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Julia Gillard in conversation with Joyce Banda

23 Sep
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Joyce Banda, former President of Malawi

Join GIWL and Westminster Foundation for Democracy for a conversation with Joyce Banda, the first woman to serve as president of Malawi and the second woman to become president on the African continent.

President Banda was named one of the world’s most powerful black women by Forbes in 2013 and 2014, and one of the most 100 influential people in the world by both TIME and Forbes. In 2014, CNN named her one of the most inspirational woman in politics.

She has been a tireless advocate for the rights of women and girls, including successfully working to reduce high maternal mortality rates in Malawi, promoting safe motherhood and tackling gender-based violence.

President Banda will speak to GIWL Chair and former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard about her experience leading as a woman and how to overcome the gendered barriers to a career in politics.

Chaired by Shannon O'Connell, Director of Programmes at WFD, this conversation is part of a series of events to mark the publication of "Women political leaders: the impact of gender on democracy", a recent report by GIWL and WFD.


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