Audio Interviews

Agnes Quisumbing
Agnes Quisumbing, Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute, explains how women’s economic empowerment often results in better nutrition, health care and education for children.
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Anders B. Johnsson
Anders B. Johnsson, Secretary-General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, speaks about the need to have more women in parliament.
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Ann Marie Goetz
Anne Marie Goetz, Chief Advisor on Governance, Peace and Security at UNIFEM, highlights the impact that women’s participation in politics has on children.
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David Stewart
David Stewart, from UNICEF’s Division of Policy and Planning, talks about the findings of this year’s State of the World’s Children.
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Doris Stump
Doris Stump, member of the Swiss Parliament, explains why she is in favour of the quota system in politics.
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Esther Duflo, the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics in the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, talks about women’s role in local village councils in India.
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Judith Bruce
Judith Bruce, Programme Director for Gender, Family and Development at the Population Council, talks about what it means to be an adolescent girl in some parts of the world.
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Margaret Mensah Williams
Margaret Mensah Williams, vice-chairperson of the National Council of Namibia and vice-president of the Executive Committee of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, explains why it is important for women to make their way up into the legislative process.
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Noreen Khan
Noreen Khan, from UNICEF’s Gender Unit, says that ensuring economic empowerment for women enables them to take better decisions for their children.
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Stephen Lewis
Stephen Lewis, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, says that having more women in parliament will lead to better legislative and public responses to the HIV pandemic.
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