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Thursday, May 14, 2020
Holly Richardson: Having a seat at the table does not mean having a voice
By Holly Richardson , “After years spent analyzing lab and real-life settings to determine what it takes for a woman to really be heard — to truly be perceived as competent and influential — these professors have found the same truth: for women,...
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Dominique Anglade named Quebec Liberal leader, becomes first black woman to head a party in province
Dominique Anglade was named the new leader of the Quebec Liberals on Monday, becoming the first ever black woman at the helm of a provincial political party in the history of Quebec. The announcement was made after contender Alexandre Cusson...
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Effective Leadership in the Time of COVID-19
Featuring: H.E. Emily Haber, Ambassador of Germany to the U.S. H.E. Kåre Aas, Ambassador of Norway to the U.S. H.E. Rosemary Banks, Ambassador of New Zealand to the U.S. Moderated by Ambassador Melanne Verveer Executive Director, Georgetown...
Friday, May 08, 2020
Roundtable discussion: Safeguarding elections amid COVID-19
Across the globe, more than 50 elections have already been postponed due to COVID-19, and, in some cases, there is a risk that elections will be postponed indefinitely. Some governments may hold elections in a manner and time that benefits the...
Friday, May 08, 2020
Dateci Voce: Italian women demand voice in Covid-19 fight
Women in Italy have demanded a greater role in the country's official response to the coronavirus outbreak. Italy has one of the highest coronavirus death tolls in Europe, with almost 30,000 fatalities. Yet the Civil Defence's daily briefings on the...
Thursday, May 07, 2020
The pandemic recasts gender inequality
By Cathy Young, Amid a life-and-death health emergency and an economic crisis, the culture-war issues that dominated America’s national conversation a short time ago have receded — but not completely. Some argue, for instance, that gender inequality...
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...

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