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Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Ethiopia’s first female president on plans to combat Covid-19 and resuscitate the economy
Ethiopia’s first female president, Sahle-Work Zewde, spoke to FORBES AFRICA’s Managing Editor, Renuka Methil, on the country’s plans to combat Covid-19 and resuscitate one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. Zewde, listed as one of Africa’s...
Tuesday, June 09, 2020
How African feminists are sustaining peace in a pandemic
Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, African feminists have been essential in responding with care to the challenges facing their communities. COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Africa, but not at the exponential rate experienced in other parts of the...
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
'We are losers in this crisis': research finds lockdowns reinforcing gender inequality
Life during the coronavirus lockdown has reinforced gender inequality across Europe with research emphasising that the economic and social consequences of the crisis are far greater for women and threaten to push them back into traditional roles in...
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
Black female mayors take the spotlight amid protests and pandemic
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms captured the nation’s attention when she addressed the civil unrest occurring in her city after George Floyd’s death. “I am a mother to four black children in America, one of whom is 18 years old,” Bottoms said...
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
Jacinda Ardern: 'Political leaders can be both empathetic and strong'
In this book extract, the New Zealand PM says too much focus on power and strength means leaders can lose sight of the need for kindness. Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Jacinda Ardern and I’m the prime minister of New Zealand. And I’m...
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Tuesday, June 02, 2020
'It's not a joking matter': Boris Johnson reprimanded over lack of women in government during COVID-19 crisis
Boris Johnson has been reprimanded after laughing when he was asked about a lack of female decision makers in the government’s coronavirus response. Appearing before the House of Commons liaison committee, the prime minister was told by chair Sir...
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
Covid-19 crisis could set women back decades, experts fear
The coronavirus pandemic is having a devastating effect on gender equality and could set women back decades, experts have said on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act. In a week during which it was revealed that women are bearing the...
Monday, June 01, 2020
UN Women calls women leaders for gender-sensitive Covid-19 response
"Women in Turkey do five times as much domestic and care work than men. The Covid-19 crisis will likely deepen inequalities," says a guide by UN Women. The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women's (UN Women) Turkey...
Monday, June 01, 2020
Organizations must take conscious steps for inclusive leadership: UN Women’s Naciri
We are not living up to our own commitments to promote women's rights, and we are also harming the prospects for sustainable, inclusive, economic growth that research shows are within reach if we succeed in creating a more gender-equal economy and...
Monday, June 01, 2020
Yemen’s first responders are women peace builders
Since 2015 Food4Humanity Foundation, one of Yemen’s first women-led Civil Society Organization (CSO) non-profits, has engaged Yemeni women volunteers to work in areas most affected by poverty, famine, lack of humanitarian aid while also promoting...
Monday, June 01, 2020
Summary of the e-Discussion on Women’s Leadership in the COVID-19 Response
This e-Discussion raised awareness about the lack of women’s leadership and representation in COVID-19 relief and recovery decision-making and on the importance of incorporating gender-sensitive responses during and after the crisis. Women in...
Friday, May 29, 2020
Getting trolled on the campaign trail: How candidates address online harassment and incivility
From before the COVID-19 pandemic forced a great many activities to go digital, social media has played an increasingly important role in local, provincial and federal elections. Through social media platforms, candidates and voters can connect...
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Let's stop ignorin women's voices in times of crisis
By Mhairi Tordoff, Covid-19 catapulted the UK into chaos. This lockdown is unlike anything we could have ever imagined. Our daily lives have started to look something like a dystopian novel, just with more banana bread. Within the chaos emerged a...
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Justice for women amidst COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a global emergency of multiple dimensions. Most national governments have adopted extraordinary measures to protect their citizens and overcome the pandemic. Prior to the COVID-19 global crisis, 2020 was expected to...
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Iceland's Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir's key to leading through Coronavirus: ‘Put your ego as a politician aside’
Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir says that humility and listening to the science have been the keys to leading her country through the coronavirus pandemic, and that she hopes the global outbreak will be an opportunity to revive global...
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Finland’s Maria Ohisalo: Navigation through Covid-19 requires leadership based on win-win approach
By Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj, The world is facing a shared threat through Covid-19 but our experiences are hugely different, partly due to how our governments think and react. No matter how strongly we value our personal freedoms or how disconnected...
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Women leaders successfully fighting coronavirus show why we need a feminist foreign policy
By Lyric Thompson and Gawain Kripke, In recent weeks, calls have abounded to pay more than lip service to women’s contributions to the global economy. Suddenly we are hearing more about the female face of essential workers — both on the homefront...
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
This pandemic threatens to undo what generations of feminists have fought for
By Moira Donegan, During this pandemic, a contracting economy, public health fears, and steadily reduced public services have shifted massive amounts of work and caregiving responsibilities to the home – and it is women who are picking up the slack...

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