African Diaspora, black Scandinavia, black Sweden, Black Women in Europe

Maishagalen Woman of the Year – Margaret Gärding

This woman is recognized for her great commitment and active participation in working to combat racism in Sweden, through her involvement in several organisations.

She has been involved in the African Diaspora movement during many years and participated in debates on integration and diversity issues in Sweden.

She is conducting her PhD in Work and Organisational Psychology at the University of Stockholm.

This woman has clearly demonstrated her expertise at a national and international level through her commitment in working with development aid issues.

Editor’s note: Margaret Gärding hails from South Africa.

About Maisha Galahttp://www.maishagalan.se/

The goal of the Maisha Gala is to recognize the achievement of women for the Black/African community in Sweden and Africa. It works to promote the African Diaspora involvement and include the voice of women on various issues of concern to the community. The Maisha Gala is a celebration of African culture that also promotes artists and young talents and the empowerment of youth. Maisha Gala is also networking and advocacy with the thematic approach and focus on pertinent issues.

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