Women navigating their countries through the coronavirus crisis
By admin3485, 20 April 2020
The most noticeable gender equality narrative to emerge from the time of Covid-19 .
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From Iceland to Taiwan and from Germany to New Zealand, women are stepping up to show the world how to manage a messy patch for our human family. Add in Finland, Iceland and Denmark, and this pandemic is revealing that women have what it takes when the heat rises in our Houses of State. Many will say these are small countries, or islands, or other exceptions. But Germany is large and leading, and the UK is an island with very different outcomes. These leaders are gifting us an attractive alternative way of wielding power.
Female political leaders—which make up just 7 per cent of the world’s heads of state—have performed particularly well in navigating their countries through the crisis, with the likes of Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern and Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel taking bold action to curb the virus.