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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,...
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
The power of black women in politics
By Jamar A. Boyd JJ, The contributions of African Americans within American politics are often reduced or diluted. But there’s one group within the African American diaspora whose commitment, consistency, and dedication has especially not been...
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Coronavirus: 9 ways you can support gender equality from your home
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the way societies function. Social distancing measures have presented physical barriers to activism, but UN Women suggest 9 ways that you can keep up your support for gender parity from the safety of...
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Three reasons why Jacinda Ardern's coronavirus response has been a masterclass in crisis leadership
By Suze Wilson, Imagine, if you can, what it's like to make decisions on which the lives of tens of thousands of other people depend. If you get things wrong, or delay deciding, they die. Your decisions affect the livelihoods of hundreds of...
Monday, April 06, 2020
Women in politics offer unique voice. That's why we need more.
By Myra Van Hoose, As of November 2018, with 131 women in Congress, the most in the history of the United States, women’s voices have their best chance to be heard at a federal level. But we are far from equally represented and women’s issues are...
Monday, April 06, 2020
Youngest female mayor in Japan elected in Tokushima
Sawako Naito, a 36-year-old independent rookie, was elected head of the city of Tokushima on Sunday, becoming the youngest female mayor in Japan. Naito, who leads a community development group, defeated incumbent Mayor Akiyoshi Endo, 64, by 41,247...
Monday, April 06, 2020
The roaring twenties: Women's courage and politics
By Shelby Sterling, Women’s History Month offered 31 days to acknowledge the courage and sacrifices of women in history, celebrate the accomplishments they’ve made, and seize the opportunities available as a result of their advocacy and dedication...
Monday, April 06, 2020
Where are the women MPs in the coronavirus crisis?
By Sonia Palmieri, On Wednesday, a special sitting of Parliament will pass the third COVID-19 support package around wage subsidies. At this stage it’s not known exactly how many MPs will be at the sitting, although the minimum required is 31. Most...
Monday, April 06, 2020
Campaigning during COVID19: Questions and strategies for moving forward - Part 2
Next Steps: Moving forward with a structured campaign plan During Part 2, Pusateri will provide a focused overview of key elements of your newly restructured campaign plan, including practical tips for voter contact, message development, and working...
Monday, April 06, 2020
Campaigning during COVID19: Questions and strategies for moving forward - Part 1
Where do I even begin? Advice for your campaign strategy in this moment Join this live session and ask your questions about how to run for office during these uncertain times. Campaign expert Eva Pusateri will discuss the immediate and pressing...
Friday, April 03, 2020
Lessons from African Feminists Mobilizing Against COVID-19
Last week, the Women, Peace and Security program hosted a webinar with its Peace and Social Change Fellowship participants, who are leaders of grassroots women’s organizations across Nigeria, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho, and...
Friday, April 03, 2020
Why we need women’s leadership in the COVID-19 response
By Jeremy Farrar and Geeta Rao Gupta, Women comprise the majority of frontline healthcare workers globally, meaning that female representation is vital in tackling the coronavirus crisis. 70% of the world's healthcare staff are made up of women, but...
Friday, April 03, 2020
Women's leadership initiative webinars
When other organizations began to cancel their spring programs and events due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, University of Delaware Management Professor Wendy Smith and the team from the Women's Leadership Initiative (WLI) at UD's Alfred...
Friday, April 03, 2020
Two women on the National COVID-19 Coordination Commission. Is it enough?
By Angela Priestley, Jane Halton and Catherine Tanna have been appointed to the National COVID-19 Coordination Commission. The Commission’s been created by the Morrison Government to help address an extraordinary set of challenges over the days,...
Friday, April 03, 2020
A gender lens for COVID-19
By Susan Papp and Marcy Hersh, Gender is often an ignored factor during health emergencies, even though women comprise 70% of the global healthcare workforce. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the most effective policy responses will be those that...
Friday, April 03, 2020
COVID-19 shows the need for more female leaders
By Eric Bowling, In Ridley Scott’s horror masterpiece Alien, a group of space-salvagers come across an abandoned ship giving off a distress signal with no explanation of what killed the crew, until one man comes across an egg and is infected with a...
Friday, April 03, 2020
Ireland: Women will do politics differently
By Andrée Murphy, When Michelle O’Neill paused in her answers to the Stormont chamber this week, she reflected heartfelt concerns in these days of uncertainty. Jim Allister had asked her about his constituent, a woman of 32 years with a young child...
Friday, April 03, 2020
African women in leadership: Africa’s might lies in its women
“An equal world is an enabled world.” This bold statement forms part of 2020’s International Women’s Day theme. Now more than ever, with COVID-19 running rampant, nations across the globe require an enabled world. According to the John Hopkins...