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Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Leadership during crisis
Iceland has been widely commended for its effective response to the pandemic – it was rated one of the top 14 safest countries in the world for COVID-19 and continues to have some of the lowest deaths per capita. Iceland Prime Minister Katrín...
Monday, September 14, 2020
Lawmaker who brought her newborn to the California statehouse joins other elected women challenging outdated notions around parenthood
Buffy Wicks held her newborn as she stood to speak on the floor of the California State Assembly. “Please, please, please pass this bill,” said the masked lawmaker during a short speech on housing legislation, her 1-month-old growing increasingly...
Friday, September 11, 2020
Liselott Blixt
Liselott Blixt is a Member of Parliament from Denmark. This interview was conducted in March 2019 in the margins of the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) in New York.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Liberia's self-proclaimed 'feminist president' Weah fails to nominate woman candidate
Liberia’s ruling Coalition for Democratic Change party has announced its candidates for the upcoming 8 December senatorial elections, without nominating a single female, which has drawn huge criticism from women’s rights activists in the country. ...
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Liberia: “Accommodate more women in politics”
The African Women Leaders Network Liberia Chapter (AWLN Liberia), in collaboration with the National Elections Commission (NEC) on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, concluded its second consultative meeting with representatives of the women’s wings of...
Friday, July 10, 2020
Local responses to deliver the Decade of Action at the 2020 High-Level Political Forum
The 2020 High-Level Political Forum will assess the state of the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in the midst of the outbreak, allowing participants to reflect on how the international community can respond to the pandemic and set...
Monday, June 29, 2020
Lack of female Ministers is a ‘missed opportunity’, women’s groups say
The appointment of only four senior female Cabinet Ministers is a “missed opportunity” directly linked to the lack of women candidates put forward in winnable seats across the State, women’s rights groups have said. Women still face systemic...
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Learning from local women leaders in times of crisis
Communities worldwide are facing a complex emergency unlike any in my lifetime. In the United States and internationally, pain and outrage at racism, police brutality, and profound inequities have brought millions to the streets. Meanwhile, the...
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Leadership unscripted: Former President Mary Robinson and Halla Tómasdóttir
The COVID-19 pandemic is an extraordinary test of leadership, and women in global leadership positions are rising to meet the challenge. You are cordially invited to a special online Leadership Unscripted session featuring former President of...
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Leadership in crisis: What do we expect from leaders during the Covid-19
It’s rapidly becoming clear that Covid-19’s effects are gendered in complex ways, in ways that can either reinforce or challenge existing inequalities. Leadership is one of the most visible arenas for observing this. This third and final seminar...
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Let's stop ignorin women's voices in times of crisis
By Mhairi Tordoff, Covid-19 catapulted the UK into chaos. This lockdown is unlike anything we could have ever imagined. Our daily lives have started to look something like a dystopian novel, just with more banana bread. Within the chaos emerged a...
Monday, May 04, 2020
Leading with a quiet voice — the irony of women’s influence during COVID-19
By Heather McIntosh and Maria Giammarco, In an age of obsessive media consumption, social media “influencers” shape our interactions and collective understanding. These influencers build platforms to sell products, but also to advocate for women’s...
Friday, April 03, 2020
Lessons from African Feminists Mobilizing Against COVID-19
Last week, the Women, Peace and Security program hosted a webinar with its Peace and Social Change Fellowship participants, who are leaders of grassroots women’s organizations across Nigeria, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho, and...
Monday, March 16, 2020
Liberia: Women need financial backing to stay in politics, Says VP Taylor
At a seminar on the way forward for an enforceable gender quota and strategies for implementing Elections Law 4.5 b and c, Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor stressed that without a good financial backing, women will find it difficult to remain in...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Liberia: Women’s Rights Groups demand electoral reform
To mark this year’s International Women’s Day celebration, a group of civil society organizations, led by women’s rights groups and networks assembled outside the National Elections Commission (NEC’s) headquarters in Sinkor and released a communique...
Monday, February 10, 2020
Liberia: Activist encourages women to rise for elective posts
For future elections, one of which is expected to be held in October this year, the Executive Director of Paramount Young Women Initiative, Facia B. Harris, is encouraging young women of Liberia to make use of every opportunity available to them to...
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Lebanon presents new government with multiple female ministers
Lebanon unveiled a new government on January 22, 85 days after the resignation of prime minister Saad al-Hariri. Headed by Hassan Diab, it includes six female ministers, among them the defense minister, who has also been appointed deputy prime...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Leadership, Women and the UN Programme
The Leadership, Women and the UN Programme aims to promote the expansion and renewal of prevalent paradigms of leadership and ensure a more gender-balanced workplace across and beyond the UN system to advance the transformational, principled and...

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