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Winnie Byanyima

Winnie Byanyima is a grassroots activist, human rights advocate, senior international public servant, world-recognised expert on women's rights, and currently the executive director of Oxfam International.

For 11 years she was a member of the Ugandan Parliament, served at the African Union Commission and was the Director of Gender and Development at the United Nations Development Programme.

She co-founded the 60-member Global Gender and Climate Alliance and chaired a UN task force on gender aspects of the Millennium Development Goals, and on climate change.

Winnie was also a co-chairperson at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

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