World Social Forum 2007

"African women spoke fiercely about the challenges. 'We know that we have paid a hard price for globalisation. It is critical to understand the process and what it has done to poor countries, particularly women and children,' explained Aminata Traore." -Patricia Daniel, reporting from the World Social Forum 2007-

World Social Forum gathers for the seventh time, bringing the world (150,000 participants, 1,460 organisations and over 1,000 separate activities) to Africa as activists, social movements, networks, coalitions and other progressive forces from Asia-Pacific, Latin America, the Caribbean, North America, Europe and all corners of the African continent converge in Nairobi, Kenya. Patricia Daniel is in Kenya reporting on how the status of women is being covered (if at all). If equality and democracy is going to be discussed, it must include a woman's perspective, it must include women's voices. You can read her article "Is Another World Possible Without The Women's Perspective" and also check out her blog from Nairobi here.

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