As a woman working in journalism and then government, what are some of the challenges you've faced? Do you think transparency and accountability have roles in the fight for gender equality?
The #MeToo campaign has been a watershed moment in terms of public consciousness about the unequal status between men and women in society. If a problem cannot be seen, then it cannot be dealt with. In recent months I have noticed a heightened awareness of matters such as gender balance at public events and a greater willingness by women – and indeed men too – to challenge the ‘normalizing’ of unbalanced representation in many areas of professional and civic life. While transparency does not necessarily directly lead to more gender equality, it shows the context in which decisions are made.
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