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The iKNOW Politics Team welcomes you to our Library! We have the strong commitment of making available, for free, relevant resources and publications related to the political empowerment of women and support women politicians, practitioners, academics, experts, and the general public alike. Currently we have more than 75 different resources, searchable below by keyword, type of resource and thematic. Interested in region or country-specific resources? Please visit our homepage and use our word map! Please send us your feedback and to connect@iknowpolitics.org. We hope you will enjoy the iKNOW Politics online library!

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Thursday, April 27, 2017
Michel Martin, journalist and weekend host of NPR's All Things Considered will be moderating a conversation with: Rebecca Traister, writer-at-large for New York Magazine and author of the New York Times best-seller All the Single Ladies: Unmarried...
Monday, April 24, 2017
SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA – In rural Cambodia, the women’s revolution is coming. It’s not happening with pink pussy hats, placards and chanting. Instead, it’s driven by quiet determination and a hunger to learn. They are gathered on the second floor of a...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Politicians join public in condemning and ridiculing newspaper headline that leers at Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May. A Daily Mail front page that declared “Never mind Brexit, who won Legs-it!” next to a photograph of Scottish first minister...
Thursday, March 23, 2017
The stories of the Fathers of Confederation have been well-told, but many of the women involved in politics and community life before, during and after Confederation remain unknown to all but the most committed Canadian history buffs. A new series...
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
The Administrative Appeals Court in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern province has reportedly appointed the first female arbitrator in a commercial case. Arab News reports that Shaimaa Sadeq Al-Jibran’s appointment came despite the objections of one of the...
Fadumo Dayib Somali Presidential Candidate
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Once A Somali Refugee, Fadumo Dayib is Now Running As Somalia's First Female President. Click here to access the original interview. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: Fadumo Dayib is trying to do something no one has ever done before. Despite overwhelming odds,...
Friday, August 05, 2016
Is there a new trend in women world leaders? This article tries to give an answer to this interesting question, with inputs from different organizations, including UN Women. Britain’s Theresa May recently took office as the first woman prime...
Friday, August 05, 2016
The Guardian has published an editorial on sex abuse that we transcribed due to its interest and relevance. Click here to access the original article. Calling out everyday sexism is a necessary part of an all-too-slow shift in the macho culture of...
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Meryl Kenny, Lecturer in Gender and Politics at the University of Edinburgh, wrote an article published by IPI Global Observatory, on the recent rise of women holding positions of political power worldwide. Due to its interest, we transcribe the...
Thursday, July 21, 2016
2015 was UN Women’s fifth year. As we marked this milestone, the United Nations celebrated 70 years of fostering human rights, and governments and civil society assessed 15 years of implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, and of Security...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
OpenDemocracy has published the following report in defense of grassroots women crisis responders. “False claims that deny the impact of grassroots women's crisis responses are diverting much needed resources away from the very people making the...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
The Executive Director of Nazra For Feminist Studies center, Mozn Hassan, was banned from traveling last month. Nazra published the following statement: “The Passport Administration at Cairo International Airport banned this morning feminist...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Returning to Syria after working for the BBC in London, Zaina Erhaim found that all of the citizen journalists reporting on the civil war were men. When she decided to run training sessions for women who wanted to be journalists, she quickly...
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
On Monday 6 June 2016, Hillary Rodham Clinton gathered enough delegate commitments to become the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party for this year's US presidential election. Once she crossed the threshold of 2,383 delegates needed in order...
Monday, June 06, 2016
Forbes, the American business magazine, has published its list of the World’s Most Powerful Women in 2016. The list is led by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, for the sixth consecutive year. Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations...
Monday, June 06, 2016
Convened by the White House, the United of State Summit will celebrate what has been achieved and how to take action moving forward. Covering key gender equality issues, the United State of Women will be an important moment for both women and girls...
Friday, June 03, 2016
Labour's Diane Abbott, the SNP's Hannah Bardell and former Liberal Democrat minister Jo Swinson have revealed the levels of online abuse they received as Members of Parliament. BBC Radio 5 live approached current and former female MPs and asked...
