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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 30, 2020
A recovery for everyone: putting gender at the center of democracy & governance responses to COVID-19
Opening Remarks: Michelle Bekkering, USAID Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3)  Panelists: Gina Chirillo, Senior Gender Program Officer, and Fauzia Tariq, Senior Gender Advisor, Pakistan - IFES...
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...
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
A gender-equal Ethiopian Parliament can improve the lives of all women
Recent gains by women in the Ethiopian political landscape offer a chance to improve gender equality around the country and put an end to long-standing societal iniquities. Since coming to power in 2018, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has reorganised the...
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...
Friday, April 03, 2020
African women in leadership: Africa’s might lies in its women
“An equal world is an enabled world.” This bold statement forms part of 2020’s International Women’s Day theme. Now more than ever, with COVID-19 running rampant, nations across the globe require an enabled world. According to the John Hopkins...
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, March 11, 2020
Ahead of Brazil’s municipal elections, novel legal requirements can elevate women’s participation in politics
In October 2020, Brazilians will head to the polls to elect new mayors and city counselors in thousands of municipalities across the country. For the first time in history, Brazil’s thirty-five individual political parties will be required by law to...
Monday, March 09, 2020
A woman’s place is in the resistance: From the Aurat March to Shaheen Bagh
In 2018, several feminist groups in Pakistan organized marches under the banner of ‘Hum Auratien’ or simply Aurat (‘We Women’ in Urdu) in time for International Women’s Day on 8 March. These marches, held in the cities of Karachi, Lahore, and...
Friday, February 28, 2020
Australia: Politics is where change happens. We must get more women involved
Five years after the launch of Pathways to Politics, which was set up by leading business figure and women’s rights campaigner Carol Schwartz to “empower women to lead Australia”, Women’s Agenda caught up with Schwartz to take stock of the landscape...
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...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Africa needs more female leaders
In many African countries, it is time for elections this year. Sadly, many of the continent’s social “social structures, such as those in politics, religion and culture, sometimes constitute real obstacles in the promotion of female leadership,”...
Tuesday, January 07, 2020
Austria swears in first female-majority Cabinet
Austria swore in its new conservative-Green coalition Cabinet on Tuesday. For the first time, women ministers will outnumber men. Nine of the 17 members of the new Cabinet are women, although both the roles of chancellor and vice-chancellor are held...
Friday, December 27, 2019
A historic gender gap is possible in 2020
By Harry Enten, If President Donald Trump loses in 2020, it will be at the hands of women. While the chance of a woman winning the Democratic presidential nomination for 2020 aren't too high at this very moment, female voters seem keen on kicking...

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