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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 7176 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 19, 2017
The women, peace and security UN Security Council resolutions poster provides a helpful overview of each of the eight resolutions, and pulls out key provisions for each resolution. The poster is an informational resource which can be used by experts...
Thursday, January 19, 2017
The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, or CEDAW, is an international legal instrument that requires countries to eliminate discrimination against women in all areas and promotes women’s equal rights. CEDAW is...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By Alison Smale About five decades since the surge in modern feminism, it is unlikely that most women — in the United States, at least — would have anticipated the current political climate in which gender equality remains almost as elusive as ever...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) has designed this Framework in order to assist political parties and gender equality advocates in their efforts to develop comprehensive policies to advance...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Catherine Watuka is a civil, anti-war and women rights activist. She is currently the Executive Director of WUSETE (Women United for Social, Economic & Total Empowerment), an NGO which lobbies, advocates and fundraises for women initiatives. She...
Arjun Bahadur Thapa Secretary General of SAARC
Thursday, January 12, 2017
iKNOW Politics Contributor Uday Nagaraju met in Nepal His Excellency Arjun Bahadur Thapa, Secretary General of SAARC, and discussed SAARC’s objectives, achievements and goals in gender equality and women’s empowerment. The South Asian Association...
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 Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh MP The report published yesterday by the House of Commons’ Women and Equalities Committee on increasing the number of women at Westminster is an important contribution to the debate on how parliament and political parties...
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...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
This paper was submitted by Catherine M. Watuka, Executive Director of the NGO Women United for Social, Economic & Total Empowerment based in Kenya. The  purpose of this paper is to outline and evaluate the barriers women face in becoming...
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...
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Gender quotas have emerged globally as a key solution for improving women's political representation. Yet in Britain—where they take the form of all-women shortlists (AWS)—they remain contentious, both within and outside political parties. In this...
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
The UK Labour Party has long utilised All-Women candidate shortlists in an aim to ensure that female representation in the House of Commons increases. This has always been controversial, however it has been responsible for a noted increase in the...
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017
The 136th Inter-parliamentary Union Assembly will take place in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from the 1st to the 5th of April, 2017. Among the numerous agenda items the assembly is to focus on during its time in Dhaka, the attending parliamentarians will...
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017
The sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 13 to 24 March 2017. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental...
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017
The Youth Forum at the 61st Session on Commission on Status of Women (CSW 61) is a critical opportunity for young people and adolescents in all their diversities to convene in advance of the official opening of CSW to amplify their common concerns...
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
When she thinks about getting women involved in government, Kelly Dittmar can’t help but be reminded of asparagus. A few years ago, Dittmar, an expert on women’s participation in politics, had a friend who needed to fill a spot on “some sort of...
uk
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Political parties must face fines if they do not ensure at least 45% of general election candidates are female, MPs have recommended. The Women and Equalities Committee said the fact that 30% of current MPs were women represented a "serious...
Monday, January 09, 2017
I would like to vie for a MCA political seat in Kenya how can i get the funds to support me.
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Monday, January 09, 2017
In September 2015, 193 Member States of the United Nations unanimously adopted a new global agenda to end poverty by 2030 and pursue a sustainable future for all. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs) includes a specific goal to achieve...
zambia
Thursday, December 29, 2016
The political environment in Zambia is still hostile for women but we are comforted by the fact that there are exemplary women like Vice-President Inonge Wina who have opened the way for other women to come on board, Mumbi Phiri has said. Reflecting...
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...
Credit: Pulse Ghana
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Sources from the Electoral Commission indicate that the nationwide figure of women who won the parliamentary election on Wednesday, December 7, to represent their respective constituencies in the 7th Parliament of the 4th Republic of Ghana, which...
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Seven women were elected to Oman’s Municipal Council in the second-ever such vote held in the country on Sunday. The result marks an increase from 2012, when four women won seats. “Society is becoming more aware of how important the woman’s role is...
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, ...
local elections
Friday, December 23, 2016
By Corinne Roberts It’s midday in one of Dili’s busiest markets. A man pushes a food-cart selling an Indonesian-style soup with spicy meatballs. In an aluminum-roofed market stall, Barbara Garma Soares is shopping for football jerseys. Soares is one...
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Dear members,  We are pleased to share with you the latest edition of the iKNOW Politics Newsletter! In this issue, we invite you to take a look at our most recent interviews with women in politics and learn about the latest trending stories from...
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...
Friday, December 16, 2016
From November 30 to December 2 leading activists in the field of women in politics from Europe and the US came together to jointly strategise around how we can get more women into elected office. With the rise of right-wing populism on both sides of...
Friday, December 16, 2016
We are sharing the annual message from the Secretary General of the European Women’s Lobby, Joanna Maycock. Dear EWL Friends and Family, Let me begin by stating the obvious…This has been one hell of a year.  From Brexit, to the US elections, to the...
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Thursday, December 15, 2016
The story of women’s political empowerment in the Pacific continues to be one of struggle and hardship. Commitments have been made by Pacific Leaders to facilitate women’s entry into politics. While some countries have translated these commitments...
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Complete our survey in Arabic, English, French, or Spanish.   Dear members,  As part of an external evaluation of iKNOW Politics aimed at better understanding the impact of our work and thinking about how we might improve ourselves in the future,...
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) has organized a discussion on “Political Participation in Times of Mass Migration and Refugee Crises” at UN Headquarters in collaboration with the Permanent...
tuvalu
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Seventeen women from a diverse range of backgrounds gathered for the start of Tuvalu’s second Women’s Practice Parliament. Deputy Prime Minister, H.E. Maatia Toafa, in his opening remarks spoke on the importance of carving out a space for women in...
maldives un women
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
The United Nations in Maldives and the UN Women Multi-Country Office for India, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka organized a workshop to discuss women’s participation and leadership in peace and security based on the principles of the historic UN...
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...
ipu
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...

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