Day 19, Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi: MAKERS Celebrates 20 Women of the 1995 UN Conference on Women
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1995 UN Conference on Women in Beijing, we're featuring 20 incredible women on MAKERS who participated in the largest ever international gathering of women.
Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi who was born in Cape Town, South Africa, has been active in politics her entire life. As a student, Fraser-Moleketi went into exile in neighboring Zimbabwe as a member of the African National Congress, received basic military training in Angola, and worked with the ANC to prepare South Africa for its first truly democratic election in 1994. For nearly a decade, Fraser-Moleketi served as South Africa’s Minister for Public Service and Administration. Fraser-Moleketi was the deputy leader of the South African delegation to the Fourth World Conference in Beijing, China in 1995.
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• The Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, 1995
• Women in Politics
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