G7 Gender Council Urges Women Must Be “at the Heart” of COVID Recovery: Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation

Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.

This week: women’s representation on corporate boards; how women get selected as candidates and rise to positions of leadership; G7’s Gender Equality Advisory Council has a call to action to promote women’s health; women’s representation increased in Mexico after recent elections; how Argentina again became a leader in Latin America on progressive legislation; increases for women in office in jurisdictions with ranked-choice voting; and more.

Ms. Global: Women in India Bear Brunt of COVID; Combatting Digital Sex Crimes in South Korea; U.K. Secures Paid Parental Leave

The U.S. ranks as the 19th most dangerous country for women, 11th in maternal mortality, 30th in closing the gender pay gap, 75th in women’s political representation, and painfully lacks paid family leave and equal access to health care. But Ms. has always understood: Feminist movements around the world hold answers to some of the U.S.’s most intractable problems. Ms. Global is taking note of feminists worldwide.

The Weekly Pulse: G7 Pledges Billion Vaccines to Combat Growing Vaccine Gap; SCOTUS Protects Obamacare; N.C. Anti-Abortion Law Blocked

World leaders pledge to donate a billion vaccine doses and recommit to cutting down on carbon emissions; Supreme Court dismisses the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act in a 7-2 decision; a federal district court struck down North Carolina’s 20-week abortion ban; the growing vaccination gap between wealthy and poor countries; will the U.S. need booster shots? and more

On June 13, the Whole World Should Be Watching Iran, Demanding Justice and Calling to #FreeNahid and #FreeThemAll

“Propaganda against the state.” That’s one of the most frequent charges in politically motivated imprisonments in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Translated, it means “Thinking is forbidden and talking about your thoughts is a crime.”

My mother’s case burst my bubble and woke me up: Her case was not an exception, but a fate shared by hundreds if not thousands.