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Wednesday, June 17, 2020
What the pandemic reveals about the male ego
By Nicholas Kristof, Are female leaders better at fighting a pandemic? I compiled death rates from the coronavirus for 21 countries around the world, 13 led by men and eight by women. The male-led countries suffered an average of 214 coronavirus-...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Black women mayors healing and leading their communities
In the weeks following George Floyd’s murder, communities around the U.S. have collectively mourned the killing of another African American at the hands of police officers. In the midst of widespread civil unrest, black women mayors have taken the...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Egypt parliament allocates 25% of seats to women
The Egyptian Parliament has approved an amendment to an article in the constitution to allocate 25 percent of seats to women, local daily Egypt Today reported. During the years of 1979, 1984 and 2010, when Egypt applied a quota for women in the...
Monday, June 15, 2020
Balance up leadership
Balance Up Leadership is a global effort to build the platform for women’s leadership through advocacy, using the evidence base and tools designed to promote gender parity in all sectors and at all levels. Balance Up leadership aims to work with...
Monday, June 15, 2020
Aunty, Didi, Bhabhi, Tai: How Indian women politicians are ‘domesticated’ so they fit in
The Suffrage, one of the most important milestones for the feminist movement, marked the beginning of women’s struggle to win the right to vote. Generations later, not only do women exercise voting rights, they have also contested and won elections...
Monday, June 15, 2020
Women integral to battling coronavirus and pushing for lasting peace and security
At a virtual roundtable discussion on Thursday, the Peace Operations chief, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, stressed the importance of continuing to prioritize the UN’s Action for Peacekeeping’s (A4P) Women, Peace and Security (WPS) commitments during the...
Monday, June 15, 2020
Raising women’s voices and leadership in COVID-19 policies
GENEVA (22 April 2020) – The UN Women’s rights committee calls on governments and multilateral institutions to ensure women’s equal representation in formulating responses to COVID-19 and strategies to recover from the crisis. The UN Committee on...
Friday, June 12, 2020
Women of Bangladesh emerge as global model of leadership
Bangladesh ranks 7th in the world in the political empowerment of women. Bangladesh has emerged as a shining global model of women leadership when women take leading positions at every sphere of its political and social arena with them performing...
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Learning from local women leaders in times of crisis
Communities worldwide are facing a complex emergency unlike any in my lifetime. In the United States and internationally, pain and outrage at racism, police brutality, and profound inequities have brought millions to the streets. Meanwhile, the...
Thursday, June 11, 2020
The black women who paved the way for this moment
In cities across the United States, black activists are denouncing state-sanctioned violence and demanding radical changes to American policing. Black women leaders occupy a central role in these movements. Utilizing public spaces—such as city parks...
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Leadership unscripted: Former President Mary Robinson and Halla Tómasdóttir
The COVID-19 pandemic is an extraordinary test of leadership, and women in global leadership positions are rising to meet the challenge. You are cordially invited to a special online Leadership Unscripted session featuring former President of...
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Leadership in crisis: What do we expect from leaders during the Covid-19
It’s rapidly becoming clear that Covid-19’s effects are gendered in complex ways, in ways that can either reinforce or challenge existing inequalities. Leadership is one of the most visible arenas for observing this. This third and final seminar...
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Exclusion or interests? Why females in elected office reduce petty and grand corruption
Disappointed by the numerous failures of anticorruption reforms, international organisations, scholars and policy makers increasingly place their hopes on measures aimed at enhancing gender equality and in particular increasing the inclusion of...
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
US: Could coronavirus response affect women’s votes?
Deborah Bosner was gobsmacked the first time she tuned into Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s near-daily coronavirus briefings and heard his health director, Dr. Amy Acton, speak. The Upper Arlington business owner spent 13 years working for Battelle and said...
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Is the great woman theory of coronavirus leadership true?
A couple of days ago, Norway’s Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, was asked why countries with women leaders were having more success combating the coronavirus pandemic than their male counterparts. After all, Taiwan, New Zealand, Finland and Germany...
Tuesday, June 09, 2020
The importance of gender inclusion in COVID-19 responses
In late January, President Donald Trump announced the formation of a Coronavirus Task Force, made up of 12 senior officials who would be responsible for leading the U.S. response to COVID-19. All were men. On Feb. 29, Vice President Mike Pence, the...
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...

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