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Munazza Malik

 

Politics Group member, Munazza Malik, was elected unopposed as a Douzenier for St Peter Port in a by-election prompted by the retirement of Jenny Tasker.

Here’s her speech at the parish meeting held on 8 June 2024, introducing herself to parishioners.

 

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Respected colleagues, parishioners, and friends,

I am deeply honored and grateful to accept the role of Douzenier for the Parish of St. Peter Port.

Your trust and support mean a lot to me, and I am eager to serve this vibrant community with dedication and integrity.

A bit about my background: I was born and raised in Pakistan and qualified as a pharmacist in the late 90s.

My early career in oncology taught me the importance of precision and empathy.

After moving to the UK in 2005, I gained extensive experience in healthcare management, governance, and operations, managing multiple sites for a large national pharmacy chain. I volunteered in my local community to patrol the area working in liaison with local police

In 2019, I moved to Guernsey as a Superintendent pharmacist for a corporate pharmacy, where I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with our community. I was blown away by the kindness and friendliness of Guernsey people.

I would like to give back to the community by helping to make strategic decisions, which involves understanding community needs, engaging stakeholders, developing strategic plans, implementing initiatives, monitoring and evaluating progress, fostering collaboration, communicating effectively, and promoting sustainability.

Our parish is a place of rich history and diverse culture.

As a Douzenier, I am committed to preserving our heritage while embracing future opportunities.

My priorities will focus on enhancing community engagement, improving local services, and ensuring our parish remains safe, welcoming, and prosperous.

Thank you once again for your trust and support. I look forward to serving you and working with you towards a bright and thriving future for St. Peter Port.

Thank you.

Guernsey’s iconic women of the future?

Thank you for nominating a young woman or girl for our future iconic Guernsey women campaign to celebrate International Women’s Day!

Nominations close on Sunday 6 March at 17.00.

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Miriam Makeba - South Africa

Nominated by: Christine James

Zenzile Miriam Makeba (1932 to 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer, songwriter, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and civil rights activist. Associated with musical genres including Afropop, jazz, and world music, she was an advocate against apartheid and white-minority government in South Africa. In 2020 she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 women of the century. 

South Africa is ranked 12th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 45.8% (source: data.ipu.org) 

Are you from South Africa? Please email hello@womeninpubliclife.gg if there is a social or cultural group for people from South Africa in Guernsey.

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The original image “The Hague Jazz 2008 – Miriam Makeba” by Haags Uitburo is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. 

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Jacinda Ardern - New Zealand

Nominated by: Martin Lock

Jacinda Ardern (born 1980) has served as prime minister of New Zealand and leader of the Labour Party since 2017. In 2019, she led the country through the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, rapidly introducing strict gun laws in response, and throughout 2020 she directed the country’s widely praised response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ardern was the world’s second elected head of government to give birth in office when her daughter was born in 2018. ‘An inspiring Prime Minister who brought a nation together with true leadership, empathy and compassion.’

New Zealand is ranked 4th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 48.3% (source: data.ipu.org) 

Other iconic women: Dame Whina Cooper, nominated by Claire Fisher, and Kate Sheppard, nominated by Anna Cooper.

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