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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,...
Thursday, April 30, 2020
With no hands to shake, Hochul rules the airwaves
While Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s daily press briefings have captivated millions across the country, many upstate residents probably have heard more from Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul lately. Hochul has often served as a booster for Cuomo’s agenda, a trusted voice...
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Are female leaders more successful at managing the coronavirus crisis?
By Jon Henley and Eleanor Ainge Roy, On 1 April, the prime minister of Sint Maarten addressed her nation’s 41,500 people. Coronavirus cases were rising, and Silveria Jacobs knew the small island country, which welcomes 500,000 tourists a year, was...
Thursday, April 30, 2020
South Korean feminist party plans school to train 'winning' candidates
South Korea’s first feminist party is set to launch a political school to train aspiring female candidates, as it vowed to fight on after failing to win a seat in national elections. The Women’s Party was unsuccessful in its attempts to win four...
Thursday, April 30, 2020
The Coronavirus crisis is proving we need more women governors and mayors
A year that was supposed to be all about the presidency has suddenly become all about the governors. With the federal response to coronavirus lagging, national attention has turned to a group of lesser-known executive leaders now leading the fight...
Thursday, April 30, 2020
A recovery for everyone: putting gender at the center of democracy & governance responses to COVID-19
Opening Remarks: Michelle Bekkering, USAID Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3)  Panelists: Gina Chirillo, Senior Gender Program Officer, and Fauzia Tariq, Senior Gender Advisor, Pakistan - IFES...
Monday, April 27, 2020
The coronavirus could either help or hinder women’s candidacies
By Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant, Women’s leadership has drawn a lot of praise during the COVID-19 crisis, including for politicians like New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and chief medical officers Theresa Tam and Bonnie Henry. There has also...
Monday, April 27, 2020
The coronavirus could either help or hinder women’s candidacies
By Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant, Women’s leadership has drawn a lot of praise during the COVID-19 crisis, including for politicians like New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and chief medical officers Theresa Tam and Bonnie Henry. There has also...
Monday, April 27, 2020
Why do women make such good leaders during COVID-19?
By Cami Anderson, By the end of February, leaders across the globe were looking at the same facts: An invisible and dangerous enemy was fast approaching. COVID-19 was highly contagious, unpredictable, and deadly, even with an aggressive public...
Monday, April 27, 2020
The secret to Germany’s COVID-19 success: Angela Merkel is a scientist
Today, we face the global outbreak of a disease that has the potential to catalyze what the historian Eva Schlotheuber terms a “pandemic of the mind.” As misinformation proliferates and lines between fact and fiction are routinely and nonchalantly...
Friday, April 24, 2020
Why leadership training is critical to helping women achieve their potential
By Hira Ali, It’s a common thought that women-only training focused on gender-specific challenges undermines equality because it divides problems by gender. But it’s important to acknowledge that there are specific traits distinct to both men and...
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Nickocy Phillips
Nickocy Phillips is a Youth Ambassador from Trinidad and Tobago. 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.
Thursday, April 23, 2020
8 (more) women leaders facing the Coronavirus crisis
Women now govern 18 countries and 545 million people globally. That’s 7% of the world’s population. (Exactly the same percentage, by the way, of women CEOs on the Fortune 500.) From Bangladesh and Ethiopia, to Georgia and Singapore, women are...

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