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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.
Girls below age of consent trade sex to feed their families
20 Jan, 2020 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

At Gasi Bay, Kenya, poverty exacerbated by drought is leaving foreign fishermen and local motorcycle transport drivers as the richest men around, able to pay young girls in food, cash or in-kind to have sex with them. Thousands of under-age children are said to be in this trade, mostly with the knowledge of their parents, to feed their families. Local...
Where were the women?
01 Dec, 2019 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

From Sept 30- Oct 4, 2019, the government of Cameroon held a Major National Dialogue to discuss ending conflict and restoring violence-ravaged areas. Women who have long been preparing for negotiations and calling for peace expressed dismay that women were less than 15% of participants, and that the structure seemed top-down and government-heavy, not reaching into the grass roots and...
African women taking the mic gain recognition as people
22 Aug, 2019 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

What is the most significant change brought about by community radios in Africa? In Jallov's studies, the result is consistently: reduction in violence against women. Jallov explains how she works with community radios and how her research brought out this conclusion, and identified other positive changes in communities that gain a voice.
Radio MAMA-FM in Uganda - parts 1 and 2
22 Aug, 2019 | 0:57:34 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

For the weeks leading up to World Feminist Radio Day (October 21), WINGS is sharing some of our most amazing shows about what feminist radio can be and do. These two programs - one from 2010 and one from 2017, document how and why the Uganda Media Women's Association started a women's community radio station, how it interacts with community,...
Women transformed by tragedy and cooperation
12 Aug, 2019 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Rwanda has one of the highest percentages of women lawmakers in the world. A widowed survivor of the Rwanda genocide talks about what happened in Rwanda in 1994 and how she and other women have dealt with moving forward to assume responsibilities formerly held by their male spouses and relatives for family survival and well-being.
Women organizing for dialogue not war
15 Jul, 2019 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Since 2016, when the Anglophone protests were suppressed by the government, both resistance and government use of force has spiralled out of control in Cameroon. Many women and children are homeless, without possessions or means of support. Huge numbers of people have become internally displaced or refugees in Nigeria. This program documents women organizing and demonstrating for peaceful resolution.
...by changing cultural norms
01 Jul, 2019 | 0:28:40 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Producer Diana Wanyonyi takes us to Kibera slum in Nairobi, to meet a woman who underwent forced genital cutting and child marriage and another woman who works tirelessly to protect girls' human rights. Then the African Union Youth Envoy calls on governments to follow through on their commitments to end harmful cultural practices and violence against women and girls.
South Africa Politics vs Women's Human Rights
12 May, 2019 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The Helen Suzman Foundation called it "a cynical move to curry favour with traditional leaders." Two months before the May 2019 elections, the ANC-led Parliament passed - for the 3rd time - the Traditional Courts Bill that would allow chiefs of the former apartheid-established "homelands" to have legislative, executive and judicial powers all rolled into one. The women's and human...
CIUT's Phil Taylor and book author Judi Rever reveal the crimes of the RPF in Rwanda
12 Apr, 2019 | 0:59:09 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

On a week corresponding with the 25th anniversary of the start of the Rwandan genocide, the Global Research News Hour shines a light on research pointing to the under-examined crimes committed by the Tutsi-dominated Rwandan Patriotic Front before, during and after the infamous 100 day killing spree that claimed hundreds of thousands of African lives. Our guests include radio host...
Building a counternarrative to financial myths
08 Apr, 2019 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Social Protection: Definition, Context, Vision was a panel at the daylong Civil Society Consultation preceding the 2019 meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women. In this second of two programs from the panel, the conversation turns to what is being done to shift the financial hegemony that robs communities and countries of the means to protect their...
Discussing NATO and Western imperialism with Mahdi Nazemroaya and Andre Vltchek
05 Apr, 2019 | 0:59:22 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

As the North Atlantic Treaty Organization celebrates its 70th anniversary, the Global Research News Hour takes a more critical look at the 29 member alliance and the agenda it pursues under the pre-text of 'promoting peace and freedom.' Guests include Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, sociologist, geopolitical analyst, and author of The Globalization of NATO; and Andre Vltchek, novelist, film maker, journalist...
Policy Trends in Africa and Latin America
01 Apr, 2019 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Women experts dig into the economic and political issues that affect governments' support for healthcare, cash support for mothers with small children, pensions and social security, especially in African and Latin American countries. Recorded March 10th in New York, at the Civil Society Consultation around the UN Commission on the Status of Women. Panel hosted by NGO-CSW New York. The...
Radio coverage from New York USA and Yaounde Cameroon
25 Mar, 2019 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

A lively history of International Working Women's Day's origin, its eclipse in the US, and its revival in the 1960's. The day is now better known as International Women's Day - or IWD for short. Program ends with a collage of voices of women (and some men) marking International Women's Day and the week leading up to it, in Cameroon.
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...
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