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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Women leaders are doing a disproportionately great job at handling the pandemic. So why aren't there more of them?
In Taiwan, early intervention measures have controlled the coronavirus pandemic so successfully that it is now exporting millions of face masks to help the European Union and others. Germany has overseen the largest-scale coronavirus testing program...
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
On the frontlines of COVID-19: A conversation with women peacebuilders
In fragile settings around the world, COVID-19 poses a serious threat to peace, security, and the rights of women and girls. Join women peacebuilders on the frontlines of COVID-19 for a virtual discussion on how the pandemic is exacerbating...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Resources on Gender-sensitive Responses to COVID-19
As the impact of COVID-19 intensifies globally, we have curated a selection of resources and information on gender-sensitive responses and women’s leadership in times of pandemic. You will find a list of relevant resolutions, useful tools, virtual...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
In a global emergency, women are showing how to lead
By Zoe Marks Among the countries that have seen early successes in the fight against the covid-19 pandemic, female leaders stand out. Germany under Angela Merkel boasts one of the lowest fatality rates in the world and is gradually reopening. Women-...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Women make political history in Louisiana, but men still make up the majority
For the first time in U.S. history six women stood on a national platform campaigning to become our next president. That momentum of women wanting to take on political roles continued in Louisiana. Last November election, 26 women were elected to...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Women are leading Canada’s public health response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak
Judging by numbers of deaths from the COVID-19 outbreak in Canada, the country has been handling the coronavirus outbreak comparatively well. Less than 1,000 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in total, despite it being one of the first...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Modernizing our Parliament shouldn’t end with COVID-19
By Eleanor Fast, In unprecedented times come unprecedented measures. Amid COVID-19, Canadians have learned this first hand. Just six weeks ago, social distancing was a concept most had never heard of. Working from home, while on the rise in many...
Monday, April 20, 2020
Votes for women: South Korea's first feminist party seeks parliament seats
South Korea is regularly ranked lowest in the developed world for gender equality, but for the first time a feminist party is seeking parliamentary seats at Wednesday’s election, accusing the political establishment of having failed women. The party...
Monday, April 20, 2020
Ruth B. Mandel, a voice for women in politics, dies at 81
Ruth B. Mandel was an infant when she and her parents fled Germany on the eve of World War II. They were among the 937 passengers, almost all of them Jewish refugees, aboard the ocean liner St. Louis on what was often called the Voyage of the Damned...
Monday, April 20, 2020
New Zealand’s Prime Minister may be the most effective leader on the planet
By Uri Friedman, The coronavirus pandemic may be the largest test of political leadership the world has ever witnessed. Every leader on the planet is facing the same potential threat. Every leader is reacting differently, in his or her own style....
Monday, April 20, 2020
Female parliamentarians still face a motherhood penalty, but the evidence globally suggests it can be ended
Why do we still rarely see mothers, especially those with young children, represented in parliament? The rarity of scenes like the one above of women successfully balancing motherhood with a career in politics underscores an observable fact that...
Thursday, April 16, 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...
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Women are on the frontline of the COVID19 pandemic. Social Democrats call for EU action to support them!
The coronavirus pandemic deepens existing inequalities in our societies. It exposes an increasing number of women to gender-based violence. It is putting an additional burden on women who are disproportionally represented in professions where the...
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
COVID-19: Emerging gender data and why it matters
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold human suffering and is likely to heighten gender-based inequalities around the world. As economic activity comes to a halt, women who face disadvantage in access to decent work will suffer the most. What's...
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
How to incorporate women and gender equality in the management of the crisis response
Crisis management or emergency situations such as COVID-19 can have serious impacts on the lives of women and girls, if gender dimensions are not considered. Issues such as care work, economic autonomy, physical or sexual violence, women's...
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
"Put women and girls at the centre of efforts to recover from COVID-19"
By Antonio Guterres, The COVID-19 pandemic affects everyone, everywhere. But it affects different groups of people differently, deepening existing inequalities. Early data indicates that the mortality rates from COVID-19 may be higher for men. But...
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
e-Discussion on Women’s Leadership in the COVID-19 Response
Background Women are hardest hit by the current COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts. Beyond the direct effect of the infection by the coronavirus, women’s health and safety are at greater risk as increased prevalence of domestic violence and abuse is...
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
A gender-equal Ethiopian Parliament can improve the lives of all women
Recent gains by women in the Ethiopian political landscape offer a chance to improve gender equality around the country and put an end to long-standing societal iniquities. Since coming to power in 2018, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has reorganised the...

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