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Friday, November 03, 2023
Lack of ‘female perspective’ in No.10 led to women’s deaths during Covid, says former top UK civil servant
A lack of gender diversity among decisionmakers in the UK prime minister’s office meant that women were not adequately considered in pandemic-related policymaking, likely leading to preventable deaths, a former top official has told the Covid-19...
Leaders are asking for equal and visible representation of women in the COP 27 presidency and leadership team (Picture: SHE Changes Climate)
Tuesday, October 04, 2022
Leaders are asking for equal and visible representation of women in the COP 27 presidency and leadership team
We are facing a planetary emergency, and more than 500 leaders from around the world are coming together to ask the COP27 Presidency and all Leaders attending COP for equal representation and urgent action to solve the crisis. Women and men are...
Friday, July 10, 2020
Local responses to deliver the Decade of Action at the 2020 High-Level Political Forum
The 2020 High-Level Political Forum will assess the state of the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in the midst of the outbreak, allowing participants to reflect on how the international community can respond to the pandemic and set...
Monday, June 29, 2020
Lack of female Ministers is a ‘missed opportunity’, women’s groups say
The appointment of only four senior female Cabinet Ministers is a “missed opportunity” directly linked to the lack of women candidates put forward in winnable seats across the State, women’s rights groups have said. Women still face systemic...
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Let's stop ignorin women's voices in times of crisis
By Mhairi Tordoff, Covid-19 catapulted the UK into chaos. This lockdown is unlike anything we could have ever imagined. Our daily lives have started to look something like a dystopian novel, just with more banana bread. Within the chaos emerged a...
Monday, May 04, 2020
Leading with a quiet voice — the irony of women’s influence during COVID-19
By Heather McIntosh and Maria Giammarco, In an age of obsessive media consumption, social media “influencers” shape our interactions and collective understanding. These influencers build platforms to sell products, but also to advocate for women’s...
Friday, April 03, 2020
Lessons from African Feminists Mobilizing Against COVID-19
Last week, the Women, Peace and Security program hosted a webinar with its Peace and Social Change Fellowship participants, who are leaders of grassroots women’s organizations across Nigeria, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho, and...