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Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Men promised a woman for Ginsburg’s seat. Ist that what women want?
By Sydney Ember and Rebecca R. Ruiz, In 1993, when Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg was nominated to the Supreme Court, then-Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. thanked her for saving his daughter “from having to be the second woman nominee to the Supreme Court.”...
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Ghanaian girls should have presidential role models too
What does a female President or Vice President mean to the girl child in Ghana? It means a lot.  Generally, it means the same thing that the male Presidents and Vice Presidents have meant and still mean to our boy children: a role model they can...
Thursday, September 17, 2020
‘If not now, when?’: Black women seize political spotlight
 The little girl ran up to her, wide-eyed and giddy. “Are you Charisse Davis?” the fourth grader asked. Davis was stunned. A former kindergarten teacher and librarian, she was more accustomed to shuttling her two sons to basketball practice than...
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Pandemics, politics and the impact of women in leadership roles
Despite enormous strides in business, government and other areas, women don’t always get the respect men do for their leadership abilities, even when they can boast greater accomplishments. But the combination of a pandemic, a recession and an...
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Still a long way to go for women in politics
It was a historic day. Fifteen women named to the first gender-balanced cabinet in Canadian history. “Because it’s 2015,” explained newly minted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when asked why parity was important to him. Many Canadians nodded in...
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
For women in politics, Pakistan still lags behind
Given the role female leaders like Fatima Jinnah played in its independence and being the first Muslim country to be led by a woman in Benazir Bhutto, one may think Pakistan has been doing quite well when it comes to women’s participation in...
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Patriarchy rules politics too, but these women want to change that
Urmila Singh has been helping women in Bihar nurture their political ambitions for over two decades now. She remembers how the 73rd and 74th amendments to the Constitution in 1993 had reserved a third of seats in all local bodies for women, and how...
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
More women need to enter politics to ensure effective control over govt machinery
As far as abilities go, women have shown their prowess time and again. Women are not inferior to men in any field. As prime ministers, industrialists, sportspersons or doctors, they have proved their mettle in every profession. But there is a reason...
Monday, September 14, 2020
Women leaders’ competence on COVID: The proof
By Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, Following a popular April blog I wrote titled What Do Countries With The Best Coronavirus Responses Have In Common? Women Leaders, I’m delighted to follow-up with academic research that proves the point. The data does...
Friday, September 11, 2020
Why has Sweden never had a female Prime Minister?
"Human rights, women's rights and gender equality are so high up on the agenda in Sweden that when you talk to people they are embarrassed that Sweden is the only Nordic country which hasn't had a woman prime minister," says Drude Dahlerup, a ...
Wednesday, September 09, 2020
Tony Abbott just proved why we’re all looking to women leaders to get us out of this crisis
Oh Tony. Tony, Tony, Tony. Just when we thought we were free of your irrational, fear-mongering drivel, you pipe up with another nugget of gold. This time, you thought you’d share your wisdom on the Coronavirus pandemic and Australia’s response to...
Wednesday, September 09, 2020
Are women leaders really doing better on coronavirus? The data backs it up
Over the last few months, there has been much discussion of leadership during the pandemic. What constitutes good leadership? Who has performed better and which countries have been worse? One pattern that emerged early on was that female leaders...
Tuesday, September 08, 2020
Women who inspire: Leading through a pandemic
When we look at the global response to COVID-19, female leaders are shining. From New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, to Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, female leaders have excelled in displaying a governance and communication during the...
Wednesday, September 02, 2020
The objectification of women in politics and why it matters
In January of 2019 the right-wing news outlet The Daily Caller published fake revenge-porn photographs of freshman Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez. The headline read “Here’s the Photo Some People Described As A Nude Selfie of Alexandria Ocasio...
Monday, August 31, 2020
Kamala Harris reminds us that Voting is the best way to honor generations of women
This week Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris penned an Opinion Editorial for the Washington Post; marking this month’s 100th Year of Women’s Suffrage. Senator Harris acknowledges the millions of women who were not included in the voting...
Friday, August 28, 2020
Election 2020: What women want this election in New Zealand
By Michelle Duff, In the 127 years since women have been able to vote, you’d think someone would have asked them what they want. You would think. Being a woman or a gender minority in New Zealand is kind of like being in a really tiring relationship...
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 are significantly more likely...
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 stories -- are left out of the...

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