaign strategy as well as a Fundraising for Advocates course and Political Fundraising Fundamentals. This workshop is...
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
The Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU) will hold its annual parliamentary meeting on the occasion of the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), at UN Headquarters in New York, in cooperation with UN Women. The meeting will provide...
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
The Careers in politics Workshop will take place in Miami on February 19, 2016. This four-hour workshop will cover these five highly needed political careers today for women: Strategists, lobbyists, communications, consultants, social media...
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Exploring Careers in Politics is an online course that explores the number of lucrative career opportunities for women in the political sector and touches on transitioning professionally into the political sector. It is offered by the Political...
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Campaign Finance 101 is an online course for candidates planning to run for office. It helps participants in creating a campaign finance plan, setting fundraising goals, donor identification and solicitation, campaign finance regulations and hiring...
Monday, January 11, 2016
This report explores public attitudes about gender and leadership with a particular focus on leadership in U.S. politics and business. The analysis is based on two new Pew Research Center surveys. In addition to the surveys, this report draws on...
Monday, January 11, 2016
The online platform ‘Representation 2020. A Century from Suffrage to Parity’ works to raise awareness of the under-representation of women in elected office, to strengthen coalitions supportive of measures to increase women's representation, and to...
Monday, January 11, 2016
Ms. Arlene Foster, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, becomes the First Minister of Northern Ireland. This new appointment followed the decision by her predecessor, Mr. Peter Robinson, to step down as First Minister on November 2015. Ms....
Monday, January 11, 2016
The Economist's editor-in-chief, Zanny Minton Beddoes, speaks to Huda Al-Jeraisy, one of Saudi Arabia's newly elected female councillors, about her political goals and the position of women in Saudi life. For more information on the recent election...
Friday, January 08, 2016
Ms. Anita Vandenbeld, Canadian politician and currently Member of Parliament in Canada, who was also coordinator of iKNOW Politics, has been recently interviewed in the Canadian newspaper Ottawa Citizen. Thus, Ms. Vandenbeld answered questions...
Friday, January 08, 2016
The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly has recently elected Dr. Mehar Taj Roghani as the new Deputy Speaker. She will be the first woman to occupy this position in history. Before that, Dr. Roghani worked as Special Assistant for the Chief Minister...
Friday, January 08, 2016
In Australia the Liberal Party had recently stated that it is considering to double the proportion of its female Members of Parliament. This objective is supposed to be achieve during the next ten years. The reasons for this change go beyond the...
Friday, January 08, 2016
Ireland’s Prime Minister, or Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny, has recently declared his intentions to constitute a parity government if he is to continue in power after the next elections. In his own words, ‘I would like to think that we could have an...
Friday, January 08, 2016
Political Geographer, Ms. Claire Mc Ging, based at Maynooth University (Ireland) has recently posted an interesting article on how to increase women’s political representation at the London School of Economics webpage. The article comments the...
Friday, January 08, 2016
After widespread celebrations of Canada’s parity government, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with 15 men and 15 women, first gender criticisms are currently emerging. Thus, Glen McGregor, journalist at the newspaper Ottawa Citizen wrote...
Friday, January 08, 2016
British UKIP Politician and Member of the European Parliament, Ms. Louise Bours (see image), made recently a statement against gender quotas benefiting the participation of women in politics. Her statement followed the commentaries of Ms. Harriet...
Monday, December 28, 2015
The program “Enhancing Women’s Political Participation in China,” implemented between 2011 and 2015 by the All-China Women’s Federation (ACWF) with the support of the UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality, has three goals: (1) to improve laws and...
Thursday, December 24, 2015
    iKNOW Politics interviewed Ms. Anita Vandenbeld, newly elected Member of Parliament (MP) in Canada and member of the Liberal Party. Ms. Vadenbeld reported to us over the phone that in the recent election, she had the highest number of votes of...
Monday, December 07, 2015
Rafik Halouani is Mourakiboun's General Coordinator. Mourakiboun is a leading Tunisian NGO that specializes in the observation and monitoring of elections in Tunisia. Mr. Halouani is one of the four winners of the National Democratic Institute's (...
Wednesday, December 02, 2015
The Global Parliamentary Conference (GPC) is the Parliamentary Network’s flagship event co-organised by the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank & IMF (PN), World Bank Group (WBG), and International Monetary Fund (IMF), providing...
Wednesday, December 02, 2015
The Latin American and the Caribbean Parliament, Parlatino, approved on 1 December 2015 the ‘Framework Law on Parity Democracy’, developed with the support of UN Women. The Framework, that raised widespread agreement among Member States, will serve...
Monday, November 23, 2015
iKNOW Politics ha entrevistado al ex Presidente del Gobierno de España, J.L. Rodríguez Zapatero. // iKNOW Politics has interviewed the former President of the Spanish Government, J.L. Rodríguez Zapatero.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
  Dr Amal Al Qubaisi was elected by her peers on Wednesday, 18 November 2015, the Speaker of the United Arab Emirates' Federal National Council (FNC). Today, history is made as Dr Al Qubaisi becomes the first woman to fill the shoes of the Speaker...
Friday, November 13, 2015
On Sunday November 8th, 2015, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif of Iran appointed his country’s first female ambassador abroad since the Islamic Revolution in 1979. The new Ambassador of Iran in Malaysia is one of Iran’s most high-profile female...
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Sixteen years ago the BRIDGE –Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections– project was initiated. This is a joint initiative between the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), the International...

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