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Friday, November 06, 2020
Chile celebrates a gender equality milestone
A few days ago, Chile held a historical plebiscite to decide whether the country should draft a new constitution, and through which mechanism; a fully elected constitutional convention, with gender parity, or a mixed convention integrated by current...
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...
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker
The COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker monitors policy measures enacted by governments worldwide to tackle the COVID-19 crisis, and highlights responses that have integrated a gender lens. It includes national measures that are directly...
Thursday, October 08, 2020
COVID-19 and gendered governance: countries led by women did not employ more stringent strategies than those led by men – but they did act faster
Mette Marie Staehr Harder and Christoffer Bugge Harder examine whether countries led by women applied more extensive measures to combat COVID-19 than those led by men. While they find no indications that the former applied more extensive health...
Thursday, October 01, 2020
COVID-19 presents crucial moment for gender diversity in Japan
In a world of uncertainty triggered by the global coronavirus pandemic, it is important now more than ever to not only maintain but to expand gender diversity in the business and political worlds, especially in Japan. That was the main message that...
Thursday, October 01, 2020
COVID-19 pandemic, Cyberbullying and political violence against women
This webinar series is part of the Commonwealth Secretariat effort at fostering virtual dialogues on the gendered and shadow impact of COVID-19 on women, through its Inclusive Dialogue and Women’s Political Participation Project. During these...
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Coalition of political parties women in Liberia says national legislature is not balanced, as they train female candidates for December election
Ahead of the December 8, 2020 Senatorial election, the Coalition of Political Parties Women in Liberia (COPPWIL) says the national legislature is not balanced because of the limited female representation in the Liberian Senate. The group, which is a...
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,...
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Christine Jahnke, speech coach who elevated the voices of women in politics, dies at 57
Christine K. Jahnke, a speech coach who helped hundreds of female candidates seek and win elective office over the past three decades by bolstering their confidence and honing their messages, died Aug. 4 at her home in Washington. She was 57. The...
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Coronavirus: A case study in women’s effective leadership
By Sian Beilock, As we look back on, chronicle, and interrogate the current pandemic for years to come, one thing will surely jump out: the undeniable value of having women in leadership roles.  Across the globe, female leaders still only govern ...
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
Call for papers: Women in politics
The project aims, at a broad level, to undertake an assessment of the extent to which women who have gained a significant entry into institutions of power and decision-making have been effective in advocating and advancing the agenda of women’s...
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Culture a major setback to Maasai women in politics, says Lydia Ntimama
Maasai women have made great progress in fighting oppressive cultural practices, says Lydia Ntimama, a Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) candidate for Narok County woman representative. She says she is happy and encouraged by the progress, adding that the...
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...
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
Countries with female leaders suffer six times fewer COVID-19 deaths
The COVID-19 crisis points to female leadership as a marker for healthier and more equal societies that are more receptive to political agendas placing social and environmental wellbeing at the core of national policymaking, according to a new...
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...
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Can COVID-19 close ASEAN’s gender gap?
While the COVID-19 crisis has upended our way of living and working, its chaos has brought with it some clarity. The rigid structures of yesterday are falling away, as more people are able to work from anywhere with an internet connection, while...

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