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Tuesday, October 20, 2015
The war in Syria has started five years ago. Tens of thousands of Syrians are either dead or missing and about 50% of Syrians have had no choice but to flee their homes for the hope of a better future for their families. The humanitarian crisis in...
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Women in Parliaments (WIP), together with the Senate of the Mexican Republic, the Office of the President of Mexico, the Mexican Ministry of Interior, and the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is organizing the Women in Parliaments Global Forum...
Women and conflict Ukraine: photo exhibition
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
4 December 2014 –A photo exhibition "Women and conflict in Ukraine", organized  by the UN Office in Ukraine together with the Ministry of Social Policy and Ukrainian Women's Fund. More than 40 pictures have been selected to be exhibited depicting...
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Dear friends and colleagues,   We are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2015 N-Peace Awards! The N-Peace Awards are an annual celebration of women who are building peace and preventing conflict in six Asian countries: Afghanistan...
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Members of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) have committed to taking the necessary action to carry forward proposed new sustainable development goals (SDGs) due to be adopted later this year. The success of the SDGs would transform the world and...
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
The N-Peace Awards are an annual celebration of women who are building peace and preventing conflict in six Asian countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Myanmar, Indonesia and the Philippines. The awards also recognize male peacebuilders who work...
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Application Deadline Approaching for Women PeaceMakers and Peace Writers!      2015 Women PeaceMakers Program Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, University of San Diego Women PeaceMaker Application Deadline: April...
Women make democracy happen
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Today is International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate all that women have achieved while recognizing the barriers that still stand in the way of gender equality. This year’s theme is “Make It Happen.” Since its founding in 1983, NDI has sought to...
Kurdish politician Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman Photo: Linkedin/Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Kurdish politician Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman tells Sofia Barbarani how her family were murdered in a terrorist attack and why she's battling Isil. To read the article published on 20th February 2015, please click here.
Ameena Alrasheed, Ph.D
Ameena AlRasheed iKNOW Politics expert & Professor at Bahrain University
Monday, February 09, 2015
Dr.Ameena Alrasheed speaks to us about women, peace and security and the implementation of UNSCR1325 in the Middle East and North Africa region What measures can/should be put in place to guarantee women’s political participation in post-conflict...
Sunday, January 04, 2015
Following the downfall of President Siad Barre in 1991, a civil war broke out in Somalia between the factions. The internecine conflict has taken its heavy toll on all Somalis, but women in general face a disproportionate burden. With many men...
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Two winners of the Nobel Peace Prize will meet this week in Myanmar. One, President Barack Obama, is often criticized for his use of force and violence from Guantanamo Bay to the Middle East. The other, Aung San Suu Kyi, is celebrated as a human...
Martin Schulz Women conference
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
This week Schulz kicked off the spring forward for women conference, which aims to bring about ideas for encouraging political representation of women, with particular focus on women in Arab countries. The conference comes as world leaders gear up...
Friday, October 31, 2014
Women and girls living in Syria and Iraq have been subject to gross sexual violence, economic strife and the psychological trauma of a war that, to them, seems endless. But women in these countries are not just victims of violence, they are also...
Monday, October 20, 2014
To the Islamic State, Syrian women are slaves. To much of the rest of the world, they are victims. It's time we expose their real identity: an untapped resource for creating lasting peace. In an article recently published by TIME, we lay out their...
Monday, October 20, 2014
he rise of violent religious extremism and its impact on women and communities worldwide is an urgent and deepening crisis. From Nov. 19-21, the IPJ will convene its 10th international working conference to examine the issue and gendered strategies...
Friday, October 17, 2014
Women from all walks of life, age groups and regions of Tunisia took to the streets in the December 2010 –January 2011 uprising that led to the ousting of former dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali on January 14, 2011. Women also participated in large...
UNSCR 1325
Thursday, October 02, 2014
By Dilini Fernando   The UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security is a fundamental instrument for women’s empowerment in post-conflict peacekeeping in the 21st century. The resolution defines the key role of women in the...
Yemeni Women
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Photo-Al Jazeera After years of activism, Amal Basha's demands for guarantees of greater representation for women in the political system has finally edged closer to reality. "Women have been fighting for it for a long time," said the prominent...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Prepared and presented by Basma Soudani Belhadj (President  and founder of League of Tunisian Women Voters LET) and Najla Abbes  (board member and co-founder of LET): An overview of women's political participation after the 2011 revolution in...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
On August 19 at 9 am EDT iKNOW Politics organizes a webinar on Women's Participation in Constitution-Building processes in Egypt and Tunisia.  A country’s constitution provides the framework for its legal system, which shapes not only the political...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
On August 19 at 9 am EDT iKNOW Politics organizes a webinar on Women's Participation in Constitution-Building processes in Egypt and Tunisia.  A country’s constitution provides the framework for its legal system, which shapes not only the political...
