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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...
Sexual misconduct in humanitarian organizations
04 Jun, 2018 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

From the podcast series Gender at Work, feminists with experience in United Nations and aid organizations explain how policies to stop discrimination and abuse of privilege fail, and what might discourage the culture of impunity.
Instant divorce by oral triple talaq is dead but not buried
27 May, 2018 | 0:28:43 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In August 2017, India's Supreme Court found it unconstitutional for a man to divorce his wife just by saying - or texting - the word talaq three times. Women activists say this type of divorce is not in the Koran, which prescribes a slow process with mediation; but the patriarchal religious leadership that controls India's Muslim personal law insists that...
Explained by Bernadette Devlin McAliskey
21 May, 2018 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

On the 80th anniversary of the bombing of Guernica by Spanish fascists, McAliskey told an audience in Dublin that they are facing a rise in fascism worldwide and they need to know what it really is.
Researching women-dominated types of work in the USA
13 May, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Elyse Shaw from the Institute for Women's Policy Research talks with Joanne Powers of Workers Independent News about the report "Undervalued and Underpaid in America: Women in Low-Wage Female-Dominated Jobs," a project of IWPR and Oxfam America. The conversation covers the disconnect between education and wages, unpredictable hours, lack of benefits, popular misconceptions, unions, and intersectionality issues like race and...
On rights and competencies of birthing mothers and newborns
06 May, 2018 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Interview with Elena Skoko, activist for rights and dignity of mothers and babies in birth. She talks about birthing practices based on science, dignity and choice. She gave birth to her daughter in Bali at a birthing centre, with midwife Ibu Robin Lim in attendance.
Building the care economy with Ghandian values
30 Apr, 2018 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

SEWA [pronounced SAY vah] is a sisterhood of nearly 1.5 million women, organized locally and by trades. It operates in 16 states of India, plus 3 other countries. Their philosophy is based on Ghandian values of simplicity, truthfulness and non-violence, and on non-hierarchical growth. This program covers examples of their projects, ranging from challenging employers and government to include home-based...
A union for the informal sector - 1.5 Million Strong (Part 1)
23 Apr, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In Gandhi's birthplace, in 1972, a union organizer named Ela Bhatt [pronounced Eela But] gave birth to a union comprised of home-based workers, market vendors, cart-pullers and head-load carriers, agricultural and construction laborers, and other unrecognized forms of work done by women. Two producers from Bangalore travelled to Ahmedabad to cover this movement for WINGS.
Still going strong at 99.3FM and http://radiorakel.no/
16 Apr, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Since 1982, feminists in Oslo have had a regular piece of the airwaves. They consider theirs to be the first women's radio station. They go the extra mile to get mostly female-oriented content in news, interviews, and music. This hip community station is constantly renewed by being passed on to younger women through training and mentorship. Interviews from 2000 and...
Building knowledge and attitude for careers in STEM
09 Apr, 2018 | 0:28:43 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Young women in Mombasa formed an organization called Pwani Teknowgalz that teaches girls and ladies coding, website creation, and app development. So far, they worked with students in 180 secondary schools and 4 universities. Teachers and students talk about their projects and emphasize the importance of female mentors and role models.
Between Patriarchy and Biology, What Can You Do?
04 Mar, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Playwright Carolyn Gage performing one of her Sermons for a Lesbian Tent Revival. This one has great relevance for non-lesbians as well. She titles it "The Real L-Words" and first discusses the poverty of our words to distinguish among many forms of love and lists alternative words. Then she talks about the brain chemistry at work when we "fall in...
Early organizing stories from Iceland and the USA
03 Mar, 2018 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Two talks from the first World Summit on Women and the Many Dimensions of Power, held June 1990 in Montreal. Icelandic women chose a leaderless model for a Women's Alliance that endorsed an all-woman slate; the US Women's Political Caucus also endorsed and supported candidates.
Nobel Peace Laureate led women peacemakers in Liberia
02 Mar, 2018 | 0:28:45 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Shortly before she was announced as a Nobel Peace Laureate, Leymah Gbowee was on a book tour in the US. She gave Janie Rezner of Women's Voices a passionate and wide-ranging interview about herself, her culture, the successful Liberian women's peace movement, and why women must take our share of responsibility for politics and peacemaking. References UNSCR 1325
The UN Security Council Resolution on Women, Peace and Security
02 Mar, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Adopted unanimously by the UN Security Council on 31 October 2000, 1325 calls for women's participation in conflict resolution, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding. The now-closed Women's Tribune Center, which specialized in disseminating information from the UN in forms usable at the grassroots, commissioned radio announcements and dramas on the topic. Included in this 2007 WINGS production are dramas from Uganda, the...
A brief history of WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
01 Mar, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Jen Moore interviews WINGS series producer Frieda Werden about the history and nature of this weekly radio series that has covered the global women's movement for community radio since 1986. Re-released for Women's History Month.
and the struggle to claim them through elections
25 Feb, 2018 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Kenya's 2010 Constitution says neither gender may hold more than 2/3 of the seats in any elected body. As of 2017, the struggle is still on for women to get their share. Sauti ya Wanawake - Pwani (The Voice of Women Organization) has been training women to run for public office. Between the 2013 and 2017 national elections, they saw...
Black Women Labour Leaders in the USA
18 Feb, 2018 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

For Black History Month, WINGS reprises Kate Raphael's 2016 interview with Robin Williams, Civil Rights Director for the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. Williams discusses the revitalization of the labor movement under the influence of the Fight for $15 and Black Lives Matter. She recounts trials and triumphs from her and others' organizing work.
Aboriginal women lead march to abolish Australia Day
12 Feb, 2018 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

On January 26, 2018, an official Australian holiday, some 60,000 people marched in Melbourne protesting the celebration of a day that began the genocidal assaults on the aboriginal people of the continent, who are still suffering racist official policies today. The march was organized by young black women.
The work of transnational feminist group AF3IRM
04 Feb, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Speech by Ivy Quicho, National Chair of AF3IRM, at the #METOO Survivors' March in Hollywood on Sunday, November 12, 2017, followed by Part 2 of last week's interview with AF3IRM founder Ninotchka Rosca. The women give insights into the group's passionate work of organizing, studying, and negotiating among stakeholders.
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