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women leadership- ‘achieving an equal future in covid-19 world’

By Nagaland Post | Publish Date: 3/24/2021 1:28:44 PM IST

 “The World would be Imperfect without the presence of Women.The women came out of man’s rib,not to be his superior but from his side to be equal.”-William Shakespeare.

A women creates life, nurtures it, guards and strengthen it. Women stands at the front lines of the Covid-19 crisis and plays an equal role as Healthcare workers, caregivers, innovators, community organizers and as some of the most exemplary and effective National leaders in combating the Pandemic. The crisis has highlighted both the contributions and the disproportionate burdens that women carry. Leadership is not a position or a title, its an action and an example. As Covid-19 continues to effect the lives and livelihood around the world, we can see that the Pandemic and its economic fall out are having an regressive effect on gender equality.
Women leaders and organizations have demonstrated their skills, knowledge and networks to effectively lead in Covid-19 response and recovery efforts. Today there is more acceptance than ever that women bring different experiences, perspectives and skills to the table, and make irreplaceable policies and laws that works better for all. They play no less role than that of men. Infact, majority of the countries that have been more successful in stemming the tide of Covid-19 Pandemic and responding to its Health and broader socio-economic impacts are headed by women. The analysis of 194 countries as per the World Economic Forum suggests that the difference is real and may be explained by the proactive and coordinated policy responses adopted by female leaders, proving they performed better, experiencing fewer cases as well as fewer deaths. For instance, Heads of
Government in Denmark-Mette Frederiksen, Ethiopia-Sahle Work Zewed, Finland- Sanna Marin, Germany-Angela Merkel, New Zeland-Jacinda and many more countries headed by women have been widely recognized for the rapidly decisiveness and effectiveness of their National response to Covid-19 as well as the compassionate communication of the fact-based Public Health Information.  They also rank among the least corrupted countries in the world. Women constitute 50% of the population, yet unfortunately women are the Heads of States and Government in only 20 countries worldwide. In addition to persistent pre-existing social and systemic barriers to women’s participation and leadership, new barriers have emerged with the Covid-19 pandemic .Women plays a crucial role in the development of society and cannot be neglected or consider as inferior or the second class unit of the society. Women are the companion of men from womb to tomb, and should perpetuate the notion that women need male protection in every stage of life.
To uphold women’s right and fully leverage the potential of women’s leadership in pandemic preparedness and response, the perspectives of women’s and girls in all of our diversity must be integrated in the formulation and to uphold women’s right and fully leverage the potential of women’s leadership in pandemic preparedness and response, the perspectives of women’s and girls in all of our diversity must be integrated in the formulation and implementation of policies and programmes in all spheres and at all stages of pandemic response and recovery .
“In future there will be no male or female leaders, there will be just leaders.” -Sheryl Sandberg.
Wijol Chawang
Junior Executive,
Operation Dept.
 

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