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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Time to prioritize women for transformative politics in new India
By Rami Chhabra, Tsunami Tsunamo has crested, propelled by people power. As one who entered the media in the late 1950s—then eighteen, now eighty—I stand witness to a rare karmic moment in the nation’s life. It has come only twice before: in 1971...
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Coronavirus: A case study in women’s effective leadership
By Sian Beilock, As we look back on, chronicle, and interrogate the current pandemic for years to come, one thing will surely jump out: the undeniable value of having women in leadership roles.  Across the globe, female leaders still only govern ...
Monday, August 17, 2020
Barriers to women’s political participation In South Asia: Money, muscle & misogyny
“What according to you is the biggest barrier to women’s political participation ?” To this question, 68 percent participants voted patriarchy as the biggest barrier for women’s political participation. But surprisingly, 32 percent voted that women...
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Why increased activism has not translated into global women’s empowerment
By Pavit Kaur, India has hardly ever seen a purely women-driven movement where women have been the pioneers of a development and have stood up for a cause all by themselves. The second decade of 21st century has seen radical changes to the nature of...
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Will the pandemic help or hinder an Australian “women’s wave” in politics?
By Kristine Ziwica, In June, Chris Wallace, an associate professor at the University of Canberra’s 50/50 by 2030 Foundation, wrote a piece for The Conversation in which she claimed that Morrison’s decision to end free child care and single out the...
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Where are all the women leaders?
By Nina Montagu-Smith  When Satsuki Katayama was appointed as the sole female minister in Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's new cabinet in 2018, she immediately came face-to-face with the practical obstacles facing women in leadership positions....
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Watch more TV to understand the backlash against the women in the running for vice president
By Karrin Vasby Anderson,  Joe Biden’s promise to name a woman running mate has prompted familiar debates about gender and power. Are these potential vice presidents supposed to be presidential lackeys or understudies to the leader of the free world...
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Around globe, women leaders rise to the pandemic challenge
By Sara Miller Llana, Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen secured the trust and love of her people. As Denmark entered one of Europe’s first lockdowns in mid-March, the nation’s youngest-ever prime minister...
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
It’s official: Living in a female-led country is advantageous right now
By Susan Devaney, Currently, there are only 19 female world leaders.  And yet, throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, several countries have made headlines for the notable leadership style of the women in charge. You only have to look to former British ...
Friday, July 31, 2020
3 keys to raising women leaders
Raising up women leaders should matter to all of us—but it requires an oft-lacking intentionality.  Women make up more than half the church, and God has gifted both men and women for his glory and for his purposes. People from different theological...
Thursday, July 30, 2020
What do Sweden and Mexico have in common? A feminist foreign policy
By Alisha Haridasani Gupta, In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, Chris Purdy, chief executive of one of the world’s largest providers of contraceptives and family planning services, DKT International, sent out an email asking for help. The...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Women in politics in Pakistan
Numerous studies from two decades in Pakistan have indicated that what little empowerment of women we have seen till now has stemmed from the increased representation in local governments. This increase to 33 percent took place in 2001. As a result...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
More women should lead Africa's coronavirus response
By Damaris Matoke-Muhia,  As the race to contain one of the worst pandemics in history continues, there is an urgent need for more stringent and innovative strategies to battle COVID-19. But on the world stage, one critically important element...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
UK: The government’s botched response to Covid-19 will set women back decades—and shows the need for more female leaders
By Zainab Asunramu, From growing cases of domestic abuse to rising job insecurity, women have borne the brunt of Covid-19’s many ravages. But there has been a dearth of women at the government’s daily Covid-19 briefings. The lack of expertise...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Who is knitting Europe together? 3 smart women
By Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, Three smart women leaders in their 60’s are leading Europe to a greener, more democratic future. It took 90 hours of negotiations to corral 27 leaders of member states, a couple of populist strongmen and a few frugal...
Monday, July 27, 2020
Eternal mothers, whores or witches: being a woman in politics in Zimbabwe
The political arena in Zimbabwe is a de facto male space in which women play very peripheral and insignificant roles. Author and scholar Panashe Chigumadzi sums the situation up in an op-ed article, writing that . Politics in Zimbabwe remains a man’...
Monday, July 27, 2020
Hong Kong elections: the shameful absence of women from politics
During these times of political polarisation and fragmentation in Hong Kong, there is one thing we can find in common across partisan lines – shutting out women from politics. The future for Hong Kong parliamentary politics is definitely not female...
Friday, July 24, 2020
Why female leadership is what the climate justice movement needs
“The climate movement cannot succeed without an urgent upsurge in women’s leadership across the Global South and the Global North. Women and girls are already boldly leading on climate justice, addressing the climate crisis in ways that heal, rather...

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