Standing Out in the Crowd – Women in Tech

Standing Out in the Crowd – Women in Tech

Speaking at the OSCON – Open Source Convention for July 2009, Kirrily Robert   speaks about the stark absence of women developers in web-tech communities worldwide, especially ‘open source’ communities. “In most technical communities, women are in a minority. But in open source communities, we’re in an even smaller minority — by a factor of about […]

Ten Thousand Return to South Sudan

Ten Thousand Return to South Sudan

WNN Photos   Thousands Come Home   A Southern Sudanese returnee washes her child in the Udhaba/Apada area near Aweil, Northern Bahr el Ghazal State, South Sudan. Since 1 December, 2010 the area has seen the return of 10,000 South Sudanese, with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) registering approximately 50,000 returnees state-wide over the […]

Women Empowerment through Pottery – Honduras

Women Empowerment through Pottery – Honduras

WNN Photos Women’s Pottery Workshop A picture of a member of the MAGU women’s pottery workshop located at La Arada Goascoran community, Municipality of Nacaome, Valle, Honduras. This training was also formed to assists women who have experienced domestic violence. Pottery can become a source of income for women who become proficient in the art […]

Homeless Women – Criminals of Poverty?

Homeless Women – Criminals of Poverty?

WNN Radio     “Houseless does not mean homeless,” says Puerto Rican American activist, Tiny (Lisa Gray-Garcia). Tiny is poverty activist and scholar who has lived on the streets and is working today to empower people everywhere who live without a home. She is a poet, educator, organizer, and media genius who publishes and distributes […]

Widow to a movement – Civil rights power and Coretta Scott King

Widow to a movement – Civil rights power and Coretta Scott King

WNN Radio Coretta Scott King spoke in public before a large audience only three weeks after the death of her husband, American black civil rights leader, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King. As a widow who had walked in the shadow of her husband’s public legacy, Coretta’s life took a dramatic change as she became, an […]

Madame Nguyen Thi Binh on the atrocities of war Vietnam

Madame Nguyen Thi Binh on the atrocities of war Vietnam

WNN Radio   In Vienna in 1966, Madeline Duckles, interviews 38 year old Nguyen Thi Bình, member of the Central Committee of the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam. Speaking with quiet courage, Madame Thi Bình shares a woman’s perspective on the atrocities of war, the need for peace through the enactment of an electoral […]

Ending Discrimination of Immigrants in Ireland

Ending Discrimination of Immigrants in Ireland

Assisting Ireland’s Immigrants   This interview with Josephine Ahern head of the Integration and Social Inclusion Centre of Ireland (ISICI). In this interview Josephine talks about the work that is needed to stop racism and discrimination of immigrants and refugees in Ireland and what Irish laws and policies are doing and not-doing to help. Radio […]

How Radio Stops Violence Against Women – Africa

How Radio Stops Violence Against Women – Africa

WNN Radio   What is the most significant change brought about by community radio in Africa? Birgitte Jallov, Denmark’s founder of Communications Partners, works with community media as it intersects with international development projects and society advocacy for women, primarily in Africa. In Jallov’s studies, the result for women who have access and engagement in […]

Is Science of Brain Sex Difference – Flawed?

Is Science of Brain Sex Difference – Flawed?

WNN Radio Ideas about the biological basis for differences between men and women circulate persistently, and often come to rest on the notion that male and female brains are just different. Well, not to blow any tiny female minds, but there may be nothing to that.” – Elanor McInerney Elanor McInerney interviews Cordelia Fine, author […]

Midwife Students Help Prevent Maternal Mortality in Afghanistan

Midwife Students Help Prevent Maternal Mortality in Afghanistan

WNN Photos With one of the highest rates of illiteracy in the world at more than 85%, women inside Afghanistan have special needs for empowerment and education. This midwifery school in Nili, Afghanistan is helping to bring healthcare to mothers in the face of a severe lack of health workers in the region. Annually approximately […]