She’s got the power

More than half of the world’s population consists of women and girls. Yet we mainly see men in influential positions. Only 18 percent of all ministers worldwide are women, and less than a quarter of the seats in national parliaments are occupied by women.

Hivos believes this needs to change. That is why we support strong and courageous women to occupy positions from which they can work towards an equal society. To celebrate International Women’s Day, Hivos is featuring twenty women leaders from five countries where we work in a photo exhibition in the Atrium of The Hague City Hall. Below you will find one each from Lebanon, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Jordan.

Fight for equality

These women have been elected as members of parliament, city councilors, as trade union directors or leaders of their organizations. They have not been held back by prejudice and intimidation. They have persisted and are now able to fight for equality from within. The following applies to each of them: She’s got the power!