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Tuesday, September 08, 2020
Women who inspire: Leading through a pandemic
When we look at the global response to COVID-19, female leaders are shining. From New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, to Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, female leaders have excelled in displaying a governance and communication during the...
Tuesday, September 08, 2020
Female leaders say sexism, threats come with the job
Local female leaders in Norman and Oklahoma City have been subject to threats, harassment and sexism in recent months. The COVID-19 pandemic coupled with urgent calls for racial justice have stirred a new group of vocal critics, with their anger...
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
'We will always fix it': Jacinda Ardern's promise to NZ over COVID-19 mistakes
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she will "never" shy away from admitting when the Government has screwed up. At the weekend the Government's official Unite Against COVID-19 social media channels and website urged everyone in south and west...
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Victorian local government elections could see a return to all-male councils, as fewer women stand because of coronavirus
There are fears October's local government elections could see a return of all-male councils in Victoria, with concerns fewer women will stand because of coronavirus impacts. The Colac-Otway Shire in south-west Victoria is one of 14 councils in the...
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Women traditional leaders could help make sure the pandemic message is heard
As infections and the death toll for the new coronavirus pandemic mount, African countries have introduced measures to reduce the spread, raise awareness among communities and gain citizens’ compliance. But the potential contribution of traditional...
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
How gender affects the response rates of politicians to inquiries about healthcare and unemployment support
Are women and men equally likely to receive answers when they contact politicians for information about healthcare and unemployment benefits? Drawing on a new study, Zoila Ponce de Leon and Gabriele Magni find that MPs are significantly more likely...
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Watch more TV to understand the backlash against the women in the running for vice president
By Karrin Vasby Anderson,  Joe Biden’s promise to name a woman running mate has prompted familiar debates about gender and power. Are these potential vice presidents supposed to be presidential lackeys or understudies to the leader of the free world...
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
The key to an inclusive recovery? Putting women in decision-making roles
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka pounds the table for women and girls. As she speaks, it’s like a drumbeat — how girls need to complete their education, how they need access to technology, how child marriage and pregnancy will set a girl on a path of economic...
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Jacinda Ardern says vision not 'defined' by Covid-19
Labour's campaign slogan "Let's Keep Moving" is hardly the most inspirational but reflects the conservative game plan - trade on the Covid response and stay on track. With Parliament adjourned and politicians ready to hit the campaign trail, RNZ...
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Around globe, women leaders rise to the pandemic challenge
By Sara Miller Llana, Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen secured the trust and love of her people. As Denmark entered one of Europe’s first lockdowns in mid-March, the nation’s youngest-ever prime minister...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
More women should lead Africa's coronavirus response
By Damaris Matoke-Muhia,  As the race to contain one of the worst pandemics in history continues, there is an urgent need for more stringent and innovative strategies to battle COVID-19. But on the world stage, one critically important element...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
UK: The government’s botched response to Covid-19 will set women back decades—and shows the need for more female leaders
By Zainab Asunramu, From growing cases of domestic abuse to rising job insecurity, women have borne the brunt of Covid-19’s many ravages. But there has been a dearth of women at the government’s daily Covid-19 briefings. The lack of expertise...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Erna Solberg on How Norway Is Reopening With Cautious Optimism: 'We Know Where the Risk Points Are'
When COVID-19 started rapidly spreading throughout Europe in March, Norway was hard hit. But under Prime Minister Erna Solberg’s leadership, the country quickly adopted strict lockdown measures and ramped up testing. Five months later, Norway now...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Female leaders have been better at tackling Covid-19, says ECB chief
Female leaders are doing a better job of handling the coronavirus crisis than men, the European Central Bank’s Christine Lagarde has said, praising them for honest communication and for showing they care. The differences in policies and...
Thursday, July 23, 2020
13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament
The 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament will precede the Fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament (5WCSP) and is being organized in close cooperation with the Parliament of Austria and the United Nations. The Summit provides women in...
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Women leadership: Efficacy approved in the COVID-19 crisis
Do you think women leaders had developed better strategies to manage the covid19 crisis? This panel discussion will analyze with three different experts in the Socio-politics, Woman Leadership and Science Diplomacy fields, the actions accomplished...
Monday, July 20, 2020
Women in Politics leading through crisis
Join Foreign Policy and the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Washington D.C. as they convene women at the helm of international affairs to explore the role of female leadership in driving global recovery and resilience. While the coronavirus has...
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Julia Gillard discusses failings of political strong men like Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro, coronavirus and her misogyny speech on Q+A
Former prime minister Julia Gillard has hit out at "strongman" leaders across the globe for their response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying "unless you're following the science", you are doing the wrong thing. Some of the nations that are led by...

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