Power and Politics

On International Women’s Day, join three powerhouse women for a galvanising conversation exploring politics and power through a global feminist lens.

RMIT Culture is teaming up with the Wheeler Centre to present robust and invigorating conversation between three impressive and influential women.  

The panel includes bestselling Pakistani author Fatima Bhutto who has spoken around the world about women in leadership, the role of violence in politics and the challenges of democracy; author, journalist and artist Shokoofeh Azar sought political asylum in Australia after being jailed three times in Iran while covering stories about Iranian social and human rights issues; and journalist, filmmaker and author Santilla Chingaipe. 

Listen to them share their personal and professional experiences as women in politics and public life. Together, they’ll interrogate the importance of freedom of speech and agency for women around the world, reflecting on the most pressing global issues affecting women and how feminist innovation can create a better, equal future. 

This event is supported by the Melbourne City Revitalisation Fund, a Victorian Government and City of Melbourne partnership.

 

Image (L-R): Shokoofeh Azar, Fatima Bhutto, Santilla Chingaipe

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