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Girls below age of consent trade sex to feed their families
20 Jan, 2020 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

At Gasi Bay, Kenya, poverty exacerbated by drought is leaving foreign fishermen and local motorcycle transport drivers as the richest men around, able to pay young girls in food, cash or in-kind to have sex with them. Thousands of under-age children are said to be in this trade, mostly with the knowledge of their parents, to feed their families. Local...
Real ways to win
20 Jan, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The climate struggle is not hopeless - culprits are scared and already getting punished. In addition to social media, bodies blocking pipelines, climate strikes, demonstrations and civil disobedience arrests, tools include lawsuits, runs on banks that bankroll the fossil fuel industry, massive "social risk" to degrade stock values, celebrity-fuelled rallies and teach-ins, recognizing indigenous cultural leadership, and re-connecting with nature...
Can a rift in the women's movement be healed?
12 Jan, 2020 | 0:28:50 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Speaking in a plenary at the US National Women's Studies Association, Chapkis explores the ideological gulf between pro-prostitution and abolitionist strains of feminism, expresses concern over both sides' potential alliances with anti-woman forces, and calls for a nuanced view of a complex issue and solidarity in all areas of any agreement.
Taking the War out of our Words
06 Jan, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Defensiveness is an automatic response that keeps conversations at the level of power struggle. Sharon Ellison has suggestions for quitting the "addiction" to the war model in the interests of giving and receiving respect. Her website with free exercises is: www.pndc.com
Sheila Tobias on Faces of Feminism
30 Dec, 2019 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Sheila Tobias gives highlights from her book Faces of Feminism: An Activist's Reflections on the Women's Movement. She recalls a widespread unity in the early 2nd Wave that broke down over the issue of sex roles, pressure from the right, and divisions among feminists. Originally released in 1997, under the title WINGS #32-97 Equality and Sex Roles.
Grassroots organizing vs oligarchy in El Salvador
01 Dec, 2019 | 0:28:45 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Marta Benavides's parents were an indigenous healer and a bureaucrat. She grew up Catholic, was recruited to the Baptists, and came to her own theology, which recognizes love as a force and rejects hierarchy. She talks about her life, about her country El Salvador, and about the global forces that can only be opposed by community and an understanding of...
A Voice Along the Path
01 Dec, 2019 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

From the WINGS archives, in a recording from a book release of her novel Walking to Mercury and her handbook The Earth Path: Grounding Your Spirit in the Rhythms of Nature , Starhawk answers questions about activism, spirituality and religion, and how to live in relationship with the world. Local live music from the event.
Where were the women?
01 Dec, 2019 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

From Sept 30- Oct 4, 2019, the government of Cameroon held a Major National Dialogue to discuss ending conflict and restoring violence-ravaged areas. Women who have long been preparing for negotiations and calling for peace expressed dismay that women were less than 15% of participants, and that the structure seemed top-down and government-heavy, not reaching into the grass roots and...
Diana Kilmury and the Teamsters
01 Dec, 2019 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Labor unions are starting to gain more recognition internationally as a legitimate element of a functioning economy. To be effective for their members, they must also be democratic. In this interview from 1996, the year a movie on her life was released, Kilmury explains the internal struggle for democracy in the Teamsters, and what a union can negotiate for its...
Food, famine and revolution
25 Nov, 2019 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

An Aural Tapestry - discussion about European history of food, famine and revolution, while the interviewee bakes a kugelhopf, Marie Antoinette's favourite cake. (Parallels to the age of the billionaires abound.)
Women resist resurgent Right
18 Nov, 2019 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Excerpts from an interview with Jacqueline Pitanguy and a panel she appeared on titled Pushing Back Against the Pushback: The Power of Women's Organizations to Resist Resurgent Authoritarianism, held June 4 at Women Deliver 2019 in Vancouver. Discussions about how to counter the rollback of rights that took a lifetime to win.
A gender education program aims at inculcating respect
11 Nov, 2019 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Equality and respect for all humans regardless of gender or gender expression is a teachable subject, especially if it starts young. That is the premise of the Dear Boys project started by Swati Sengupta. She describes how it started, how it is taught, and its effects to WINGS contributing producer Kalpana Pradhan, who also adds additional sound and supporting interviews.
A labour leader's perspective
03 Nov, 2019 | 0:28:45 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

On June 18th and September 24th, Jiselle Hanna interviewed Carol Ng about the basis and progress of the massive Hong Kong uprising and the role played by both business and workers in making public demands, as well as the prospects of international action.
Getting out of our issue silos and working together for all is the way
28 Oct, 2019 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The Green New Deal is a concept that has been percolating for more than a dozen years, but this year new member of Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced it as a resolution in the US Congress. She narrates a vision of the future; Jane Fonda talks details of activism on the ground in Washington; Naomi Klein asserts that there have to...
African women taking the mic gain recognition as people
22 Aug, 2019 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

What is the most significant change brought about by community radios in Africa? In Jallov's studies, the result is consistently: reduction in violence against women. Jallov explains how she works with community radios and how her research brought out this conclusion, and identified other positive changes in communities that gain a voice.
Radio MAMA-FM in Uganda - parts 1 and 2
22 Aug, 2019 | 0:57:34 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

For the weeks leading up to World Feminist Radio Day (October 21), WINGS is sharing some of our most amazing shows about what feminist radio can be and do. These two programs - one from 2010 and one from 2017, document how and why the Uganda Media Women's Association started a women's community radio station, how it interacts with community,...
The unwaged work of getting unwaged work counted
22 Aug, 2019 | 0:28:50 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

As de Beauvoir points out, women's unwaged work is about half the work in the world, but it isn't included in economic accounting. Margaret Prescod describes decades of unwaged work by women activists within the UN system to get a declaration that this work should be accounted for. Among other benefits of measuring it would be to show how structural...
Winning abortion rights in the USA - a history
21 Aug, 2019 | 0:57:27 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

WINGS #22- and #23-19 comprise a two-part radio documentary adapted from the film From Danger To Dignity: The Fight for Safe Abortion, directed and narrated by Dorothy Fadiman.
UN, EU, Guatemala Parliament - women bring new issues to the table
20 Aug, 2019 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Bringing new issues to the political table is a lot of work. Three stories about progress made: (1) On June 21, 2019, the UN's International Labour Organization passed a Convention Against Violence in the World of Work; (2) The very first legislation under the European Pillar of Social Rights: on June 13 2019, a Work-Life Balance Directive was adopted by...
Shows for broadcast weeks of Aug 18, 25, and Sept. 1, 2019
17 Aug, 2019 | 1:26:26 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Joan of Arc led an army to victory at seventeen. At eighteen, she arranged the coronation of a king. At nineteen, she went up against the entire Catholic church… and lost. n The Second Coming of Joan of Arc, Joan returns to share her story with contemporary women. She tells her experiences with the highest levels of church, state, and...
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