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Hollywood star and human rights activist, Angelina Jolie-Pitt, has been recently appointed as Professor of Practice at the London School of Economics, within its new Centre for Women, Peace and Security (WPS). This position is unpaid and honorary,...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Nisaa Broadcasting Corporation and the Womanity Foundation, in partnership with Bank al Etihad of Jordan, launched Nisaa Network, a ground-breaking multi-media platform and collaborative network that features inspiring reports on the role of women...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
The media is selling young people the idea that girls’ and women’s value lies in their youth, beauty, and sexuality and not in their capacity as leaders. Boys learn that their success is tied to dominance, power, and aggression. The documentary Miss...
Friday, May 13, 2016
The political participation of women is currently a hot topic in American politics. In the race to the 2016 United States presidential elections, different polls declare Hillary Clinton a strong candidate to become the first female President of the...
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Journalist Johnny Magdaleno has recently published an article on Ugandan politician Winnie Byanyima in GOOD Magazine. Ms. Byanyima is also Oxfam International Executive Director and has a long career as activist for women’s rights. She also served...
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
The Huffington Post published recently a compilation of 60 photographs of women protesting around the world. Based on reports by UN Women, the article departs from the fact that women are generally underrepresented in electoral and institutional...
Monday, March 07, 2016
On September 2015, the UN Sustainable Development Summit approved 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. SDG5 aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030....
Thursday, February 11, 2016
The platform #womenalsoknowstuff is an online project that enables access to women experts on a wide range of topics. From African Politics, to International Law or Institutional Design, the platform provides information about dozens of female...
Thursday, January 14, 2016
The Middle East has never tried giving a woman the position of president. The new television show “Madam President” imagined this scenario and put it on screen. Produced by Search for Common Ground, this series follows the fictional story of...
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...
Thursday, October 15, 2015
The London School of Economics have launched a new study concluding that gender quotas to place women in positions of power are needed in order to guarantee gender equality. This quotas would include both private and public sectors and the study...
Friday, October 09, 2015
German Chancellor, Angela Merkel (Hamburg, 1954) is sometimes considered as the most powerful women in the world. Leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) since 2000 and German Chancellor for the last ten years, this doctor in physical...
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Last Sunday, 27 September, took place at the United Nations Headquarters of New York a historic gathering to promote the political, social, and economic empowerment of women at the global level. The meeting was co-hosted by the People’s Republic of...
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Being a woman in many professional fields can be challenging, but being a woman in politics seems like it could be pure, unadulterated hell. On top of the cutthroat smear campaigns and constant public scrutiny, you’d have to contend with the sexist...
women in the media
Saturday, January 24, 2015
30 January 2015 at 10:30IDEA, Strömsborg, SE-103 34 Stockholm, SwedenPresentation to be followed by a question-and-answer sessionLunch and refreshments will be provided aInternational IDEA invites you to attend a guest presentation about gender bias...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Calling something “politically correct” is usually a way of dismissing it. When a woman calls out sexism, for example, an exasperating response is to call her a “p.c. liberal feminist.” Instead of addressing the alleged sexism, it suggests her...
Thursday, November 13, 2014
By Halima Tahirkheli, Electronic media has become more influential in Pakistan in the last decade due to the rapid development of communication technology. The media play a vital role in Pakistan by providing information and awareness about national...
Friday, November 07, 2014
Tuesday’s elections brought a number of firsts for women in American politics. Iowans for the first time sent a woman, Joni Ernst, to Congress. Mia Love became the first African American Republican woman to win a congressional seat. And next year,...
Thursday, October 30, 2014
The recently-opened exhibit at the Design Museum in London titled “Women Fashion Power” says a lot about how society tends to care more about how female politicians dress than it does about males. While sometimes there’s a correlation between a...
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Participants at a two-day workshop organised by the International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos, for journalists in Abuja, have been charged to support women in politics and also set the agenda for issue-based campaign for aspirants aspiring for various...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
By Bérengère Sim Remember that moment in the Scottish Independence Referendum campaign when Yes pulled ahead of No in an opinion poll? 51% and 49% respectively? You know, when international media finally woke up and turned its undivided (and rather...
Monday, October 27, 2014
By Ashwath Komath   Being a woman in Politics is a very hard job. There is often this notion that women won't fare well in politics and women have to work despite these notions. So there exists this environment which is constantly seeking to keep...
Friday, September 26, 2014
Out of 58 women elected to Parliament, only three of them represented constituencies the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions and said more is required from the media to whip up interest of women, especially in these areas to go into politics...

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