Women conquering new expanses of freedom
Speaking out against tyranny, fighting modern forms of slavery, breaking down social barriers that restrict women's freedom – these are some of the challenges taken on by the exceptional women who contributed to this issue. They include Michelle Bachelet (Chile), Roza Otunbayeva (Kyrghyzstan) and Michaëlle Jean (Canada), three major political figures, with dedicated lawyers Sultana Kamal (Bangladesh), Aminetou Mint El Moctar (Mauritania), Asma Jahangir (Pakistan) and Sana Ben Achour (Tunisia), as well as journalist Humaira Habib (Afghanistan), poet and novelist Luisa Futoransky (Argentina) and Maggy Brankitse (Burundi), mother to 20,000 children.
Also in this issue: a tribute to Édouard Glissant (1928-2011), poet from Martinique and former editor-in-chief of the UNESCO Courier.
- Global champion for women, Michelle Bachelet
- Putting Kyrgyzstan on the map, Roza Otunbayeva
- A matter of commitment, Michaëlle Jean
- Rights won, freedoms lost, Sana Ben Achour
- Crime without punishment, Aminetou Mint El Moctar
- Afraid of nothing, Sultana Kamal
- A lawyer with thick skin, Asma Jahangir
- Standing up to tyranny, Mónica González Mujica
- Slowly but surely, Humaira Habib
- Stars in my personal galaxy, Luisa Futoransky
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