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The women leading budget negotiations have been friends for years and share a deep respect for and expertise in the appropriations process.Credit...Alyssa Schukar for The New York Times
Friday, February 03, 2023
Meet the women trying to avoid a spending train wreck in Congress
For the first time, the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees are all women, as is the top White House budget official. Can they avert a fiscal disaster? They’re determined to try. WASHINGTON — Inside a grand committee room in...
Myanmar women take the lead in resisting the military - AFP/Getty Images
Wednesday, February 02, 2022
Myanmar women take the lead in resisting the military
The issue of gender equality in Myanmar is in the spotlight again. Women are on the frontlines of the anti-coup protests taking place since the junta ousted the civilian government a year ago. Since the Myanmar military brutally put down the mass...
António Guterres
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Message of the UN Secretary-General on International Women's Day 2021
Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the Observance of International Women’s Day 2021.
Image credit: SHWEBO (Support Hluttaw Work for Excellence in Budget Oversight)
Friday, March 05, 2021
Myanmar’s quest for women’s empowerment in times of crisis
The International Women’s Day is observed worldwide on Monday 8th March. Since the first international recognition in 1977, this special day has been providing an important opportunity to celebrate women's achievements in terms of political...
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Males dominate COVID-19 decision making
Who drives global and national COVID-19 decisions? Mostly males, according to a new study and commentary by an international group of researchers. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world looked to hastily established expert task forces to...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
More women should lead Africa's coronavirus response
By Damaris Matoke-Muhia,  As the race to contain one of the worst pandemics in history continues, there is an urgent need for more stringent and innovative strategies to battle COVID-19. But on the world stage, one critically important element...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Modernizing our Parliament shouldn’t end with COVID-19
By Eleanor Fast, In unprecedented times come unprecedented measures. Amid COVID-19, Canadians have learned this first hand. Just six weeks ago, social distancing was a concept most had never heard of. Working from home, while on the rise in many...