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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.
A woman's commitment to help
05 Oct, 2020 | 0:28:41 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Unicef estimates there are 30 million street children in Africa. In Kenya, they are concentrated in highly populated urban slums. Glue is the drug of choice for most, taking the edge off hunger, discomfort, and a shortage of hope. Faswila Athman Omar is a woman who dedicates much of her time and resources to counselling and feeding these children, finding...
Interview upon leaving UN Women
28 Sep, 2020 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Dr. Purna Sen is leaving UN Women after 5-1/2 years as first Policy Director and then Executive Coordinator and Spokesperson on Sexual Harassment and Other Forms of Discrimination. She spoke about the work, including the effects of the hierarchical nature of the UN, #MeToo, COVID19, and Black Lives Matter, on the struggle for safety and equality for women around the...
Controlling epidemics is a tricky business
21 Sep, 2020 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

From the WINGS archive: Laurie Garrett, speaking in San Francisco in 1995, about epidemics emerging around the world, with a focus on the Ebola epidemic and how it was controlled, plus the vectors for recurrence of other epidemics once believed to be controlled. Updated, 2020.
An international conversation
14 Sep, 2020 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In many parts of the world, governments and other actors are attempting to limit or banish Gender Studies and the concepts it explores. On Thursday, July 30, 2020 the US chapter of the International Association of Women in Radio and Television hosted a web-based discussion on this issue, titled Global Attacks on Gender Studies and the Dismantling of Critical Knowledge....
Sisterhood and Strategies
07 Sep, 2020 | 0:28:41 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

A panoply of events, speakers and topics from the conference and beyond.
Part 2- Politics, Work, and Money
31 Aug, 2020 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

25 years ago, the United Nations held its 4th and so far its last World Conference on Women, in China. This is part 2 of a WINGS retrospective on that conference and the issues and politics that surround it.
25th Anniversary of UN 4th World Conference on Women
24 Aug, 2020 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The conference was held in Huairou and Beijing, China, from August 30th through September 15th, 1995. Issues included in this episode: translation of feminist terms, status of Tibetan delegates, benefits for Chinese women, new officials overturn Women's Committee plans, African women raise environment issues, and a protest by labour over the source of conference bags.
On the price of freedom and the price of oppression
16 Aug, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Nawal el Saadawi gave a rousing speech in San Francisco's Mission District in October 1993 covering feminism, colonialism, and other forms of oppression in both the Arab and the Western worlds.
Safetipin, founded in India, covers 50 cities around the world
10 Aug, 2020 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In 2005, the Jagori Women's Resource Centre in Delhi began to develop a multi-stakeholder research and organizing project for women to evaluate their cities for safety, map the results, and use the data to call publicly for change. As of 2020, the project, now based in Haryana, India, and known as Safetipin, has spread to Latin America, Africa, and much...
Survivors speak out!
03 Aug, 2020 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Excerpts from the film The Healing Years: Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse highlight the long process of recovering from childhood incest trauma. Updated version of WINGS #31-02
The International Women's House in Rome
27 Jul, 2020 | 0:28:43 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The Casa Internazionale delle Donne - the International Women's House - is a former convent in Rome that was occupied by feminists in 1987 and approved by the city in 1992. The current city council is trying and failing to oust them. Women talk about its history, its programs, and ideas related to women's work including immigrant status, poetry, and...
...in the old days.
20 Jul, 2020 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

From the WINGS archive back in 1996, these are two short stories read by their authors. They are from a collection titled Great Explanations: 4 Lesbian Stories, originally published on cassette by Women's Press, Toronto. This program is re-released as a tribute to the virtual celebration of Vancouver Pride 2020, which requested stories from history.
Indigenous Women Rising
13 Jul, 2020 | 0:28:55 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

It was 1920 when the first international oil corporation entered the Amazon region. The struggle against destructive extractive industries has been passed down from generation to generation among peoples of the rainforest, meeting violence not only from the industries, but also governments and the church. They sometimes achieve remarkable victories, and they are determined to sustain their culture and way of...
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