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Women are organizing to add 2 million women to the electoral rolls
26 Jun, 2017 | 0:28:42 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Robert Mugabe, the only President Zimbabwe has had since independence, will be 94 before the 2018 elections. His party is divided, but the opposition is more so, with more than 50 parties registered - almost half of them since the start of 2017.Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga suggests the men are spending too much time arguing about who will lead while women are...
Stories from the series Asia Calling
19 Jun, 2017 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Asia Calling is a weekly news program based in Indonesia. They have shared these stories by and about women with WINGS: (1) Nicole Curby interviews ojek (motorbike taxi) customers and drivers in Jakarta, Indonesia, about women drivers. The women ojek drivers have a solidarity organization. (2) Novelist Suki Kim lived six months undercover in North Korea, and wrote Without You,...
How 3 women from Cameroon re-gained their freedom
12 Jun, 2017 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Believing recruiters' lies, "Karine," "Susan" and "Cynthia" flew to Kuwait for well-paying jobs, only to find themselves as housemaids forced to work 18 hours a day, locked in with no means of communication, beaten, hungry, sexually advanced on, robbed of their possessions, and sleeping on the floor. They tell how they got there and how they escaped.
The power of non-defensive communication
05 Jun, 2017 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

We use our words as weapons, says longtime therapist and author Sharon Ellison, "most of us communicate from a place where we feel defensive and like victims most of the time." Communicating without attacking or defending is harder than you might think, but sometimes a single neutral, gentle, curious question can shift years of negative interactions. A lot of them...
Disabled women organized to help others find safety
29 May, 2017 | 0:28:43 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

For women with disabilities, violence by caregivers is very serious, all too common, and still nearly invisible. Special barriers, both physical and attitudinal, can make it especially hard for them to exit the situation. Activists are determined to make shelters and services responsive.
Farmers, First Nations, and Landowners walk together against jeopardy to their lands
22 May, 2017 | 0:28:42 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

APPPL, Alliance to Protect Our People and the Places We Live, is a grassroots organization formed in North Carolina in 2016. For two weeks in March 2017, they walked 200 miles along the designated route of a fracked gas pipeline to warn and unify against violations of native rights; forced land seizures; damage to farmland, health and environment; and the...
Australia has privatized the answering of crisis calls
14 May, 2017 | 0:28:40 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Six years ago, the 50-year-old Sydney Rape Crisis Centre was given a government mandate to have its counselors answer national calls at 1800RESPECT, but no increase in funds to handle the tripling work load. Recently the government announced a vast increase in funds but gave it all to a for-profit insurance company to run a triage service using answerers working...
Indigenous vision for this millennium
07 May, 2017 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The prescient close of La Duke's Maria Savio Free Speech lecture titled "Indigenous Vision for the New Millennium." For part 1 and more information, use this link: http://previous.ncra.ca/dspProgramDetail.cfm?programID=187199
A cyclical approach to life
30 Apr, 2017 | 0:28:35 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In her 1998 Mario Savio Free Speech lecture, "Indigenous Vision for the New Millennium," LaDuke explores the conflict between indigenous people who live on the land and urbanized industrial society - that is, cyclical versus linear ideas of the world, and their results. [If her prescient advice had been taken 19 years ago, Antarctica might be intact.] LaDuke has a...
Kenyan women are organizing against radicalization of youth to perform violent acts
24 Apr, 2017 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Al Shabaab is extending its influence to youth in Kenya, increasingly including girls. Women's organizations are networking with government and other sectors, and learning and promoting better strategies to reverse the trend and cope. Six women talk about what is happening and what is to be done in this report by Diana Wanyonyi in Mombasa.
A vast archive of evidence of women from history and pre-history is being digitized online
16 Apr, 2017 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Women are almost entirely missing from the study of history and history is almost entirely omitted from women's studies, says independent scholar Max Dashu. Collecting and organizing the missing data and images documenting women's roles - and their resistance to repression - in historic and pre-historic times became her life's work, and she is gradually making the entire trove available...
Cultures without patriarchy, surviving in some communities, making a comeback?
10 Apr, 2017 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Third and final episode of the series Women, The Oppressed Majority, discusses prehistoric matriarchies and contemporary matrilineal societies where economic basis is satisfying needs; women's role in socialist revolutions; visions for life without patriarchy from perspectives of a trans woman, a dominatrix, and a Wiccan; and an idea of how to get beyond patriarchy with worldwide women's activism.
"Butch Is Not a Dirty Word": Magazine
02 Apr, 2017 | 0:28:43 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Madelaine Imber and Tandiwe Aebi-Moyo, participants in edition 2 of the new Australian magazine Butch Is Not a Dirty Word, talk about their lives as butches in various communities and about being in the new magazine created by Melbourne-based Butch activist, Esther Godoy. They are interviewed by Jiselle Hanna on her program Accent of Women, which airs weekly on community...
From the series Women: The Oppressed Majority
27 Mar, 2017 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In addition to providing unwaged work of birthing and care, women are the vast majority of trafficked persons in modern slavery and they are clustered in the lowest-waged employment on the planet. Five activists address these issues in international perspective.
Diane Wilson, former Texas shrimper and co-founder of Code Pink
14 Mar, 2017 | 0:28:41 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

From the WINGS archive: An interview with Diane Wilson, former Texas shrimper and co-founder of Code Pink, about her childhood fundamentalist upbringing, her environmental and anti-war activism (including co-founding Code Pink), and tuning in to the energy of the world.
Profits of capitalism built upon plunder of women
13 Mar, 2017 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

International scholars and activists explain that for at least 600 years, patriarchal elites have been using militarism, colonization, domestic violence, rape, genocide and other methods to limit women's roles in society, take their stuff, and turn them into property. The struggle continues. Audio documentary by Kristin Schwartz and Asad Ismi, part 1 of 3 in the series Women: The Oppressed...
Historic show of solidarity with US women
06 Mar, 2017 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

On January 21, 2017, while women held a vast resistance march in Washington, DC, 673 Sister Marches also took place over all 7 continents, an estimated total number of over 5 million people. It has been hailed as the largest global gathering for human rights and justice in history. Seeing this as a seminal point in our shared history, WINGS...
The Substantive Basis of Women's Liberation
17 Feb, 2017 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

From the December 4 2016 edition of The Joy of Resistance, Fran Luck and Susan Cox discuss Cox's Article "Women’s issues aren’t just ‘identity politics,'" followed by a speech on the origin of the US Women's Liberation movement from the Civil Rights movement by Jenny Brown.
A promise to sexual violence victims, unfulfilled
16 Feb, 2017 | 0:28:45 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Following 2007-8 post-election violence, the Kenyan government established a Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission to review ethnic and political violence from 1963 to 2008. Reparations for military sexual violence were proposed, but many victims still lack help. Human Rights Watch is calling for completion of reparations before the 2017 elections.
Women Re-Greening the World
13 Feb, 2017 | 0:28:43 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

From the WINGS archives: The late Professor Wangari Maathai discusses the Green Belt Movement that she founded with the National Council of Women of Kenya, to address problems of streams drying up, food insecurity, and a dearth of firewood and fencing. The still-active project organizes grassroots women to plant and care for millions and millions of trees.
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