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FOR WEEK OF MARCH 11 2019 Lisa Curran and forest collapse in Borneo
20 Feb, 2019 | 0:28:40 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Lisa Curran was professor of tropical ecology and director of the Tropical Resources Institute at Yale’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies when she won a 5-year "Genius Grant." Part of her genius was in studying forests intensely on the ground and also from satellites; part was in developing women scientists for a field dominated by men.
FOR RELEASE WEEK OF FEB 25 2019
19 Feb, 2019 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Two-spirited (lesbian) women came out to members of the Indigenous Women's Network at their 1994 Conference on Sustainable Communities, held at White Earth in the USA. They talked about prejudice and acceptance, leadership, AIDS, and tradition. Conference co-organizer, (the late) Marsha Gomez, gave an interview afterwards to Lisa Hayes.
Women in the crossfire seek peace
10 Feb, 2019 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

A long-growing struggle between Anglophone and Francophone areas of Cameroon became violent since 2016. Villages have been destroyed, schools burned, parties that should dialogue have become intransigent and are using force. Women are seeking to make peace.
Seeking recognition as third gender
04 Feb, 2019 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In the Luo culture, intersex babies were traditionally killed. Marashan Rayah tried to protect her child from stigma by keeping his [preferred pronoun] condition secret. That didn't work. Her child, Darlan Rukih, has finally come out publicly as intersex, someone with both male and female genitals and hormones. After many years of trying to hide and fathering a son, he...
Media women standing up to power
28 Jan, 2019 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Velvet Revolution is a documentary about women in media reporting on corruption and human rights and facing repercussions. Nupur Basu from India was the Executive Producer of this award-wining film, which was commissioned by the International Association of Women in Radio and Television in 2017. Nupur, who lives in India, coordinated six directors from Asia, Africa, the Pacific and North...
Youth Helping Youth in Kenya
20 Jan, 2019 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The German World Population Fund (DSW) supports youth peer education on sexual health in several African countries. In Kenya, this included a pageant to crown a Mr. and Miss Y2Y.
Shared leadership between men and women at every level is a cornerstone of this society.
07 Jan, 2019 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

British journalist Rahila Gupta traveled to Northern Syria to witness the grassroots feminist democracy being built in territory liberated from the Islamic State. She has written extensively about the impressive network of women's cooperatives, political education and legislative accomplishments built in just a few years.
In the United States, morning-after pills are available - for now
23 Dec, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

According to Time Magazine, women are stocking up on emergency contraception since Trump appointed 2 members to the Supreme Court. Program reviews the long and controversial process of getting it made available without a prescription and speculates on its near future.
One of the first electrical appliances ever marketed
09 Dec, 2018 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In 1999, historian of technology Rachel Maines published The Technology of Orgasm: "Hysteria," the Vibrator, and Women's Sexual Satisfaction. By 2011, this history had spawned a documentary, a play, and a feature film. Program features a humorous but scientific talk by Maines, followed by excerpts from a press conference about Hysteria.
Building a future with a motorbike.
03 Dec, 2018 | 0:15:19 |
EN | Travis Sanderson |

Boda Bodas are motorcycle taxis in Uganda. They are an inexpensive and efficient way to get around. Everyone takes them, but only men drive them. Aber Diana is the only female boda driver in Gulu and she does this, she says, so her sons can feel 'normal'.
Cherchez les femmes!
27 Nov, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

What do you learn when you pay attention to the women embroiled with the action around torture, imperialism and war? Dr. Cynthia Enloe, a scholar of Political Science and Women's Studies, has made a career around this question. Among her many books are Globalization and Militarism: Feminists Make the Link; Maneuvers: The International Politics of Militarizing Womens Lives; The Curious...
A new wave of youth infections - and a new prevention drug
26 Nov, 2018 | 0:28:42 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Sub-Saharan Africa has the lion's share of HIV infections and related deaths. These countries are turning greater attention on issues of youth - those born with the infection, and those who may be acquiring it through sex. Kenya is working on youth education and also becoming a leader in the prophylactic use of anti-retroviral drugs for those most at risk....
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,...
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