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Netherlands: Former Minister L.Ploumen and Ambassador to South Africa M.Gerards

This week in recognition of International Women’s Day, today, 8th March 2018, celebrated under the theme, “Press of Progress”, we reflect on some of the catalysts that have driven, and are driving women’s rights. In today’s panel we are joined by to Ms Lilianne Ploumen, a Dutch politician with the Labour Party, currently serving as a member of parliament in the Netherlands, she was the former Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of Netherlands and is the founder of SheDecides; and Ms Marisa Gerards who is the Ambassador of the Netherlands to South Africa. We discuss some of the recent movements like SheDecides, HeforShe, MeToo, Not in my name, that focus on issues of inequality, power differentials, unequal pay, sexual harassment, gender based violence and improving solidarity amongst all to advance equality. Men and women live on the planet together, they should run it together. Tune in for more…

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