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US welfare activists pin hopes on Rise Out of Poverty Act
20 Nov, 2017 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Nixon had called it Workfare - a change to public assistance, signed into law by Bill Clinton, which imposed work requirements for public assistance, set time limits, cut benefits and increased penalties for non-compliance. Welfare Activists say it is extremely punitive, drives poor mothers to sex work and crime, and must be changed. The workfare model has been emulated in...
Fictional figures mess with your mind
12 Nov, 2017 | 0:28:42 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Batgirl and Wonder Woman have changed over time, but psychoanalyst Hilda Fernandez and interviewer Frieda Werden cling to favourite earlier versions that formed their identities.
For release weeks of October 29 and November 5, 2017
25 Oct, 2017 | 0:57:29 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Two-part documentary covering The World Women's Congress for a Healthy Planet, which brought together women from around the world in a collaborative process to draft an environmental agenda for the 21st Century. The document was used to promote human rights and recognition of women at the UN's Rio Summit on Environment and Development in 1992, but it is also a...
Uganda Media Women's Association's long-running community radio station
23 Oct, 2017 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Starting in 2001, the Uganda Media Women's Association decided to address the lack of women's issues and voices on the air by creating their own radio station. 60% of positions at the station are filled by women and girls. Discussion of what the station does for the community and station participants, and how they do it.
Football (soccer) empowers Kenyan girls and young women
15 Oct, 2017 | 0:28:39 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

More than 9,000 girls and young women from two disadvantaged counties in coastal Kenya are now learning and playing the beautiful game under the auspices of local society Moving the Goalposts. MTG also offers peer education programs on reproductive health, women’s rights and economic empowerment. They won gold in New York at the UN's Sustainable Development Goals international football competition.
Call it genocide or ethnic cleansing, the suffering is extreme
08 Oct, 2017 | 0:28:45 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The world calls on Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to denounce the slaughter forcing the Rohingya from Myanmar, but it gives a free ride to General Min Aung Hlaing, the country's globe-trotting army chief and actual ruling power, whose army is making a grab for the resources. Two media women who work with Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and Malaysia...
Our uteruses, our rules
02 Oct, 2017 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

US-based nurse practitioner and midwife Mary Lou Singleton discusses how women can gain power over their reproductive health and decision-making despite living in late-stage patriarchy. She says liberals and conservatives both have their own slant on controlling women's bodies and limiting their choices
Sex workers and allies demonstrate as murder goes unsolved
25 Sep, 2017 | 0:28:43 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

A loud but peaceful demonstration demanding Justice for Martha, the slain 32-year-old mother of one whose murder by a client is unsolved, also provides an occasion for discussing the general abuse of rights of women who support themselves and their families by selling sexual services. The murder took place in a popular nightclub patronized largely by white tourists. The disrespect...
Fossil fuel gone mad
17 Sep, 2017 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Even with the price of crude oil low, there are still companies investing in and working the vast bitumen mines in Alberta, and building pipelines to refining and shipping points. The local devastation is massive and the effects on local and global environment worse. Activists from Canada and Texas speak.
Keep earth habitable - cut carbon emissions now
10 Sep, 2017 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Prof. Wood developed the legal theory of the atmosphere as a public trust, making way for lawsuits against all levels of government for abusing the public trust by allowing CO2 and methane emissions into the atmosphere to continue to the brink of rendering earth uninhabitable for humans. She warns that global warming is the most important issue on earth and...
The first convictions around her assassination remind us
01 Sep, 2017 | 0:28:40 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

On August 31, 2017, two men were convicted for destroying evidence at the scene of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination in 2007. She had been the first woman to lead a Muslim-majority country, and was campaigning to return for a 3rd term. WINGS looks back at how she entered politics and what she did and did not achieve...
Community media coverage from the Marrakech Climate Summit
28 Aug, 2017 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

November 7, 2016, the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change began. By day 2 it was clear that the US would not try to lead in climate mitigation and adaptation - that it was up to grassroots people and their allies. This program features the reporting of Laila Ndagire from community radio Mama...
August 26th, 2017 is the 97th anniversary of the women's suffrage amendment
20 Aug, 2017 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Audio documentary about the successful fight for a Constitutional Amendment enshrining US women's right to vote and the still-pending struggle for an Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution. Includes stories about Alice Paul (January 11, 1885 – July 9, 1977), whose work for women bridged both causes.
The founders of this global movement are still kicking and singing
14 Aug, 2017 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In 1987, the Raging Granny movement was born in Victoria BC. Thirty years later in 2017, they were honoured with an exhibit at the Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg. Two of the earliest members and many other Raging Grannies from newer groups describe their activism and sing their political songs in this documentary
Work- Home - Harassment - Joy: The complex lives of women in media
07 Aug, 2017 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Eight journalists from Cameroon at various stages in their careers describe the hard work, challenges, and personal conflicts they have dealt with to be women in media and freely offer advice to the next generation.
Workers' role in deposing a President and coaxing another to the table
31 Jul, 2017 | 0:28:43 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Korea's first woman President, Park Geon-Hye was very harsh on labour; workers resisted fiercely. After her impeachment for corruption, a special election installed a more liberal President who made promises to labour. Three women organizers tell what were the points of contention, how labour won the change, and how although skeptical they are working to get the promises kept.
The patriarchal dream is failing.
24 Jul, 2017 | 0:28:45 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In this interview, Professor Claudia von Werlhof states that capitalism is just the latest phase of a patriarchal dream that would replace the dependency on women and nature with an artificial world. She says "men have to realize that life is here, they are here, they belong to life."
Indigenous hill dwellers push back against tree plantations
17 Jul, 2017 | 0:28:40 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Indigenous Dongria Khond people in Orissa state, India, are struggling against a forestry department decision to cut their food-bearing trees and take away their food-growing plots in favour of teak and eucalyptus cash-crop plantations. The women tell about their tactics and the nutritional and environmental superiority of their traditional foods and way of life.
Her talk Freedom Is a Constant Struggle, Part 2
09 Jul, 2017 | 0:28:42 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Angela Davis's 2013 talk to the Birkbeck School of Law, University of London. Part 2 includes insights about the Emancipation Proclamation, about the Black Panther movement, and about the role of terrorism in American history.
Her talk Freedom Is a Constant Struggle, Part 1
02 Jul, 2017 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Angela Davis's talk to the Birkbeck School of Law, University of London. Part 1 includes discussion of the erasure of women and collective action from the generally accepted history of the black liberation struggle.
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