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Wednesday, May 06, 2020
Women’s Leadership for the Post COVID-19 Era
Amplified women’s voices of all generations can set the pathway towards Generation Equality where women's leadership is no longer an exception but the norm. This is why UCLG Women calls on the local, regional, national, and international...
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
A shaken world demands balanced leadership
By Rick Zedník, In late March, as Covid-19 killed hundreds of Americans each day, Donald Trump referred to himself as a “wartime president”. Within days, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, “every one of us is enlisted” to “fight”, before he...
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Sugarcoating and brutal honesty: How leaders are handling coronavirus crisis
By Megan Specia, World leaders have spent the past several weeks grappling with the unexpected, as country after country has seen the coronavirus arrive at its borders and an outbreak has exploded into a pandemic. With the virus endangering citizens...
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Coronavirus magnifies silence around sexism and gender inequality
By Tim Libretti, One can find in the media many important analyses and accounts of the way the coronavirus pandemic has exposed and exacerbated the myriad inequities plaguing U.S. society. The most opulent among us can shelter in place and not have...
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Australia: Women at the frontline (and the rear) of COVID-19
Laura Moorby has never been busier. She’s a Relationship Manager for ANZ in the Australian Capital Territory and her customers heard the bank would assist them with loan repayment suspensions and other relief measures in response to COVID-19. Her...
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Women’s leadership in the post COVID-19 era: A perspective from local and regional governments
In this year 2020, the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Action Platform was to be celebrated and it was because of the global COVID-19 pandemic that the 64th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW64) to be held in March...
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Namibia's youngest MP enters the crucible as Africa's youth lead the way
One of Africa’s youngest cabinet members to date is experiencing a baptism of fire. Emma Theofelus, 23, was appointed Namibia’s information, communication and technology deputy minister a week after coronavirus hit Namibian shores. “I have literally...
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Katrín Jakobsdóttir highlights COVID-19 gender equality concerns
The Icelandic Prime Minister, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, participated in a UN conference on the impact of COVID-19 on gender equality and the status of women, Fréttablaðið reports. She highlighted the increased risk of domestic violence, the pivotal role...
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
UK: The new virtual parliament could make the 50/50 gender split a reality
The new virtual parliament, which started this week, could have unintended positive consequences for achieving gender equality in politics. Parliament was created by men, for men. The procedures, the structure, the culture – all created without a...
Monday, May 04, 2020
Leading with a quiet voice — the irony of women’s influence during COVID-19
By Heather McIntosh and Maria Giammarco, In an age of obsessive media consumption, social media “influencers” shape our interactions and collective understanding. These influencers build platforms to sell products, but also to advocate for women’s...
Monday, May 04, 2020
Women’s leadership could enhance global recovery from COVID-19
By Jacqui True, As countries consider how to recover from COVID-19 without a vaccine, technologies for testing and contact tracing are seen as crucial to enable us to return to work and school. But the one ingredient often missing in the strategy to...
Monday, May 04, 2020
40 femmes élues à l’Assemblée nationale : Une première dans l’histoire du Mali
Vingt-huit circonscriptions électorales ont élu au moins une femme aux législatives de 2020 au Mali. Les femmes occupent 40 des 147 sièges, soit 27,21%. Une première dans l’histoire du Mali. Le nombre de femmes élues à l’Assemblée nationale passe de...
Monday, May 04, 2020
Women ‘playing key role in the battle against coronavirus pandemic’: Women 20 chair
Women are on the frontline in the battle against the coronavirus, says Dr. Thoraya Obaid, chair of Women 20, an official G20 engagement group. “It is important that G20 leaders explicitly discuss and recognize the role women are playing in fighting...
Monday, May 04, 2020
The quiet diplomacy of Marise Payne
On Sunday, Marise Payne left no one in doubt that Australia will use its suppression of the coronavirus to push its diplomatic weight on the world stage. After spending weeks working on getting stranded Australians home, the foreign affairs minister...
Monday, May 04, 2020
Women in the security sector at the frontline of the COVID-19 response
From patrolling checkpoints to answering emergency calls, women serving in security sector agencies continue to undertake vital work across Jordan alongside their male colleagues, supporting citizens and carefully applying critical mitigation...
Friday, May 01, 2020
The Venezuelan perspective: for more women in Venezuelan politics
By Betide Muñoz-Pogossian, Having more women calling the shots in Venezuelan politics may be the way to move faster towards a democratic transition. You shouldn’t expect different results if you always do the same thing, so why not have more women...
Friday, May 01, 2020
Female world leaders hailed as voices of reason amid the coronavirus chaos
By Jennifer Hassan and Siobhán O'Grady, Silveria Jacobs is not messing around. When coronavirus cases started increasing in the Caribbean nation of Sint Maarten, the 51-year-old prime minister delivered blunt instructions. “Simply. Stop. Moving,”...
Friday, May 01, 2020
Taking stock of the representation of women in senior positions in Kenya
The percentage of women in senior leadership positions among the top Kenyan companies and in the government is still dramatically lower than that of men. The obstacles hindering women in senior leadership positions in Kenya are either cultural,...