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Speaking at the UN headquarters in October 2021, from left to right: Asila Wardak, Fawzia Koofi, Anisa Shaheed and Naheed Farid. Photograph: UN Women
Thursday, September 01, 2022
"The Taliban don’t know how to govern": The Afghan women shaping global policy from exile
Despite the upheaval of the Taliban takeover, the ‘group of six’ are finding ways to tackle the political and humanitarian crisis. It has been described as Afghanistan’s brain drain, after the Taliban’s return to power last year precipitated an...
Satoko Kishimoto, the new mayor of Tokyo’s Suginami district: ‘I thought something had to change.’ Photograph: Asia Europe People's Forum/Youtube
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
"Dominated by old men": Tokyo ward’s first female mayor takes on status quo
Satoko Kishimoto sets sights on ‘radical change’ in Japan, where only 2% of local government leaders are women. The first female mayor of a district in Tokyo has vowed to challenge Japan’s male-dominated politics, weeks after she became one of only...
"It’s all very real": Bosnian women politicians unprotected against online abuse - BalkanInsight
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
"It’s all very real": Bosnian women politicians unprotected against online abuse
A lack of legal regulation and the inefficiency of the Bosnian justice system mean Bosnian women in politics face little or no protection against gender-based abuse online. Lana Prlic became a deputy leader of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in...
Daliborka Uljarevic. Photo: CGO.
Wednesday, April 06, 2022
"This is misogyny": The growing abuse facing women in Montenegrin politics
On both sides of Montenegro’s ideological divide, women politicians face sexism, abuse, and discrimination on a daily basis. And experts say it’s only getting worse. Vesna Bratic and Draginja Vuksanovic-Stankovic sit on opposing sides of a deep...
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...