Friday, July 25, 2014
As the world looks on in horror at the bloodshed in Gaza, Mary Gahonzire brings a unique perspective to the role of women in peacemaking and reconciliation. Gahonzire is deputy commissioner of the Rwanda Correctional Service, which runs prisons in...
Friday, July 11, 2014
In the U.S., the term “hashtag activism” is usually uttered with a kind of derisive sneer, the implication being that social media can’t be used to effect any kind of “real” change. But in Syria, sites like Twitter and Facebook are an integral part...
Friday, July 11, 2014
As a 22-year-old still living at home with her family in Chicago, college student Ala’a Basatneh doesn’t seem like a typical revolutionary.  Born in Syria, Basatneh moved to the U.S. at a young age and grew up as an ordinary suburban teenager. But...
Sunday, July 06, 2014
"It is now more dangerous to be a woman than to be a soldier in modern wars." These are not the words of a woman who has faced the violence and ferocity of conflict, but words of Major General Patrick Cammaert, who served as the Deputy Force...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
The stories of gang-rape, forced marriage and fathers being forced to rape their own daughters at gunpoint keep her awake at night. Saran Keïta Diakité has listened to countless women recount the atrocities that the people of her war-torn country (...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
This report includes a tool for carrying out self-assessments of the state of local democracy. The assessment tool was developed by International IDEA and has been used with great success to carry out assessments in many countries, including new as...
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Inclusive and effective political institutions (parliament, constituent assemblies, and political parties) are critical to respond to citizen’s expectations for voice, development and accountability: this requires a constant engagement with...
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Arab Youth and Evolving Regional Context The Arab region has been experiencing a massive youth bulge, with more than half of most countries’ populations under the age of 25. Young men and women in the Arab region today are the most educated; thus...
Ikram Ben Said Founder and President of Aswat Nisa
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
iKNOW Politics interviews Ikram Ben Said, Founder and President of Aswat Nisa (Women's Voices) during the 2014 NDI Madeleine Albright Luncheon during which Aswat Nisa was awarded the Madeleine Albright Grant for their project "The Political Academy...
Ikram Ben Said
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
On May 19, 2014 NDI and it's Chairman Madeleine K. Albright organized the annual luncheon on the theme of "Advancing Women in Politics: The Gateway to Economic Empowerment" to honor the Tunisian organization Aswat Nissa (Women's voices). We are...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Women alongside men participated in the protest movements in the Arab world in 2011. From Tunisia to Bahrain, from Egypt to Syria women from all backgrounds demanded freedom, equality, dignity, justice and democracy. Did we hear them and listen to...
Thursday, June 12, 2014
The United Nations in Egypt has been following with deep concern the recent reports and statistics indicating the high prevalence of sexual harassment in Egypt. The UN calls upon authorities, civil society and stakeholders to join forces and take a...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Tunisia’s National Constituent Assembly (NCA) session held on 26 January 2014 did not put an end to disagreements among its members. However, it did represent the culmination of the work done by members. These members were elected by people on 23...
Monday, June 09, 2014
Nation-building processes cannot work and development goals cannot be achieved if women are denied meaningful political participation. To ensure this, Pakistan’s Parliament introduced in 2002 a 17 percent gender quota in all legislative houses. But...
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Through the training of women in disaster management, as well as national lobbying, the contribution of women has been recognized and a government decree now gives the Women’s Union an official space in decision-making bodies. We invite you to read...
Una capacitación en Rescate y Primeros Auxilios en Viet Nam hace parte de la preparación para el riesgo de los desastres. Foto: ONU Mujeres
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Through the training of women in disaster management, as well as national lobbying, the contribution of women has been recognized and a government decree now gives the Women’s Union an official space in decision-making bodies. We invite you to read...
Shaheer George Interview with Egyptian political activist Shaheer George
Monday, May 19, 2014
Egyptian political activist Shaheer George speaks about the 2014 constitution, the role of civil society in advancing women's rights after the 2011 revolution and the different perspectives on women's political empowerment across generations.
Friday, May 16, 2014
Egyptians are scheduled to head to polls on 26-27 May to elect a new president for the second time in three years.The official results of the vote will be announced on 5 June. If no candidate garners more than half the vote in the first round,...

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