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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.
Falun Gong practitioners take to the courts against Jiang Zemin
06 Feb, 2017 | 0:28:45 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In 1999, Chinese leader Jiang Zemin implemented a program to eliminate the practice of Falun Gong from the country. This persecution developed into a program of mass arrests, "re-education" through torture, executions and widespread allegations of organ harvesting for the medical market. A change in China's courts has allowed those who suffered to file complaints, and many are doing so....
Vandana Shiva on the web of life
29 Jan, 2017 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Second and final part of a speech delivered in California by Dr. Vandana Shiva, influential scientist, policy analyst, and activist from India. In last week s episode, Dr. Shiva deconstructed the rhetoric of genetically modified agriculture. This week, she speaks more to solutions, especially solutions based in human rights allied to rights of nature.
Vandana Shiva explains GMOs
23 Jan, 2017 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

With elegant oratory, Dr. Shiva dissects the methods, the motives, and the ecological and economic results of the corporate assault on the mutual relationship between human beings and plants within the web of life. Part 1 of a two-part speech delivered in 2014.
March, strike, and flood the streets - three plans for resisting the inauguration
16 Jan, 2017 | 0:28:45 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

From the series The Joy of Resistance on WBAI community radio, New York City, many voices say (and sing) why and how they have resisted and plan to resist. Original show aired January 8, 2017. PLEASE AIR ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 21.
Women leading inside the US government
09 Jan, 2017 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The US military is the world's biggest consumer of energy, and Katherine Hammack has spent 6 years working to make it more energy-efficient. In another part of the US government, Ellen Williams is building bridges between energy ideas and their manifestation on the market. She tells about that and offers advice for women on moving up in the energy field.
Native women's multi-generational struggles in Canada
01 Jan, 2017 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In 1971, IN 1971, Janette Lavelle filed suit against a 19th century law that violated native women's human rights in Canada. Her daughter continues the story in a 2016 speech to the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement.
Egyptian and Israeli Feminists, speaking in 1990
25 Dec, 2016 | 0:28:50 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Women, Religion and Power was the title of a panel held in Montreal in June 1990, at the First World Summit on Women and the Many Dimensions of Power. Among the speakers were Egyptian physician and novelist Dr. Nawal El Saadawi, and Alice Shalvi, founding director of the Israel Women's Network. El Saadawi calls for complete separation of religion and...
Remembering American women's traumas Pre-Roe
18 Dec, 2016 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Documentary based on Academy Award-nominated film by Dorothy Fadiman, When Abortion Was Illegal: Untold Stories
Children and advocates speak at National Children's Judicial Service Week
12 Dec, 2016 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Documentary about the second ever time that Kenya's courts have spent a week to focusing on backlogged cases involving children. Produced and recorded in Mombasa with excerpts from songs, poems, and speeches about how children are oppressed by their court experiences, what children need and how parents, lawyers and judges can deal with them more effectively.
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