Lunch with Sumiko: Noeleen Heyzer on marriage, feminism and how she rose up the UN career ladder

Back in the 1990s when Noeleen Heyzer was in charge of Unifem, a United Nations agency that helped women, people meeting her for the first time would often be surprised.

“There was always a big joke that when I got down from the plane, people said, ‘Oh my god, we thought that we were receiving this very tall, redhead woman, and here you come’,” she says, laughing at the memory.

Please subscribe or log in to continue reading the full article.

Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month

  • Latest headlines and exclusive stories
  • In-depth analyses and award-winning multimedia content
  • Get access to all with our no-contract promotional package at only $0.99/month for the first 3 months*

*Terms and conditions apply.

Join ST’s Telegram channel here and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.

Source: Read Full Article