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Marking a century of women's peace-building

Photo: Mike Atherton/flickr

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- One hundred years ago, more than 1,000 women gathered in The Hague during the First World War, demanding peace. Britain denied passports to more than 120 women, forbidding them from making the trip to suppress their peaceful dissent. Now, a century later, in these very violent times, nearly 1,000 women have gathered here again, this time from Africa, Asia and Latin America, as well as Europe and North America, saying "No" to wars from Iraq to Afghanistan to Yemen to Syria, not to mention the wars in our streets at home. They were marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of WILPF, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Dr.

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WINGS

Gender equality and taxes

April 27, 2015
| What keeps governments from fulfilling their promises to women? Hear highlights from a panel on Institutional Mechanisms for Women's Equality, recorded at the UN in Geneva November 2015.
Length: 29:03 minutes (39.9 MB)
Redeye

Edmonton-based blog calls out sexism in food service industry

April 13, 2015
| Wear a shorter skirt. Dye your hair. Flirt with the regulars. Women who work in bars and restaurants have heard it all. Now they're telling their stories on a new blog about sexism in the industry.
Length: 11:22 minutes (10.42 MB)
Image: Twitter/@David_Fvnes86
| March 12, 2015
Asia Pacific Currents

International Women's Day and Bangladesh garment workers

March 10, 2015
| Regional labour updates and International Women's Day with a focus on Bangladesh garment workers.
Length: 30:11 minutes (13.82 MB)
Columnists

ReGirling the Girl: A phenomenal feminist dance

Photo credit: Lisa Sandlos

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"Penis points" is a phrase I never would have encountered if it weren't for my interview with choreographer Lisa Sandlos, whose latest work explores how girls are socially constructed.

Sandlos is creating a production using research with young dancers for her PhD dissertation in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies at York University. She told me it's a common phrase in the competitive dance studio world.

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Women in mariachi music

February 26, 2015
| Traditional mariachi musicians wear black suits with silver buttons down the pant legs and they're all men. But women have been involved in mariachi music for decades.
Length: 15:20 minutes (14.04 MB)
WINGS

WINGS #39-14: Feminist Lens Chicago

January 20, 2015
| This feminist viewpoint program based on a live on-stage event discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's decision that religious rights of corporations trump reproductive rights of women.
Length: 28:58 minutes (39.79 MB)
| January 16, 2015
WINGS

Interview with Elena Skoko, author of 'Memoirs of a Singing Birth'

January 12, 2015
| Frieda Werden interviews Elena Skoko, author of Memoirs of a Singing Birth and activist for rights and dignity of mothers and babies in birth.
Length: 30:14 minutes (27.69 MB)
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