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Iranian Women of 1979
21 Apr, 2019 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Iranian women were at the forefront of the revolution. But after the Shah was deposed and Ayatollah Khomeini returned to the country, the new regime turned against them and everything they had fought for. CBC Radio producer Donya Ziaee, interviewed three participants about their thoughts and actions in that time. Her one-hour documentary, first broadcast on "Ideas," forms a two-part...
FOR RELEASE WEEK OF APRIL 14-20, 2019 - Speech by Dr. Dawn Memee Lavelle-Harvard
10 Apr, 2019 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In 1971, Janette Lavelle filed suit against a 19th century law that violated native women's human rights in Canada. She lost the case, but started a movement that included researching and raising a hue and cry about missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. Her daughter continues the story in a 2016 speech to the Motherhood Initiative for Research and...
Building a counternarrative to financial myths
08 Apr, 2019 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Social Protection: Definition, Context, Vision was a panel at the daylong Civil Society Consultation preceding the 2019 meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women. In this second of two programs from the panel, the conversation turns to what is being done to shift the financial hegemony that robs communities and countries of the means to protect their...
Policy Trends in Africa and Latin America
01 Apr, 2019 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Women experts dig into the economic and political issues that affect governments' support for healthcare, cash support for mothers with small children, pensions and social security, especially in African and Latin American countries. Recorded March 10th in New York, at the Civil Society Consultation around the UN Commission on the Status of Women. Panel hosted by NGO-CSW New York. The...
Radio coverage from New York USA and Yaounde Cameroon
25 Mar, 2019 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

A lively history of International Working Women's Day's origin, its eclipse in the US, and its revival in the 1960's. The day is now better known as International Women's Day - or IWD for short. Program ends with a collage of voices of women (and some men) marking International Women's Day and the week leading up to it, in Cameroon.
mythology of equality - reality of subordination
19 Mar, 2019 | 0:28:50 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

A Canadian living in Yangon, Myanmar [formerly Burma] probes deeply into what people say, think, and do about Gender Based Violence in a country that has a mythology of equality and a reality of subordination.
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 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 our midst.
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.
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