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Thursday, October 15, 2020
Election bot counters sexist abuse in New Zealand, one tweet at a time
An abuse-fighting bot has sent out hundreds of positive messages on social media to counter the online harassment of women candidates in New Zealand's general election. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, her main rival the opposition leader Judith...
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Election 2020 in Ghana: Dawn of new era for women in politics
The Network for Women’s Rights in Ghana (NETRIGHT), the Domestic Violence Coalition (DV Coalition) and the Women’s Manifesto Coalition (WMC) have congratulated Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings and Brigitte Dzogbenuku following their selection as...
Friday, August 28, 2020
Emirati Women's Day: 'Success is not spontaneous but a tremendous effort'
Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the Mother of the Nation, has order a national strategy to support women’s empowerment and gender parity over the next 50 years. The road map must make women partners in sustainable development, while considering their...
Friday, August 28, 2020
Election 2020: What women want this election in New Zealand
By Michelle Duff, In the 127 years since women have been able to vote, you’d think someone would have asked them what they want. You would think. Being a woman or a gender minority in New Zealand is kind of like being in a really tiring relationship...
Monday, August 24, 2020
e-Discussion on Women’s Participation in Public Life
Background Women’s right to equal opportunities and participation in public life is guaranteed by international agreements such as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the Beijing Platform for Action, and...
Thursday, July 30, 2020
ElectHER, Nigerian female-focused political advocacy organization receives $100,000 grant
ElectHER has received $100,000 in grants from Diatom Impact and the United States National Endowment for Democracy (NED). In an agreement with both organizations for a one-year duration starting July 2020, ElectHER will implement activities aimed at...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Erna Solberg on How Norway Is Reopening With Cautious Optimism: 'We Know Where the Risk Points Are'
When COVID-19 started rapidly spreading throughout Europe in March, Norway was hard hit. But under Prime Minister Erna Solberg’s leadership, the country quickly adopted strict lockdown measures and ramped up testing. Five months later, Norway now...
Monday, July 27, 2020
Eternal mothers, whores or witches: being a woman in politics in Zimbabwe
The political arena in Zimbabwe is a de facto male space in which women play very peripheral and insignificant roles. Author and scholar Panashe Chigumadzi sums the situation up in an op-ed article, writing that . Politics in Zimbabwe remains a man’...
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Empathy above all: How NZ PM Jacinda Ardern redefined leadership in the fight against coronavirus
As of Jun 1, 2020, it had no patients in the hospital, and no new cases had been reported since May 23, 2020. Naturally, it is important to keep in mind the population of the country, the geographical location, and the strength of its healthcare...
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Engaging women in post conflict economic and political decision-making; Lessons for responding to COVID-19
October 2020 will mark the 20th anniversary of the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325. One key area that forms part of these resolutions, notably in UNSCR 1889, but does not always receive the attention it merits, is the...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Egypt parliament allocates 25% of seats to women
The Egyptian Parliament has approved an amendment to an article in the constitution to allocate 25 percent of seats to women, local daily Egypt Today reported. During the years of 1979, 1984 and 2010, when Egypt applied a quota for women in the...
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Exclusion or interests? Why females in elected office reduce petty and grand corruption
Disappointed by the numerous failures of anticorruption reforms, international organisations, scholars and policy makers increasingly place their hopes on measures aimed at enhancing gender equality and in particular increasing the inclusion of...
Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Ethiopia’s first female president on plans to combat Covid-19 and resuscitate the economy
Ethiopia’s first female president, Sahle-Work Zewde, spoke to FORBES AFRICA’s Managing Editor, Renuka Methil, on the country’s plans to combat Covid-19 and resuscitate one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. Zewde, listed as one of Africa’s...
Friday, June 05, 2020
Ella Jones elected first black mayor of Ferguson
Voters in Ferguson, Mo., made history Tuesday by electing Ella Jones as the city's first black mayor. The election took place as protesters filled the streets of many U.S. cities, rallying against systemic racism and police brutality faced by many...
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth and Ida B Wells: Mothers of the movement for women’s equality
Many associate the early women’s suffrage movement with suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Stanton gained prominence with her commitment to abolition and the passing of the 13th Amendment, and quickly recognized the need for a women’s equality...
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Effective Leadership in the Time of COVID-19
Featuring: H.E. Emily Haber, Ambassador of Germany to the U.S. H.E. Kåre Aas, Ambassador of Norway to the U.S. H.E. Rosemary Banks, Ambassador of New Zealand to the U.S. Moderated by Ambassador Melanne Verveer Executive Director, Georgetown...
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
e-Discussion on Women’s Leadership in the COVID-19 Response
Background Women are hardest hit by the current COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts. Beyond the direct effect of the infection by the coronavirus, women’s health and safety are at greater risk as increased prevalence of domestic violence and abuse is...
Monday, March 09, 2020
e-Discussion on Online Violence Against Women in Politics
The United Kingdom’s Health Secretary is one of many political figures that recently expressed their dismay at the number of women Members of Parliament (MPs) who renounced standing for re-election to Parliament and decided to leave politics after...

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