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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...
Women transformed by tragedy and cooperation
12 Aug, 2019 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Rwanda has one of the highest percentages of women lawmakers in the world. A widowed survivor of the Rwanda genocide talks about what happened in Rwanda in 1994 and how she and other women have dealt with moving forward to assume responsibilities formerly held by their male spouses and relatives for family survival and well-being.
Militarization and Money vs Climate and Sustainability
01 Aug, 2019 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 4TH, 2019. Speakers addressed Militarization and Economic Attacks on Sustainable Development as key areas requiring massive civil society awareness and organizing, on the second day of the Association for Women's Rights in Development's 12th Annual AWID Forum in Istanbul, in April 2012. [Previously released as WINGS #09-12]
Greta Thunberg and Kelsey Juliana speak frankly to adults
27 Jul, 2019 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Greta Thunberg's speech to the French National Assembly on July 23rd 2019, and Kelsey Juliana's keynote address to the Pacific Forest Trust on April 10th 2019 express the reasoning and the demands young people are making that adults understand the climate crisis and their responsibility to the future to act at once.
and the feminization of farming
21 Jul, 2019 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In the hilly Kordagu (AKA Coorg) region of Karnataka state, coffee has been grown for generations. Like other small-scale agriculture in the era of globalization, financial rewards are small and women carry an increasing amount of the work.
Women organizing for dialogue not war
15 Jul, 2019 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Since 2016, when the Anglophone protests were suppressed by the government, both resistance and government use of force has spiralled out of control in Cameroon. Many women and children are homeless, without possessions or means of support. Huge numbers of people have become internally displaced or refugees in Nigeria. This program documents women organizing and demonstrating for peaceful resolution.
through a feminist, leftist lens
08 Jul, 2019 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The Finnish national election of April 2019 saw a rollback of the previous rightwing coalition government and a surge for feminists, leftists and greens. The new Feminist Party won no seats, but set a challenge to the other parties to be vigilant in protecting women's rights. Kaarina Kailo talks about politics and economics of the country, and its struggle to...
...by changing cultural norms
01 Jul, 2019 | 0:28:40 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Producer Diana Wanyonyi takes us to Kibera slum in Nairobi, to meet a woman who underwent forced genital cutting and child marriage and another woman who works tirelessly to protect girls' human rights. Then the African Union Youth Envoy calls on governments to follow through on their commitments to end harmful cultural practices and violence against women and girls.
Re-aligning with the value of life, an indigenous perspective
23 Jun, 2019 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In April 2015, Angela Miles of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education hosted an evening of ten women speaking on themes of gift, matriarchy, mothering, and indigenous worldviews. Here is Sherri Mitchell's talk, introduced by Angela Miles.
NABJ panel: Power, Is It a Sexual Thing?
17 Jun, 2019 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

At the (US) National Association of Black Journalists' 1991 conference, a panel of powerful women journalists and scholars discussed the relationship of gender and race to a variety of different types of power.
Asylum-seekers and those who help them
10 Jun, 2019 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Producer Melinda Tuhus travelled to Arizona, Mexico, and the desert between to interview refugees and good Samaritans about what asylum seekers are fleeing from, what they face on the trip north, who helps them, and the ordeal of applying for immigration status.
For week of June 3-10
01 Jun, 2019 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Labour organizers from around the world tell things unions are doing to stop sexual harassment and violence at work - including working towards a proposed International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention on zero tolerance for violence in the workplace and support for workers escaping domestic violence. Talks excerpted from a parallel event around the UN Commission on the Status of Women...
Women coping with natural disaster in Kodagu District, Karnataka State
26 May, 2019 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In southern India, the hilly Kodagu or Coorg district received extremely heavy rains during the last monsoon. Landslides covered over much of the farmland and homes. After losing so much all at once, women have shouldered the tasks of finding new sources of income and helping each other. Two producers from Bangalore travelled to the district to document the recovery...
And still they rise!
20 May, 2019 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

"And Still I Rise: Black Women Labor Leaders' Voices/ Power/ Promise," published by the Institute for Policy Studies, examines the effectiveness of Black women's contributions to the US labor movement and profiles 27 rising Black women leaders. Robin Williams, one of the profiled leaders, discusses the revitalization of the labor movement under the influence of the Fight for $15 and...
South Africa Politics vs Women's Human Rights
12 May, 2019 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The Helen Suzman Foundation called it "a cynical move to curry favour with traditional leaders." Two months before the May 2019 elections, the ANC-led Parliament passed - for the 3rd time - the Traditional Courts Bill that would allow chiefs of the former apartheid-established "homelands" to have legislative, executive and judicial powers all rolled into one. The women's and human...
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