On the frontlines of COVID-19


If you find yourself in tears watching the visual for Alicia Keys‘ new song, know that the singer had the same reaction the first time she saw it. The 15-time Grammy winner debuted “Good Job” during CNN’s global town hall Thursday to address the latest questions and concerns in the fight against Covid-19, CNN  reports.

National Endowment for Democracy (NED) board member Melanne Verveer’s Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security hosted more than 1000 women activists from India, Sudan, Rwanda, El Salvador, Afghanistan, the Philippines Morocco and beyond for a discussion, On the Frontlines of COVID-19: A Conversation with Women Peacebuilders (below).

Curious to know what #democracy support looks like during the spread of #COVID19? @NDIparties asks. Check out this @demworks article that details best practices for working in pandemic-affected fragile states.

The Women’s Learning Partnership hosts an online event – “Women Leading with Courage in Times of Crisis”  – featuring women leaders from Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and the US on how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted communities across the world. The challenges are significant: threats to health and wellbeing, increased gender-based violence, loss of income, and the erosion of human rights.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020   Time: 11:00 AM EDT RSVP

Moderator: Musimbi Kanyoro (Kenya) | WLP Board Chair and former CEO of Global Fund for Women


Mahnaz Afkhami (Iran/USA) | Founder and President of Women’s Learning Partnership

Allison Horowski (USA) | Chief Operating Officer of Women’s Learning Partnership

Asma Khader (Jordan) | Executive Director of Solidarity is Global Institute-Jordan

Joy Ngwakwe (Nigeria) | Executive Director of Center for Advancement of Development Rights

Andrea Romani (Brazil) | Program Officer of Cidadania, Estudo, Pesquisa, Informação e Ação

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