#20-20 UN 4th World Conference on Women – Part 2 … Politics, Work, and Money

25 years ago, the United Nations held its 4th and so far its last World Conference on Women, in China. This is part 2 of a WINGS retrospective on that conference and the issues and politics that surround it.

Host(s): Frieda Werden
Featured Speakers/Guests: Pacifica radio reporter Julie Drizin on national propaganda; program host, Frieda Werden; reporter from FIRE (Feminist International Radio Endeavour), Maria Suarez; Director of the UN Population Fund, Dr. Nafis Sadik; Uganda’s Vice President and Minister of Community Development, Wandira Specioza Kazibwe; Women’s Economic Agenda Project board member, and welfare recipient, Renee Pico; Ellen Diederich, German peace activist and participant in Women’s Peace Train; Diane Bailey, UN Radio “Women”; Norway’s Minister of Children and Family, Greta Birgit; Norway’s Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland; Margaretta D’Arcy, Irish campaigner for counting women’s unwaged work.

Credits: Produced by Frieda Werden, with contributed work by Julie Drizin of Pacifica Radio News, Diane Bailey of UN Radio “Women,” Maria Suarez of FIRE (Feminist International Radio Endeavour), and Sue Supriano of Steppin’ Out of Babylon. Music clip recorded live on site, Shirley Mae Springer Staten, singing “Keep On Movin’ Forward.”

Photo credits: Peace Train, courtesy of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), from their video “Peace Train to Beijing,” https://vimeo.com/259026180 . Unfinished buildings house nongovernmental forum events in Huairou, photo by Jo Freeman: https://www.jofreeman.com/photos/Beijing.html