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Voices of the Americas, on the 2017 Women's March
15 Jan, 2018 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

One year later, WINGS re-captures the spirit of the 2017 Women's March, in the voices of participants from Washington DC; New York, Texas, Arizona, and Nairobi; Bogota, Colombia; and Vancouver BC Canada. Includes music, crowd sound, and encouragement to resist.
A story of lesbian love and backlash
07 Jan, 2018 | 0:28:43 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Pat Bond (February 27, 1925 - December 24, 1990) was an American actress who starred on stage and on television, as well as in motion pictures, but was loved for her witty one-woman shows about lesbians, such as Gerty Gery Stein Is Back Back Back. In Murder In The W.A.C., recorded in New York City in 1982, Bond tells her...
Preparing for needs of women and children
31 Dec, 2017 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

At a panel on Women and Climate Change at the American Public Health Association's 2017 conference, women professionals with disaster experience gave strong advice for improving disaster response, including childcare, elder care, protections against violence, and more.
For week starting December 24, 2017
21 Dec, 2017 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Jesus was not the only person whose genealogy includes a god, or at least no human male father. Frieda Werden interviews Marguerite Rigoglioso, PhD, about her research into stories of miraculously-conceived persons, and her speculations about the ways in which highly trained women might really have been able to conceive through parthenogenesis (virgin birth).
Shadows of the dispossessed
17 Dec, 2017 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Nalini Malani (b. 1946, Karachi) is India’s foremost video and installation artist and a committed activist for women’s rights. She spoke to WINGS producer Mindy Ran in the spring of 2017, at the Stedelijk Museum, where her shadow play Transgressions and other works were installed. She talks about the epidemic of greed and violence against women and the lower castes...
Where is the seat at the climate table for indigenous peoples?
09 Dec, 2017 | 0:28:40 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Keynote address by Eriel Tchekwie Deranger of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, at the American Public Health Association 2017 annual meeting in 2017.
A civil courts approach
04 Dec, 2017 | 0:28:50 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In a 1993 address to a law conference, attorney Catharine Mackinnon stated that aggressive and violent porn harm not only the subjects abused to make it but also porn consumers, who experience "primitive conditioning" and "unconscious mental intrusion and physical manipulation" to objectify women and sex. A model ordinance she co-wrote would have allowed porn victims to sue for damages,...
Slow, hard work by activists builds change
26 Nov, 2017 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

November 25-December 10 is recognized worldwide as the 16 Days Against Violence Against Women. But dedicated women work all year long behind the scenes for societal change and accountability. This program from Canada covers carefully built successes, from changing coverage of the 1989 Montreal Massacre to influencing official reports, journalism and police practices.
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...
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