Getting The Frog Out From Under The Coconut [VIDEO]

Getting The Frog Out From Under The Coconut

Marina Mahathir

Filmed August 2017 at ZafigoX

Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir, the founder of Zafigo and ZafigoX, shares her first childhood experiences travelling with her Dad, the big scary moment when she travelled on her own for the first time, how travel has changed her view of herself and the world, and what she has learned.

MarinaAbout the Speaker

Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir, Founder of Zafigo

Marina is a writer and activist whose passion for women’s rights has been a constant thread throughout her working life. As a newspaper columnist, she has written about the many injustices Malaysian women suffer for over 25 years. She is also an HIV/AIDS activist, and has fought for the vulnerabilities of women in the epidemic to be recognised and acted upon in order to protect them. She is on the Board of Trustees of the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh which seeks to provide tertiary education to young Asian women from underprivileged backgrounds. Marina has been particularly interested in Muslim women’s rights and is a member of the advocacy group Sisters in Islam, and sits on the International Advisory Group of Musawah, the global movement for justice and equality in the Muslim family.

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