Nepal women’s talk radio works to mediate conflict within communities

Nepal women’s talk radio works to mediate conflict within communities

Jiyoung Han – WNN Media (WNN/SFCG) Siraha, NEPAL, SOUTHERN ASIA: Sanju Kumari Das is a petite, soft-spoken woman, but don’t let that fool you. Hailing from Siraha, a volatile district in Nepal’s eastern Terai, this formidable 26 year-old commands the attention of political giants, helps end nationwide strikes, and is one only a handful of […]

Women broadcasters send ‘life saving information’ through emergency radio Philippines

Women broadcasters send ‘life saving information’ through emergency radio Philippines

WNN Improve It (WNN/IRIN) Bangkok, THAILAND, SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA: As distraught families in central and eastern Philippines struggle to access supplies in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, an emergency radio station broadcasting critical life-saving information has gone live in badly-affected Tacloban city. “[The station] aims to be the voice from the government and the relief community […]

Were women central to the ancient world in Europe?

Were women central to the ancient world in Europe?

WNN – Radio on Air In this interesting radio show on WINGS, host Marija Gimbutas combines archaeology, linguistics and folklore studies to describe the Neolithic cultures of Old Europe as stable, peaceful, sustainable, and female-centered. Joan Marler, a Gimbutas scholar, reviews the material artifacts at the 2nd World Congress of Matriarchal Studies. A study of […]

Atomic Mom – Confessions from the Nuclear Age

Atomic Mom – Confessions from the Nuclear Age

WNN Radio WINGS radio show producer Susan Galleymore talks about women and the atomic age after the end of World War II. Pauline Silvia was a Navy biologist testing effects of radiation in the 1950s. In her daughter’s documentary Atomic Mom, Pauline wonders why her research was even done, and why the answers were ignored. […]

Remembering Lynchburg’s Black Civil Rights Lunchcounter Sit-in

Remembering Lynchburg’s Black Civil Rights Lunchcounter Sit-in

WNN Radio Roughed up and brought to jail after protesting during a small ‘non-segregated’ racially mixed sit-in in a Lynchburg, Virginia drugstore lunch counter on December 14, 1960, the Patterson Six , made up of four white and two African American students from three different colleges in the Lynchburg area, were not going to take […]

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 […]