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To know that we are not alone

Every woman at the NWI gathering in Antigua had a way of redefining democracy - from writing the new Ecuadorian constitution to include the rights of nature, to fighting for a place at the negotiating table of the peace talks in Sudan. Jane Gabriel listened to three days of stories,debate and plans for the future.

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Every woman at the Nobel Women's Initiative gathering in Antigua had a way of redefining democracy - from writing the new Ecuadorian constitution to include the rights of nature, to fighting for a place at the negotiating table at the peace talks in Sudan, and from supporting women's' rights activists in Iran to reforming the gender architecture of the UN. They shared information and experiences for three days, and came up with a collective statement of what democracy redefined by women would be.

Read articles and the conference blog written by participants and the openDemocracy team.


About the author

Jane Gabriel is the Founding Editor of openDemocracy 50.50. Prior to joining openDemocracy, she produced and directed more than 30 documentaries for Channel 4 Television and the BBC international current affairs series Correspondent, winning the Royal Television Society award and the One World Media award for her work as a documentary director. She was a member of the UK's first all-women television production company, Broadside. In the 1970's she worked at Granada TV in the UK, and at KPFA in the US.


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