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Wednesday, May 04, 2016
The Graduate Institute’s Programme on Gender and Global Change and the Geneva Gender Champions organized the inaugural Geneva Gender Debate on 8 March 2016. Moderator Scott Weber, Director-General of Interpeace, began by remarking that whilst all...
Torild Skard Norwegian politician and researcher
Friday, April 29, 2016
Torild Skard's most recent book, Women of Power, has been awarded the Outstanding Academic Title for 2015 by CHOICE, the US Library journal. Ms Skard has led a vibrant political career. She was the first woman to hold the position of President of...
Pam Damoff Pam Damoff is Member of Parliament in Canada
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Pam Damoff is a business professional and community activist who has served as a Town Councillor in Oakville since 2010. Her extensive public service is combined with over 27 years of corporate experience on Bay Street. She has been elected to...
Megan Gerrard Megan Gerrard is Senior Programme Officer for Gender-Based Violence Prevention - Women's Refugee Commission
Monday, April 25, 2016
Oluremi Tinubu Member of the Nigerian Senate, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Women's Affairs
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Senator Oluremi Tinubu represents Lagos Central Senatorial District on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). An educationist, administrator, philanthropist and Officer of the Order of the Niger, she was the exemplary First Lady of...
Sheila Malcolmson Member of Parliament in Canada
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Sheila Malcolmson is a Member of Parliament in Canada and the New Democratic Party’s Status of Women Spokesperson. This interview was conducted during the Inter-parliamentary Union annual parliamentary day meeting, in cooperation with UN Women on 15...
Fathia Aden Mahabub Member of Parliament in Kenya
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Fathia Aden Mahabub is a Member of Parliament in Kenya. This interview was conducted during the Inter-parliamentary Union annual parliamentary day meeting, in cooperation with UN Women on 15 March 2016, on the sidelines of the sixtieth session of...
Jennette Arnold Chair of the London Assembly
Monday, April 04, 2016
On International women’s day, iKNOW politics' contributor Uday Nagaraju met with Jennette Arnold OBE AM, Chair of the London Assembly since May 2015. They talked about measures to achieve gender equality in politics at the local and regional levels...
Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh Member of Parliament in the UK
Friday, April 01, 2016
Scotland entered into a political union with England in 1707, and as a country within the United Kingdom (UK), it has since then sent representatives to the UK Parliament at Westminster in London. Currently, 59 Members of Parliament (MPs) from...
Dr Lisa Cameron Member of Parliament in the UK
Friday, April 01, 2016
Scotland entered into a political union with England in 1707, and as a country within the United Kingdom (UK), it has since then sent representatives to the UK Parliament at Westminster in London. Currently, 59 Members of Parliament (MPs) from...
Stuart Donaldson Member of Parliament in the UK
Friday, April 01, 2016
Scotland entered into a political union with England in 1707, and as a country within the United Kingdom (UK), it has since then sent representatives to the UK Parliament at Westminster in London. Currently, 59 Members of Parliament (MPs) from...
Naushalya Rajapaksha 2015 Youth Delegate to the United Nations of Sri Lanka
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Following the August 2015 General Election in her country, Naushalya comments on the challenges women face in politics in Sri Lanka and the reasons that might deter women from getting involved in politics. She also gives valuable advice to the...
José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero former President of the Spanish Government
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
iKNOW Politics' interview with the former President of the Spanish Government, J.L. Rodríguez Zapatero. Available in Spanish and English. 
Tone Skogen State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
We have interviewed Ms Tone Skogen, Norway's State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She talks about the role of women in the successful implementation of SC resolution 1325, the lessons learned from Norway and the important role of...
Saida Ounissi Member of the Tunisian Parliament
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Saida Ounissi, 28 years old, is a member of the Tunisian Parliament. She represents the circumscription of France 1 and the Ennahdha Movement, an Islamist party. Within the parliament, she is a member of the Committee for the Martyrs and Wounded of...
Rafik Halouani Mourakiboun's General Coordinator
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Rafik Halouani is Mourakiboun's General Coordinator. Mourakiboun is a leading Tunisian NGO that specializes in the observation and monitoring of elections in Tunisia. Mr. Halouani is one of the four winners of the National Democratic Institute's (...
Seema Malhotra Member of Parliament in the UK, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Founder and President of the Fabian Women's Network
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
iKNOW Politics interview with Seema Malhotra, Labour and Co-Operative Member of Parliament for Feltham and Heston (UK), Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Founder and President of the Fabian Women's Network, Former Shadow Home Office Minister...
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Lara has always inspired other people. This is her message to everyone out there who wants to get involved in politics to bring about change. You can also become a Member of the European Parliament (MEP).
Saber Chowdhury President of the Inter-parliamentary Union
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Saber Chowdhury is a Member of Parliament in Bangladesh and has been the 28th President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, since October 2014. This interview was conducted during the 133rd IPU Assembly. 
