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When Malians queue to cast ballots in presidential elections Sunday, they will be participating in a poll with a difference: for the first time ever, a woman will be amongst the candidates...
Interviews Resource
“To my sisters and my daughters who want to embark on politics, I have only one piece of advice: you have to believe!” - Ascofaré Ouleymatou Tamboura iKNOW Politics: To start, can you tell us what...

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Expert responses Resource
This consolidated response highlights recommendations on how to empower independent women candidates to succeed in elections. These recommendations include providing training sessions, working with...

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On April 14, iKNOW Politics participated to the launch event of UN Women in Mali. On April 14, iKNOW Politics attended the official launch event of UN Women in Mali. The event took...
From 6 to 13 February 2012; iKNOW Politics has attended two meetings of the NDI Mali.

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Mali will hold the first round of its legislative elections on November 24, while the second round will be heldon December 15. Currently, the National Assembly has 15 women parliamentarians of a...

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The United Nations envoy for children and armed conflict today voiced grave concern over reports of recruitment of child soldiers by Tuareg rebels and Islamist militias in northern Mali, stressing...
Malians are still waiting for the government to announce full provisional results from Sunday's presidential poll. The presidency says the announcement has been delayed until Friday, the day by law...
On July 25, iKNOW Politics was officially launched in Bamako. Representatives of civil society groups, government officials, researchers, national women’s machineries and government ministries, iKNOW...
Interviews Resource
The stories of gang-rape, forced marriage and fathers being forced to rape their own daughters at gunpoint keep her awake at night. Saran Keïta Diakité has listened to countless women recount the...

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There is currently only one woman candidate for the upcoming presidential elections, Mme Haidara Aissata Cisse dite Chato. If you'd like to read an interview with her, please visit our news section...
Case Study Resource
This case study highlights some of the good practices emerging among Federation of Canadaian Municipalities (FCM) and its partner local government associations in improving women’s political...

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“I have always wanted to represent the people in my area as a ward councillor, but l gave up this dream because I was afraid to contest against men, thinking that I cannot win.” Sarah Kulemeka of the...

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Interviews Resource
 iKNOW Politics: What was your motivation to enter politics?
Interviews Resource
“The consequences of Qaddafi's fall have been truly deplorable. The government trusted these Malians as they returned home to escape the combat in Libya; we never imagined that they would then turn...
After the first round in November, Mali will hold the second round of parliamentary elections on December 15.At the moment, women represent 10.20% of the the National Assembly, with 15 women MPs out...
Mme Haidara Aissata Cisse dite Chato was the only one woman candidate for the first round of the presidential elections. If you'd like to read an interview with her, please visit our news section. (...

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Report / White Paper Resource
Since 2008, when the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) began working on gender and security sector transformation in West Africa, we have repeatedly been asked for...

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Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka met with women leaders in Mali, listening as women asked for action to protect women’s rights and train security officers. Pledging robust support from UN Women, she made a strong...