Call to hear the gender agenda

Jo Chandler; 26/4/10

If world leaders are serious about ending poverty, they must put an end to the maltreatment of women in developing countries. The phone rings and there’s the now familiar voice, the echo of a call that comes every couple of months. The conscience call. ”Hello, Jo? It’s us, the ladies from Laita.” The voice is warm and vibrant, just like the woman, Roslyn. Other voices are in the background, scraps of pidgin. ”Let me call you back.” Phone credit is precious and will soon expire somewhere in the 2000-plus kilometres of land and water between us.