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Tuesday, July 07, 2020
Has COVID-19 pushed women in politics off Kenya’s agenda?
In 2013, Alice Wahome ran in her third attempt to win the hotly-contested Kandara constituency parliamentary seat in Murang’a County, Central Kenya. As is typical of rural politics, the field was male-dominated, with the stakes being high for all...
Tuesday, June 09, 2020
How African feminists are sustaining peace in a pandemic
Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, African feminists have been essential in responding with care to the challenges facing their communities. COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Africa, but not at the exponential rate experienced in other parts of the...
Friday, June 05, 2020
Historic wins for women of color as nation protests systemic racism
As the nation remained gripped by widespread protests against police brutality and systemic racism, black and Hispanic women won elections in multiple states on Tuesday while Representative Steve King, a nine-term congressman with a long history of...
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
How women are getting squeezed by the pandemic
By Francesca Donner, The coronavirus has worsened existing social and economic inequalities, especially for women. While both women and men are suffering the economic fallout of the virus across the world, it is women — already more likely to be in...
Friday, May 22, 2020
How women leaders are rising to the unique challenges they’re facing from the pandemic
By Kathy Caprino, While the impact of the global pandemic is far-reaching and hitting millions of people throughout the U.S. in different ways, research has shown that women are more likely than men to say their lives have been disrupted because of...
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Holly Richardson: Having a seat at the table does not mean having a voice
By Holly Richardson , “After years spent analyzing lab and real-life settings to determine what it takes for a woman to really be heard — to truly be perceived as competent and influential — these professors have found the same truth: for women,...
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
How to incorporate women and gender equality in the management of the crisis response
Crisis management or emergency situations such as COVID-19 can have serious impacts on the lives of women and girls, if gender dimensions are not considered. Issues such as care work, economic autonomy, physical or sexual violence, women's...
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
How Covid-19 proved we need more women in power in times of crisis
This event is part of a series of digital townhalls to discuss with experts, politicians, citizens, activists and everyone interested key aspects of global trends. The first event will be on "How COVID 19 proved we need more women in power in times...
Thursday, April 02, 2020
How a millennial prime minister is leading Finland through crisis
Whem I travel to Helsinki in late January to meet Sanna Marin, the millennial feminist environmentalist who had just become prime minister, the world looked so different than it does today. Back then, reports were slowly beginning to circulate about...
Friday, March 27, 2020
How many women are in your parliament?
Over the last 25 years, since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action by the United Nations in 1995, the number of women parliamentarians has nearly doubled worldwide. Yet, with a global average of only 24.9 percent, women’s...
Friday, March 27, 2020
How suffragists raced to secure women's right to vote ahead of the 1920 election
The year 1917 was highly consequential for the suffrage movement. Having lost the chance to defeat the reelection of President Woodrow Wilson, who had initially been lukewarm toward suffrage, activists set their sights on securing voting rights for...
Thursday, March 26, 2020
How female Prime Ministers are leading in this time of crisis
Across the world, more than ever people are looking for strong, inspiring leadership. Three incredible Prime Ministers are demonstrating particularly heartening excellent resolve during this pandemic. Oh, and they just happen to be women. Erna...
Thursday, February 13, 2020
HeForShe Action Kit for Parliaments
This Action Kit has been developed to guide the overall implementation of the HeForShe solidarity movement. It provides general information about the campaign, simple-to-follow implementation steps and a list of accessible campaign tools and...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
How to ensure election-related sexual violence never happens again
In the aftermath of the 2007-08 post-election violence, the Commission of Inquiry into the Post-Election Violence (Waki Commission) documented more than 900 sexual violence cases perpetrated by security agents and civilians against women, girls, men...
Friday, January 10, 2020
Hattie Caraway, the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate, faced a familiar struggle with gender politics
The first woman elected to the United States Senate is not a household name. That woman, Hattie Wyatt Caraway of Arkansas, kept a very low profile. She is not considered a political trailblazer. Indeed, she voted with the rest of the Southern...
Thursday, January 09, 2020
How to put a stop to election-related sexual violence in Kenya
Institutional weaknesses undermine the prevention of and response to sexual violence during electoral periods in Kenya, according to a new report published by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Physicians...
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
How women candidates are making girls feel better about politics
By David Campbell and Christina Wolbrecht, With a record number of women running for the Democratic nomination, and Elizabeth Warren leading in some polls, some Democrats have wondered whether nominating a woman in 2020 will mean it is 2016 all over...
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Half of American men can’t handle the prospect of a woman President
In 2019, just 49% of American men say they are comfortable with a woman president, according to a new poll on attitudes toward gender and power by consulting firm Kantar Public and Women Political Leaders, an Iceland-based nonprofit coalition of...

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