Why 2020 was defined by remarkable women – Al Jazeera, 14.12.20
- In a year of overwhelmingly bad news, the grit, stamina and perseverance of women across the world has stood out.
- The BBC has revealed its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2020.
- This year 100 Women is highlighting those who are leading change and making a difference during these turbulent times.
- The list includes Sanna Marin, who leads Finland’s all-female coalition government, Michelle Yeoh, star of the new Avatar and Marvel films and Sarah Gilbert, who heads the Oxford University research into a coronavirus vaccine, as well as Jane Fonda, a climate activist and actress.
- And in an extraordinary year – when countless women around the world have made sacrifices to help others – one name on the 100 Women list has been left blank as a tribute.
- The BBC 100 Women 2020 season culminates with an exciting digital event, bringing audiences around the world together for a day of inspiring, useful and entertaining “how-to” masterclasses.
100 Women: How to build a city for women – BBC, 2.11.20
- Cities are supposed to be built for all of us, but they aren’t built by all of us. Every city in the world has been designed and built by men. But what if the other half had a go?
- In the 1990s, Vienna did an urban revamp involving female architects. Barcelona has been trying different ways to replicate this, via their mayor, local architects and campaign organisations.
- As the coronavirus pandemic disrupts city life on a previously unimaginable scale, 100 Women revisits the people they first spoke to in 2019 to find out if their visions of a utopia are still possible.