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Want a stronger world after COVID-19? Choose more women leaders

February 1, 2021

Reuters

WAPPP Leader in Practice Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka discusses the importance of women's political leadership and gender-balanced governments in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, stating that “If women do not recover from the poverty they’ve been thrown in because of COVID, many families and communities are going to be in a very difficult situation for a very long time. And that is going to be a problem for everybody.”... Read more about Want a stronger world after COVID-19? Choose more women leaders

2021 Apr 29

WAPPP Seminar Series: Women Leaving the Playpen: The Emancipating Role of Female Suffrage

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Alois Stutzer | Professor of Political Economy, University of Basel

How did political empowerment affect women's emancipation as reflected in their life choices? In their research, the authors analyze the staggered introduction of female suffrage in Swiss states....

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2021 Apr 15

WAPPP Seminar Series: Building a Movement: Black Women Organizing in the (Global) South

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Keisha Blain  | Associate professor of History, University of Pittsburgh

This talk highlights the political activism of Black nationalist women who organized in the US South in tandem with women activists in the Global South—especially Latin America and the Caribbean. While mainstream historical narratives tend to focus on the political work of Black women during the modern Civil Rights Movement, this talk highlights the local, national, and transnational efforts of women who organized Black working-poor people during the tumultuous years of the Great Depression.... Read more about WAPPP Seminar Series: Building a Movement: Black Women Organizing in the (Global) South

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