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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.

Jane Gabriel
21 May 2009

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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.


Where next for Labour in England?

The Labour party suffered across the UK last week, losing the Hartlepool by-election and a swathe of council seats in England, and getting its lowest ever vote share in a Scottish parliament election. How should it respond?

Join us for a live discussion on 13 Thursday, May at 5pm UK time.

Hear from:

Clive Lewis, MP for Norwich South and former leadership contender

Jeremy Gilbert, Co-author of ‘Hegemony Now: Power in the Twenty-First Century’

Maddy Kirkman, Labour candidate for Edinburgh Central, disability rights and tenants union activist

Chair, Caroline Molloy, editor, openDemocracyUK

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