Yesterday I watched and listened to an inspiring conversation with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and World Economic Forum Founder Klaus Schwab . Some quotes from yesterdays conversation moved me to post these photographs from the 2011 Nobel Peace Award in Oslo, Norway. The courageous, bold, and unstoppable efforts of these women, have indeed made their impact. The Archbishop mentioned them in their conversation yesterday.Some of his quotes I found compelling were: “We have excluded people for a very long time (pause) Women!” Then he went on to say, “we won’t make it without them.”
His comments reminded me of a remark made by Tawakkol Karman during the Women Peace and Security panel discussion , “A bird needs two wings to fly,” she said – explaining that men too must help women to fly. We cannot do it without their assistance. Each of these comments is in support of the other.
The link to the Archbishop Tutu and Schwab conversation may be found here at 1 hour and six minutes, after the opening address by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Crystal Award presentations.
While to some it may seem that a call to action on behalf of women may be a throwback from the past or an outdated feminist cry. Whatever your position, I encourage you to visit here and here.
You might also be interested in the interview with Billy Moyers and Leymah Gbowee