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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
This pandemic threatens to undo what generations of feminists have fought for
By Moira Donegan, During this pandemic, a contracting economy, public health fears, and steadily reduced public services have shifted massive amounts of work and caregiving responsibilities to the home – and it is women who are picking up the slack...
Thursday, May 07, 2020
The pandemic recasts gender inequality
By Cathy Young, Amid a life-and-death health emergency and an economic crisis, the culture-war issues that dominated America’s national conversation a short time ago have receded — but not completely. Some argue, for instance, that gender inequality...
Friday, May 01, 2020
The Venezuelan perspective: for more women in Venezuelan politics
By Betide Muñoz-Pogossian, Having more women calling the shots in Venezuelan politics may be the way to move faster towards a democratic transition. You shouldn’t expect different results if you always do the same thing, so why not have more women...
Thursday, April 30, 2020
The Coronavirus crisis is proving we need more women governors and mayors
A year that was supposed to be all about the presidency has suddenly become all about the governors. With the federal response to coronavirus lagging, national attention has turned to a group of lesser-known executive leaders now leading the fight...
Monday, April 27, 2020
The coronavirus could either help or hinder women’s candidacies
By Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant, Women’s leadership has drawn a lot of praise during the COVID-19 crisis, including for politicians like New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and chief medical officers Theresa Tam and Bonnie Henry. There has also...
Monday, April 27, 2020
The coronavirus could either help or hinder women’s candidacies
By Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant, Women’s leadership has drawn a lot of praise during the COVID-19 crisis, including for politicians like New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and chief medical officers Theresa Tam and Bonnie Henry. There has also...
Monday, April 13, 2020
The secret weapon in the fight against coronavirus: women
By Arwa Mahdawi, What do Germany, Taiwan and New Zealand have in common? Well, they’ve all got female leaders and they’re all doing an exceptional job in their response to the coronavirus crisis. Tsai Ing-Wen, a former law professor, became the...
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
The power of black women in politics
By Jamar A. Boyd JJ, The contributions of African Americans within American politics are often reduced or diluted. But there’s one group within the African American diaspora whose commitment, consistency, and dedication has especially not been...
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Three reasons why Jacinda Ardern's coronavirus response has been a masterclass in crisis leadership
By Suze Wilson, Imagine, if you can, what it's like to make decisions on which the lives of tens of thousands of other people depend. If you get things wrong, or delay deciding, they die. Your decisions affect the livelihoods of hundreds of...
Friday, April 03, 2020
Two women on the National COVID-19 Coordination Commission. Is it enough?
By Angela Priestley, Jane Halton and Catherine Tanna have been appointed to the National COVID-19 Coordination Commission. The Commission’s been created by the Morrison Government to help address an extraordinary set of challenges over the days,...
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
The Catch-22 at the Heart of the COVID-19 Crisis
By Sandra Pepera, t’s an extraordinary time, isn’t it? Women are leading the war against COVID-19. Women like the White House’s Ambassador (Colonel, Doctor) Deborah Birx, who is clear about her target audience (mostly folks like my three millennials...
Monday, March 16, 2020
The struggle for women in politics continues
From suffragettes to modern day feminists, women and men have fought long and hard for women’s right to vote and hold office. Progress is clear. As of 2015, women in every country in the world have the right to vote; the first nation to grant female...
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
The electable female candidate
By Claire Friedman, The electable female candidate reaches across the aisle with soft, moisturized hands. She knows how to fire a gun, but also has never held a gun, and doesn’t know what a gun is. She’s becoming a vegan, but stands behind Arby’s in...
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
The political spouse: It’s not a job just for women anymore
By Markos Kounalakis, Women on the world stage are increasingly playing lead roles. Whether New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern, the newest all-female Finnish government’s cabinet led by 35-year old Prime Minister Sanna Marin or the record number of...
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
The Tories have a record number of female candidates – in seats they can’t win
By Caroline Molloy, In what has otherwise been a pretty dispiriting election campaign, we were given one bit of seemingly good news at the outset. Record numbers of female parliamentary candidates are standing for election this year. Labour had...
Friday, December 06, 2019
The biggest barrier facing women running for president
BY Julie Rodin Zebrak, As any Democrat knows, black women are the backbone of the party. It’s a ubiquitous fact in virtually all coverage of the 2020 presidential election. Yet as of this writing, there are six candidates who qualify for December’s...
Friday, December 06, 2019
Threats and abuse change how female candidates campaign in U.K. election
By Megan Specia, The campaign office is deliberately inconspicuous — tucked above a salon through an unmarked doorway in a 1970s-era shopping center. There are no campaign posters in the windows. Two cameras are trained on the entrance. The door...
Friday, November 08, 2019
Three reasons why an intersectional approach to women’s peace and security agenda is important
By Sagal Bafo, October 31st marks 19 years since the historical recognition of the unique gendered impact of violence on the well-being of women and girls. The adoption of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 was the first time where...