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Friday, May 22, 2020
Gender and crisis of COVID-19 in Tunisia: Challenges and recommendations
This brief summarizes challenges and recommendations of the impact of the recent pandemic of COVID-19 in Tunisia on gender-based violence, access to justice, women and health, and women’s leadership and political participation. It makes...
Friday, May 22, 2020
India: Women quotas in politics have unintended consequence
To rectify this inequality, a majority of countries (or at least one political party in most) have imposed female electoral quota systems, or rules designed to increase the representation of women. The catch? Boosting gender may well curtail...
Friday, May 22, 2020
Jacinda Ardern's global renown is great, but she must do more for women
The gendered dimensions of political leadership during the Covid-19 crisis has achieved global proportions, with headlines claiming that women are doing things differently, and with better results. Much of this is assertion, given Vietnam and...
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Women leaders eschew ‘macho-man’ politics in COVID-19 response
New Zealand is “halfway down Everest,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said of the country’s battle with the coronavirus. New Zealand, Taiwan, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway all have notably low rates of fatalities and Germany stands out in...
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Online empowerment: How this Egyptian women’s rights activist empowers women from home
The coronavirus pandemic is forcing us all to enter a new normal; a new way of life that is pushing us to change the way we work, create and understand the world. Creativity, resilience and exploration of new methods is now necessary to be able to...
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Can COVID-19 close ASEAN’s gender gap?
While the COVID-19 crisis has upended our way of living and working, its chaos has brought with it some clarity. The rigid structures of yesterday are falling away, as more people are able to work from anywhere with an internet connection, while...
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Ardern becomes New Zealand's most popular PM in a century: poll
Jacinda Ardern became New Zealand’s most popular prime minister in a century, a Newshub-Reid Research poll showed on Monday, thanks to her COVID-19 response that made the country among the most successful in curbing the spread of the disease. The...
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
African Women Leaders Network (AWLN) Virtual Consultation on COVID-19 Responseses
In support of the global and continental efforts to address the challenges posed by COVID-19, the African Women Leaders Network (AWLN) is convening a Virtual Consultation COVID-19 Response on Thursday 28th May 2020. The consultation will aim to...
Friday, May 15, 2020
Respond, restructure, recover: Women and the COVID-19 response in the Caribbean
CIWiL is interested in collecting feedback from you on topics for discussion for a webinar series on COVID-19 and its impact on Caribbean Women. Rsvp here.
Friday, May 15, 2020
33 percent reservation for enhancing women participation in Indian politics
By Shirin Shabana, After working for more than 30 years in diverse social settings I realized without women's participation we can't resolve conflict, we can't stop wars and more than that there won't be diverse and peaceful inclusive sustainable...
Friday, May 15, 2020
A record number of women have filed to run for House seats in 2020
A record 490 women have filed to run for U.S. House seats in 2020, surpassing the previous record of 476 set in 2018, according to new data from the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University. That figure includes a record...
Friday, May 15, 2020
Gender and COVID-19
Background Pandemics and outbreaks have differential impacts on women and men. From risk of exposure and biological susceptibility to infection to the social and economic implications, individuals’ experiences are likely to vary according to their...
Friday, May 15, 2020
A ‘feminine’ crisis? Something unique about the coronavirus may be widening the political gender gap
By Danny Westneat, I’ve been getting a barrage of feedback on the big bind we have facing us — which is when, and how, we should go back to normal life and work amid the continuing threat of the coronavirus. Most of the hundreds of emailers or...
Friday, May 15, 2020
Without gender data, we leave critical COVID-19 clues on the table
By Björn Andersson, Mohammad Naciri, Any new and highly infectious pathogen triggers a world of worry, with a slew of questions to which there are no immediate answers. From HIV to Ebola and from severe acute respiratory syndrome to Middle East...
Friday, May 15, 2020
As women make up only 6% of Parliament, gender equality is still a long way off in Iran
On 21 February 2020, the people of Iran went to the polls to vote for 290 seats in the Islamic Consultative Assembly. The most recent parliamentary elections, held every four years in Iran, resulted in the formation of a parliamentary body with only...
Thursday, May 14, 2020
New online summer workshop programme because of Coronavirus, equal power training is moving online
This summer, we’re running a programme of FREE online training for women on getting into politics, using your voice online and community organising and leadership. This programme includes sessions on getting into politics specifically for women who...
Thursday, May 14, 2020
New online summer workshop programme because of Coronavirus, equal power training is moving online
This summer, we’re running a programme of FREE online training for women on getting into politics, using your voice online and community organising and leadership. This programme includes sessions on getting into politics specifically for women who...
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth and Ida B Wells: Mothers of the movement for women’s equality
Many associate the early women’s suffrage movement with suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Stanton gained prominence with her commitment to abolition and the passing of the 13th Amendment, and quickly recognized the need for a women’s equality...

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