Zeinab Badawi

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The ideology and belief system on which male dominance is based has proved to be profoundly and deeply unshakeable in so many ways and all over the world.

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Biography

Zeinab was born in Sudan - and moved to London at two. She has a BA Hons in Politics and Economics from Oxford University and a History MA from London University awarded with a distinction. She has two honorary doctorates. 

Zeinab is an award-winning broadcaster and has extensive experience,   including on programmes like  the BBC's Hardtalk and Global Questions. She's producing a History of Africa series. She sits on several public bodies and is Chair of the Royal African Society and was recently voted New African magazine's 2017 100 most influential Africans.

My words to share with others

Depend on no-one but yourself.

My proudest achievement

On a personal level: my four beautiful children - two sons and two daughters. On a professional level: TV documentary series on Africa’s history - told by Africans themselves based on a unique project undertaken by UNESCO at the behest of newly independent African leaders.

My thoughts on feminism and women’s suffrage

The ideology and belief system on which male dominance is based has proved to be profoundly and deeply unshakeable in so many ways and all over the world: from a woman taking her husband’s name and children assuming the father’s name to more egregious manifestations of male dominance like GBV, and institutionalised discrimination against women as well as deeply harmful cultural and social practices.

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