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Episode 5 - Gender Equality: Overcoming the ”Lipstick Parliament”

Episode 5 - Gender Equality: Overcoming the ”Lipstick Parliament”

September 7, 2021

What are the opportunities and challenges experienced by women to engage and participate in politics in federal countries?

In the second in our three-part series on gender equality and federal & decentralized governance, we examine the factors that affect women's representation and participation in public office in federal countries. We also explore the role of men in fostering gender quality, and consider the links between women's economic empowerment and gender equality.

Joining us on this episode:

Dr. Christine Forster, Associate Professor and Associate Dean International, University of New South Wales.

Sosena Mulatu, Gender Specialist, Forum of Federations.

Ursula Keller, Senior Policy Advisor and Head of the Governance Unit, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

Marc Banzet, Director, Natural Resources and Governance, Global Affairs Canada.

Ilana Trombka, Director General, Federal Senate of Brazil.

Written and hosted by Diana Chebenova and Liam Whittington.

Produced by Asma Zribi and Liam Whittington.

Download the full Gender Equality and Federalism report.

For more on federalism and multilevel governance, check out forumfed.org.

You can also find us on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

Episode 4 - Gender Equality: the Federal Advantage and Disadvantage

Episode 4 - Gender Equality: the Federal Advantage and Disadvantage

July 26, 2021

What impact does federal and decentralized governance have on gender equality?

In the first in a three part series, we explore the relationship between federal and decentralized systems and gender equality. How do these dynamics affect women and girls, and what opportunities and limitations are there for advancing gender equality in these systems?

Joining us on this episode:

Dr. Christine Forster, Associate Professor and Associate Dean International, University of New South Wales.

Sosena Mulatu, Gender Specialist, Forum of Federations.

Ursula Keller, Senior Policy Advisor and Head of the Governance Unit, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

Marc Banzet, Director, Natural Resources and Governance, Global Affairs Canada.

Ilana Trombka, Director General, Federal Senate of Brazil.

Written and hosted by Diana Chebenova and Liam Whittington.

Produced by Asma Zribi and Liam Whittington.

Download the full Gender Equality and Federalism report.

For more on federalism and multilevel governance, check out forumfed.org.

You can also find us on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

Episode 3 - Federalism as a Peacebuilding Tool in Divided Societies

Episode 3 - Federalism as a Peacebuilding Tool in Divided Societies

July 26, 2021

Federalism is seen by some in the international community as an important tool to support peacebuilding and reconciliation processes in divided societies. But how and in what contexts can it be used most effectively?

We examine how federalism has been used, or proposed, as mechanism to support sustainable peace and development in three countries: Ethiopia, Myanmar, and Cyprus.

Joining us on this episode:

Almaze Mekonnen, Former State Minister of Peacebuilding and National Consensus, Government of Ethiopia.

Derya Beyatli, Peace Activist and Founding Member of the Third Community Forum.

Htet Min Lwin, Senior Advisor, Forum of Federations.

The discussion is moderated by Rupak Chattopadhyay, President and CEO, Forum of Federations.

This conversation appeared as part of the Geneva Peace Week 2020 Digital Series.

Written, hosted and produced by Liam Whittington.

For more on federalism and peacebuilding, check out forumfed.org.

You can also find us on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

Episode 2 - Policy Coordination During the COVID Crisis

Episode 2 - Policy Coordination During the COVID Crisis

September 30, 2020

How do governments in federations coordinate responses to emergency situations like COVID-19?

We examine the intergovernmental coordination practices used in Germany and Australia - two countries that received international attention for their success in controlling the first wave of Coronavirus - and assess what lessons might be learned from these experiences.

Joining us on this episode:

Professor Nathalie Behnke, Professor of Public Administration and Policy at the Institute of Political Science of the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany.

Professor Alan Fenna, Professor of Politics at Curtin University, Western Australia

Written, hosted and produced by Liam Whittington.

For more on intergovernmental coordination in federal and multilevel systems, check out forumfed.org.

You can also find us on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

Episode 1 - Federalism and Coronavirus in North America

Episode 1 - Federalism and Coronavirus in North America

June 12, 2020

We explore how the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted federal governance dynamics in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, and assess the implications of the crisis on the federations in North America.

Joining us on this episode:

The Honourable Bob Rae, Former Premier of Ontario.

Professor John Kincaid, Robert B. and Helen S. Meyner Professor of Government and Public Service, President of the Center for the Study of Federalism, Lafayette College, Pennsylvania.

Professor Laura Flamand, Research Professor at the Center for International Studies and Founding Director of the Network for the Study of Inequalities, El Colegio de Mexico, Ciudad de México.

Written, hosted and produced by Liam Whittington.

For more on the federal governance dynamics of the coronavirus crisis, check out forumfed.org.

You can also find us on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

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