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Girls below the age of consent exploited for sex to support their families
28 Nov, 2016 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

At Gasi Bay, Kenya, poverty exacerbated by drought is leaving foreign fishermen and local motorcycle transport drivers as the richest men around, able to pay young girls in food, cash or in-kind to have sex with them. Thousands of under-age children are said to be in this trade, mostly with the knowledge of their parents, to feed their families. Local...
Ethnic tension in a maternity ward in Israel
20 Nov, 2016 | 0:28:45 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem was founded on a promise to serve all patients with the same, excellent care. But fear and prejudice affecting midwives and their patients put the ideal to the test.
False promises of the pharmaceutical estrogen biz
13 Nov, 2016 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

As of 2016, pharmaceutical companies are once more raising old complaints about the massive women's health study that showed almost all claims about hormone replacement therapy pushed on aging women were untrue. It was one of their biggest moneymakers, and they will keep trying. Learn the facts from women's health activists in this program.
Mothering (by mothers and others) is the root of all giving
06 Nov, 2016 | 0:28:40 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Talk by Genevieve Vaughan at the 2016 conference of the Mothering Institute for Research and Community Involvement in Toronto. Vaughan states that the act of mothering is unilateral gift-giving, and that an infant's experience of being mothered (whether by biological mother or other) builds both the physical brain and the template of what it is to be human.
Lierre Keith on Deep Green Resistance and anti-patriarchy
31 Oct, 2016 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Bringing back bison - like the ones seen at Standing Rock recently - and the prairie grasslands that sustain them - could sequester massive amounts of carbon and restore functional habitat for many other species, says Lierre Keith. A former vegan, she now sees herself as a being like other creatures part of the cycle of life and death, choosing...
New independence vote looms
23 Oct, 2016 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In 2014, the Scots voted 55% to stay in the UK; but in 2016, they voted 62% to stay in the European Union. Another referendum on independence has been tabled for discussion in Scotland's semi-autonomous Parliament, and the pro-independence forces already have groundwork laid.
For release week of October 16, 2016
12 Oct, 2016 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), authored 9 books including The Life and Death of Great American Cities, and Dark Age Ahead. She had a profound effect on urban planning in Canada and the US, and held a deep belief in the common sense of ordinary people. In this, one of her last talks, she tells about her fears for urban culture's future,...
And still they rise
10 Oct, 2016 | 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...
Women journalists vs. censorship
02 Oct, 2016 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The most dangerous jobs in journalism involve reporting on wrongdoing of governments, corporations, and major criminals in one's own country. Forms of censorship can include imprisonment and death, even in alleged democracies. The women in this program spoke on a panel at a conference themed "Speaking Truth to Power" in Delhi in 2005.
Green Foundation unites women farmers in India
25 Sep, 2016 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The so-called Green Revolution in India increased one measure of "productivity" at the cost of much else, including nutrition, sustainability, loss of biodiversity, and local loss of control. The Green Foundation based in Karnataka state started by encouraging local seed-saving and has built a network of women farmers who also process their own crops locally - a growing trend in...
A mysterious moment in the film Suffragette explained
18 Sep, 2016 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In the British film Suffragette, a man pockets the Votes for Women sash that Emily Wilding Davison had been trying to put on the King's horse during the race. She was killed and became a martyr for the cause. A century later the sash turned up on public display at the British Parliament house, when Davison was finally honoured by...
Head of UN Women in roundtable on community radio and gender
11 Sep, 2016 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

During an organic discussion with four members of Canada's National Campus and Community Radio Association, held at CHUO Radio Studios at the University of Ottawa ahead of the Association's annual conference, the Executive Director fielded questions on violence against indigenous women, how to include transgendered people in the conversation on women's rights, and how Canada can take a global lead...
Hillary Clinton and the global women's movement
04 Sep, 2016 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

From the WINGS archives, this is a talk by then First Lady Hillary Clinton at the NGO Forum of the 4th UN World Conference on Women in 1995, at which she lauds the work of non-governmental organizations as being essential to making governments be accountable to their commitments to women and families. Included in the show are crowd reactions while...
A very close if seemingly unlikely alliance
28 Aug, 2016 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Saudi Arabia's government represses women, permits no civil society activity, and is bombing the hell out of Yemen, so why is the US government still defending them and selling them massive amounts of arms?
A woman now heads the US Federal Reserve
21 Aug, 2016 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Janet Yellen was appointed chair of the Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve System for a 4-year term staring in February 2014 - one of the world's most influential jobs. She leads decisions about interest rates, for example. In this program a leading feminist economist explains why she worked for Yellen's appointment, based on the values and areas...
Emigrants' gifts across borders
15 Aug, 2016 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Remittances back home from primarily low-wage immigrants sustain families, communities, and countries. A talk by Maria Jimenez at the International Conference on the Gift Economy in 2004 is even more current in the anti-immigrant climate of today.
Conversational behaviour between the sexes
08 Aug, 2016 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

From the WINGS archives, excerpts from an often hilarious 1989 talk at New College in San Francisco by feminist linguist Dr. Dale Spender, based on her research in the UK and Australia into the conversational differences between women and men, and the hostile reactions of men and boys when attention is focused on women and girls rather than on themselves....
working for peace at all levels
01 Aug, 2016 | 0:28:40 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Colombia's government and its major group of armed rebels are arriving at some conclusions after 65 years of war and two years of negotiations. Women have been working towards peace for decades, and have achieved a quota of 30% for public offices - elected and appointed. Women are sidelined in official peace negotiations, but they are negotiating separately and trying...
2009 Honduras coup, recalled from several perspectives
24 Jul, 2016 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In 2009, the President of Honduras was whisked out of the country "in his pajamas" by members of the military. While President Obama first called it a coup, Hillary Clinton sidestepped the rule that would have required cutoff of all US aid, by supporting quick new elections. In this program, you get to hear her perspective, but also hear from...
Anti-localism and its antidote
17 Jul, 2016 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Janelle Orsi is Executive Director of the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC), which facilitates the growth of more sustainable and localized economies. She talks to Kellia Ramares-Watson about her creation of the Sharing Law category and the uses, growth, and importance of the field. The US and Australia are leaders in this movement, as are many women. Website for more...
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