News - woman of the week
Platform 51's woman of the week - on the eve of the week that International Women's Day kicks off - is Mary Portas, known for her highly influential position as regards all things retail and branding. This is not, however, all she is known for - she also writes a column - Shop! - in the Telegraph magazine and has presented several recent documentaries about the retail industry and her role in it.
Today we are honoured to present Sister Fa as our woman of the week. She is a Senegalese hip-hop artist who uses her music to raise awareness of the dangers surrounding Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
To mark LGBT history month, our woman of the week is Kasha Nabagesera - a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans (LGBT) activist, continuously working towards the aim of decriminalising homosexuality in Uganda.
27 January 2012
Woman of the week - Anna Van Heeswijk Campaigning for a fairer press
20 January 2012
Woman of the week - Josie Long Comedy to tackle societal and political issues
21 December 2011
Women of the week – Abi and Emma Moore Challenging gender stereotyping and giving young girls a voice
16 December 2011
Woman of the week - Alexandra Burke Using fame to make a difference to vulnerable women
9 December 2011
Woman of the week - Rosa Parks Paving the way for African American civil rights
2 December 2011
Woman of the week - Silvia Petretti The virus in my blood is undetectable, but stigma is everywhere
25 November 2011
Woman of the week - Charlize Theron Forever supporting a zero-tolerance approach to abuse
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