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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Zeynep Yildiz
Zeynep Yildiz is a Member of Parliament of Turkey. This interview was conducted in October 2018 in the margins of IPU’s 139th Assembly in Geneva.
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Getting women elected in Indonesia: An interview with WLP’s Siti Nurjanah
Siti Nurjanah is the Executive Director of WLP’s partner in Indonesia, Women and Youth Development Institute of Indonesia (WYDII). With the country’s presidential elections scheduled for April 2019, we asked her to tell us about the challenges women...
Monday, February 04, 2019
Waseqa Ayesha Khan
Waseqa Ayesha Khan is Member of Parliament of Bangladesh. This interview was conducted in October 2017 in the margins of the IPU Assembly in Geneva.
Monday, January 07, 2019
Margaret Kamar
Margaret Kamar is a Senator and member of the National Assembly of Kenya. This interview was conducted in March 2018 in the margins of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) in New York.
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Dimitri Tskitishvilia
Dimitri Tskitishvilia is a Member of Parliament and Member of the Gender Equality Council in Georgia. This interview was conducted in March 2018 in the margins of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) in New York.
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Michelle Ciccolo, GLPP Alumna ’91, Wins 15th Middlesex District Seat in MA House of Representatives
Michelle Ciccolo earned a Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy graduate certificate in 1991 and a Master of Public Administration degree (MPA) in 1995 at UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies.  In this interview with...
Friday, November 30, 2018
Indigenous congresswoman-elect Deb Haaland reflects on historic win
Haaland was 1 of 2 Native American women to be elected to the U.S. congress on Tuesday Deb Haaland was one of two Indigenous women to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, and she says she can't be happier with the historic win...
Monday, November 12, 2018
Omezzine Khelifa
Omezzine Khelifa is a Tunisian youth and political activist. She is a former candidate in Tunisia's 2011 and 2014 legislative elections and a former Senior Advisor to the Minister of Finance. She is the Founder and CEO of Mobdiun - Creative Youth....
Thursday, November 08, 2018
Zuraida Kamaruddin
This interview was conducted in September 2017 on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. At the time, Zuraida Kamaruddin was a Member of Parliament for Ampang, Malaysia. In May 2018, she was appointed as Minister of Housing...
Thursday, November 01, 2018
Elene Khoshtaria
Elene Khoshtaria is a Member of Parliament and Member of the Gender Equality Council in Georgia. This interview was conducted in March 2017 in the margins of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) in New York.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
5 women in politics on the importance of female leadership in the U.S Government
In 1991, Anita Hill testified about her allegations of sexual harassment against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. As she stood before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Hill was attacked, vilified, and dismissed by a group of 14 senators—all...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
In Cambodia’s single-party politics, women are barely seen
KAMPOT, Cambodia — Chan Kanha is the deputy mayor for the Cambodian People’s Party in this small port town, which sits along Cambodia’s southern coast and still retains much of its French colonial architecture. The Cambodian People’s Party, or CCP,...
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
In the words of Tanya Gilly Khailany: “When it comes to women’s rights, there’s no room for diplomacy”
Tanya Gilly Khailany, from Iraqi-Kurdistan, is a former member of the Iraqi Parliament (2006 – 2010) and a co-founder of the SEED Foundation, an organization that works with survivors of violence and trafficking in Iraq. An outspoken women’s rights...
Friday, September 14, 2018
Thandi Modise
Thandi Modise is the Chairperson of the Upper House of the Parliament (National Council of Provinces) of South Africa. This interview was conducted in March 2018 in New York during the CSW.
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Caroline Janvier
Caroline Janvier was elected to the French National Assembly on 18 June 2017, representing the department of Loiret. This interview was conducted in November 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, during the Inter-parliamentary Union's Global Conference of Young...
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Ali Guyo
Ali Guyo is a Member of the National Assembly in Kenya. This interview was conducted in November 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, during the Inter-parliamentary Union's Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians.
Monday, August 27, 2018
Roxana Natalia Pațurcă
Roxana Natalia Pațurcă is a Member of the Romania's Parliament. This interview was conducted in November 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, during the Inter-parliamentary Union's Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians.
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Pavyuma Kalobo
Pavyuma Kalobo is a Member of Parliament in Zambia. This interview was conducted in November 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, during the Inter-parliamentary Union's Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians.