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Thursday, August 27, 2020
“We have been transforming lives. We have been agents of change.”
Around the world, women play critical roles as first responders and leaders when humanitarian crisis occurs. They change and save lives in the hardest to reach places. Yet, their work is consistently under-funded and...
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Nothing less than equality and a seat at the table for youth
UN Women, in collaboration with ITU (the UN agency for information and communication technologies), and youth and gender equality activists around the world, celebrated International Youth Day on 12 August with a...
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
How gender affects the response rates of politicians to inquiries about healthcare and unemployment support
Are women and men equally likely to receive answers when they contact politicians for information about healthcare and unemployment benefits? Drawing on a new study, Zoila Ponce de Leon and Gabriele Magni find that MPs...
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
UN Women's Executive Director sees a path to gender equality in spite of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic is threatening years of gender equality progress. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 2020 Reportfound that female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage are on the rise. Women...
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
States with women governors had fewer COVID-19 deaths and more optimistic public briefings
Having a woman as governor of a U.S. state is associated with fewer COVID-19 related deaths, according to new research published in the Journal of Applied Psychology. The study also found that women governors exhibited...
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Two Women nominated to chair IMF Development Committee, including Caribbean’s Mia Mottley
Two women representing the Caribbean and Latin America are nominated to chair the joint World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund Development Committee (DC), further supporting the notion that the global...
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Pregnant MPs warn they are being shut out of inflexible Parliament
Pregnant federal MPs have warned they risk being shut out of parliamentary discussions because of the failure to agree on virtual participation with video-conferencing technology when Parliament returns later this month...
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
State Govt. doesn’t give anganwadi workers their due: Jharkhand MP Annapurna Devi
BJP’s Annapurna Devi became the Member of Parliament from Kodarma in Jharkhand in 2019 Lok Sabha election. A first-time MP, Devi isn’t new to politics. While she was forced to join politics with Rashtriya Janta Dal in...
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Data and violence against women in politics: Expert group meeting report and recommendations
UN Women organized an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on “Data and violence against women in politics” (VAWP) on 4–5 December 2019, in New York, as a part of its ongoing efforts to tackle this issue. More than 40 experts...
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
In the next 100 years, women may dominate US politics
When it comes to women and power in America, 2020 is a landmark, but also a question. We are marking the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment enfranchising women even as we ask: Whose votes -- and...
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
In the next 100 years, women may dominate US politics
When it comes to women and power in America, 2020 is a landmark, but also a question. We are marking the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment enfranchising women even as we ask: Whose votes -- and...
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
SNP to launch project aiming to get more Scots women into politics
THE SNP will tomorrow unveil a new project aimed at combating the gender balance in Scotland’s politics. Writing exclusively in The National, the party’s national women's convenor, Rhiannon Spear, says: “Women make up...
Monday, August 24, 2020
e-Discussion on Women’s Participation in Public Life
Background Women’s right to equal opportunities and participation in public life is guaranteed by international agreements such as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the...
Monday, August 24, 2020
Susan B. Anthony Museum rejects President Trump's pardon of the suffragist
On Tuesday, President Trump officially pardoned leading suffragist Susan B. Anthony, who died in 1906. He noted she was arrested in 1872 for voting before it was legal for women to do so. "She was never pardoned!" he...
Friday, August 21, 2020
Women don't need to 'lean in' like men – men need to lead more like women
By Arwa Mahdawi, Men could learn a thing or two from women, study finds Jair Bolsonaro reckons he has mold in his lungs. Donald Trump and Boris Johnson, meanwhile, seem to have mold in their brains. Brazil, the US, and...
Friday, August 21, 2020
Women and leadership: Real lives, real lessons
Join Global Institute for Women's Leadership to celebrate the UK launch of Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons, the new book by Julia Gillard, Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership and former...
Friday, August 21, 2020
Not all women gained the vote in 1920
When the 19th Amendment became law on August 26, 1920, 26 million adult female Americans were nominally eligible to vote. But full electoral equality was still decades away for many women of color who counted among that...
Friday, August 21, 2020
How did women fare in the 2020 Vanuatu elections?
Despite strong efforts to promote female leadership and political engagement by advocacy groups, women still face serious roadblocks to political success in Vanuatu, writes Elise Howard. In the Vanuatu national...

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