Kerryann F. Ifill President of the Senate of Barbados
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
On top of being the first woman president of the Senate of Barbados, Kerryann F. Ifill is also the first person with a disability and the youngest to ever hold the position. This interview was conducted at the 133rd IPU Assembly. 
Chinami Nishimura member of Parliament in Japan
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
This interview was conducted at the 133rd IPU Assembly. 
Baroness D'Souza Lord Speaker of the House of Lords of the UK
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
This interview was conducted at the 133rd IPU Assembly. 
Catherine Nabwala Mukiite Senator in the upper house of the Kenyan Parliament
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
This interview was conducted at the 133rd IPU Assembly. 
Cáit Keane Senator at the Irish Parliament
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Cáit Keane attended the 133rd Inter-parliamentary Union Assembly in Geneva. She is a senator in the Irish parliament. Visit her website to know more about her http://www.caitkeane.com/. This interview was conducted at the 133rd IPU Assembly. 
Margaret Mensah Wlliams Deputy Speaker of the National Council of Namibia
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Margaret Mensah Wlliams is the Deputy Speaker of the National Council of Namibia, President of the Inter-parliamentary Union’s (IPU) Women Coordinating Committee and was previously a member of the IPU’s Executive Committee. Click here to watch iKNOW...
Melody Dziva Youngest Member of Parliament in Zimbabwe
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Melody Dziva is 29 years old. She is the youngest woman Member of Parliament in Zimbabwe, and she represents the Zanu PF Party which is the current party in power. Melody Dziva is the Deputy Secretary General for the Women Parliamentary Caucus of...
Sue Lines Member of Parliament in Australia
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Sue Lines is a Member of the Australian Senate for Western Australia, a member of the Labor Party, and an official of the Australian Trade Union. This interview was conducted during the 133rd IPU Assembly. 
Alaa Murabit The Voice of Libyan Women: A progressive voice amid violence and insecurity
Friday, January 22, 2016
This written interview was originally published on 12 January 2016 here by AWID. The interview was conducted and edited by Isabel Marler. Women were at the forefront of the pro-democracy protests in Libya in 2011, which, after escalating into civil...
Friday, January 15, 2016
“Our mission is gender equality. Our stories make it matter. Our actions make it real”. Those are the principles driving the HeforShe campaign. Watch actress and UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson introduce the newly launched www.heforshe....
Thursday, January 14, 2016
The Women in Parliaments (WIP) and the Mexican Senate co-hosted the Mexico Summit on 7-9 October 2015.  Marking the 40th anniversary of the First World Conference on Women, a conference in 1975 that defined a World Plan of Action for the...
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...
Monday, December 28, 2015
The preview of the League of Tunisian Women Voters latest documentary, directed by Tunisian actress Anissa Daoud, on the achievements and struggles of Tunisian women to bring real change to their society through political participation. For more on...
Anita Vandenbeld Member of Parliament in Canada
Thursday, December 24, 2015
    iKNOW Politics interviewed Ms. Anita Vandenbeld, newly elected Member of Parliament (MP) in Canada and member of the Liberal Party. Ms. Vadenbeld reported to us over the phone that in the recent election, she had the highest number of votes of...
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
On the International Human Rights Day, the short video “Irreversible - Women’s full participation in Constitution-Making processes: Testimonies from the frontlines,” which the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the international...
Monday, December 07, 2015
Rafik Halouani is Mourakiboun's General Coordinator. Mourakiboun is a leading Tunisian NGO that specializes in the observation and monitoring of elections in Tunisia. Mr. Halouani is one of the four winners of the National Democratic Institute's (...
Radhika Coomaraswamy Civil Representative to the Constitutional Council of Sri Lanka, Former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Interview with Ms Radhika Coomaraswamy How do you evaluate women’s standing across regions in politics nowadays? Are we improving women’s political participation overall? We are making clear gains in women’s participation in some areas. Globally,...
Monday, November 23, 2015
iKNOW Politics ha entrevistado al ex Presidente del Gobierno de España, J.L. Rodríguez Zapatero. // iKNOW Politics has interviewed the former President of the Spanish Government, J.L. Rodríguez Zapatero.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
In 2014, the Iraqi National Action Plan (INAP) was launched as an effort to implement the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 in Iraq. This video, produced by the 1325 Dutch NAP Partnership, shows that no budget was allocated to the INAP...
Thursday, October 29, 2015
We have interviewed Ms Tone Skogen, Norway's State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She talks about the role of women in the successful implementation of SC resolution 1325, the lessons learned from Norway and the important role of...
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Saida Ounissi, 28 years old, is a member of the Tunisian Parliament. She represents the circumscription of France 1 and the Ennahdha Movement, an Islamist party. Within the parliament, she is a member of the Committee for the Martyrs and Wounded of...

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