A panel discussion centers on women's roles in leadership and democratization, and the global women's movement in the period after the Beijing World Conference in 1995.
[0:01:00] SWF president Jim Garrison's opening remarks and introductions of panel members.
[0:06:40] Discussion moderator Lynne Twist speaks on the impact of Beijing on her own thinking and the global women's movement as a whole.
[0:10:45] Lynne Twist's introduction of panel-member Mahnaz Afkhami and Afkhami's opening statement on the status of women and global women's political participation in the world.
[0:14:55] Bella Abzug outlines her vision of the transformative nature of women's leadership.
[0:21:50] Monika Griefahn speaks on the role of women's leadership in ensuring sustainable development.
[0:26:50] Ama Ata Aidoo speaks on the obstacles to women's leadership in Africa.
[0:34:00] Betty Friedan speaks on women's impact on America, and American political culture.
[0:45:05] Jane Goodall speaks on what she has learned about the behavior of human men and women from her study of chimpanzees, as well as the shifting nature of parenthood and motherhood as more women move into the workplace.
[0:54:00] A panel discussion on the broad ways that women's changing role in society is changing society itself, and the role of women's leadership in creating a culture of peace. Mahnaz Afkhami starts off the discussion by speaking about the lack of a strong international reaction to the Taliban's oppression of women, and the changing nature of women's roles in Muslim societies.
[01:11:17] End of video
From a panel titled Challenges to Democracy Around the World, hosted by the State of the World Forum (SWF) and broadcast by C-SPAN, San Francisco.
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