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Activists' work led to success
11 Nov, 2018 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In May 2018, the Irish voted to repeal the 8th Amendment to their Constitution, which had placed the life of a pregnant woman and the life of her foetus on an equal footing, leading to problems in physicians' decision-making, maternal deaths and severe penalties for abortion. Shortly before the vote, three women who worked on different aspects of the Yes...
Voices from Radio Success
28 Oct, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Voices with translation from a series called Radio Sucess that aired in French on local radio in Togo. The girls and women featured speak frankly and movingly about their situation and their ambitions and advice for girls. Original song, too.
Farrah Khan and Shannon Giannitsopoulou talk about the work of the organization Femifesto.
11 Sep, 2018 | 0:28:09 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Farrah Khan and Shannon Giannitsopoulou are Toronto-based feminists and co-founders of the grassroots organization Femifesto. Scott Neigh interviews them about Femifesto's work to transform rape culture to consent culture, particularly Use the Right Words: Media Reporting on Sexual Violence in Canada, a free guide for journalists that provides language and frameworks to report on sexual violence in ways that do...
FOR RELEASE WEEK OF OCTOBER 7, 2018
08 Sep, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In this second part of her 2005 interview, Ross focuses on how the Reproductive Justice movement has been built up as a collaboration between reproductive rights and racial justice activism. She advises that although Roe v Wade may be overturned by the US Supreme Court, "they can't put the toothpaste back in the tube."
FOR RELEASE WEEK OF SEPT 30, 2018
08 Sep, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In this interview, Ross begins with her personal story of needing reproductive justice, and goes on to tell stories of pioneering organizing for real reproductive choice and the sexist, racist and classist moves by US politicians to control the bodies of women and of all people of color. The interview took place in 2005, but all the struggles are ongoing...
FOR RELEASE WEEK OF SEPT 23, 2018
08 Sep, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The book Canada's Promises to Keep: The Charter and Violence Against Women (CASAC Report for short), tells the gripping history of Canadian feminists' work to carve out legal and economic space for fighting violence against women, in a country undergoing neoliberal structural adjustment. The promises they try to hold the country to are those in the Charter of Rights and...
FOR RELEASE WEEK OF SEPT 16, 2018
07 Sep, 2018 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Conclusion of 2-part interview with biologist Karen Messing about gendered research on gendered work and its effects on health and stress. Both parts are full of examples.
FOR RELEASE WEEK OF SEPT 9, 2018
07 Sep, 2018 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

This is the first of two half-hours of an extensive interview with Professor Messing about how gendered the most common professions are, what generally-ignored factors cause physical and mental health problems for women at work in various professions, and what can and cannot be changed about this in the contemporary milieu. She makes the point that Europeans, especially the French,...
Guatemalan women fleeing to the USA
01 Sep, 2018 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The inclusion of life-threatening domestic and gang violence as reasons for seeking asylum abroad is being weakened and effectively deleted by the current US Attorney General. This documentary covers women who have fled Guatemala to try to access asylum in the USA. One succeeds, one does not. Several are in the US with their children, and hoping.
Changing rape culture community by community
26 Aug, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

An interview with Sizani Ngubane, co-founder of the Rural Women's Movement based in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa, about the origins of rape culture in her region, its confusion with the traditional cultural practice of ukuthwala, and the delicate process of bringing communities to reject, prosecute and defend against all forms of rape and abduction.
Mistaking discomfort for violence is an error of our times
20 Aug, 2018 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Excerpts from a talk in Vancouver by Sarah Schulman, author of the book Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair.
Joyce Fossella and Val Joseph talk about the work of the Warriors Against Violence Society.
14 Aug, 2018 | 0:28:00 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

[Last week, Talking Radical Radio host and producer Scott Neigh moved house. This meant that when the editing labour would have been required to produce an episode of the show for this week, he was busy packing and then unpacking boxes. For this week, please enjoy this episode of Talking Radical Radio that was originally broadcast and posted in the...
"Free is a method of distribution."
17 Jul, 2018 | 0:28:45 |
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.
Addressing the International Indian Treaty Council
16 Jul, 2018 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In 1993, the International Year of the World's Indigenous Peoples, Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchu addressed the International Indian Treaty Council about working together to change the relationships between the nations of the North and indigenous communities around the world. Program updated in 2018.
A mix of news and topical discussion
12 Jul, 2018 | 0:59:18 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | CanQueer

Sebastien and guest Shade Nyx explore what Pride 2018 has to say about bodies the LGBTQ community considers acceptable during Pride season through an mix of news and discussion on the LGBTQ, Burlesque, and Leather communities, and how body positivity is needed this time of the year.
Alternatives to incarcerating women
08 Jul, 2018 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Twenty years after Australia opened its first private women's prison, activist and lawyer Amanda George told Women on the Line that women in prison are almost all locked up for drug-related crimes, and almost all have suffered traumatic abuse. She advised the money from prisons go to improving conditions for women and children and needed care, and said the goal...
Bonnie Brayton talks about the work of the DisAbled Women's Network Canada.
03 Jul, 2018 | 0:28:02 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Bonnie Brayton is the executive of the DisAbled Women's Netowrk (or DAWN) Canada, the country's only national advocacy organization focused on the needs and rights of women with disabilities. Scott Neigh interviews her about the issues that disabled women and girls face and about DAWN Canada's work. Back in 1985, bureaucrats in the federal government dealing with issues related to...
Interfaith protest against US border policy
25 Jun, 2018 | 0:28:50 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

WOMEN RELIGIOUS LEADERS HELD A NONPARTISAN PROTEST RALLY IN WASHINGTON DC, ON TUESDAY, JUNE 19TH, 2018 - RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE US IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT AGENCY (KNOWN AS ICE). THE NEXT DAY, PRESIDENT TRUMP ANNOUNCED HE HAD SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER TO END THE FAMILY SEPARATIONS.
Leslie Feinberg made the case for inclusive feminism
17 Jun, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Rousing and reasoned plenary speech by Leslie Feinberg at the 1995 US National Women's Studies Association conference. Hir callout for trans inclusion as a tenet of feminism was well received.
A grassroots movement to free black women awaiting trial in the USA
11 Jun, 2018 | 0:28:41 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Lively and informative recording of a rally outside Connecticut's only women's prison in May 2018. Groups around the country have been holding “Christmas bail-outs” and “Mother’s Day Bail-Outs” to free incarcerated women – most of whom are mothers – from pre-trial detention. The Connecticut Bail Fund raised $30,000 to bail out 30 women in time to be home for Mother’s...
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