Women's Leadership



A year after Bashir’s fall, the struggle for Sudanese women continues
By Reem Abbas,In a recent meeting between Sudanese women activists and members of the central committee of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC), Sudan’s current ruling coalition, women were given myriad justifications for their exclusion from the...
Women leaders and coronavirus: look beyond stereotypes to find the secret of their success
Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand, Tsai Ing-Wen of Taiwan and Angela Merkel of Germany have all been singled out for the way they have handled the coronavirus pandemic. They’ve been praised for demonstrating care, empathy and a collaborative...
‘It’s more than a seat at the table’
By Jennifer Medina,Senator Kamala Harris used to call it the “donkey in the room” — the (occasionally whispered) notion that she could not be the Democratic presidential nominee because it was inconceivable that she, a black woman, could win over a...
On paper but not in practice: Gender equality in balkan politics
Women have equal billing on the list of candidates for parliament fielded by North Macedonia’s ruling Social Democrats. But when North Macedonia and Croatia both vote in elections next month, how many women will actually become MPs?Fellow former...
Women elected officials database
The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, is proud to announce the launch of the online CAWP Women Elected Officials Database, a first-of-its-kind tool for exploring...
Will the pandemic reshape notions of female leadership?
Countries with women in leadership have suffered six times fewer confirmed deaths from Covid-19 than countries with governments led by men. Unsurprisingly, the media has swelled with stories of their pragmatism, prowess...

iKNOW Politics Partners Resources

UN Women, Inter-Parliamentary Union
Resources on Gender-sensitive Responses to COVID-19
UN Women, Inter-Parliamentary Union
Resources on Gender-sensitive Responses to COVID-19
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
International Idea's GSoD In Focus: Political gender equality and the global state of democracy indices
UN Women
Violence against women in politics: Expert group meeting report and recommendations

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