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FILE PHOTO: Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka attends the Women's Forum Americas, at Claustro de Sor Juana University in Mexico City, Mexico, May 30, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Romero
Tuesday, February 02, 2021
Want a stronger world after COVID-19? Choose more women leaders
By Emma Batha LONDON, Feb 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Countries must put more women into leadership roles to build a stronger post-pandemic world, a top U.N. official said on Monday as data showed women could be waiting more than a century to...
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Leandre Dal Ponte
Leandre Dal Ponte is a Member of Parliament from Brazil. 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.
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Now’s our chance: After a tumultuous 2020, women leaders share 8 ways to rebuild a better world
It has been an unrelenting and rough year. We have faced a global pandemic that has sickened millions and caused over 300,000 American deaths, a national reckoning over systemic racism and racialized police violence, destructive wildfires and...
Monday, December 14, 2020
Women and leadership: looking beyond the global health crisis
Not long after the news of Covid-19 broke around the world, it became clear that it would be a health crisis of pandemic proportions. But it also became apparent early on that there was much more at risk than health. While men were more likely to...
Monday, December 14, 2020
Mabutho leads female politics narrative in Botswana
Gofaone Mabutho, a 28-year-old woman from Marapong is one of the few women councillors in Botswana. She toppled then incumbent councilor for her ward in the 2019 general elections, an impressive feat that has never been done before, especially...
Friday, November 06, 2020
Gertraud Salzmann
Gertraud Salzmann is a Member of Parliament from Austria. 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.
Friday, November 06, 2020
Breaking down the influence of women in politics
In this election, women made up an important voting bloc and the door is slowly opening as more women run for office. To talk about the influence of women in politics, KUNR’s Natalie Van Hoozer spoke to Dr. Christina Ladam, a political science...
Monday, October 26, 2020
A record number of indigenous women are running for office this year
A report from the Center for American Women and Politics states that, in 2020, 18 Native American women—nine Democrats and nine Republicans—will have run as congressional candidates. This is the largest number of Native American women who have run—...
Friday, October 09, 2020
Michela Montevecchi
Michela Montevecchi is a Secretary of the Senate Presidency of Italy. 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, October 08, 2020
Violence against women in politics a growing problem
While women have made significant inroads into politics in recent years, their involvement has spurred attacks, intimidation and harassment in many parts of the world, says Mona Lena Krook, a professor of political science at Rutgers University-New...
Friday, September 25, 2020
Harriet Baldwin
Harriet Baldwin is a Member of Parliament from The United Kingdom. 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.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
‘Reluctant politician; Forever social worker’—Congress’ MP from chattisgarh Jyotsna Mahant
Congress’ lone female MP in Chhattisgarh, Jyotsna Mahant’s entry in politics is a result of nepotism. It’s the same as how several women who belong to political parties enter politics, but what is unique about her is that she has already been...
Friday, September 11, 2020
Liselott Blixt
Liselott Blixt is a Member of Parliament from Denmark. 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, September 03, 2020
How Sandhya Ray became the first female MP from Bhind in Madhya Pradesh
Coming from one of the most backward villages in the country, Sandhya Ray found the support in her progressive in-laws. They didn’t just support her with her studies but also motivated her to join politics. Ray, who wanted to do a regular 9-5 job,...
Thursday, September 03, 2020
First African-Pakistani lawmaker fights discrimination to rise up in politics: Interview with Tanzeela Qambrani
Tanzeela Qambrani (41) created history in Pakistan when she became the first Sheedi Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) of Sindh Assembly in 2018. Her election to the Sindh Assembly was significant for many reasons. As the first Sheedi lawmaker, she...
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
'We will always fix it': Jacinda Ardern's promise to NZ over COVID-19 mistakes
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she will "never" shy away from admitting when the Government has screwed up. At the weekend the Government's official Unite Against COVID-19 social media channels and website urged everyone in south and west...
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Women don’t get opportunities very easily, they need to fight for them, says MP Diya Kumari
Diya Kumari is an Indian politician who was elected as the Member of Parliament from Rajsamand constituency in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. She is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and served as a MLA from Sawai Madhopur for the term...
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
UN Women's Executive Director sees a path to gender equality in spite of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic is threatening years of gender equality progress. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 2020 Reportfound that female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage are on the rise. Women are also doing more unpaid...

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