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Thursday, July 06, 2017
Advocacy Handbook on Gender and Electoral Reform in Malaysia
The World Economic Forum predicts that the gender gap will not close entirely until 2186. At 106 out of 144 countries, Malaysia’s 2016 Global Gender Gap Index indicates that the biggest inequalities exist in terms of women’s political empowerment. In continuity of National Conference on Gender ...
Monday, May 08, 2017
At least four women in Niue Parliament
Provisional election results in Niue indicate a boost to women's representation in Niue's parliament. At least four women have won a place in the 20 seat legislature after the country went to the polls on Saturday. O'love Jacobsen was one of two women to gain one of the six common roll seats and a...
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Algeria unveils first ever electoral list composed entirely of women
An opposition party in Algeria two weeks ago unveiled a parliamentary electoral list composed entirely of women. The first of its kind in the country's history, the all-female list was drawn up by the Algerian National Front, a "centrist" opposition party led by former presidential candidate Moussa...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Algeria parties ordered to show female faces on posters
Parties in Bordj Bou Arreridj Province had been showing hijabs surrounding blank spaces alongside photos of male candidates. On Tuesday the election authorities gave parties two days to display photos or be removed from the vote. An official said the practice was illegal. "This kind of...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
A Seat at the Table: The Fight for Gender Parity in Kenya and Somalia
For women across the world, electoral politics can be a hostile and violent place. Women who stand for office can expect casual sexism and discrimination, ranging from snide remarks about their appearance to being propositioned by their male colleagues. In some countries, this psychological...
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Monday, December 12, 2016
Access to elections for women in the past year
Submitted by Halima Tahirkheli  In southern Mexico in 2016, women were granted the permission to vote in local elections for the first time. Since 1953, women were allowed to vote in the presidential and regional election; however, traditional law in parts of Oaxaca State only allowed men to vote...
Thursday, December 08, 2016
A framework for developing internal gender policies for electoral management bodies
International IDEA has conceptualized this Framework in order to provide an example of the main elements of an internal gender policy for an electoral management body (EMB). Its purpose is to support EMBs in their aspirations and efforts to create their own internal gender policies in recognition...
Atlas of Electoral Gender Quotas
Monday, October 03, 2016
Atlas of Electoral Gender Quotas
This is a unique collection of data on the use of gender quotas around the world. It presents an overview of trends and challenges in the implementation of quotas, and it includes profiles of 85 countries and territories with detailed description of quota systems used in them. The information is...
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
After remarkable advances for women in politics, progress is still needed
In a historic first, Hillary Clinton was named the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee in the upcoming U.S. elections. If she wins, she will join Theresa May of Britain and Angela Merkel of Germany in the ranks of women who lead prominent Western democracies. They're not alone, either. In...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
American Muslim Women and Trump
The Atlantic publishes the following article on the relationship between American Muslim women and Republican candidate Donald Trump. Access the original article at The Atlantic’s website. Donald Trump has effectively declared Muslims the enemy, accusing them of shielding terrorists in their midst...
Friday, July 29, 2016
Ana Pastor elected President of the Congress of Deputies in Spain
The Congress of Deputies of Spain has chosen a woman, Ana Pastor, as president for the 12th Legislature last July 19. Ana Pastor, a graduate in medicine and until then Minister of Public Works and Transport of Spain and Member of Parliament for the province of Pontevedra, was elected president of...
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Arab Spring or Arab Autumn: Women’s Political Participation in the Arab Uprisings and Beyond
On January 30, 2014, the Middle East Program and Global Women’s Leadership Initiative of the Woodrow Wilson Center and CARE hosted an event “Arab Spring or Arab Autumn: Women’s Political Participation in the Arab Uprisings and Beyond” with Stephenie Foster, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Global...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
A Political Participation Handbook for Women
Women’s public and political participation is a critical step towards reshaping economic, political, and social conditions to allow for equality in opportunities and results for women and men. Women can be informed, thoughtful, and strategic advocates for their own needs. Today, their political...
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Anita Vandenbeld
    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 any woman in the Liberal Party as well as the...
Monday, November 16, 2015
Aung San Suu Kyi wins majority in Myanmar elections
It is official. The decades of military-rule dictatorship are over in Myanmar. The National League for Democracy (NLD), led by the iconic Aung San Suu Kyi, has triumphed with more than the minimum two-thirds it needs to choose a president for the country. In the new capital of Naypyidaw, Myanmar’s...
Annastacia Palaszczuk-Photo /Official Website
Saturday, February 14, 2015
A day of firsts for women in politics, and one in particular
It’s a historic day for politics and women in Australia – and even more remarkable for one woman minister, who is also Queensland’s first ever Indigenous woman MP. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s cabinet marks an Australian first, with a majority of women ministers: eight women (including the...
Friday, December 12, 2014
A Rare Duel in Japan Vote as Abe Seeks to Keep Female Lawmakers
Megumi Kaneko stood on a podium in front of a poster of herself and dissolved into tears as she urged the mostly-male audience to pick her in this weekend’s Japanese election. In the male-dominated world of Japanese politics, the 36-year-old beauty queen-turned-lawmaker faces a formidable rival in...
Anette Trettebergstuen
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Anette Trettebergstuen
iKNOW Politics speaks with Anette Trettebergstuen, Member of parliament from Norway about including youth and wowmen in parliament and politics at large.