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iKnow Politics

Award Category 
Drupal Version 
Brief Overview 

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.

Launch or Publication Date 
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Key Modules, Theme, and Distribution Used 
Administration menu Better Exposed Filters Calendar Chrome Frame Country Icons Custom Breadcrumbs Entity API Entity tokenizer External Language Interface (ELI) External Links Feeds Fieldgroup Google Analytics IMCE ImageCache Actions Internationalization Internal Links jQuery Map Hilight Linkit Location CCK Migrate Media Menu block Menu position Nice Menus Organic groups Panels Pathauto Profile 2 Quicktabs Panels Integration References dialog Simplenews Subscriptions Tab Tamer Taxonomy menu Translation Management Views Webform Wysiwyg
Why these Modules, Theme, and Distribution were Chosen 


We used Localized Drupal Distribution to get a head start with the localization process. For translation, we choose not to use entity_translation and instead went with the more typical node-based translation because it was easier to use Translation Management (tmgmt). The automated translation system is based on the foundation of tmgmt with Microsoft's Translator support.

Development Company 
Fuse IQ
Why Drupal Was Chosen 
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.
Describe the Project (Goals, Requirements, and Outcome) 


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

Website Goals

  • 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
Type of Nomination