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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...
Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Women, disabled and older MPs face ‘discrimination’ when Commons returns
Coronavirus has changed everything. Make sense of it all with the Waugh Zone, our evening politics briefing. Sign up now. MPs “disenfranchised” by the government’s order to return to parliament would be able to sue on grounds of sex, age and...
Monday, June 08, 2020
Imprisoned parliamentarians worldwide at risk from coronavirus
The Inter-Parliamentary Union condemns the imprisonment of 43 Members of Parliament around the world, saying they lack legal recourse to attain justice. The IPU is focusing especially on MPs detained in overcrowded, cramped cells in Venezuela, Ivory...
Monday, June 08, 2020
What if...we had quotas for women in politics?
They smile for the camera – the eager new cohort of female parliamentarians. It’s a standard photo, after a general election. A sign, hopefully, of progress. Over 100 countries in the world have signed up to the goal of gender parity in parliament,...
Friday, June 05, 2020
US: New PAC focuses on increasing number of women elected to office in Wyoming
As election season gets underway in Wyoming, several top women in state politics announced this week they would be launching a nonpartisan political action committee tasked with promoting women seeking elected office. The Cowgirl Run Fund, which...
Friday, June 05, 2020
Ella Jones elected first black mayor of Ferguson
Voters in Ferguson, Mo., made history Tuesday by electing Ella Jones as the city's first black mayor. The election took place as protesters filled the streets of many U.S. cities, rallying against systemic racism and police brutality faced by many...
Friday, June 05, 2020
Historic wins for women of color as nation protests systemic racism
As the nation remained gripped by widespread protests against police brutality and systemic racism, black and Hispanic women won elections in multiple states on Tuesday while Representative Steve King, a nine-term congressman with a long history of...
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...
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
Countries with female leaders suffer six times fewer COVID-19 deaths
The COVID-19 crisis points to female leadership as a marker for healthier and more equal societies that are more receptive to political agendas placing social and environmental wellbeing at the core of national policymaking, according to a new...
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
Seema T Gala Vapi
Seema T Gala Vapi is a Municipal Councillor from India. 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
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...

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