#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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#05-21 Green Counter-Revolution … Local organic women farmers in India

The so-called Green Revolution in India increased one measure of “productivity” at the cost of much else, including nutrition, sustainability,

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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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#01-21 Policing Police in Australia … For violence at home and within the force

Two interviews from Women on the Line converge on the problem of police sexist and racist misconduct and its toleration

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#51-20 India Farm Strike … Vandana Shiva connects the present to the past

India passed three new farm bills during the COVID lockdown last fall that gave rise to a sustained farmers’ strike

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#43-20 Resisting Rape in Cameroon … Speaking the truth is step one

Girls and women in Cameroon are being urged to speak the truth about rapes they have experienced, for their mental

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#37-20 Mothering Is a Gift … The act of mothering – by mother or another – shapes our brains and our nature

Talk by Genevieve Vaughan, at the 2016 conference of the Mothering Institute for Research and Community Involvement in Toronto. Vaughan

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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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