Tuesday, 27 April 2010

The Tutu Talks | Are Women Strong Enough To Lead Africa

Archbishop Desmond Tutu brings together Africa's leading contemporary thinkers in a series of discussions exploring major issues and changes affecting the future of the continent.

Tutu asks his guests - Patricia De Lille, Pregs Govender, Mbuyiselo Botha, and Nomboniso Gasa - why women in Africa, despite years of struggle and hardship, still do not possess the same freedoms and rights as men.

Are arguments about cultural difference and tradition allowing brutal acts of oppression against women to be ignored or excused? Do men in Africa fear their identities or power will be eroded if women have greater equality? What does the political victory of Ellen-Johnson Sirleaf in Liberia tell us about the possibilities for real change?

Broadcast on:
BBC Four, 10:00pm Tuesday 27th April 2010
30 minutes
Available until:
10:29pm Thursday 6th May 2010

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