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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 816 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, January 12, 2017
Given that she is deputy speaker in parliament, the holder of a PhD and has served as an assistant dean at one of Kenya’s leading universities, Joyce Laboso should be eminently qualified to run for any political office in Kenya. However, the central...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
By Ellen Wulfhorst Sweden's top diplomat has a question: "Where are the women?" Taking a seat on the United Nations' influential Security Council, Sweden will use its clout to press its feminist foreign policy, Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Sweden's minority center-left coalition will introduce legislation in February to make listed companies increase the number of women in their boardrooms, news agency TT said yesterday. Prime Minister Stefan Lofven's coalition of Social Democrats and...
Nepal
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
By Sophie Kemkhadze, UNDP Nepal Country Director Ten years have passed since Nepal ended its decade-long conflict. These last ten years have been not only an opportunity for Nepal to build and maintain peace, but it’s been a time of reflection and...
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) includes gender equality and women’s empowerment programming as a key facet of its democracy-building work in countries transitioning from violent conflict to more stable political processes...
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
As Hillary Clinton exits the national stage, US women continue to pursue a political life. Will a Trump presidency motivate more women to run for office? The election of Donald Trump delivered a crushing blow to US women's rights activists hoping to...
Dalia Grybauskaitė and theresa may
Friday, December 23, 2016
The Council of Women World Leaders issued a press release in December announcing that Joyce Banda, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, Paula Cox, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, Kersti Kaljulaid, Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, Theresa May, ...
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Johanna Rickne is a Associate Professor in Economics at the Swedish Institute for Social Research at Stockholm University. Her research concerns gender quotas, careers in politics, and questions about family-work balance in the political and private...
Guterres
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
By Rodney Reynolds Antonio Guterres, a former Prime Minister of Portugal (1995-2002) who was sworn in as the ninth UN Secretary-General, will preside over a 71-year-old Secretariat which is badly in need of institutional reforms, including the break...
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Women Speakers of Parliament from across the globe agreed to rapidly develop parliamentary objectives and action plans that put at the core the integrity of our planet and peace and prosperity. At the conclusion of the two-day Global Summit of Women...
abu dhabi
Monday, December 12, 2016
The Global Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament launched this morning in the United Arab Emirates capital city of Abu Dhabi. The summit, which involves two days of forward-looking panels and debates in collaboration with the Inter-Parliamentary...
Adebule
Monday, December 12, 2016
The Lagos State Government on Saturday called on the Nigerian National Assembly to enact laws that would provide the enabling environment for more women to participate in politics. Dr. Idiat Adebule, the Lagos State Deputy Governor, made this call...
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Wednesday, December 07, 2016
With many positions left to fill, President-elect Trump has already tapped several women for important positions in his administration. They include: Governor Nikki Haley as U.N. ambassador and charter school advocate Betsy DeVos as secretary of...
cawtar
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
This mapping is made for the benefit of researchers who want to learn about Gender Studies in the Nordic countries Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden on the theme of women/gender in public life. Most of the research literature - especially...
rutgers
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Over the last twenty years, the world has witnessed a dramatic rise in the number of women serving in elected and appointed political roles. Having more women in politics has been viewed in largely positive terms, as leading to attention to a wider...
Honduras NDI
Thursday, December 01, 2016
“This battle will liberate us; we want to be involved in the decision making process. Women will not continue to be used as fillers,” declared Socorro Torres, coordinator of the Honduras Interparty Women’s Network (Red de Mujeres Interpartidarias de...
India
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
By Sameer HashmiIndia, Business reporter, BBC News  "Things are changing - but I don't think enough has happened." Arundhati Bhattacharya is talking about the need for more women on the boards of Indian companies. And as the first female boss of...
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Research on women’s political participation at the community level was undertaken by Womankind in four very different countries – Ghana, Zimbabwe, Nepal and Afghanistan. The work in each context intends to increase women’s political participation...
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
A short piece of research was carried out in Zimbabwe in August 2015, as part of a larger research programme undertaken by Womankind Worldwide to look into the different spaces (explained further in section 7) that had been created for women to...
António Guterres
Friday, November 25, 2016
By Amy Lieberman  António Guterres, the incoming U.N. secretary-general, is going to appoint a woman from the “global south” to serve as his deputy-secretary general, his transition team’s spokesperson, Melissa Fleming, told Devex. Guterres, who...
