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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...
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Stella Creasy: “Coronavirus is like a magnifying lens on inequalities”
She thought she had everything lined up perfectly. Stella Creasy, the Labour and Cooperative MP for Walthamstow, would get off at Green Park station and walk her seven-month-old daughter, Hettie, in the pram to Westminster. This would get Hettie to...
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
From New Zealand to Iceland, the femocracies that aced their coronavirus response
By Katie Strick, As the people of New Zealand prepared to go into lockdown in March, their prime minister Jacinda Ardern went live on Facebook from her sofa. “I thought I’d jump online and just check in with everyone, really, as we all prepare to...
Friday, July 10, 2020
Local responses to deliver the Decade of Action at the 2020 High-Level Political Forum
The 2020 High-Level Political Forum will assess the state of the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in the midst of the outbreak, allowing participants to reflect on how the international community can respond to the pandemic and set...
Thursday, July 09, 2020
Kathmandu: Empowering the voice of all women amid the pandemic
Over in the past few months, incidences of women being oppressed have surfaced time and again. From women being subjected to gender-based violence to being abused and raped in quarantine centres to having an all-male ruling party secretariat...
Thursday, July 09, 2020
Put women at the centre of Syria crisis response
As the Syria crisis enters its 10th year, the situation is especially dire for women and girls, with the effects of COVID-19 compounding the risks and hardships for millions of people inside the country and for refugees around the region. Today...
Thursday, July 09, 2020
UNDP gender and recovery toolkit
This Toolkit on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Crisis and Recovery Settings provides guidance on how to enable the leadership of women and girls while making sure that their specific needs are met. It consists of seven thematic Guidance...
Thursday, July 09, 2020
Gender-based violence and COVID-19
Gender-based violence (GBV) increases during every type of emergency – whether economic crises, conflict or disease outbreaks. Pre-existing toxic social norms and gender inequalities, economic and social stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,...
Tuesday, July 07, 2020
Has COVID-19 pushed women in politics off Kenya’s agenda?
In 2013, Alice Wahome ran in her third attempt to win the hotly-contested Kandara constituency parliamentary seat in Murang’a County, Central Kenya. As is typical of rural politics, the field was male-dominated, with the stakes being high for all...
Monday, July 06, 2020
Tokyo’s first female governor sails to re-election even as virus cases rise
In rewarding Tokyo’s first female governor, Yuriko Koike, with a second term on Sunday, voters endorsed her highly visible leadership as the sprawling metropolis has avoided the kind of spiraling death toll from the coronavirus seen in other world...
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
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 approach....
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Women rise for all
We are women leaders rising in solidarity to save lives and protect livelihoods. We call for all leaders in all countries and in all sectors to meet the human crisis of COVID-19. Stopping this pandemic and recovering from it is a shared...
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
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...
Monday, June 29, 2020
Lack of female Ministers is a ‘missed opportunity’, women’s groups say
The appointment of only four senior female Cabinet Ministers is a “missed opportunity” directly linked to the lack of women candidates put forward in winnable seats across the State, women’s rights groups have said. Women still face systemic...
Monday, June 29, 2020
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 — and humanity. Will these...
Friday, June 26, 2020
A call to defend democracy
The COVID-19 pandemic threatens more than the lives and the livelihoods of people throughout the world. It is also a political crisis that threatens the future of liberal democracy. Authoritarian regimes, not surprisingly, are using the crisis to...

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