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Thursday, September 24, 2020
From recovery to transformation: Launch of the COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker
The Global COVID-19 Gender Response Tracker compiles and analyzes more than 2500 policies from 206 countries and territories to assess what governments are doing to: address violence against women, ensure women's...
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Female voices 'drowned out' in reporting on Covid-19, report finds
Women’s voices have been “worryingly marginalised” in reporting of the coronavirus, partly due to the war-like framing of the pandemic, according to a report analysing stories across six countries. Each woman’s voice in...
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
For women in politics, Pakistan still lags behind
Given the role female leaders like Fatima Jinnah played in its independence and being the first Muslim country to be led by a woman in Benazir Bhutto, one may think Pakistan has been doing quite well when it comes to...
Tuesday, September 08, 2020
Female leaders say sexism, threats come with the job
Local female leaders in Norman and Oklahoma City have been subject to threats, harassment and sexism in recent months. The COVID-19 pandemic coupled with urgent calls for racial justice have stirred a new group of vocal...
Thursday, September 03, 2020
First African-Pakistani lawmaker fights discrimination to rise up in politics: Interview with Tanzeela Qambrani
Tanzeela Qambrani (41) created history in Pakistan when she became the first Sheedi Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) of Sindh Assembly in 2018. Her election to the Sindh Assembly was significant for many reasons. As...
Monday, August 10, 2020
Four Israeli women who’ve broken new political ground
One was 3 years old when she trekked out of her remote African village with her parents, ultimately bound for Israel, and another had to break loose of the strictures of her insular ultra-Orthodox Jewish world. A third...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Female leaders have been better at tackling Covid-19, says ECB chief
Female leaders are doing a better job of handling the coronavirus crisis than men, the European Central Bank’s Christine Lagarde has said, praising them for honest communication and for showing they care. The...
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
From New Zealand to Iceland, the femocracies that aced their coronavirus response
By Katie Strick, As the people of New Zealand prepared to go into lockdown in March, their prime minister Jacinda Ardern went live on Facebook from her sofa. “I thought I’d jump online and just check in with everyone,...
Thursday, July 09, 2020
Faces of 4 brilliant, youthful Kenyan women doing greatness behind progressive politics arena
The scenario in Kenyan politics, however, contravenes this adage that is worth making reference to if the role of women in the society is anything to go by- besides being many important things, they are nurturers. It...
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Female leaders shaping the world of the future: Building a new normal
As the world battles the health, social and economic impacts of COVID-19, the pandemic offers an unprecedented opportunity: the opportunity to write a new “normal”. A normal that forms our societies’ perceptions of...
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
First lady announces youth art project on women's suffrage
Melania Trump wants to use art to help children learn about women's suffrage. The first lady on Monday announced a youth art project to coincide with the ratification nearly 100 years ago of the constitutional amendment...
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Forum of women members of Parliaments in Kyrgyzstan takes on domestic violence
Within the first two weeks of 2020, three women were beaten to death by their husbands or partners in Kyrgyzstan. Sadly, these were not isolated incidents. Despite having a domestic violence law in place since 2017,...
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Finland’s Maria Ohisalo: Navigation through Covid-19 requires leadership based on win-win approach
By Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj, The world is facing a shared threat through Covid-19 but our experiences are hugely different, partly due to how our governments think and react. No matter how strongly we value our personal...
Friday, May 01, 2020
Female world leaders hailed as voices of reason amid the coronavirus chaos
By Jennifer Hassan and Siobhán O'Grady, Silveria Jacobs is not messing around. When coronavirus cases started increasing in the Caribbean nation of Sint Maarten, the 51-year-old prime minister delivered blunt...
Monday, April 20, 2020
Female parliamentarians still face a motherhood penalty, but the evidence globally suggests it can be ended
Why do we still rarely see mothers, especially those with young children, represented in parliament? The rarity of scenes like the one above of women successfully balancing motherhood with a career in politics...
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Four key global trends on gender, security and safety
March felt more like global disaster month than Women’s History Month, with COVID-19 consistently dominating the headlines. Yet in the midst of the critical pandemic response, we can’t lose sight of how gender is...
Monday, March 30, 2020
Five things you can do to improve gender equality in leadership
This video on SDG 5 "Gender Equality" looks at how you can take concrete actions to ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership, particularly in parliaments. It is the first...
Thursday, March 05, 2020
Female candidates face institutional challenges, tend to be nonsectarian, new U.N. report says
With Lebanon’s next parliamentary elections slated for 2022, coalitions should begin pushing to ensure women are equally represented in politics, activists and local advocacy groups said following the release of a U.N....

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