Women who lead: Inspiring stories of political and community engagement

To celebrate International Women’s Day, the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) and its members (including NIMD) organized a public event on 4 March to celebrate inspiring women whose leadership contributes to a more equitable and inclusive society.

This event offered a platform for presenting and celebrating the journeys and achievements of women leaders. Through these stories, we aim to inspire action and the sow seeds of change for equality and justice.

We heard the personal journeys of these leaders; their experience of overcoming political and societal barriers; and how their work enables the next generation of women across the globe to follow in their steps.

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We were delighted to be joined in this conversation by:

  • Imarn Ayton– Actress, activist and leading voice in the #BlackLivesMatter UK protests, and founder of the Black Reformist Movement
  • Tamara Adrián– Venezuelan lawyer and academic, and the first trans woman to win a seat as a member of the country’s Congress
  • Sidita Zaja –Executive Director of the NGO ProLGBT, fighting for the rights of the LGBTI community in Albania
  • Sophie Heesen– Politician and Councillor for the Dutch Labour party (PvdA) in Gouda, campaigning for LGBTI rights, anti-discrimination policies and gender equality
  • Krishala Tamang– One of the youngest elected Vice-Chairpeople of Doramba Rural Municipality in Nepal’s Ramechhap district, and national-level martial arts expert

Nabila Ramdani, award-winning journalist and broadcaster and one of the WEF’s 2012 Young Global Leaders, will moderate the discussion.

So, join the conversation about women changing the world with our hashtag #WomensWave!


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