On this International Women’s Day, I must admit to be experiencing mixed emotions.

I continue to feel great frustration that gender equality, much like Human Rights, is an agenda under siege, with hard-fought gains being eroded by the behaviour or apathy of leaders around the world. At the same time, I feel renewed hope and excitement.  There is a fresh energy and demand for change stirring from below, and the momentum is building.

The viral #MeToo and #TimesUp movements against sexual exploitation have, unlike other social campaigns, leapt across sectors from Hollywood, to industry, to…

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