Courageous Conversations: Beyond English—Why Translation Is Critical to Social Change

Posted by on Feb 21, 2023

In various countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, “official languages” aren’t spoken by lower-income and rural communities. This especially impacts girls and women, who often don’t have access to formal education. Language, therefore, is an essential tool of empowerment. But what can we do to overcome the language barrier, foster inclusion, and share about the importance of gender equality with these communities? In this Courageous Conversation facilitated by Girl Child Long Walk Senior Project Consultant Marie-Rose Romain Murphy, Maria Lígia Conti, Pamela Shao, and Sabine Nkusi discuss how accessible and culturally relevant translations can help us build a better world.

More About Our Speakers

Maria Lígia Conti is the Girl Child Project Leader in Portuguese-speaking countries and a former Girl Child Long Walk Fellow. She is based in São Paolo, Brazil.

Pamela Shao is Chief Executive Officer for Financial Sector Deepening Tanzania. She is based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Sabine Nkusi is the Gender and Protection Unit Leader for Tearfund. She is based in London, England.

Want to catch the next webinar in our Courageous Conversations series LIVE? You can RSVP to these and other events in the Girl Child Long Walk Hub. If you haven’t already, sign up to join our free Hub community today!