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Women in the Era of Strongmen - International Women's Day

To mark International Women’s Day in 2019, the Lowy Institute in partnership with Telstra hosted a special event on the impact of authoritarian regimes on women.

Today is the era of the “strongman”, as a new wave of authoritarianism spreads across the globe. In countries as diverse as Russia, Hungary, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Poland, Brazil, Papua New Guinea, and the Philippines, macho leadership reigns. Even in contemporary western democracies such as the United States, the ranks of authoritarian populists have swelled.

Aside from the grand displays of force, clampdown on minority rights and gagging of the press which typically characterise authoritarian regimes, another striking feature is the limits they impose on the freedoms and power of women.

The panel featured:

Dr Nicole Curato, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance
Lydia Khalil, Research Fellow in the Lowy Institute’s West Asia Program
Alex Oliver, Director of Research at the Lowy Institute (moderator)
Elaine Pearson, Australia Director, Human Rights Watch
Dr Rebecca Sheehan, Lecturer in the Sociology of Gender and Program Director of Gender Studies at Macquarie University

Women in the Era of Strongmen - International Women's Day
Women in the Era of Strongmen - International Women's Day

To mark International Women’s Day in 2019, the Lowy Institute in partnership with Telstra hosted a special event on the impact of authoritarian regimes on women.

Today is the era of the “strongman”, as a new wave of authoritarianism spreads across the globe. In countries as diverse as Russia, Hungary, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Poland, Brazil, Papua New Guinea, and the Philippines, macho leadership reigns. Even in contemporary western democracies such as the United States, the ranks of authoritarian populists have swelled.

Aside from the grand displays of force, clampdown on minority rights and gagging of the press which typically characterise authoritarian regimes, another striking feature is the limits they impose on the freedoms and power of women.

The panel featured:

Dr Nicole Curato, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance
Lydia Khalil, Research Fellow in the Lowy Institute’s West Asia Program
Alex Oliver, Director of Research at the Lowy Institute (moderator)
Elaine Pearson, Australia Director, Human Rights Watch
Dr Rebecca Sheehan, Lecturer in the Sociology of Gender and Program Director of Gender Studies at Macquarie University

7 March 2019
Lowy Institute Media Awards 2018 - Judges and Nominees
Lowy Institute Media Awards 2018 - Judges and Nominees

The Lowy Institute 2018 Media Awards were held on Saturday 24 November at NSW Parliament House. The judges included Lowy Institute Board Member, Mark Ryan, Media Consultant and Former Journalist Amanda Buckley and Former AFP Commissioner Mick Keelty. They discuss the importance of the award and introduce the nominees, including Evan Williams, who won the award for his SBS Dateline episode ‘Myanmar’s Killing Fields’, which documents the mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar.

27 November 2018
Lowy Institute 15th anniversary highlights
Lowy Institute 15th anniversary highlights

Over the past 15 years, the Lowy Institute has been at the centre of Australia's foreign policy and national security debates and is now internationally recognised for its independent reserach, analyses and publications on world affairs.

13 September 2018
Raisina 2018 | Contested connectivity: economic tracks — political cargo?
Raisina 2018 | Contested connectivity: economic tracks — political cargo?
19 January 2018
The 2017 Lowy Institute Media Award – Bret Stephens on the dying art of disagreement
The 2017 Lowy Institute Media Award – Bret Stephens on the dying art of disagreement

On 23 September the Lowy Institute hosted the 2017 Lowy Institute Media Award dinner, where the 2017 Award was won by Matt Brown of the ABC. New York Times Columnist Bret Stephens delivered the keynote speech, addressing the dying art of disagreement.

23 September 2017
Michael Fullilove on the Lowy Institute Media Award
Michael Fullilove on the Lowy Institute Media Award

Lowy Institute Executive Director Michael Fullilove discusses the 2017 Lowy Institute Media Award.

For more information about the Award, click here.

13 September 2017
Eric Tlozek on his Lowy Institute Media Award nomination
Eric Tlozek on his Lowy Institute Media Award nomination

Eric Tlozek is nominated for his coverage of the 2017 national elections in Papua New Guinea, and for his Foreign Correspondent episode ‘A Bloody Boycott’. His reports were critical to understanding PNG’s latest election and the bilateral ties between Papua New Guinea and Australia.

Eric Tlozek is Papua New Guinea Correspondent at the ABC. He has a strong interest in regional and community issues and has previously worked in Alice Springs, Darwin, Brisbane and Canberra.

For more information about the 2017 Lowy Institute Media Award, click here.

13 September 2017
Cameron Stewart on his Lowy Institute Media Award nomination
Cameron Stewart on his Lowy Institute Media Award nomination

Cameron Stewart is nominated for two bodies of work that appeared in The Australian. The first is Stewart’s revelation and subsequent reporting on the data leak from French naval company DCNS. The leaked documents raised concerns over the $50 billion submarine contract between DCNS and the Australian Government. The second is for his analysis of the Australia–US relationship under the Trump administration. 

Cameron Stewart is an Associate Editor and Washington Correspondent at The Australian. He reports on foreign affairs, defence and national security.

For more information about the 2017 Lowy Institute Media Award, click here.

13 September 2017
Sophie McNeill on her Lowy Institute Media Award nomination
Sophie McNeill on her Lowy Institute Media Award nomination

Sophie McNeill is nominated for the 2017 Lowy Institute Media Award for her coverage of the siege of Aleppo, and her Foreign Correspondent episode ‘Yemen: The War on Children’ (shot by cameraman Aaron Hollett). The Walkley Award-winning special revealed the impact of Yemen’s civil war on the nation’s children.

Sophie McNeill is Middle East Correspondent at the ABC. She has twice been awarded ‘Australian Young TV Journalist of the Year’ and in 2010 won a Walkley Award for her investigation into the killing of five children in Afghanistan by Australian Special Forces soldiers. 

For more information about the 2017 Lowy Institute Media Award, click here.

13 September 2017