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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, August 02, 2018
Danielle Rowley
Danielle Rowley is a Member of the United Kingdom's Parliament and former Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament.  This interview was conducted in November 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, during the Inter-parliamentary Union's Global Conference of Young...
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Dr. Patricia McFadden
Dr. Patricia McFadden is a sociologist, writer, educator, and publisher from Swaziland. She has worked in the African and global women’s movements as well. 
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Dr Khalid Koser
Dr Khalid Koser, Executive Director of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) and International Gender Champion, gives us insight on how to engage men to work side by side with women on closing the gender gap in top leadership...
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Doreen Bogdan-Martin
Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Chief of ITU’s Strategic Planning and Membership Department and most senior-ranked woman at ITU, tells us about successful strategies in engaging male champions to work alongside women in shifting the gender disparity in...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Dr. Jessie Kabwila
Hon. Dr. Jessie Kabwila is a politician, academic, and feminist. Member of Parliament in Malawi, she is currently the Chairperson of the Women Parliamentary Caucus.  iKNOW Politics: In 2014, the incumbent female president Joyce Banda lost the...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Deb Sofield
The Women's Campaign School at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Dalel Krichen
The Women's Campaign School (WCS) at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political...
Friday, April 01, 2016
Dr Lisa Cameron
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...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Diversity in parliaments: Listening to the voices of minorities and indigenous people
Semi-structured interviews were carried out with 35 parliamentarians between March and November 2009. Interviews were designed to gather data on (a) the ways in which members of minority and indigenous groups become parliamentarians, (b) the...
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Drude Dahlerup
Speaking on exchanges between Scandinavian students and students from the Arab States and regime changes as opportunities for gender equality during the International Conference for Women in Parliament, Algeria, in December, 2013
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...
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...
Monday, April 01, 2013
Dr. Lubna Al Ansari
Interview with Dr. Lubna Al Ansary, Member of Majlis Ash Shura of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the 128th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly which took place March 22-27, 2013, in Quito, Ecuador. Dr. Al-Ansary is among the first...
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Dr Jennifer Geerlings Simons
Interview with Dr Jennifer Geerlings Simons, Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic Suriname during the 128th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly which took place March 22-27, 2013, in Quito, Ecuador.  
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Dr. Donya Aziz
“…I think that we‘ve helped to change the Pakistani social fabric in this regard [to women] and now sometimes we even hear little girls say that they want to be members of parliament when they grow up which is great because when I was a little girl...
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Dewi Coryati
“As a woman you have to work twice as hard as men in order to be recognized.” - Dewi Coryaty iKNOW Politics: Besides being member of the Parliament you have been also a leading figure in your party. What challenges did you face as a woman in...
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Danielle Perrier
"I believe in parity a lot. I also believe in the sharing of responsibilities. When there is a critical mass of women, we will finally be able to change things.” - Danielle Perrier iKNOW Politics: You were the first woman to be elected president of...