#10-21 Wangari Maathai … on the origins of Kenya’s Green Belt Movement

Long before she was a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, biologist Dr. Wangari Maathai came to San Francisco to receive the

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#04-21 Female Circumcision in Sudan … FGM is illegal again, but not forgotten

In 2020, Sudan’s transitional government outlawed female genital mutilation. Dr. Nahid Toubia thoroughly explained the practice, its health effects, its

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#02-21 Maternal Gift Stories … on Mothering, Activism, and Care

On April 24th, 2021, two well known activists came together online to tell stories from their lives about the gift

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#44-20 Sizani Ngubane, R.I.P. … Great South African organizer claimed by COVID

One of the great organizers of our times, Sizani Ngubane of South Africa, has died of COVID-19. From 1997, here

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#36-20 COVID in Kenya … Its effects on women’s economic development

Measures taken by the Kenyan government to stop the spread of COVID include imposing a curfew, travel bans, and closing

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#34-20 UN Women Marks the 16 Days against Gender Violence … with a call to stop rape and an inter-generational feminist discussion

On the International Day Against Violence Against Women (Nov. 25), UN Women’s Executive Director delivered a scathing address about her

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#25-20 Street Children in Kenya … A woman’s commitment to help

Unicef estimates there are 30 million street children in Africa. In Kenya, they are concentrated in highly populated urban slums.

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#23-20 20th Century Plagues … Controlling epidemics is a tricky business

From the WINGS archive: Laurie Garrett, speaking in San Francisco in 1995, about epidemics emerging around the world, with a

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#21-20 4th World Conference on Women – Part 3 … Sisterhood and Strategies

A panoply of events, speakers and burning topics. Voices: All-woman Chinese orchestra; Helvi Sipila of Finland; Hillary Clinton; youth from Western Sahara;

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