Farida Allaghi interview on leadership, media and technology, and the global women's movement (video)

Farida Allaghi interview on leadership, media and technology, and the global women's movement (video)

Resource Type
Topical Interview
Publication Year
English (US)




Dr. Farida Allaghi speaks about how she views herself as a leader and how she defines leadership. She discusses her childhood (and influence of her parents' progressive, democratic values on her upbringing), technological and information revolution, achievements of the global women's movement, image of Muslim women in Western media, need for women's political participation, and why she's optimistic about the future. She also discusses major challenges faced by the next generation of building a peaceful world based on understanding of shared humanity. Discusses concept and perceptions and nuances around leadership, education of women, achievements of women in the Arab world, agenda of tolerance not difference with globalization. Refers to UN women's conferences. Extends thoughts towards young women today.

Farida Allaghi is the senior advisor to the President of the Arab Gulf Program (AGFUND) for the United Nations Development Organization, and has established or been involved with a number of international non-governmental organizations. 

This interview was conducted for a Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) produced documentary during Cultural Boundaries and Cyber Spaces: Innovative Tools and Strategies for Strengthening Women's Leadership in Muslim Societies, which was a symposium organized by WLP in collaboration with the Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies and New York University held on June 1st, 2000, with the purpose of providing a forum for women to discuss the evolving role of Information and communication technology (ICT) for the global women's movement and in the fight for social change.

Runtime: 00:29:25

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