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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
On the frontlines of COVID-19: A conversation with women peacebuilders
In fragile settings around the world, COVID-19 poses a serious threat to peace, security, and the rights of women and girls. Join women peacebuilders on the frontlines of COVID-19 for a virtual discussion on how the pandemic is exacerbating...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Resources on Gender-sensitive Responses to COVID-19
As the impact of COVID-19 intensifies globally, we have curated a selection of resources and information on gender-sensitive responses and women’s leadership in times of pandemic. You will find a list of relevant resolutions, useful tools, virtual...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
In a global emergency, women are showing how to lead
By Zoe Marks Among the countries that have seen early successes in the fight against the covid-19 pandemic, female leaders stand out. Germany under Angela Merkel boasts one of the lowest fatality rates in the world and is gradually reopening. Women-...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Women are leading Canada’s public health response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak
Judging by numbers of deaths from the COVID-19 outbreak in Canada, the country has been handling the coronavirus outbreak comparatively well. Less than 1,000 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in total, despite it being one of the first...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Modernizing our Parliament shouldn’t end with COVID-19
By Eleanor Fast, In unprecedented times come unprecedented measures. Amid COVID-19, Canadians have learned this first hand. Just six weeks ago, social distancing was a concept most had never heard of. Working from home, while on the rise in many...
Monday, April 20, 2020
New Zealand’s Prime Minister may be the most effective leader on the planet
By Uri Friedman, The coronavirus pandemic may be the largest test of political leadership the world has ever witnessed. Every leader on the planet is facing the same potential threat. Every leader is reacting differently, in his or her own style....
Thursday, April 16, 2020
A shaken world demands balanced leadership
By Rick Zedník, In late March, as Covid-19 killed hundreds of Americans each day, Donald Trump referred to himself as a “wartime president”. Within days, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, “every one of us is enlisted” to “fight”, before he...
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Women are on the frontline of the COVID19 pandemic. Social Democrats call for EU action to support them!
The coronavirus pandemic deepens existing inequalities in our societies. It exposes an increasing number of women to gender-based violence. It is putting an additional burden on women who are disproportionally represented in professions where the...
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
COVID-19: Emerging gender data and why it matters
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold human suffering and is likely to heighten gender-based inequalities around the world. As economic activity comes to a halt, women who face disadvantage in access to decent work will suffer the most. What's...
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
How to incorporate women and gender equality in the management of the crisis response
Crisis management or emergency situations such as COVID-19 can have serious impacts on the lives of women and girls, if gender dimensions are not considered. Issues such as care work, economic autonomy, physical or sexual violence, women's...
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
"Put women and girls at the centre of efforts to recover from COVID-19"
By Antonio Guterres, The COVID-19 pandemic affects everyone, everywhere. But it affects different groups of people differently, deepening existing inequalities. Early data indicates that the mortality rates from COVID-19 may be higher for men. But...
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
e-Discussion on Women’s Leadership in the COVID-19 Response
Background Women are hardest hit by the current COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts. Beyond the direct effect of the infection by the coronavirus, women’s health and safety are at greater risk as increased prevalence of domestic violence and abuse is...
Monday, April 13, 2020
What do countries with the best coronavirus responses have in common? Women leaders
By Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, Looking for examples of true leadership in a crisis? From Iceland to Taiwan and from Germany to New Zealand, women are stepping up to show the world how to manage a messy patch for our human family. Add in Finland, Iceland...
Monday, April 13, 2020
New Zealand's coronavirus lockdown has resulted in only one death
New Zealand’s coronavirus lockdown has led to only one death in the country so far, data from Johns Hopkins University shows as of Tuesday morning. New Zealand implemented a strict lockdown last month, beginning on March 25, set to last four weeks...
Monday, April 13, 2020
Are female leaders better at managing the Covid19 pandemic?
By Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, several reports suggested that banks led by a higher proportion of women, as well as countries that enjoyed a higher representation of women in leadership, particularly in...
Monday, April 13, 2020
The secret weapon in the fight against coronavirus: women
By Arwa Mahdawi, What do Germany, Taiwan and New Zealand have in common? Well, they’ve all got female leaders and they’re all doing an exceptional job in their response to the coronavirus crisis. Tsai Ing-Wen, a former law professor, became the...
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Four key global trends on gender, security and safety
March felt more like global disaster month than Women’s History Month, with COVID-19 consistently dominating the headlines. Yet in the midst of the critical pandemic response, we can’t lose sight of how gender is shaping key global trends—and how...
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Norway’s prime minister held a 30-minute press conference to help kids process coronavirus
Coronavirus is scary for everyone, including kids. Norway’s prime minister, Erna Solberg, tried to help ease those fears by holding a 30-minute press conference for kids. She used the opportunity to explain that everyone who could stay home should,...

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