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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.


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