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The Drug War, Women & Leadership in the Philippines

by | Jan 20, 2017 | Politics, Commentary, Policy, Democracy, Leadership, Equality, News, Weekly Wrap

President Duterte is a self-declared womaniser, who can also lay claim to bouts of feminist policy. But, on the face of it, such apparent contradiction is not isolated when it comes to women, leadership and power in the Philippines, as explained by Dr Nicole Curato, from the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at IGPA, University of Canberra. She recently spoke with BroadAgenda’s Virginia Haussegger.

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Jessica Abramovic works as a Policy Officer at the Australian Research Centre and volunteers for Feminartsy, an online feminist literature and arts journal. She studies a Graduate Diploma in Professional Writing at Deakin University, and holds a BA in Communications and International Studies, and a Masters in International Development from the University of Canberra.

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