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
President-elect Donald J. Trump on Wednesday named Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina as his choice to become ambassador to the United Nations, adding to his prospective cabinet a former critic with whom he had sparred bitterly. Ms. Haley’s name had...
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
This post is part of a series produced by The Huffington Post, in conjunction with the U.N.’s 22ndConference of the Parties (COP22) in Morocco (Nov. 7-18). To view the entire series, click here. By Yannick Glemarec, Deputy Executive Director of UN...
Friday, November 18, 2016
Government representatives and officials from the National Women Machineries (NWMs) in the Member States of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) today adopted a unified Arab framework to measure accountability...
when is the time yemen
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Belquis Al Lahabi was a leading voice in Sanaa’s Change Square. In this conservative country -- dubbed the worst in the world for women -- the revolution offered feminists like Belquis a faint glimmer of hope. But as the country descends into war,...
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Samir Salama The UAE will host the Global Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament set to be held on December 12 and 13, said Dr Amal Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the Federal National Council. “The world’s largest gathering of women Speakers of...
Friday, November 11, 2016
In 1788, Thomas Jefferson wrote that American women shouldn’t "wrinkle their foreheads with politics." A century and a half later, when Hillary Clinton was born, that attitude still prevailed. That year, 1947, the US had zero female senators, zero...
Friday, November 11, 2016
By Jack Aldane Visitors to the COP22 climate change summit in Marrakesh Morocco arrived early this morning to hear five female leaders discuss a global need for more women to influence the fight against global warming. Anne Hidalgo, Chair-elect of ...
Thursday, November 10, 2016
By Euan McKirdy, CNN The highest -- and toughest -- glass ceiling remains unshattered. This year's presidential election ultimately was not kind to Hillary Clinton, the first female presidential nominee for a major party, but down-ballot, some of...
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
At 42, Samantha Power became the youngest person to be appointed U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Now, she is a powerful force in steering America’s foreign policy and dictating intervention abroad. “My style in diplomacy is my style as a...
Monday, November 07, 2016
The former state official of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid, was elected president of this country on past October 3rd in the parliament, Riigikogu. The sole candidate, 81 MPs out of 101 cast their votes in her support. Kaljulaid will serve as the first...
Monday, November 07, 2016
If Hillary Clinton wins the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday, the U.S. will join the roughly 50 percent of countries worldwide that have had a woman as the top national leader. At least 79 countries have had an elected or appointed woman head...
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
As part of its ongoing effort to empower Jordanian women to more effectively engage in the political process, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) launched a program on “Enhancing Women’s Participation in Elections.” The program targeted women...
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
The Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, UMass Boston invites you to participate in the Public Conversations Series: "Women's Political Leadership and the 2016 Presidential Election...
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
The Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, UMass Boston invites you to participate in the Public Conversations Series: "Women's Political Leadership and the 2016 Presidential Election...
Thursday, October 13, 2016
This opinion piece was written by Hibaaq Osman, founder and CEO of Karama, and published by the Huffington Post. The debates on who would will lead the United Nations ended yesterday like they always do - behind closed doors with a man winning. The...
Monday, October 10, 2016
In the aftermath of the Arab Spring, Tunisia was left with the formidable task of rebuilding a government in a deeply divided nation. The ousting of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali and his authoritarian regime was, perhaps, the easy part. Two...
Monday, October 10, 2016
As atrocities mount in South Sudan, with reports of government and non-government soldiers killing and raping, the UK is preparing to send peacekeeping troops there. How will the UN peacekeeping summit, hosted this week in London, make maintaining...
Monday, October 10, 2016
The Syrian civil war has produced a catalogue of horrors – cities bombed into rubble, the rise of ISIS, refugees fleeing across open seas on makeshift rafts– that have been widely covered in the Western media. During this same time, the dissolution...
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Estonia’s parliament has selected a new president who will be the country’s first female leader. Kersti Kaljulaid, a European Union accountant, won Monday’s vote 81-0, with 20 members absent or abstaining. Her selection follows two failed votes and...
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
By Deborah M. Kolb and Mara Olekalns By January 2017 we may have an unprecedented situation in global politics: three women leaders in the G7. Angela Merkel of Germany and Theresa May of Great Britain may be joined by a third, Hillary Clinton of...

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