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March 31, 2020
Source: Forbes
The voice of women leaders is critical today more than ever
Strong leadership is recognized as a collective effort, with the best decisions drawing on cognitive diversity and success builds on success. At a time when leaders are at their most stretched, the challenge is not only to get through the current crisis, but what legacy will this leave on diversity...
March 31, 2020
Source: Bianet
Women in Politics 2020 Map: Turkey Ranks 122nd
According to the “Women in Politics 2020” Map prepared by UN Women and IPU, Turkey ranks 138th in the category of women in ministerial positions while it ranks 122nd in the category of women in parliament, marking a degrade of two rankings. Prepared by the United Nations (UN) Women and Inter-...
March 31, 2020
Source: lowy Institute
Why gender matters in the impact and recovery from Covid-19
The Covid-19 outbreak has revealed the strengths and weaknesses in our collective global and national capacities to respond to this health emergency. Everything in our social world is gendered, and so it is with Covid-19. As with the experience of wars and the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, women...
March 27, 2020
Source: History
How suffragists raced to secure women's right to vote ahead of the 1920 election
The year 1917 was highly consequential for the suffrage movement. Having lost the chance to defeat the reelection of President Woodrow Wilson, who had initially been lukewarm toward suffrage, activists set their sights on securing voting rights for women by the 1920 presidential election. One wing...
March 27, 2020
Source: The Guardian
‘Opening a door that was closed too long’: the hunt for a female vice-president
Hours after the Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren ended her presidential campaign and all but assured the next American president would be a white man in his 70s, a group of influential Democratic women gathered for dinner at a Spanish restaurant in downtown Washington. The timing was...
March 26, 2020
How female Prime Ministers are leading in this time of crisis
Across the world, more than ever people are looking for strong, inspiring leadership. Three incredible Prime Ministers are demonstrating particularly heartening excellent resolve during this pandemic. Oh, and they just happen to be women. Erna Solberg, PM of Norway Who’d have thought to throw a...
March 17, 2020
Picturing the past: A brief history of women in Transylvania politics
In April 1922, Roxie Dunn announced that she was running on the Democratic ticket for county treasurer. In his endorsement, Oat Bryson stated, "Much has been said about the desirability of the woman voter, if we have the women voter, logically we must have the woman office holder." Although Dunn...
March 16, 2020
Source: Hill
Women are refusing to take the backseat in politics, especially Latinas
In 1913, the day before Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration, the Suffragette Parade organized between 5,000 and 10,000 women and allies, marching down Pennsylvania Avenue, in search and support of the right to vote for women. It was the first major demonstration in Washington in support of women’s...
March 16, 2020
Liberia: Women need financial backing to stay in politics, Says VP Taylor
At a seminar on the way forward for an enforceable gender quota and strategies for implementing Elections Law 4.5 b and c, Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor stressed that without a good financial backing, women will find it difficult to remain in politics. “There’s an important lack of additional...