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Democracy can’t flourish if women are excluded: Nazanin Boniadi on Iran at Davos 2023

Actress and activist Nazanin Boniadi, who was at the WEF’s Annual Meeting in Davos to talk about the protest movement being led by women in her native Iran, joins us on Radio Davos to discuss the situation.

And we hear from former Spanish foreign minister Arancha González, who tells a panel discussion at Davos 2023 that “power is very hostile to women”.

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Gender Inequality

Despite the progress made on closing gender gaps in work and education, gender inequality remains the norm around the world. Violence against women has yet to be properly addressed in any country, and social, cultural, political, and economic barriers continue to hinder women’s participation in labour forces, politics, and humanitarian action - while stunting their presence in leadership roles. Assessments conducted by UN Women in dozens of countries confirm that COVID-19 has widened existing gaps, resulting in a disproportionate loss of work and deepening poverty for women and girls, while increasing both gender-based violence and women’s unpaid domestic workloads. Change, in t...

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Gender Inequality

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