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COVID-19
This year, International Women’s Day shines the spotlight on women’s leadership and the need for gender equality in a post COVID-19 world. Surely the pace of reform is too slow, and we know that the pandemic is threatening to push us back into the kitchen and even further away from the board room. Even before...
It has long been said that crises define leaders, and COVID certainly qualifies. The past year has demanded leaders embrace traits not always associated with high offices and boardrooms: empathy, listening, creative collaboration, and authentic engagement with employees. These qualities are overwhelmingly associated with women. The pandemic has presented us with a real-time experiment in...
As we begin to experience a downward curve in the second wave in most countries in the region – coupled with increased access to vaccines – there is a need to rethink how we will engage with, plan and budget towards interventions aimed at economic and social recovery in ways that advance gender equality and...
With over 90 million confirmed cases and 1.9 million deaths globally, and a second wave sweeping into 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hold the world hostage. Less visible and talked about is how its social and economic fallout  is hitting women hard – and often harder than men. The latest data shows that the pandemic is poised to push 47...
While 2020 will be remembered most for the way COVID-19 changed our lives in nearly every way and in every part of the world, we made some strides for women’s rights and gender equality. From new laws addressing domestic violence and equality to women’s critical leadership during the global pandemic, join us to celebrate some...
It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted women around the world. The negative impacts of the pandemic on women are well-documented. Women have experienced increased rates of unemployment, heightened burdens of care, decreased access to health services and higher rates of domestic violence. But what’s also alarming is new evidence that the pandemic has harmed the ability...
Despite the majority of frontline healthcare workers being women during the pandemic, television networks are infrequently featuring representative experts. Play Video Representation, in the form of vaccine trial makeup, has been a headlining matter of discussion for the first 2 vaccine candidates to undergo federal scrutiny for authorized prevention of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in the...
Human Rights Day is observed on the 10th of December, every year. This year, as the day is being observed amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The theme for the day is ‘Recover Better – Stand up for Human Rights’. KEY HIGHLIGHTS Human Rights Day is observed on the 10th of December, every year This year, as the...

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