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Zafigo Talk: Intimate Conversations with Women on Travel & Culture


  • 20 Aug 2016


  • 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM


The Canteen at ChinaHouse



*Registration is full*

Women today are travelling more, travelling further and often travelling alone, both for work and for leisure. Many are relishing this freedom, made more accessible by cheaper airfares and opportunities to visit other countries. Yet travel in itself is getting more hazardous for both men and women. For women especially, travel sometimes leads them to countries where the notion of women working outside the home, let alone travelling solo, can be an exotic one. The dangers are many but at the same time women are seeking and finding new adventures in their travels and sharing their insights with other travellers through blogs, books and the website  Zafigo.com.

This panel brings together some of these adventurous women to share their stories and insights and to muse on the development of women travellers and the particular issues they face by their gender.

Moderated by Marina Mahathir


1) Zainah Anwar - Columnist, Co-founder of Musawah, Co-founder and former Executive Director of Sisters in Islam (SIS)

2) Anita Ahmad - Travel blogger and founder of www.travelandbe.com

3) Sasibai Kimis - Founder and Managing Partner ofwww.earthheir.com

4) TBA

The talk starts at 10am, but free tea and cakes will be served from 9.30am.

For more information on Zafigo Talk: Intimate Conversations with Women on Travel & Culture, go here.


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