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A woman who was raped by her friend in India, and who is now dealing with a case in the High Court, is telling her story to the Women in the World audience. The lights are out. Her back is to the audience. And we don’t know her name. This is what the livestream looks like at the moment. She is doing this as a precautionary measure fearing backlash from her own people. Such a brave woman.
Dr. Mamphela Ramphele
has announced the creation of a new political party, Agad, and is running to be South Africa’s first female president. God speed.
Dr. Mamphela Ramphele being interviewed by Charlie Rose on stage at Women in the World. She’s campaigning to be South Africa’s first president. Watch live here.
If you’re not watching the Women in the World livestream right now, well, you should probably check it out! Some fantastic live journalism going on right now. Up now: Syria.
Hey! We’re doing a Twitter chat in five minutes about women & tech. Girls Who Code's Reshma Saujani & Recovers.org’s Caitria O’Neill are co-hosting. To join in, follow the Twitter account @WomenInWorld and the hashtag #wiwchat.
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Women Seeing Women
International Women’s Day, March 8
“Mallarme said that everything in the world exists in order to end in a book. Today everything exists to end in a photograph.” —Susan Sontag
Hanna Putz (featured in the first slide of this preview) nurtured her awareness as a photographer, starting out as a model in front of the camera. Echoing Sontag’s sentiment, she has looked for ways to shake up the “permanent posing” of her generation. In creating portraits of friends who had recently given birth to their first children, she noticed a remarkable shift in awareness. “Their attention is mainly on their child, and [they] are also in some kind of a transitional phase, as they are adjusting to the new role that has just been given to them,” said Putz in an interview with BJP.
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Newsweek & The Daily Beast features work from 15 talented women who represent a range of remarkable awareness as lovers, daughters, mothers, and foremost artists.
Pop over to the Twitter hashtag #wiwchat if you’d like to discuss women and the global community for the next hour. Chat is led by @womeninworld.
First question is: What issue(s) impacting women on a global scale do you feel need greater attention?
This cartoon is by the very talented Egyptian (female) political cartoonist Doaa Eladl. Egyptian women are organizing to call attention to sexual harassment which they say is reaching epidemic proportions.