The Legatum Institute was delighted to celebrate women doing extraordinary things to make the world a better place, with an event at the Legatum Institute on Wednesday 6th March.
The discussion explored the central role of women in promoting prosperity and lifting nations out of poverty, hosted by Baroness Stroud with panellists including Nimco Ali, Hannah Rose Thomas and Terrie McCann.
Nimco Ali is the co-founder and director of Daughters of Eve, a survivor-led organisation that has helped to transform the approach to ending female genital mutilation. Terrie McCann is Head of Business Development at the Legatum Institute, following an extensive career in the charitable sector.
We were also delighted to exhibit, as part of this event, the work of British artist and panellist Hannah Rose Thomas who combines her art and humanitarian work. In August 2017 Hannah organised an art project in Northern Iraq with Yazidi women who had escaped ISIS captivity, and in April 2018 for Rohingya children in refugee camps on the Myanmar border. Her most recent project has been with survivors of Boko Haram and Fulani violence in Northern Nigeria.
Pathways from Poverty to Prosperity: Highlights of Philippa Stroud in conversation with Nimco Ali
International Women’s Day 2019 at the Legatum Institute event video
International Women’s Day 2019 at the Legatum Institute event podcast