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The previous version of the site was built using Drupal 6 and Organic Groups to allow members and staff to create and moderate discussions among site members.
Leveraging the translation capabilities available in Drupal 7, iKNOW Politics now has moderated discussions with approved comments that are simultaneously translated into the other languages, published and linked back to the original comment. Previously, staff managed comment translations offline- selecting comments to translate and then publishing them back to the group- manually. In addition, various translation modules and staff training has empowered iKNOW Politics staff to continue to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and resources on gender and political participation across four languages.
As a project created and funded by five international organizations, iKNOW Politics provides a shared knowledge network for women in politics and offers tools and resources in Arabic, English, French and Spanish. As a membership driven website with an active community of more than 9,000 members, Drupal continues to be the perfect solution for iKNOW Politics.
The International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics, iKNOW Politics, works to increase the participation and effectiveness of women in politics by using technology to:
- Provide access to critical resources
- Stimulate dialogue
- Create knowledge and share experiences on women's political participation
- Provide access to resources and experts
- Create knowledge through multilingual discussion circles and expert responses to member queries
- Share experiences by using tools designed to facilitate lessons learned and best practices
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