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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 17 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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Wednesday, August 02, 2017
This online course offers a dynamic and interactive approach to the question of youth participation in electoral processes and constitutes an important knowledge tool for electoral management bodies (EMBs). It aims to provide key understanding of...
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
The Mission of the Organization of American States (EOM/OAS) that observed the general elections in Belize on November 4, 2015 today presented a report to the Permanent Council highlighting the procedures and systems “that generated a generally...
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Exploring Careers in Politics is an online course that explores the number of lucrative career opportunities for women in the political sector and touches on transitioning professionally into the political sector. It is offered by the Political...
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Campaign Finance 101 is an online course for candidates planning to run for office. It helps participants in creating a campaign finance plan, setting fundraising goals, donor identification and solicitation, campaign finance regulations and hiring...
Monday, January 11, 2016
The online platform ‘Representation 2020. A Century from Suffrage to Parity’ works to raise awareness of the under-representation of women in elected office, to strengthen coalitions supportive of measures to increase women's representation, and to...
Thursday, November 05, 2015
November 4th 2015, Nemah bint Jamiel bin Farhan Al-Busaidiya took an oath in Muscat, Oman. Omani citizens elected new members to the Shura Council on October 25th, 2015. Of the 525,785 registered voters, 56.6% went out to vote, according to the...
Nicola Sturgeon
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
 by Lucile Huguet Scotland didn’t get enough Yes to become independent from England. However, the country is at a real turning point of its history. Scotland got its first female politician elected as head of the country. As we know, the No vote was...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
The Public Defender’s Office has expressed its concerns over the declining rate of women's participation in the country’s political life experiences and there is no progress observed on the horizon.  According to Ombudsmen Ucha Nanuashvili, the...
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
This publication, published in 2013 by the International Institute for Electoral Assistance and Democracy, identifies the obstacles preventing marginalized people from taking active part in customary and democratic decision-making. It highlights...
Monday, April 28, 2014
ndia has witnessed the world’s largest experiment in grassroots local democracy, triggered by the 73rd and 74th Amendments to the Indian Constitution, which created a third tier of governance – Panchayati Raj Institutions (Village Councils) and...
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Khadija Ghaznawi says she knows exactly how to end the long-simmering conflict in Afghanistan: build more factories. A logistics company owner by profession and peace activist on the side, Ghaznawi says that if the government had been diligent about...
Friday, October 11, 2013
A Synthesis of Research Findings from Select Districts in India There is growing momentum among governments and civil society to foster and ensure women’s participation and leadership in the political arena, and specifically within local governance...
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Out of 272 general seats, only six women reached in the National Assembly and eight women got hold of general seats in the Punjab assembly, out of 297 general seats.  Although the manifestos of all mainstream political parties claimed greater...
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Out of 272 general seats, only six women reached in the National Assembly and eight women got hold of general seats in the Punjab assembly, out of 297 general seats.  Although the manifestos of all mainstream political parties claimed greater...
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
As the contest between MCA and DAP for the Kulai parliamentary seat heats up, members of the public have been receiving pamphlets depicting a woman MP deserting her constituents to nurse her baby. They are all printed in Mandarin and the target of...
Friday, March 08, 2013
Film: Burundi has one of the highest allocations of seats in parliament for women, numbering 36% of all MPs. There is also a 30% quota policy for women's political participation at lower levels of the administration.  Despite this progress, women's...
Friday, January 15, 2010
UNIFEM would like to invite you to an online discussion Women in Power and Decision-Making, one of the Critical Areas of Concern as identified in the Beijing Platform for Action in 1995. Promoting women's role and participation in decision...