Interviews

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Sonja Lokar
The International Knowledge network of Women in Politics spoke with Sonja Lokar on women's political participation in Slovenia, machismo in political parties and the need to change political party laws. 
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Lessons on women peacekeepers: Interview with Deputy Inspector General Seema Dhundia
Seema Dhundia is  Deputy Inspector General  and commander of the first all-woman Indian paramilitary as well as the United Nation’s first all-woman police unit. UN Women spoke to her about the challenges and experiences of being a woman peacekeeper. Seema Dhundia leads the force. Photo Credit:...
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi
The International Knowledge Network for Women in Politics (iKNOW Politics) spoke with Dr Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, the first female in the UAE Parliament and the first female deputy speaker of the Federal National Council - United Arab Emirates talking about women's political participation and...
Monday, November 04, 2013
France Denz
Frances Denz has a long history of working with disadvantaged people.  In 2013 she was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit by Queen Elizabeth for services to business, and in the same year was awarded the prestigious Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award by the Minister of Tertiary...
Monday, October 28, 2013
Thora Arnorsdottir
Thora Arnorsdottir, journalist and 2012 presidential candidate for Iceland. iKNOW Politics: When you decided to run in Iceland’s presidential election, you were seven months pregnant. Was there any particular reaction from public opinion? Do you think your personal situation had an influence in the...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Madeleine Albright: Women Are On The Right Path
The former U.S. Secretary of State delivered a rousing speech at the United Nations that praised the gains of women around the globe. Here, we present the text of the speech on the occasion of her reception of the Inspiration Award from the Dag Hammerskjold Fund for Journalists.    
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Wrapped up in Georgian Dream: Nino Burjanadze takes on fight for presidency
State officials have been deliberately pursuing a policy in Georgia to make the post of President, if not redundant, then significantly lacking in leverage. Nino Burjanadze, a Georgian politician and lawyer who chaired the Parliament from November 2001 to June 2008, spoke to the Voice of Russia in...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
UN: Violence against women in Afghanistan 'pandemic'
Interview with UN Women chief Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. "Although women's rights in Afghanistan have improved since 2001, female politicians and activists have been increasingly subjected to threats, intimidation and attacks..." 
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Rubiyanti Khalifah
Rubiyanti Khalifah, country representative of AMAN in Indonesia. AMAN is an organization working for peacebuilding through increasing the capacity and participation of women. iKNOW Politics: Women are often underrepresented in peace processes. What needs to be done for their voices to be heard?  ...
Friday, October 11, 2013
Preneet Kaur, Indian External Affairs Minister
"I wish women politicians are accepted in their own right" India had a woman Prime Minister long before the West elected one, but there have been very few women Cabinet ministers to date. Preneet Kaur of the erstwhile royal family of Patiala has been one of the few lady Minister of State in the...
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Emma Yohanna
I am Emma Yohanna and I’m from Padang, Indonesia. I am currently one of the 10 candidates running in the municipal elections for the town of Padang, where I hope to win and become mayor. I am also the first woman candidate for this position. It will be difficult for us, women, to change the mindset...
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Sarah Fetter
When Sarah Fetter (born in Washington D.C., 1987) started working at the New York City Department of Education in 2011, she had to order food for meetings, prepare binders, make photocopies, set up conference times… “My boss didn’t even allow me to join in the interesting conversations. So I just...
Monday, October 07, 2013
Margaret Mensah-Williams
Interview with Hon. Margaret Mensah-Williams, member of the Parliament of Namibia, speaking on the use of iKNOW Politics, the women caucus and gender sensitive legislation in Namibia. In Geneva during IPU's General Assembly, October 2013
Monday, October 07, 2013
Susan Nakawuki
Interview with Hon. Susan Nakawuki, Member of the East African Legislative Assembly and member of the Parliament in Uganda, speaking on stereotypes, contesting against men and succeeding. In Geneva during IPU's General Assembly, October 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
Interview with Hoda Elsadda
"Biggest conflict facing Constituent Assembly is the violent rivalry in the streets, on TV and the sharp division of society" Interview with the Chairwoman of the Freedoms and Rights Committee in the Constituent Assembly, Dr.Hoda Elsadda, Egypt
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Elena Schuck
When feminism means political engagement I can say that the subject of politics has always provoked me, in a good and a bad way. I have always liked to discuss it, but at the same time I would be very disappointed with several of its issues. I was born into a politically-informed family  and almost...
Friday, August 09, 2013
Diversity in parliament: Listening to the voices of minorities and indigenous peoples
The interviews presented in this publication relate the personal experiences of 14 parliamentarians who describe their journey to parliament and the challenges they have faced in fulfilling their responsibilities. The interviews highlight that every country has its own political, historical and...
Thursday, June 06, 2013
Nadia Hashem
iKNOW Politics: What are the key challenges to Jordanian women’s participation in politics? There are many cau ses but the most important is the social culture that lacks democracy and in order to help women attain their roles in the political, economic and social spheres we have to change culture...