VOA Critical Issues Roundtable: Women in Politics Around the World



VOA Critical Issues Roundtable: Women in Politics Around the World

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 11:00 to 12:30

Voice of America - Cohen Building, 330 Independence Ave, SW, Briefing Room #1528A, Washington, D.C 20237

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 who are committed to improving the lives of women and girls the world over.


  • Carolyn Presutti, News Center, Voice of America


  • 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

Register by Thursday, April 5 by clicking here..

For questions or further information, contact the Public Relations Office of the Voice of America at publicrelations@voanews.com.

VOA reaches a weekly global audience of 237 million people in more than 40 languages. VOA programs are delivered on multiple platforms, including radio, television, web and mobile via a network of more than 2,400 media outlets worldwide. VOA’s seasoned journalists are experts on topics trending in the United States and around the world. The Voice of America is funded by the U.S. Congress through the Broadcasting Board of Governors, an independent federal agency.