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Women, Power and Politics
Peter Popham - The Lady and the Peacock; Rani Singh - Sonia Gandhi; with Mukulika Banerjee and Jane Macartney
22 May 2012
Aung San Suu Kyi and Sonia Gandhi are two of the most powerful women in the world. Yet their power is a paradox in Asia, where women compose half of the population but are so poorly represented in policy-making bodies.
The authors of new biographies of these powerful political women discuss their political development and records, the sacrifices they've made, what the future holds for them, and take a look at other female politicians throughout Asia, both dynastic and non-dynastic. They will be in conversation with Mukulika Banerjee, of LSE, whose in-depth study of democracy in India was outlined in the BBC documentary 'Sacred Elections: Lessons From the World's Biggest Democracy' and with Jane Macartney of The Times.
In partnership with the Pan Asian Women's Association.