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Friday, October 23, 2020
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls out casual contempt for women in last night’s presidential debate
Whether it’s Nobel prize-winners reduced to the title of “wife” or female professors routinely called “Miss”, women’s names are a constant battle line in the ongoing fight for gender recognition. The frustrating inability to address a woman as she...
Monday, September 28, 2020
Attitudes towards women’s political participation in Solomon Islands
A total of 26 women stood as candidates at the 2019 Solomon Islands national general election and, for the first time since independence, two women won seats in the national parliament. While this could be perceived as a positive development, it is...
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, 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...
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
A year after Bashir’s fall, the struggle for Sudanese women continues
By Reem Abbas, In a recent meeting between Sudanese women activists and members of the central committee of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC), Sudan’s current ruling coalition, women were given myriad justifications for their exclusion from...
Friday, June 26, 2020
A call to defend democracy
The COVID-19 pandemic threatens more than the lives and the livelihoods of people throughout the world. It is also a political crisis that threatens the future of liberal democracy. Authoritarian regimes, not surprisingly, are using the crisis to...
Monday, June 22, 2020
A quiet revolution for women in US foreign and security policy?
The Departments of Defense, State, USAID and Homeland Security recently launched plans regarding women in U.S. foreign and security policy. The joint rollout unveiled the Trump administration’s roadmap for changing the way America and its allies and...
Friday, May 15, 2020
A ‘feminine’ crisis? Something unique about the coronavirus may be widening the political gender gap
By Danny Westneat, I’ve been getting a barrage of feedback on the big bind we have facing us — which is when, and how, we should go back to normal life and work amid the continuing threat of the coronavirus. Most of the hundreds of emailers or...
Tuesday, May 05, 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...
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Australia: Women at the frontline (and the rear) of COVID-19
Laura Moorby has never been busier. She’s a Relationship Manager for ANZ in the Australian Capital Territory and her customers heard the bank would assist them with loan repayment suspensions and other relief measures in response to COVID-19. Her...
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Are female leaders more successful at managing the coronavirus crisis?
By Jon Henley and Eleanor Ainge Roy, On 1 April, the prime minister of Sint Maarten addressed her nation’s 41,500 people. Coronavirus cases were rising, and Silveria Jacobs knew the small island country, which welcomes 500,000 tourists a year, was...
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...
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 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
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...
Thursday, April 02, 2020
Australia: Covid-19 responses, why feminist leadership matters in a crisis
Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures, and, as seen by the actions of the White House and even our own Australian government, the usual mandates for gender balance and equality have already fallen by the wayside. It hardly seems like a...
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Are women being pushed out of Israeli politics?
By  Naama Lanski, Last Tuesday morning, the wings of history quietly flapped. MK Tzipi Hotovely (Likud), until recently the deputy foreign minister, was sworn in for the first time as a minister following her appointment to the Diaspora Affairs...
Tuesday, February 04, 2020
A woman’s place is in politics - More communication, connection and community needed
By Silvana Koch-Mehrin and Matilda Flemming, Fifty-two years ago ‘Mary Poppins’ won five Oscars. Singapore, Maldives and Gambia became independent countries. West Germany and Israel established diplomatic relations. The Vietnam War raged. Malcolm X...

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