The participation of women in politics at all levels, is crucial for building democratic and inclusive societies in countries of all income levels, faiths and cultures. However, the progress made so far is increasingly being pushed back against, including via off and online abuse and exacerbated by the specific pressures women face due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Join our international panel of speakers to discuss the experiences and challenges of being a woman in politics and driving change for gender equality. Where we will ask what opportunities exist for strengthening solidarity, mutual learning and increasing political participation.
Liz Ford, deputy editor, Global development, the Guardian
- Ayesha Khan, Collective for Social Science Research, co-author Women Politicians Navigating the ‘Hostile Environment’ in Pakistan
- Sohela Nazneen, IDS Research Fellow for Countering Backlash: Reclaiming Gender Justice and Sustaining Power: Women’s struggles against contemporary backlash in South Asia
- Hannah Barham-Brown, Deputy Leader, Women’s Equality Party, UK with the portfolio for ‘Making Change Happen’
- Teresa Sacchet, PPGNEIM (Graduate Program on Interdisciplinary Studies on women, Gender and Feminisms), Federal University of Bahia, Brazil