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Success at the Population and Development Conference
13 Aug, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The United Nations World Conference on Population and Development, 1994, was a battleground between feminists and the Vatican. Maria Suarez Toro was there as both activist and broadcaster from Latin America. She tells how she and others from Latin America organized around the document that emerged.
Demanding the right to a future
06 Aug, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The case Juliana et al. v United States et al. is now set for trial starting October 29, 2018, in an Oregon federal court. Since 2015, two successive national administrations have tried to get the case thrown out and failed. Twenty-one young plaintiffs are alleging the United States knew since the 1950s that a horrendous climate disaster would be in...
Menstrual supplies and education in Scotland, India, and Kenya
30 Jul, 2018 | 0:28:41 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Menstruation education and attempts to remedy "period poverty" are catching on around the world. This program contrasts efforts in Scotland, India, and Kenya. Differences include whether the menstrual products made available are commercial, a new re-usable commercial design, or a re-usable product from a local nonprofit. Advocates for period education range from family members to grassroots organizations, to the First...
"Free is a method of distribution."
17 Jul, 2018 | 0:28:45 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Talk by Genevieve Vaughan at the 2016 conference of the Mothering Institute for Research and Community Involvement in Toronto. Vaughan states that the act of mothering is unilateral gift-giving, and that an infant's experience of being mothered (whether by biological mother or other) builds both the physical brain and the template of what it is to be human.
Addressing the International Indian Treaty Council
16 Jul, 2018 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In 1993, the International Year of the World's Indigenous Peoples, Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchu addressed the International Indian Treaty Council about working together to change the relationships between the nations of the North and indigenous communities around the world. Program updated in 2018.
Alternatives to incarcerating women
08 Jul, 2018 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Twenty years after Australia opened its first private women's prison, activist and lawyer Amanda George told Women on the Line that women in prison are almost all locked up for drug-related crimes, and almost all have suffered traumatic abuse. She advised the money from prisons go to improving conditions for women and children and needed care, and said the goal...
A Source of Discrimination and Pride
01 Jul, 2018 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Everyone has an accent, but some people who think they speak "standard English" discriminate against those who don't sound like them. This is a major problem encountered by immigrants, as well as people of minority races. The women in this program deal with that problem, either personally on a daily basis or professionally in teaching students and professionals to listen...
Interfaith protest against US border policy
25 Jun, 2018 | 0:28:50 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

WOMEN RELIGIOUS LEADERS HELD A NONPARTISAN PROTEST RALLY IN WASHINGTON DC, ON TUESDAY, JUNE 19TH, 2018 - RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE US IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT AGENCY (KNOWN AS ICE). THE NEXT DAY, PRESIDENT TRUMP ANNOUNCED HE HAD SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER TO END THE FAMILY SEPARATIONS.
Leslie Feinberg made the case for inclusive feminism
17 Jun, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Rousing and reasoned plenary speech by Leslie Feinberg at the 1995 US National Women's Studies Association conference. Hir callout for trans inclusion as a tenet of feminism was well received.
A grassroots movement to free black women awaiting trial in the USA
11 Jun, 2018 | 0:28:41 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Lively and informative recording of a rally outside Connecticut's only women's prison in May 2018. Groups around the country have been holding “Christmas bail-outs” and “Mother’s Day Bail-Outs” to free incarcerated women – most of whom are mothers – from pre-trial detention. The Connecticut Bail Fund raised $30,000 to bail out 30 women in time to be home for Mother’s...
Sexual misconduct in humanitarian organizations
04 Jun, 2018 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

From the podcast series Gender at Work, feminists with experience in United Nations and aid organizations explain how policies to stop discrimination and abuse of privilege fail, and what might discourage the culture of impunity.
Instant divorce by oral triple talaq is dead but not buried
27 May, 2018 | 0:28:43 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In August 2017, India's Supreme Court found it unconstitutional for a man to divorce his wife just by saying - or texting - the word talaq three times. Women activists say this type of divorce is not in the Koran, which prescribes a slow process with mediation; but the patriarchal religious leadership that controls India's Muslim personal law insists that...
Explained by Bernadette Devlin McAliskey
21 May, 2018 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

On the 80th anniversary of the bombing of Guernica by Spanish fascists, McAliskey told an audience in Dublin that they are facing a rise in fascism worldwide and they need to know what it really is.
Researching women-dominated types of work in the USA
13 May, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Elyse Shaw from the Institute for Women's Policy Research talks with Joanne Powers of Workers Independent News about the report "Undervalued and Underpaid in America: Women in Low-Wage Female-Dominated Jobs," a project of IWPR and Oxfam America. The conversation covers the disconnect between education and wages, unpredictable hours, lack of benefits, popular misconceptions, unions, and intersectionality issues like race and...
On rights and competencies of birthing mothers and newborns
06 May, 2018 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Interview with Elena Skoko, activist for rights and dignity of mothers and babies in birth. She talks about birthing practices based on science, dignity and choice. She gave birth to her daughter in Bali at a birthing centre, with midwife Ibu Robin Lim in attendance.
Building the care economy with Ghandian values
30 Apr, 2018 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

SEWA [pronounced SAY vah] is a sisterhood of nearly 1.5 million women, organized locally and by trades. It operates in 16 states of India, plus 3 other countries. Their philosophy is based on Ghandian values of simplicity, truthfulness and non-violence, and on non-hierarchical growth. This program covers examples of their projects, ranging from challenging employers and government to include home-based...
A union for the informal sector - 1.5 Million Strong (Part 1)
23 Apr, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In Gandhi's birthplace, in 1972, a union organizer named Ela Bhatt [pronounced Eela But] gave birth to a union comprised of home-based workers, market vendors, cart-pullers and head-load carriers, agricultural and construction laborers, and other unrecognized forms of work done by women. Two producers from Bangalore travelled to Ahmedabad to cover this movement for WINGS.
Still going strong at 99.3FM and http://radiorakel.no/
16 Apr, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Since 1982, feminists in Oslo have had a regular piece of the airwaves. They consider theirs to be the first women's radio station. They go the extra mile to get mostly female-oriented content in news, interviews, and music. This hip community station is constantly renewed by being passed on to younger women through training and mentorship. Interviews from 2000 and...
Building knowledge and attitude for careers in STEM
09 Apr, 2018 | 0:28:43 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Young women in Mombasa formed an organization called Pwani Teknowgalz that teaches girls and ladies coding, website creation, and app development. So far, they worked with students in 180 secondary schools and 4 universities. Teachers and students talk about their projects and emphasize the importance of female mentors and role models.
Between Patriarchy and Biology, What Can You Do?
04 Mar, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Playwright Carolyn Gage performing one of her Sermons for a Lesbian Tent Revival. This one has great relevance for non-lesbians as well. She titles it "The Real L-Words" and first discusses the poverty of our words to distinguish among many forms of love and lists alternative words. Then she talks about the brain chemistry at work when we "fall in...
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