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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
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....
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...
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...
Monday, April 13, 2020
What do countries with the best coronavirus responses have in common? Women leaders
By Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, Looking for examples of true leadership in a crisis? From Iceland to Taiwan and from Germany to New Zealand, women are stepping up to show the world how to manage a messy patch for our human family. Add in Finland, Iceland...
Monday, April 13, 2020
Are female leaders better at managing the Covid19 pandemic?
By Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, several reports suggested that banks led by a higher proportion of women, as well as countries that enjoyed a higher representation of women in leadership, particularly in...
Monday, April 13, 2020
The secret weapon in the fight against coronavirus: women
By Arwa Mahdawi, What do Germany, Taiwan and New Zealand have in common? Well, they’ve all got female leaders and they’re all doing an exceptional job in their response to the coronavirus crisis. Tsai Ing-Wen, a former law professor, became the...
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Four key global trends on gender, security and safety
March felt more like global disaster month than Women’s History Month, with COVID-19 consistently dominating the headlines. Yet in the midst of the critical pandemic response, we can’t lose sight of how gender is shaping key global trends—and how...
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
The power of black women in politics
By Jamar A. Boyd JJ, The contributions of African Americans within American politics are often reduced or diluted. But there’s one group within the African American diaspora whose commitment, consistency, and dedication has especially not been...
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Three reasons why Jacinda Ardern's coronavirus response has been a masterclass in crisis leadership
By Suze Wilson, Imagine, if you can, what it's like to make decisions on which the lives of tens of thousands of other people depend. If you get things wrong, or delay deciding, they die. Your decisions affect the livelihoods of hundreds of...
Monday, April 06, 2020
Women in politics offer unique voice. That's why we need more.
By Myra Van Hoose, As of November 2018, with 131 women in Congress, the most in the history of the United States, women’s voices have their best chance to be heard at a federal level. But we are far from equally represented and women’s issues are...
Monday, April 06, 2020
US: The roaring twenties: Women's courage and politics
By Shelby Sterling, Women’s History Month offered 31 days to acknowledge the courage and sacrifices of women in history, celebrate the accomplishments they’ve made, and seize the opportunities available as a result of their advocacy and dedication...
Monday, April 06, 2020
Australia: Where are the women MPs in the coronavirus crisis?
By Sonia Palmieri, On Wednesday, a special sitting of Parliament will pass the third COVID-19 support package around wage subsidies. At this stage it’s not known exactly how many MPs will be at the sitting, although the minimum required is 31. Most...
Friday, April 03, 2020
Why we need women’s leadership in the COVID-19 response
By Jeremy Farrar and Geeta Rao Gupta, Women comprise the majority of frontline healthcare workers globally, meaning that female representation is vital in tackling the coronavirus crisis. 70% of the world's healthcare staff are made up of women,...
Friday, April 03, 2020
Two women on the National COVID-19 Coordination Commission. Is it enough?
By Angela Priestley, Jane Halton and Catherine Tanna have been appointed to the National COVID-19 Coordination Commission. The Commission’s been created by the Morrison Government to help address an extraordinary set of challenges over the days,...
Friday, April 03, 2020
A gender lens for COVID-19
By Susan Papp and Marcy Hersh, Gender is often an ignored factor during health emergencies, even though women comprise 70% of the global healthcare workforce. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the most effective policy responses will be those that...
Friday, April 03, 2020
COVID-19 shows the need for more female leaders
By Eric Bowling, In Ridley Scott’s horror masterpiece Alien, a group of space-salvagers come across an abandoned ship giving off a distress signal with no explanation of what killed the crew, until one man comes across an egg and is infected with a...
Friday, April 03, 2020
Ireland: Women will do politics differently
By Andrée Murphy, When Michelle O’Neill paused in her answers to the Stormont chamber this week, she reflected heartfelt concerns in these days of uncertainty. Jim Allister had asked her about his constituent, a woman of 32 years with a young child...

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