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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...
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Women make good leaders. Can more of them rise to the top?
By Prodita Sabarini, As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of female state leaders are managing this historical crisis in their respective countries better than their male counterparts. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’...
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Women candidates won big in June primaries
The June 2 primaries were a major night for women candidates, so much so that in multiple House races in New Mexico, Indiana, and Iowa, voters will choose between two women candidates this fall. Take New Mexico, where, according to primary results...
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
What the pandemic reveals about the male ego
By Nicholas Kristof, Are female leaders better at fighting a pandemic? I compiled death rates from the coronavirus for 21 countries around the world, 13 led by men and eight by women. The male-led countries suffered an average of 214 coronavirus-...
Monday, June 15, 2020
Women integral to battling coronavirus and pushing for lasting peace and security
At a virtual roundtable discussion on Thursday, the Peace Operations chief, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, stressed the importance of continuing to prioritize the UN’s Action for Peacekeeping’s (A4P) Women, Peace and Security (WPS) commitments during the...
Friday, June 12, 2020
Women of Bangladesh emerge as global model of leadership
Bangladesh ranks 7th in the world in the political empowerment of women. Bangladesh has emerged as a shining global model of women leadership when women take leading positions at every sphere of its political and social arena with them performing...
Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Women, disabled and older MPs face ‘discrimination’ when Commons returns
Coronavirus has changed everything. Make sense of it all with the Waugh Zone, our evening politics briefing. Sign up now. MPs “disenfranchised” by the government’s order to return to parliament would be able to sue on grounds of sex, age and...
Monday, June 08, 2020
What if...we had quotas for women in politics?
They smile for the camera – the eager new cohort of female parliamentarians. It’s a standard photo, after a general election. A sign, hopefully, of progress. Over 100 countries in the world have signed up to the goal of gender parity in parliament,...
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,...

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