Women Rising VII: International Changemakers in Politics

Women are gaining influence as leaders throughout the world, fighting for peace, justice, the environment and civil society. In this program we profile three courageous politicians, women who have chosen to create progressive change through government.


United States Congresswoman Barbara Lee, 9th Congressional District of California. Wu Qing, People’s Deputy at the Beijing and District levels in China.Malalai Joya, among the first women elected to both the Loya Jirga and the WR7-2 new Parliament of Afghanistan.

Producer/Writer: Lynn Feinerman
Host: Sandina Robbins

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Percolate is right… Me too….Wow!Hearing Malalai Joya last night was a very powerful exnierepce for me:It was especially powerful because the whole time she was speaking I was thinking: “She is again, right now, putting her life in danger by saying these very words I am hearing right now.”….Very profound exnierepce for me….Also, the real life drama of seeing how Malalai Joya and Kimberly Rivera related to each other (and all so public) was truly profound, and very striking in so many ways…The most profound things did not even involve words at all! (This was not TV, this was not an article, this was real life…..wow) I think I will remember this for the rest of my life…and, yes, my whole being is percolating and resounding with the exnierepce …..