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Thursday, April 21, 2022
Climate justice requires women’s leadership
Only a third of leadership positions in climate-change negotiations are held by women, even though women are the most vulnerable to the worst effects of global warming. Absent the active participation of women and girls in local, national, and...
Women leading in crises - logo
Thursday, March 17, 2022
CSW 66: Women leading in crises
To further discuss gender equality and the importance of women’s leadership, the PSCD will organize an event in the margins of the 66th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) to take place from the 14-25 March 2022....
UNDP
Monday, March 14, 2022
CSW 66: From pledges to action: Advancing gender equality in national climate plans (NDCs)
The upcoming years will be pivotal for the implementation of the updated national climate plans, or Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and to advance gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls as part of the 2030 Agenda. With...
UN Women
Friday, March 05, 2021
CSW65 (2021)
The sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place from 15 to 26 March 2021. In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation, and taking into account the latest guidance from the United Nations Secretary-General and the...
The Hill
Friday, February 05, 2021
Could this be why countries led by women are faring better against coronavirus?
The question of "what if women ruled the world" is getting less hypothetical these days as experts and studies note that countries governed by women have “systematically and significantly better” COVID-19 outcomes. Now a new study suggests that...
Monday, December 28, 2020
COVID-19: How male and female leaders differ in their political discourse
In situations of crisis, language and communication matter — particularly at the highest levels of political leadership. But do men and women use language differently when they are in positions of power? A new study sets out to investigate, and MNT...
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Friday, December 11, 2020
COVID-19: Is it time for male leaders to ‘lean out’?
Leaving women out of COVID-19 decision-making is not just bad for women — it’s bad for everyone. Research shows that achieving gender parity correlates with better outcomes in the pandemic overall, yet a new analysis found that only 3.5% of COVID-19...
Monday, December 07, 2020
COVID-19 and Elections: ensuring the electoral participation of persons with disabilities
UNDP and the Electoral Assistance Division of the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs are co-organizing a webinar to discuss and share some good practices on the inclusion of persons with disabilities in electoral...
Wednesday, November 04, 2020
Covid's male face: Women are hidden in the pandemic debate
The coronavirus pandemic is a crisis on many fronts – political, economic, and scientific – with ramifications that touch every member of society. But early research suggests that the virus, and the policy response to it, has a gendered impact,...
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
COVID-19 and conflict: Advancing women’s meaningful participation in ceasefires and peace processes
COVID-19 and conflict: Advancing women’s meaningful participation in ceasefires and peace processes This brief addresses the importance of women’s full, equal, and meaningful participation to an effective pandemic response and to peacemaking efforts...
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Celebrity advocates Connie Britton, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Yemi Alade call for green and gender-equal COVID-19 recovery during UN General Assembly week
New York — UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors American actor Connie Britton, Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Nigerian musician Yemi Alade participated this week in thought-provoking conversations organized by the SDG Action Zone - an innovative space...
Thursday, September 10, 2020
COVID-19 and democracy: Can parliaments come to the rescue?
An informal virtual interactive panel debate for International Day of Democracy, in partnership with the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory at Arizona State University, on Tuesday 15 September from 17:00-18:30 CET. Open to all IPU Members,...
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
Covid-19 crisis could set women back decades, experts fear
The coronavirus pandemic is having a devastating effect on gender equality and could set women back decades, experts have said on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act. In a week during which it was revealed that women are bearing the...
Friday, May 22, 2020
Chief raises $15M to expand network for women leaders [EN]
Chief, the private network for women leaders, has raised $15 million in a new round of funding to expand into new cities. Chief offers peer group experiences, an online platform, and event programming meant to connect and support women leaders. The...
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Coronavirus magnifies silence around sexism and gender inequality
By Tim Libretti, One can find in the media many important analyses and accounts of the way the coronavirus pandemic has exposed and exacerbated the myriad inequities plaguing U.S. society. The most opulent among us can shelter in place and not have...
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
COVID-19: Emerging gender data and why it matters
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold human suffering and is likely to heighten gender-based inequalities around the world. As economic activity comes to a halt, women who face disadvantage in access to decent work will suffer the most. What's...
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Coronavirus: 9 ways you can support gender equality from your home
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the way societies function. Social distancing measures have presented physical barriers to activism, but UN Women suggest 9 ways that you can keep up your support for gender parity from the safety of...
Monday, April 06, 2020
Campaigning during COVID19: Questions and strategies for moving forward - Part 2
Next Steps: Moving forward with a structured campaign plan During Part 2, Pusateri will provide a focused overview of key elements of your newly restructured campaign plan, including practical tips for voter contact, message development, and working...

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