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Thursday, May 28, 2020
Webinar: Gender parity in politics: the state of play
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Women leaders successfully fighting coronavirus show why we need a feminist foreign policy
By Lyric Thompson and Gawain Kripke, In recent weeks, calls have abounded to pay more than lip service to women’s contributions to the global economy. Suddenly we are hearing more about the female face of essential workers — both on the homefront...
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Women in politics face 'daily' abuse on social media
Women in politics have spoken of their experiences of dealing with sexism and hatred on social media while voicing their political opinions. Gender equality charity Chwarae Teg said it feared a growing number of women were being put off standing for...
Friday, May 22, 2020
Why are women-led nations doing better with Covid-19?
By Amanda Taub, Monday was a day of triumph for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Thanks to the efforts of the entire nation, she said, New Zealand had been largely successful in meeting its ambitious goal of eradicating, rather than just controlling,...
Friday, May 22, 2020
Women quotas in politics have unintended consequence
To rectify this inequality, a majority of countries (or at least one political party in most) have imposed female electoral quota systems, or rules designed to increase the representation of women. The catch? Boosting gender may well curtail...
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Women leaders eschew ‘macho-man’ politics in COVID-19 response
New Zealand is “halfway down Everest,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said of the country’s battle with the coronavirus. New Zealand, Taiwan, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway all have notably low rates of fatalities and Germany stands out in...
Friday, May 15, 2020
Without gender data, we leave critical COVID-19 clues on the table
By Björn Andersson, Mohammad Naciri, Any new and highly infectious pathogen triggers a world of worry, with a slew of questions to which there are no immediate answers. From HIV to Ebola and from severe acute respiratory syndrome to Middle East...
Wednesday, May 06, 2020
Women’s Leadership for the Post COVID-19 Era
Amplified women’s voices of all generations can set the pathway towards Generation Equality where women's leadership is no longer an exception but the norm. This is why UCLG Women calls on the local, regional, national, and international...
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Women’s leadership in the post COVID-19 era: A perspective from local and regional governments
In this year 2020, the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Action Platform was to be celebrated and it was because of the global COVID-19 pandemic that the 64th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW64) to be held in March...
Monday, May 04, 2020
Women’s leadership could enhance global recovery from COVID-19
By Jacqui True, As countries consider how to recover from COVID-19 without a vaccine, technologies for testing and contact tracing are seen as crucial to enable us to return to work and school. But the one ingredient often missing in the strategy to...
Monday, May 04, 2020
Women ‘playing key role in the battle against coronavirus pandemic’: Women 20 chair
Women are on the frontline in the battle against the coronavirus, says Dr. Thoraya Obaid, chair of Women 20, an official G20 engagement group. “It is important that G20 leaders explicitly discuss and recognize the role women are playing in fighting...
Monday, May 04, 2020
Women in the security sector at the frontline of the COVID-19 response
From patrolling checkpoints to answering emergency calls, women serving in security sector agencies continue to undertake vital work across Jordan alongside their male colleagues, supporting citizens and carefully applying critical mitigation...
Thursday, April 30, 2020
With no hands to shake, Hochul rules the airwaves
While Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s daily press briefings have captivated millions across the country, many upstate residents probably have heard more from Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul lately. Hochul has often served as a booster for Cuomo’s agenda, a trusted voice...
Monday, April 27, 2020
Why do women make such good leaders during COVID-19?
By Cami Anderson, By the end of February, leaders across the globe were looking at the same facts: An invisible and dangerous enemy was fast approaching. COVID-19 was highly contagious, unpredictable, and deadly, even with an aggressive public...
Friday, April 24, 2020
Why leadership training is critical to helping women achieve their potential
By Hira Ali, It’s a common thought that women-only training focused on gender-specific challenges undermines equality because it divides problems by gender. But it’s important to acknowledge that there are specific traits distinct to both men and...
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Women leaders are doing a disproportionately great job at handling the pandemic. So why aren't there more of them?
In Taiwan, early intervention measures have controlled the coronavirus pandemic so successfully that it is now exporting millions of face masks to help the European Union and others. Germany has overseen the largest-scale coronavirus testing program...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Women make political history in Louisiana, but men still make up the majority
For the first time in U.S. history six women stood on a national platform campaigning to become our next president. That momentum of women wanting to take on political roles continued in Louisiana. Last November election, 26 women were elected to...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Women are leading Canada’s public health response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak
Judging by numbers of deaths from the COVID-19 outbreak in Canada, the country has been handling the coronavirus outbreak comparatively well. Less than 1,000 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in total, despite it being one of the first...