Friends of Europe, a leading European think-tank that aims to stimulate thinking on the future of the EU, invited me to contribute to Debating Europe, a platform where policy makers and experts respond to questions from the public.
Below are clips with my responses to the three questions that I was asked. They’re about a minute each. In a sense, they are summarisations of my posts about mutuality, intellectual development and mental oppression. Would love to hear your thoughts/questions as always.
1. Why is the issue of gender equality so relevant to the progress of international development?
2. What improvements have you observed in the area of gender empowerment in Africa?
3. Do you see a genuine political will among nations in Europe and Africa to prioritise women in their national development plans?
Hi! I’m Minna Salami. I’m a writer, blogger, columnist, lecturer and speaker and the founder of the feminist blog, MsAfropolitan, which connects feminism to contemporary culture from an Africa-centred perspective. I’ve been listed alongside Michelle Obama and Angelina Jolie as one of “twelve women changing the world” by ELLE and my work has been used as a resource and case study at universities around the world. Like what you just read? Sign up above to receive new posts directly in your inbox.