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A Cameroonian national, Martin Chungong made double history by becoming the first-ever African and the first non-European to be elected as IPU Secretary General in the Organization’s 126-year history.
Teresa Morais is a Portuguese politician and jurist. She is currently Member of Parliament and Vice President of the Social Democratic Party. She previously held the position of Minister of Culture,...
To better understand the role of women’s networks, the Women in Public Service Project released the publication "Women's Political Networks: Defining Leadership, Breaking Barriers, and Fostering Ch
Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik was the lone Republican participant in a panel discussion on “women in politics” on 23 March 2017, but she was excited by the idea that some of the female Democrats...
Established in 2007, iKNOW Politics is a joint project of International IDEA, the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the United Nations Entity for...
International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the...
Mrs. Sunkarie Kamara, Mayor of Makeni City and President of Local Council Association of Sierra Leone (LCASL), spoke to UCLG Africa during the steering committee meeting of LEDNA on the fringes of...
Mmamoloko Kubayi is a Member of the South African National Assembly and holds the position of Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services. This interview was...
Child, early and forced marriage is not well understood in the Americas region, although UNICEF estimates that 29% of girls in Latin America and the Caribbean, or almost 1 in 3 girls, are married...
Hundreds of youth activists, representatives from youth organizations, UN and government officials gathered at the United Nations Office in Geneva on November 21-22 to attend the first-ever Forum on...

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