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WINGS

WINGS is at different times horrifying, exciting, funny, eye-opening and definitely inspirational. — Nikki Reece, program producer, Plains FM, Christchurch, New Zealand

WINGS: Women’s International News Gathering Service is an all-woman independent radio production company that produces and distributes news and current affairs programs by and about women around the world. WINGS programs are used by non-commercial radio stations, women’s studies, and individuals. Programs can be heard on local radio stations, on shortwave, on the internet, and on cassettes. The WINGS Mailing List provides updates on stories and new information about women’s media. “Though I have been involved in women’s issues for years, I was still struck by the contrast of your broadcast to the news we are usually hearing — news reflecting male interests in a basically male world. Women’s affairs are a hidden current in the flow of world events.”– Kristin Reilly, listener, Buffalo, New YorkWINGS Mailing List:E-mail [email protected] to receive periodic e-mail updates about WINGS programs and women’s media issues.

Upcoming episodes

TEKNOWGALZ in Kenya May 26, 2018 | 2:30 pm

Young women in Mombasa formed an organization called Pwani Teknowgalz that teaches girls and ladies coding, website creation, and app development. So far, they worked with students in 180 secondary schools and 4 universities. Teachers and students talk about their projects and emphasize the importance of female mentors and role models.


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RadiOrakel – Norway’s first women’s radio June 2, 2018 | 2:30 pm

This hip community station is constantly renewed by being passed on to younger women through training and mentorship. Interviews from 2000 and Norwegian women's music from 1999 feature in this gem from the WINGS archive.


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India’s Self-Employed Women’s Association June 9, 2018 | 2:30 pm

In Gandhi's birthplace, in 1972, a union organizer named Ela Bhatt gave birth to a union comprised of home-based workers, market vendors, cart-pullers and head-load carriers, agricultural and construction laborers, and other unrecognized forms of work done by women.


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Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) Part 2 June 16, 2018 | 2:30 pm

This program covers examples of SEWA's projects, ranging from challenging employers and government to include home-based workers in social protection schemes, to identifying cleaning the trash off the road as part of the care economy. They also start community radio stations!


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Singing Birth June 23, 2018 | 2:30 pm

We present an interview with Elena Skoko, activist for rights and dignity of mothers and babies in birth. She talks about birthing practices based on science, dignity and choice.


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Undervalued June 30, 2018 | 2:30 pm

Elyse Shaw from the Institute for Women's Policy Research talks with Joanne Powers of Workers Independent News about the report "Undervalued and Underpaid in America: Women in Low-Wage Female-Dominated Jobs," a project of IWPR and Oxfam America.


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Recent episodes

Feminist Electoral Politics May 19, 2018 | 2:30 pm

We feature two talks from the first World Summit on Women and the Many Dimensions of Power, held June 1990 in Montreal. Icelandic women chose a leaderless model for a Women's Alliance that endorsed an all-woman slate; the US Women's Political Caucus also endorsed and supported candidates


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Leymah Gbowee, Feminist Peacemaker May 12, 2018 | 2:30 pm

Leymah Gbowee gives Janie Rezner of Women's Voices a passionate and wide-ranging interview about herself, her culture, the successful Liberian women's peace movement, and why women must take our share of responsibility for politics and peacemaking.


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The UN Security Council Resolution on Women, Peace and Security May 5, 2018 | 2:30 pm

Adopted unanimously by the UN Security Council on 31 October 2000 were 1325 calls for women's participation in conflict resolution, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding. The now-closed Women's Tribune Center, which specialized in disseminating information from the UN in forms usable at the grassroots, commissioned radio announcements and dramas on the topic.


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How WINGS Began April 28, 2018 | 2:30 pm

Jen Moore interviews WINGS series producer Frieda Werden about the history and nature of this weekly radio series that has covered the global women's movement for community radio since 1986. Re-released for Women's History Month.


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Kenyan Women’s Political Rights
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April 21, 2018 | 2:30 pm

Sauti ya Wanawake - Pwani (The Voice of Women Organization) has been training women to run for public office. Between the 2013 and 2017 national elections, they saw real progress. They held a recent meeting to study what went wrong for women who lost in the Coastal Region of Kenya.


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And Still They Rise April 14, 2018 | 2:30 pm

The revitalization of the labor movement under the influence of the Fight for $15 and Black Lives Matter is discussed.


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Intersectionality In Action
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April 7, 2018 | 2:30 pm

Ivy Quicho, National Chair of AF3IRM, gave a speech at the #METOO Survivors' March in Hollywood on Sunday, November 12, 2017. We'll feature that, plus Part 2 of last week's interview with Ninotchka Rosca, AF3IRM founder, which give insights into the passionate organizing, studying, and negotiating among stakeholders carried out by the US-based transnational feminist organization AF3IRM.


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Invasion Day, Australia: Aboriginal Women Lead March To Abolish Australia Day
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March 31, 2018 | 2:30 pm

On January 26, 2018, an official Australian holiday, some 60,000 people marched in Melbourne protesting the celebration of a day that began the genocidal assaults on the aboriginal people of the continent, who are still suffering racist official policies today.


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Transnational Feminism
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March 24, 2018 | 2:30 pm

Ninotchka Rosca, best-selling novelist and intersectional transnational feminist organizer, talks about feminist concepts of intersectionality and transnationalism, and what they mean in terms of reality on the ground, where class, race, and patriarchy are analyzed and confronted by the women of the organization AF3IRM.


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Guatemalan Weaving Revival
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March 17, 2018 | 2:30 pm

In Santiago Sacatepequez, a local weaving school has given over 1,500 women the chance to learn what their mothers could not teach them and recover their history, identity, and cultural pride.


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