Profiles

23 September 2016

Gabriela Cuevas is an MP for Mexico’s National Action Party. She has held various positions and had responsibility for youth campaigning during Vicente Fox’s successful presidential campaign in 2000.

22 September 2016

Farkhunda Zahra Naderi is a passionate young MP from Afghanistanone of the most dangerous places in the world to be a female politician. She was elected to parliament in 2010 and became President of IPU’s Committee on Democracy and Human Rights in 2014.

18 September 2014

Dr Nada Ibrahim is a member of the Iraqi Council of Representatives for the Iraqi National Dialogue Front, a Sunni party. First elected in December 2005 under the newly adopted Iraqi constitution, she is now serving her second term as an MP.

18 September 2014

Former world-class Mexican athlete Ana Gabriela Guevara is now a Senator. She works for social justice and considers it an honour to have entered politics.

26 May 2014

Former Jordanian Senator Amina Zouabi finds grounds for optimism in the opportunities being given to women in her countryalthough traditional views persist.

26 May 2014

Gabriela Rivadeneira became the youngest Speaker of Parliament in Latin America not long after being elected to parliament for the first time.

26 May 2014

Palestinian MP Sahar Qawasmy is a member of Fatah who was elected to parliament in 2006 and the first female provincial secretary.  She has fought hard to end discrimination against womenarguing against whose who try to justify inequ

26 May 2014

Safiatou Traoré’s passion to improve the lives of women and young people in Mali was the driving force behind her entry into politics.

26 May 2014

Moroccan MP Nabila Benomar believes education is the key to changing discrimination against womenand says that despite the king’s strong support for women, much remains to be done in wider society. She encourages other women to enter politics despite the struggles they may face. This is an edited version of an iKNOW politics interview conducted on 5 March 2013.

26 May 2014

Chilean MP Roberto León is committed to closing the gap between rich and poor. His political interest was sparked as a schoolboy growing up under dictatorship, and he now works for change both at home and across Latin America.

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