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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...
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Anne Kalmari
Anne Kalmari is a Member of Parliament from Finland.  This interview was conducted in March 2019 in the margins of the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) in New York.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
African women enjoying increasing participation in politics
The African continent has achieved major milestones in women’s participation in political decision making during the past decade, the African Union (AU) Commission has said. “Throughout the decade, considerable progress was made in translating...
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...
Friday, September 25, 2020
African Women Leaders Network (AWLN) Young Women Leaders’ Roundtable
UN Women Zimbabwe is supporting the AWLN Zimbabwe Youth Caucus to convene a young women leaders’ roundtable discussion on ‘Young Women’s Leadership for the Realization of the Beijing Declaration’. Speakers: Opening remarks Ms. Ruvarashe Miti, AWLN...
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Australia: Record numbers of women are having babies in the Federal Parliament and now coronavirus might help them
There's an unusual sense of calm inside Lisa Chesters' office. A green square inside her clock is flashing as bells ring throughout the building. But she's in no rush to leave. Gone is a Pavlovian response to bells, where everything is dropped to...
Friday, September 11, 2020
Achieving Gender Equality in Nationality Laws during the 75th session of the UN General Assembly
As the world confronts the COVID-19 pandemic, gender discrimination in nationality laws is exacerbating the hardships facing affected families. With the widespread closing of borders to all but citizens, many families affected by gender-...
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...
Thursday, August 13, 2020
At least 11 women have vied for U.S. vice president. Here’s what happened to them
Biden announced that Kamala Harris would be his running mate in the 2020 presidential election, making Harris, a senator from California, the first Black woman and the first Asian-American woman to run for U.S. vice president on a major party ticket...
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 15, 2020
App boosts role of women in peace processes
A mobile app has been launched to help embed women’s rights in peace negotiations in the Arab world and beyond. Ç Researchers from the University of Edinburgh, Monash University in Australia and InclusivePeace in Geneva, have developed the data and...
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
A century after women gained the right to vote, majority of Americans see work to do on gender equality
A hundred years after the 19th Amendment was ratified, about half of Americans say granting women the right to vote has been the most important milestone in advancing the position of women in the country. Still, a majority of U.S. adults say the...
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
African Centre for Women in Politics lauds selection of Prof Jane Opoku Agyemang as Mahama’s running mate
The African Centre for Women in Politics (ACWP) has described the appointment of Prof Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang as ‘a fulfillment that has been long-awaited by women in Ghana, in Africa and the world at large.” In a press release, the group...
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...
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
A Primer for Parliamentary Action: Gender-sensitive Responses to COVID-19
This Primer highlights practical ways Members of Parliament (MPs) and parliamentary staff can take action to ensure COVID-19 response and recovery decision-making address women’s needs. It is informed by the differential impacts of the disease on...
Monday, June 15, 2020
Aunty, Didi, Bhabhi, Tai: How Indian women politicians are ‘domesticated’ so they fit in
The Suffrage, one of the most important milestones for the feminist movement, marked the beginning of women’s struggle to win the right to vote. Generations later, not only do women exercise voting rights, they have also contested and won elections...

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