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Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Women politicians go unheard when they speak out but are ostracised if they oppose party narrative
Sarita Giri, on Thursday, was officially expelled from the Samajbadi Party, and consequently as a Member of Parliament, in the culmination of a series of events over the past few weeks that illustrate just how difficult it is for outspoken women in...
Friday, July 31, 2020
Women political leaders: the impact of gender on democracy
This report aggregates over five hundred pieces of academic and institutional research on the ways in which women’s political careers differ from their male counterparts, what stands in their way, and what impact their political presence has on...
Thursday, July 30, 2020
What do Sweden and Mexico have in common? A feminist foreign policy
By Alisha Haridasani Gupta, In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, Chris Purdy, chief executive of one of the world’s largest providers of contraceptives and family planning services, DKT International, sent out an email asking for help. The...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Women in politics in Pakistan
Numerous studies from two decades in Pakistan have indicated that what little empowerment of women we have seen till now has stemmed from the increased representation in local governments. This increase to 33 percent took place in 2001. As a result...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Who is knitting Europe together? 3 smart women
By Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, Three smart women leaders in their 60’s are leading Europe to a greener, more democratic future. It took 90 hours of negotiations to corral 27 leaders of member states, a couple of populist strongmen and a few frugal...
Monday, July 27, 2020
What is holding back Sri Lankan Women from entering politics: Lihini Fernando decodes
Despite Sri Lankan women having progressed by breaking boundaries in many fields, their participation in the country’s politics has remained abysmal. United National Party municipal councillor from Moratuwa, Lihini Fernando, says that even though...
Friday, July 24, 2020
Why female leadership is what the climate justice movement needs
“The climate movement cannot succeed without an urgent upsurge in women’s leadership across the Global South and the Global North. Women and girls are already boldly leading on climate justice, addressing the climate crisis in ways that heal, rather...
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Women in politics: 60 years of milestones
On July 21, 1960 in Sri Lanka, Sirima Bandaranaike became the world's first democratically elected female head of government. Here is a look back at sixty years of milestones for women in politics: - First head of government - Sirima Bandaranaike...
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Women leadership: Efficacy approved in the COVID-19 crisis
Do you think women leaders had developed better strategies to manage the covid19 crisis? This panel discussion will analyze with three different experts in the Socio-politics, Woman Leadership and Science Diplomacy fields, the actions accomplished...
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Webinar: Women, Power and Politics in the Middle East
In 2019, the visibility and participation of women in protests across the Middle East and North Africa challenged male-led political establishments in the region. But with the global health crisis offering regimes some respite from popular...
Monday, July 20, 2020
Women in Politics leading through crisis
Join Foreign Policy and the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Washington D.C. as they convene women at the helm of international affairs to explore the role of female leadership in driving global recovery and resilience. While the coronavirus has...
Monday, July 06, 2020
Women’s council sees widening gender gap in economy, politics due to Covid-19
The umbrella body for women’s organisations in the country predicts that the gender gap, particularly in the areas of economic participation and political empowerment, will widen due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Speaking at a United Nations virtual...
Monday, July 06, 2020
What the data really says about women leaders and the pandemic
Women leaders were more likely to crush it in the pandemic than their male counterparts. At first, few seemed to question whether this were true, though plenty debated why it would be so. Was it because of the women themselves, and their more “...
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
When it comes to decision-making, women must move from the margins to the mainstream
Twenty-five years after the landmark Beijing women’s conference, politics remains overwhelmingly the domain of men. Today, women are not even a quarter of all elected politicians in the world. At this rate, it will take a century to close the gender...
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Women leaders and coronavirus: Look beyond stereotypes to find the secret of their success
Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand, Tsai Ing-Wen of Taiwan and Angela Merkel of Germany have all been singled out for the way they have handled the coronavirus pandemic. They’ve been praised for demonstrating care, empathy and a collaborative approach....
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Women rise for all
We are women leaders rising in solidarity to save lives and protect livelihoods. We call for all leaders in all countries and in all sectors to meet the human crisis of COVID-19. Stopping this pandemic and recovering from it is a shared...
Monday, June 29, 2020
Women elected officials database
The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, is proud to announce the launch of the online CAWP Women Elected Officials Database, a first-of-its-kind tool for exploring and...
Monday, June 29, 2020
Will the pandemic reshape notions of female leadership?
Countries with women in leadership have suffered six times fewer confirmed deaths from Covid-19 than countries with governments led by men. Unsurprisingly, the media has swelled with stories of their pragmatism, prowess — and humanity. Will these...

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