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June 23, 2020
Source: CNN
'I want to see myself:' Black women mount public and private campaign for Biden to pick a Black woman running mate
Influential Black women are mounting a robust effort to persuade presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden that selecting a black woman as his running mate would give him the best advantage to win the White House in November. These women -- consisting of a wide swath of prominent political figures...
June 22, 2020
Source: Metro
Iceland’s Prime Minister praises female leaders for response to coronavirus
Iceland’s prime minister has indicated that female leaders have offered a better response to coronavirus across the world than some of their male counterparts. Katrín Jakobsdóttir said: ‘It’s a remarkable fact that a lot of female leaders have actually been listening very closely to our scientists...
June 22, 2020
Source: Big Think
10 lessons from the COVID-19 frontline for a more gender-equal world
Evidence shows that disease outbreak affects women and men differently, that pandemics exacerbate inequalities for girls and women, who are also often the hardest hit, and that women play an outsize role responding to crises, including as frontline healthcare and social workers, caregivers at home...
June 17, 2020
Source: Vox
Women candidates won big in June primaries
The June 2 primaries were a major night for women candidates, so much so that in multiple House races in New Mexico, Indiana, and Iowa, voters will choose between two women candidates this fall. Take New Mexico, where, according to primary results from Decision Desk, all the general election...
June 17, 2020
Source: ABC News
First lady announces youth art project on women's suffrage
Melania Trump wants to use art to help children learn about women's suffrage. The first lady on Monday announced a youth art project to coincide with the ratification nearly 100 years ago of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. The project, “Building the Movement:...
June 16, 2020
Source: MS Magazine
Black women mayors healing and leading their communities
In the weeks following George Floyd’s murder, communities around the U.S. have collectively mourned the killing of another African American at the hands of police officers. In the midst of widespread civil unrest, black women mayors have taken the lead in speaking out against the murder of George...
June 16, 2020
Source: Arab News
Egypt parliament allocates 25% of seats to women
The Egyptian Parliament has approved an amendment to an article in the constitution to allocate 25 percent of seats to women, local daily Egypt Today reported. During the years of 1979, 1984 and 2010, when Egypt applied a quota for women in the House, the Parliament witnessed high female...
June 15, 2020
Aunty, Didi, Bhabhi, Tai: How Indian women politicians are ‘domesticated’ so they fit in
The Suffrage, one of the most important milestones for the feminist movement, marked the beginning of women’s struggle to win the right to vote. Generations later, not only do women exercise voting rights, they have also contested and won elections. Given how politics was seen as largely a...
June 15, 2020
Women integral to battling coronavirus and pushing for lasting peace and security
At a virtual roundtable discussion on Thursday, the Peace Operations chief, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, stressed the importance of continuing to prioritize the UN’s Action for Peacekeeping’s (A4P) Women, Peace and Security (WPS) commitments during the pandemic. Against the backdrop that missions have,...