Revolution in Belarus: Women Creating Change

By Jessica Sutton and Patrick McTague. Belarus held elections on Sunday 9 August 2020 and the results were as implausible as they were predictable. Alexander Lukashenko, the authoritarian Belarusian president, claimed re-election in a landslide victory that many simply do not believe. Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Lukashenko’s primary opponent in the election, claims she gained the majority … Continue reading Revolution in Belarus: Women Creating Change

Women in charge: Female leaders in times of crisis

By Patrick McTague. Edited by Jessica Sutton. Not to state the obvious, but the world is currently dealing with some bad times. If you haven’t looked outside in the last few weeks, don’t. It’s not good. Stay in bed with a nice hot Milo. If you have unfortunately seen the state of the world, you … Continue reading Women in charge: Female leaders in times of crisis

Physical and Psychological Violence During COVID-19: The Shadow Pandemic

This article is dedicated to Dr Lorena Quaranta, killed by a man on 31st March 2020. By Jessica Sutton. For many women and girls, the threat looms largest where they should be safest — in their own homes. I urge all governments to put women’s safety first as they respond to the pandemic.- Secretary-General of … Continue reading Physical and Psychological Violence During COVID-19: The Shadow Pandemic

A Pandemic of Inequality: How COVID-19 Threatens Women’s Rights

By Jessica Sutton. New Zealand has entered its first week of a national lockdown to prevent the spread of the virulent COVID-19 virus. COVID-19 appears to affect women less seriously than men in terms of physical effects. However, the burdens of the social crisis caused by COVID-19, increasing rates of gender-based violence, and the economic … Continue reading A Pandemic of Inequality: How COVID-19 Threatens Women’s Rights