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Thursday, September 17, 2020
Why women are insignificantly represented in Nigeria’s political structures —Tallen
Nigerian women have therefore over the years become targets of violence of diverse forms based on their positions in promoting transformative politics. The minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dame Pauline Tallen said a sexist and...
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Pandemics, politics and the impact of women in leadership roles
Despite enormous strides in business, government and other areas, women don’t always get the respect men do for their leadership abilities, even when they can boast greater accomplishments. But the combination of a pandemic, a recession and an...
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Governance Statistics in the COVID-19 Era: A Praia City Group Guidance Note
This Guidance Note builds on the detailed recommendations made in the first ever global, member-state led Handbook on Governance Statistics published in early 2020 by the Praia Group on Governance Statistics. One major driver of demand for...
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Still a long way to go for women in politics
It was a historic day. Fifteen women named to the first gender-balanced cabinet in Canadian history. “Because it’s 2015,” explained newly minted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when asked why parity was important to him. Many Canadians nodded in...
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Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Webinar on Women’s Leadership in Times of Crisis
Hosted by the CoD Secretary General Thomas E. Garrett, the event will start with remarks of the Working Group on Women and Democracy representative introducing a statement on the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and...
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Women leaders for Generation Equality: A virtual intergenerational dialogue on how diverse leadership can change the world for gender equality
Within the rubric of the Generation Equality campaign and the Generation Equality Forum, the Government of Mexico, UN Women, and the Council of Women World Leaders are organizing a virtual intergenerational dialogue on how diverse leadership can...
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
‘Reluctant politician; Forever social worker’—Congress’ MP from chattisgarh Jyotsna Mahant
Congress’ lone female MP in Chhattisgarh, Jyotsna Mahant’s entry in politics is a result of nepotism. It’s the same as how several women who belong to political parties enter politics, but what is unique about her is that she has already been...
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
For women in politics, Pakistan still lags behind
Given the role female leaders like Fatima Jinnah played in its independence and being the first Muslim country to be led by a woman in Benazir Bhutto, one may think Pakistan has been doing quite well when it comes to women’s participation in...
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
In Japan’s male-dominated politics, women face obstacles to making history
Lawmakers who were vying to lead the ruling Liberal Democratic Party including Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, who won the overwhelming support of the party’s members, have vowed to continue outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s push to...
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Patriarchy rules politics too, but these women want to change that
Urmila Singh has been helping women in Bihar nurture their political ambitions for over two decades now. She remembers how the 73rd and 74th amendments to the Constitution in 1993 had reserved a third of seats in all local bodies for women, and how...
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
More women need to enter politics to ensure effective control over govt machinery
As far as abilities go, women have shown their prowess time and again. Women are not inferior to men in any field. As prime ministers, industrialists, sportspersons or doctors, they have proved their mettle in every profession. But there is a reason...
Monday, September 14, 2020
Lawmaker who brought her newborn to the California statehouse joins other elected women challenging outdated notions around parenthood
Buffy Wicks held her newborn as she stood to speak on the floor of the California State Assembly. “Please, please, please pass this bill,” said the masked lawmaker during a short speech on housing legislation, her 1-month-old growing increasingly...
Monday, September 14, 2020
USU research study: Who is included – and excluded – when making county policies?
A research study conducted by Utah State University’s Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP), in conjunction with USU Extension, reports that women hold 42.5% of leadership positions within county governments in Utah. Susan Madsen, founding...
Monday, September 14, 2020
Women leaders’ competence on COVID: The proof
By Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, Following a popular April blog I wrote titled What Do Countries With The Best Coronavirus Responses Have In Common? Women Leaders, I’m delighted to follow-up with academic research that proves the point. The data does...
Monday, September 14, 2020
Rare win for a woman in Bougainville election
A 29 year old has become just the second woman to win an open seat in the Bougainville parliament. Theonila Roka Matbob's Ioro constituency in central Bougainville includes the Panguna mine within its boundaries. The university graduate, who is a...
Friday, September 11, 2020
Liselott Blixt
Liselott Blixt is a Member of Parliament from Denmark. This interview was conducted in March 2019 in the margins of the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) in New York.
Friday, September 11, 2020
Achieving Gender Equality in Nationality Laws during the 75th session of the UN General Assembly
As the world confronts the COVID-19 pandemic, gender discrimination in nationality laws is exacerbating the hardships facing affected families. With the widespread closing of borders to all but citizens, many families affected by gender-...
Friday, September 11, 2020
Why has Sweden never had a female Prime Minister?
"Human rights, women's rights and gender equality are so high up on the agenda in Sweden that when you talk to people they are embarrassed that Sweden is the only Nordic country which hasn't had a woman prime minister," says Drude Dahlerup, a ...

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