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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...
Brave Young Activist Gharsanay IbnulAmeen
06 May, 2019 | 0:28:43 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Gharsanay IbnulAmeen is the youngest recipient of the Woman of Distinction Award from NGO-CSW New York. In her keynote at a Consultation attended by hundreds of representatives from nongovernmental organizations around the world, she tells how she spreads support for girls' education across Afghanistan - training girls to promote the work, and bringing together the varied ethnic communities. The duo...
Iranian Women of 1979 - and Today
29 Apr, 2019 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

After the revolution of 1979, fundamentalist religious forces took over leadership of Iran. Women initially fought off the decree of mandatory veiling, organizing a large national women's union - but within two years it was too dangerous to go on. Nevertheless, Iranian women are more aware of feminism than ever and have continued to resist however they can until today.
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...
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