• Tuesday, September 23, 2014
  • A program of IPS Inter Press Service supported by the Dutch MDG3 Fund

    In Women's Words

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    IPS Africa brings you the stories of women across the continent, as they join millions of others across the world in the fight against gender inequality and discrimination. Join us and listen to our weekly reports, as we track their journey towards achieving equal rights.

    In Women’s Words – Sexual Politics

    17 May 2010

    credit: IRIN

    credit: IRIN

    May 17, 2010 – In this podcast:

    * Fewer female candidates elected in Mauritius

    * Hope fades for recognition of gay rights in Zimbabwe

    * Women still at the margins of peace negotiations

    * and one feminist’s quest to help Malawian women speak openly about their sexuality.

     

    In Women’s Words: Electing Alternatives

    11 May 2010

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    Photo Credit: IPS

    May 10, 2010 – In this podcast:

    * A winning vote for women in Sudan’s controversial multiparty elections;

    * Zambian women’s struggle for constitutional reforms;

    * Domestic worker rights legislated but not protected in South Africa.

     

    In Women’s Words: Rights Denied

    30 Apr 2010

    18 year old Rachel Manda from Malawi hopes to avoid early marriage through education. Credit:Deborah Sprowson/IPS

    18 year old Rachel Manda from Malawi hopes to avoid early marriage through education. Credit:Deborah Sprowson/IPS

    Apr 29, 2010 – In this podcast you will hear about:

    * Indiscriminate attacks on women by Al-Shabaab in southern Somali

    * Civil society concerns that a new agriculture fund will not reach women

    * Controversy over Nigerian senator’s marriage to a 13-year-old child

    * Poverty forces Malawian girls out of school

     

    In Women’s Words: Unhealthy Politics

    20 Apr 2010

    IPS/ Zack Paddorf

    IPS/ Zack Paddorf

    Apr 20, 2010 – In this podcast you will hear of:

    * A new Women’s Health Commission aimed at combating infant and maternal mortality in West Africa.

    *A continued struggle by Sudanese women to gain a foot in the door, during the country’s multiparty elections.

    * and a  new anthology giving voice to “othered” women in South Africa.

     

    In Women’s Words: When I dare to be Powerful

    15 Mar 2010

    Credit: IPS/Brian Moonga

    Credit: IPS/Brian Moonga

    Mar 15, 2010 - In this Podcast you will hear of:

    * A new book on commercial sex work in East  Africa

    *  The need for a more gender based HIV prevention campaign

    * And listen to a short excerpt of an interview with Rwandas’ female opposition party leader – Victoire Ingabire.

     

    In Women’s Words: Defying Abuse and Discrimination

    04 Mar 2010

    IPS/Brian Moonga

    IPS/Brian Moonga

    Mar. 4, 2010 – In this podcast you will hear of:

    * Efforts by Mauritian women to gain equal representation in the country’s upcoming elections later this year.

    * A women’s account of domestic violence in Sierra Leone

    * and the Launch of a new program by UNAIDS to reduce HIV infection amongst women worldwide.

     

    In Women’s Words: Untangling Legislation

    26 Feb 2010

    20100224_gender_mooonggaFeb 24, 2010 – In this Podcast you will hear about

    * The ongoing fight against Female Genital Mutilation [ FGM] in Uganda

    * A call by Zambian Activists for their government to implement the SADC protocol on Gender and Development

    * And an increase in cases of gender based sexual violence in Sierra Leone.

     

    In Women’s Words: Is Polygamy still relevant?

    18 Feb 2010

    20100218_mdg3_polyFeb 18, 2009 – In this podcast you will hear of:

    * A second attempt by Ugandan Activists who want their law makers to abolish polygamy.
    * An open discussion on the relevance of Polygamy in South Africa
    and small initiative by Lesotho women to  create employment for themselves.

     

    In Women’s Words: Justice a Matter of Interpretation…

    15 Feb 2010

    Credit: Foundation of Human Rights

    Credit: Foundation of Human Rights

    Feb 15, 2010 – In this Podcast you will hear of:

    Hurdles still standing in the way of South African women in accessing justice and eliminating sexual harassment in the work place.