Marie Staunton

Here in Mali, families are trapped in a perfect storm - the consequences of climate change and political regime change. Drought has led to a dreadful harvest and rocketing prices, whilst the departure of Gaddafi has led to migrating mercenaries, laden with arms.
I was born the month that parliament voted equal pay for women. Even now the Equality and Human Rights Act (EHRC) estimates that my daughters may earn £361,000 less than men over their working life. But there is hope for my granddaughters.