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Converting laws into actions
01 Mar, 2021 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

At the 63rd United Nations Commission on the Status of Women meetings, Sheila Dallas-Katzman, President of the International Association of Women in Radio and Television, USA chapter, interviews Rita Aciro-Lakor, about how her organization works to try to bring laws and policy about women's equality into practice. Part of the secret is, that they must negotiate with the male leaders.
Pivotal organizer for Black voting rights in America
22 Feb, 2021 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Dr. Merline Pitre delivered this talk February 17, 1990, in Dallas, Texas, during the first annual conference on African American History in Texas. She covers the political development, style and achievements of Lulu Belle Madison White, one of the strategists behind the Supreme Court case Smith v Allwright that stopped the use of whites-only political primaries. White was also a...
Great South African organizer claimed by COVID
14 Feb, 2021 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

One of the great organizers of our times, Sizani Ngubane of South Africa, has died of COVID-19. From 1997, here is the first interview she gave to WINGS. She tells of organizing for the ANC as a teenager and young mother, South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Process, the stolen rule by the Inkatha Party in Natal Province, and educating and...
Speaking the truth is step one
08 Feb, 2021 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Girls and women in Cameroon are being urged to speak the truth about rapes they have experienced, for their mental health, and to help address the problem.
San Francisco Bay Area drumming group brings beats to life
31 Jan, 2021 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Girls don't drum was the rule of the day. Sistah Boom members shattered it. They've enlivened LGBTQ, human rights and other issue events - both protests and celebrations - at home and in Washington DC for 4 decades. This documentary by Chana Wilson also tells how they worked to heal their internal racial divide.
Interview with Sister Helen Prejean, for weeks of Jan 18 and 25, 2021
18 Jan, 2021 | 0:57:38 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Part 1: Prejean describes how she came to be an activist for poor and racialized people and against the death penalty and its surrounding politics. Part 2: Prejean discusses mental health of death row workers, public opinion, politics, the courts, and the film Dead Man Walking. This gripping 1995 interview is sadly still as relevant today. Update at end describes...
Anti-feminist, racist, anti-liberal methodologies of the right
10 Jan, 2021 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

From the WINGS archive: Jean Hardisty's 1999 plenary speech to the US National Women's Studies Association describes the tactics and ideologies of three waves of anti-feminist movements, exemplified by Phyllis Schlaffly, Beverly LaHaye, and Camille Paglia, and concludes by describing the sneaky equality rhetoric of the white-rights movement. She predicted the need for what arose as the Black Lives Matter...
Problems and opportunities for women journalists
04 Jan, 2021 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The advent of COVID added new problems to an already increasingly precarious situation for journalists. More than 600 have been laid off since the start of the pandemic in Kenya alone, and freelancers are especially challenged by things like not having enough money to buy their own PPE. Mwendwa describes what is happening in detail, over a background of her...
The act of mothering - by mother or another - shapes our brains and our nature
23 Dec, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Talk by Genevieve Vaughan, at the 2016 conference of the Mothering Institute for Research and Community Involvement in Toronto. Vaughan demonstrates 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. She further...
Its effects on women's economic development
18 Dec, 2020 | 0:28:43 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Measures taken by the Kenyan government to stop the spread of COVID include imposing a curfew, travel bans, and closing schools. But they've provided no income supplements for small business and workers in the informal sector. Problems to solve include food scarcity, how families make a living, large numbers of idle men, and an increase in sexual violence and "defilement"...
A 21st century guide to sustaining the planet
11 Dec, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Kate Raworth's address to the Meaning Conference of business people for change, in Brighton, England, in 2017. She explains the framework she has developed for living justly within the means of our planet and gives examples of businesses that are following the model. [Since this talk was recorded, Amsterdam has become the first city to adopt Doughnut Economics.]
with a call to stop rape and an inter-generational feminist discussion
07 Dec, 2020 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

On the International Day Against Violence Against Women (Nov. 25), UN Women's Executive Director delivered a scathing address about her desire to end rape. Also during the 16 Days (ending with World Human Rights Day December 10), UN Women Europe debuted a new podcast series called Generations Talk Gender.
Young Climate Feminist Leaders Talk
30 Nov, 2020 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

On September 25, 2020, WEDO (the Women's Environment and Development Organization) hosted a virtual "Radical Futures Roundtable: Young Climate Feminists in Conversation." Panelists from around the world talked about how they came by their radicalism and their expertise, and about their radical visions for the future.
New Zealand's first woman in Parliament debunked the GDP
23 Nov, 2020 | 0:28:40 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In the film Who's Counting? Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Economics, Waring demystifies the language of economics by defining it as a value system in which all goods and activities are related only to their monetary value. As a result, unpaid work (usually performed by women) is unrecognized while activities that may be environmentally and socially detrimental are deemed...
ACT UP and the Lesbian Avengers
16 Nov, 2020 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

From the WINGS archive, Laura Yaros's interview with Sarah Schulman covers the origins and methods of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP), an international, grassroots political group working to end the AIDS pandemic, and the rapid rise of the Lesbian Avengers, which raised the issues of women with AIDS, invented the Dyke Marches, and promoted awareness of Lesbian...
Essential approaches to fast-encroaching drought
09 Nov, 2020 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In India, water is a women's issue and a woman's burden, but only concerted community action can ensure water for survival as groundwater and lakes dry up. WINGS contributing producer Kalpana Pradhan recorded two highly successful water activists, one rural and one urban. Their projects are large and replicable.
50% of local government seats are now for women
02 Nov, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In August 2020, the world lost broadcaster and author Indu Ramesh to the Covid pandemic. Among her achievements were many outstanding programs for WINGS. From 2011, here's her coverage of village women in India embracing newly mandated roles in local government. Indu was then 74 years old.  Working with her is her daughter, Aparna Devagiri.
...invokes Elizabeth Cady Stanton in the fight against patriarchal terrorism
26 Oct, 2020 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

It's 100 years since the US Constitution was amended to say women have the right to vote, and a new biography of the late Andrea Dworkin is hot off the press. Dworkin was a ferocious feminist orator, and here she is in peak form in 1991, at the birthplace of the US women's suffrage movement. She calls women to resist...
and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
19 Oct, 2020 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Kathleen Mahoney, who argued both the Keegstra and the Butler cases before Canada's Supreme Court, explains how these two cases - one on hate speech and one on pornography - helped to create a judicial philosophy that weighed freedoms and harms in the balance. She spoke to a University of Chicago Law School conference on Speech, Equality and Harm, in...
and Cooperative Economics
12 Oct, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Cooperative Economics is older than capitalism, and it is also the wave of the future, says Kate Washington, on her daughter's radio program. They discuss different forms of worker ownership and the history and principles of this movement.
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