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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.
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.
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...
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"...
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.
A conversation with multi-talented artist Adhel Ahrop
30 Oct, 2020 | 0:55:17 |
EN | Frieda Werden | Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon

Sista C shares a conversation with multi-talented artist Adhel Ahrop, including spontaneous poetry and a discussion of Ahrop's film work. Plus, seasonal songs!
Sista C chats with Community Organizer & Researcher Lama Mugabo about Rwanda's COVID-19 response
14 Oct, 2020 | 0:59:56 |
EN | Frieda Werden | Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon

This week on Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon What You've Heard: Charlotte 'Sista C' Ferrell interviews Community planner & researcher, Lama Mugabo. They talk about Rwanda's post-genocide development strategy, and the country' remarkable success at curbing the COVID-19 pandemic. https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/SistaC-Lama-Mugabo
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...
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.
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.
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...
Reports from India and Cameroon
08 Jun, 2020 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Nilanjana Bhowmick reports from New Delhi on 3.5 million women who are "barefoot health workers"; Patience Wirngo interviews women workers confronting COVID-19 through many fields in Cameroon.
A global network of women activists
24 May, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

WorldPulse.com is an online network where women activists working specifically on women's and girls' issues in their countries and regions tell their stories and make contact with each other. Tamarack Verrall follows as many of these stories as she can, comments to their authors, and now is working on getting press coverage in Canada for the stories and for the...
Adapting tradition to climate change
20 Apr, 2020 | 0:28:45 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In this interview with Diana Wanyonyi, Agnes Leina describes how water shortages forced a change in the lives of herding peoples in Kenya but how her organization also honours indigenous knowledge and traditions.
From the uprising in Chile, a chant heard round the world
24 Feb, 2020 | 0:28:39 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

"The patriarchy is a judge, that judges us for being born, and our punishment, is the violence you don't see.  ... the cops, the judges, the state, the President - the rapist is you." Words from a translation of a chant that is performed in public by masses of women in synchronization, in Santiago, Chile and hundreds of other cities...
FOR RELEASE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2, 2020
24 Jan, 2020 | 0:28:50 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

On October 25, 1997, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela addressed the first Million Woman March, held in Philadelphia. After an introduction summarizing the history of her work in South Africa, Mandela praised the work, struggle and successes of Black women in the United States, and held them up as a model for the world.
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