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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to parliament via video link from COVID isolation during budget day. Getty Images

Labour’s fourth ‘well-being budget’ still comes up short on the well-being of women

Only by requiring state agencies to budget and plan for gender equity can genuine well-being be achieved for New Zealand’s women.
Video calls often show people an image of themselves. SDI Productions/E+ via Getty Images

Staring at an image of yourself on Zoom has serious consequences for mental health – especially for women

Mirrors, selfies and knowing other people are looking at you all cause people to think of themselves as objects. Video calls are all three in one and are likely increasing the harms of self-objectification.
Woman drying freshly made batik cloth. Batik is a micro, small and medium scale business that supports the livelihoods of Indonesian women, especially in Java. shutter/Bastian AS

Put women at the heart of global economic recovery: that’s Indonesia’s task at the 2022 G20 summit

Empowering women can be a solution to the economic slowdown and health crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. As the host of the G20 2022 Summit, Indonesia should focus on the issue.
Women still have a long way to go to reach parity in the boardroom. Wanlee Prachyapanaprai/iStock via Getty Images

US counties with more civic engagement tend to have more women on local company boards of directors

A study of 3,000 companies found a correlation between local ‘social capital’ – which measures such variables as voter turnout and census response rates – and more women on corporate boards.

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