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FOR WEEK OF MARCH 11 2019 Lisa Curran and forest collapse in Borneo
20 Feb, 2019 | 0:28:40 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Lisa Curran was professor of tropical ecology and director of the Tropical Resources Institute at Yale’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies when she won a 5-year "Genius Grant." Part of her genius was in studying forests intensely on the ground and also from satellites; part was in developing women scientists for a field dominated by men.
FOR RELEASE WEEK OF MARCH 4, 2019
19 Feb, 2019 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Nanoparticles are so small that they slip through normal regulatory loopholes; they are already in the receipts we handle, our food packaging, clothing, and cosmetics. Little is yet known about their effects, but they can behave in strange and likely dangerous ways. Feitshans calls for international harmonization of regulation and for the public to inform itself about what is in...
FOR RELEASE WEEK OF FEB 25 2019
19 Feb, 2019 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Two-spirited (lesbian) women came out to members of the Indigenous Women's Network at their 1994 Conference on Sustainable Communities, held at White Earth in the USA. They talked about prejudice and acceptance, leadership, AIDS, and tradition. Conference co-organizer, (the late) Marsha Gomez, gave an interview afterwards to Lisa Hayes.
An analyst in Caracas talks to Code Pink
17 Feb, 2019 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

CODE PINK is a women-led grassroots organization founded to stop U.S. wars and militarism and support peace and human rights initiatives. In early 2019, as international governments and media began building the case for intervention in Venezuela, Code Pink contacted an experienced analyst on hemispheric affairs. Here are excerpts from that interview, which was streamed live between Los Angeles and...
Women in the crossfire seek peace
10 Feb, 2019 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

A long-growing struggle between Anglophone and Francophone areas of Cameroon became violent since 2016. Villages have been destroyed, schools burned, parties that should dialogue have become intransigent and are using force. Women are seeking to make peace.
Seeking recognition as third gender
04 Feb, 2019 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In the Luo culture, intersex babies were traditionally killed. Marashan Rayah tried to protect her child from stigma by keeping his [preferred pronoun] condition secret. That didn't work. Her child, Darlan Rukih, has finally come out publicly as intersex, someone with both male and female genitals and hormones. After many years of trying to hide and fathering a son, he...
Media women standing up to power
28 Jan, 2019 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Velvet Revolution is a documentary about women in media reporting on corruption and human rights and facing repercussions. Nupur Basu from India was the Executive Producer of this award-wining film, which was commissioned by the International Association of Women in Radio and Television in 2017. Nupur, who lives in India, coordinated six directors from Asia, Africa, the Pacific and North...
Youth Helping Youth in Kenya
20 Jan, 2019 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The German World Population Fund (DSW) supports youth peer education on sexual health in several African countries. In Kenya, this included a pageant to crown a Mr. and Miss Y2Y.
Why was it even held?
14 Jan, 2019 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Gisela Stuart, Labour Member of Parliament and a former framer of the EU Constitution headed the Leave campaign and says the EU was becoming increaingly undemocratic and that the UK's status quo relationship to the EU would not have remained possible in any case. Lorely Jane Burt, Baroness of Solihull, was a Liberal Democrat before elevation to the House of...
Shared leadership between men and women at every level is a cornerstone of this society.
07 Jan, 2019 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

British journalist Rahila Gupta traveled to Northern Syria to witness the grassroots feminist democracy being built in territory liberated from the Islamic State. She has written extensively about the impressive network of women's cooperatives, political education and legislative accomplishments built in just a few years.
Fundamentalists vs. Women's Rights - an ongoing conflict
24 Dec, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

An Algerian living in France, Marieme Helie-Lucas argues in favour of secularism and gives global context to the nearly-successful plan to let Sharia courts do binding arbitration in family law cases in Ontario, and the so-called ban on the veil in France. This is an archival program - the audio was recorded in November 2005. The issue is ongoing, however,...
In the United States, morning-after pills are available - for now
23 Dec, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

According to Time Magazine, women are stocking up on emergency contraception since Trump appointed 2 members to the Supreme Court. Program reviews the long and controversial process of getting it made available without a prescription and speculates on its near future.
The work against gender-based violence
16 Dec, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Since 1991, thousands of women's organizations around the world have marked 16 Days of Activism against gender violence from November 25 through December 10th. In this program, you hear about efforts on the Kenya coast.
One of the first electrical appliances ever marketed
09 Dec, 2018 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In 1999, historian of technology Rachel Maines published The Technology of Orgasm: "Hysteria," the Vibrator, and Women's Sexual Satisfaction. By 2011, this history had spawned a documentary, a play, and a feature film. Program features a humorous but scientific talk by Maines, followed by excerpts from a press conference about Hysteria.
Cherchez les femmes!
27 Nov, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

What do you learn when you pay attention to the women embroiled with the action around torture, imperialism and war? Dr. Cynthia Enloe, a scholar of Political Science and Women's Studies, has made a career around this question. Among her many books are Globalization and Militarism: Feminists Make the Link; Maneuvers: The International Politics of Militarizing Womens Lives; The Curious...
A new wave of youth infections - and a new prevention drug
26 Nov, 2018 | 0:28:42 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Sub-Saharan Africa has the lion's share of HIV infections and related deaths. These countries are turning greater attention on issues of youth - those born with the infection, and those who may be acquiring it through sex. Kenya is working on youth education and also becoming a leader in the prophylactic use of anti-retroviral drugs for those most at risk....
Women in a "Backward Area" step forward
19 Nov, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

After 56 years of national rural development policy, many babies and mothers still die from diseases caused by poor nutrition, sanitation problems, and parasites. A project in the state of Karnataka has women manufacturing nutritional supplements for their community and educating women, youth, and sometimes men on how to live healthier lives.
Activists' work led to success
11 Nov, 2018 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In May 2018, the Irish voted to repeal the 8th Amendment to their Constitution, which had placed the life of a pregnant woman and the life of her foetus on an equal footing, leading to problems in physicians' decision-making, maternal deaths and severe penalties for abortion. Shortly before the vote, three women who worked on different aspects of the Yes...
Ideas of a Men's Rights Woman
04 Nov, 2018 | 0:28:42 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In July 2018, 50.50 attended the International Conference on Men's Issues in London, England, where men's rights activists from 24 different countries discussed evils of feminism and what can be done about it. After a brief and revealing statement by conference organizer Alastair, you hear Lara Whyte's long interview with Karen Straughan. Straughan's thesis is that women are more privileged...
Voices from Radio Success
28 Oct, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Voices with translation from a series called Radio Sucess that aired in French on local radio in Togo. The girls and women featured speak frankly and movingly about their situation and their ambitions and advice for girls. Original song, too.
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