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From the Village to the City: Women Activists Innovate to Strengthen Civic Space

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Civic Stage will broadcast live from the Commission on the Status of Women in New York on March 20, 2018. Show host Kara Andrade and Adi Mistryfrost will be joined by activists and social entrepreneurs to discuss the challenges, successes and failures they encounter in working to empower women, and in fighting for equality and against gender violence.
Protecting sex workers. Building rural women’s co-operatives. #Metoo and global responses to sexual harassment. We will be exploring the shared and differing experiences and the lessons learned from activists working in rural and urban communities from across the world. Our guests today are:

Elsa D'Silva is a former aviation professional and social entrepreneur from India. Elsa founded the Red Dot Foundation which works at the intersection of gender, technology, communications, data and urban planning.

Thozama Dyanti is a qualified social worker working at Jersey Farm Advice and Information Centre in the Eastern Cape, South Africa as a fieldworker, and counsellor. 

Sia Edward is a sex worker activist who also works with the local LGBTI community responding to the HIV epidemic. Her organisation Connect Community with Advocacy and Empowerment, works to give people a voice in creating LGBTI friendly health services and tackling gender based violence.

Nadia Sanchez Gomez is the Founder and CEO of She-Is Foundation. She is an activist and social entrepreneur fighting for social development and human rights. SHE-IS, which plays a leading role in supporting and creating productive units of female war victims from vulnerable populations.

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