politics

Geraldine Ferraro

This weeks Illustrated Women in History was submitted by Maria Karambatsakis for the Illustrated Women in History 2017 exhibition at Swindon Central Library. In a time where women were still fighting for their place in the world, especially in politics, Geraldine Ferraro emerged and ran as a running mate with Walter Mondale in 1984. This …

politics

Joyce Banda

Joyce Banda is a Malawian politician who served as vice president (2009–12) and president (2012–14) of Malawi. She was the first woman to serve as head of state anywhere in Southern Africa. Banda was born in 1950 in Malemia, a village in the Zomba District of Nyasaland (now Malawi). After completing school, Banda went on …