Namibia’s First Lady challenges misogynistic verbal violence
14 March 2021 | 2:49 pm
As the world marked International Women's Day, Namibia's first lady called for the confrontation of those whose go-to tactic when threatened is to insult, devalue and undermine women. Also, in Libya, several prominent female campaigners and politicians have been murdered or have disappeared. Yet many continue to work tirelessly to bring about change. And we meet Refilwe Ledwaba, South Africa's first Black, female helicopter pilot. Her foundation trains women in aerospace and aviation.
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