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Guernsey elects new Royal Court Jurat

Simon Bodkin has been a local GP at the Rohais surgery for 33 years.
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Public response to C Davey’s letter

All the letters, opinion columns, social media and interviews gathered in one place.
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Our response to C Davey’s letter

Our phones have not stopped pinging with notifications and emails - thank you.
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HSC Non-States members Emily Litten and Dr George Oswald

Recruitment of Non-States Members

Stats from committees show only 27% of applications were from women.
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Inspiring women to stand for the States

Meeting with States Assembly & Constitution Cttee to discuss the election observers report.
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Guernsey elects new Royal Court Jurat

Heather Reed is a retired consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology.
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Government Work Plan resource page

Useful information, videos, links and articles to help follow this important debate.
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A world of iconic women for IWD2021

51 iconic international women nominated by you for their achievements.
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Media for our Iconic Women campaign

All of our press, TV and radio interviews for International Women's Day.
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Guernsey’s most international Deputy

Our in-depth interview with Deputy Sasha Kazantseva-Miller for #IWD2021.
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Press profile of Deputy Sue Aldwell

Read Helen Bowditch's interview with a Deputy who has a "calm, can-do attitude".
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Press profile of Deputy Tina Bury

Read Helen Bowditch's interview with a Deputy who "makes things happen".
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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.

Are you from New Zealand? You may be interested in joining the ANZACs in Guernsey Facebook group

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