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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...
Thursday, April 02, 2020
Noda Seiko: Tackling gender imbalance in Japanese politics
Liberal Democratic Party politician Noda Seiko has been a member of the political elite for nearly three decades. She was still in her thirties when she was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time, and a few years later became the...
Thursday, April 02, 2020
How a millennial prime minister is leading Finland through crisis
Whem I travel to Helsinki in late January to meet Sanna Marin, the millennial feminist environmentalist who had just become prime minister, the world looked so different than it does today. Back then, reports were slowly beginning to circulate about...
Thursday, April 02, 2020
COVID-19: Women front and center
Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director, One thing is clear about the COVID-19 pandemic, as stock markets tumble, schools and universities close, people stockpile supplies and home becomes a...
Thursday, April 02, 2020
Australia: Covid-19 responses, why feminist leadership matters in a crisis
Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures, and, as seen by the actions of the White House and even our own Australian government, the usual mandates for gender balance and equality have already fallen by the wayside. It hardly seems like a...
Thursday, April 02, 2020
The women battling coronavirus at the White House
At first, there were no women. When President Donald Trump announced the coronavirus task force, it was made up entirely of men. That is pretty shocking for a team of experts in health care, a field where women comprise nearly 80 percent of the...
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
New Zealand: It's reigning men, media portrayal and betrayal of 2 women PMs
By Blair Williams, During her nine years as New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Helen Clark was held in high regard for her skill and courage as a politician and advocate for nuclear disarmament and public health policy. She wasn’t the country’s first...
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
The Catch-22 at the Heart of the COVID-19 Crisis
By Sandra Pepera, t’s an extraordinary time, isn’t it? Women are leading the war against COVID-19. Women like the White House’s Ambassador (Colonel, Doctor) Deborah Birx, who is clear about her target audience (mostly folks like my three millennials...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
The voice of women leaders is critical today more than ever
Strong leadership is recognized as a collective effort, with the best decisions drawing on cognitive diversity and success builds on success. At a time when leaders are at their most stretched, the challenge is not only to get through the current...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Women in Politics 2020 Map: Turkey Ranks 122nd
According to the “Women in Politics 2020” Map prepared by UN Women and IPU, Turkey ranks 138th in the category of women in ministerial positions while it ranks 122nd in the category of women in parliament, marking a degrade of two rankings. Prepared...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Why gender matters in the impact and recovery from Covid-19
The Covid-19 outbreak has revealed the strengths and weaknesses in our collective global and national capacities to respond to this health emergency. Everything in our social world is gendered, and so it is with Covid-19. As with the experience of...
Monday, March 30, 2020
COVID-19: What does it mean for gender?
By the Secretariat of the International Gender Champions (IGC) and Martin Chungong, Chair of the IGC Global Board and Secretary General of the IPU. In times of crisis, gender equality is a goal that is often temporarily put on hold. Gendered...
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Monday, March 30, 2020
Survey finds that gender gaps in political interest reduce after women’s representation doubles in Uruguay
The below findings and graph are from the book Seeing Women, Strengthening Democracy: How Women in Politics Foster Connected Citizens, authored by Magda Hinojosa and Miki Caul Kittilson and released in 2020. Surveys of Uruguayan men and women—both...
Monday, March 30, 2020
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Gabriela Cuevas discuss women in politics
The new Women in Politics Map from the IPU and UN Women shows that women continue to be underrepresented across all levels of power. Watch this interview with Gabriela Cuevas, President of the IPU, and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of...
Monday, March 30, 2020
Video on Women, Peace and Security
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (UNSCR 1325). The UNSCR 1325 was the first to address the impact of armed conflict on women, as well as women’s contribution...
Monday, March 30, 2020
Five things you can do to improve gender equality in leadership
This video on SDG 5 "Gender Equality" looks at how you can take concrete actions to ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership, particularly in parliaments. It is the first video of a series resulting from...
Friday, March 27, 2020
How many women are in your parliament?
Over the last 25 years, since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action by the United Nations in 1995, the number of women parliamentarians has nearly doubled worldwide. Yet, with a global average of only 24.9 percent, women’s...