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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

Conversations with Women on Leadership and Social Transformation

General Material
Published Date
January, 2002

"In their own words, these women talk about leadership and particularly women's practice of that leadership for social change."

Excerpt: "To support women's leadership, they point to the need for: Building an enabling environment for the articulation of women's visions of development and rights at a global level; Supporting coalition building within the women's movement and across women's organizations as well as coalitions between the women's movement and other social change movements; Challenging power structures and resource control in the political, economic and social arenas and in all types of organizations that keep women and women's interests out; Supporting the emergence and sustenance of women leaders at all levels for a transformative social change agenda; and Building accountability mechanisms across institutional arenas for women's interests."

Includes conversations with the following women leaders:

  • Ela Bhat (India)
  • Wu Qing (China)
  • Soledad Larrain (Chile)
  • Cecilia Lopez (Columbia)
  • Marta Lamas (Mexico)
  • Xie Lihua (China)
  • Suzanne Pharr (USA)
  • Virginia Vargas (Peru)
  • Sueli Carneiro (Brazil)
  • Audrey Johnson (USA)
  • Olive Shisana (South Africa)
  • Erna Witoelar (Indonesia)
  • Gloria Bodner (Argentina)
  • Jihad Abu Zneid (Palestine)
  • Lucy Nkya (Tanzania)
  • Nguyean Tho Oanh (Vietnam)
  • Jirina Siklova (Czech Republic)
  • Mairo Bello (Nigeria)
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