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A growing number of women around the globe are jumping headfirst into politics. They are volunteering, organizing, rallying, participating and running for office to bring about what they see as much-needed change in an increasingly divisive world.

Voice of America invites you to attend a roundtable discussion with some of our frontline journalists that cover women's issues in global hotspots. Our reporters will be joined by representatives of nongovernmental organizations that are committed to improving the lives of women and girls the world over.

Moderator:

Carolyn Presutti, News Center, Voice of America

Panelists:

Laura Liswood, Co-founder & Secretary General, the Council of Women World Leaders

Susan Markham, Co-founder, Smash Strategies

Gwen K. Young, Director, Wilson Center’s Global Women’s Leadership Initiative

Nathalie Barge, VOA French to Africa

Xin Chen, VOA Mandarin

Navbahor Imamova, VOA Uzbek

WHEN: Thursday, April 12, 2018

10:00am- 11:30am

WHERE: Voice of America - Cohen Building

Briefing Room #1528A

330 Independence Ave, SW

Washington, D.C. 20237

(Enter through the C Street entrance)

RSVP by Thursday, April 5 here.

For any questions, contact VOA Public Relations at publicrelations@voanews.com.

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