WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH PROGRAMMING
intifada=shaking off - oppression/silence
Voices from Kolkata to Casablanca
Voices of struggle, Voices for change
3/06/08 International Women's Day/Women's History Month Kickoff - Fiction and Poetry of South Asian Women
This week's Radio Intifada launches our month long programming dedicated to International Women's Day and Women's History Month. Today's show will engage our creative sides as we will showcase two South Asian women writers. One writer comes to us with local flavor and feel to her fiction and the other a seasoned feminist poet based in Pakistan.
Kishwar Naheed is one of the leading feminist poets in Pakistan. She has written extensively in Urdu on issues of gender, sexuality and economic and social justice in Pakistan. Her poetry has been translated into multiple languages. She currently runs the Hawwa Associates NGO in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Bhargavi C. Mondava is a Los Angeles-based poet, fiction writer, essayist, music columnist and playright born in Hyderabad, India, immigrating to the US in 1970. Her work has appeared in counteless publications, including women's anthologies, the Village Voice and Spin Magazine.
Produced and hosted by Khanum Shaikh and Sejal Patel
3/13/08 International Women's Day/Women's History Month:
Health and Social Determinants of Women in Egypt and Iraq
Radio Intifada is dedicating the month of March to International Women's Day and Women's History Month. Today's show will engage our compassionate side as we speak to two Arab women – one from Egypt and the other from Iraq. Both are experts in the field of women’s health and development. Both have worked on the ground with women in Egypt and Iraq who face daily struggles while celebrating the advances that they do make to improve the lives of women.
Dr. Tandiar Samir is an Egyptian physician and a leading activist working with middle and lower income women in Egypt. She serves as the Health and Population Manager for the Egyptian Non-governmental organization The Center for Development Services (CDS) under the auspices of the Near East Foundation.
Dr. Nada Al Jabouri is an Iraqi physician and currently a member of the Iraqi Council of Representatives (the Iraqi Parliament). She is a member of the Women, Family and Child Committee. She also serves as the Chief of the Non-governmental organization Iraqi Women and the Future in Baghdad.
Produced by Nile Sayed El Wardani; Hosted by Nile Sayed El Wardani and Hagit Borer
3-20-08 Palestine and Lebanon: Women Struggling on Two Fronts
In honor of International Women's Day (March 8th) and Women's History Month, Radio Intifada is dedicating our March programs to the struggles of women in the SWANA region. This week we will focus on Palestine and Lebanon and explore how women struggle on two fronts - for their own rights/freedom and for democracy and self determination of their nations.
Maha Nassar - Ramallah, Chair, Union of Palestinian Women's Committees, veteran of Intifada I
Rania Elias - Director, Yabous Productions, East Jerusalem - a center/project dedicated to developing and promoting cultural work in Palestine and reviving the cultural life in Jerusalem
Suheir Ismael Farraj - film maker, Women Media and Development Center. Bethlehem; one of the organizers of the International Women's Day march and rally in Bethlehem
Zeina Zattar - Senior Program Officer for the Middle East and North Africa at the Global Fund for Women and a member of the National Council of Arab Americans.
Produced by Sherna Gluck and co-hosted with Rana Sharif
NEXT WEEK on our continuing Women's History Month Programming -
Iran and Kurdistan
3/27/08 Women's Struggles in Iran and Kurdistan
In honor of International Women's Day (March 8th) and Women's History Month, Radio Intifada is dedicating our March programs to the struggles of women in the SWANA region. This week we will focus on Iran and Kurdistan.
Roja Bandari and Omid Koohi on Iran
Ruken Sengul, U Texas Anthropologist and Women's Rights Activist
and Soraya Falah, Women's Rights Activist on Kurdish women's issues in Iran and Turkey
Produced by Nyma Ardalan and Farah Davari, Hosted by Nyma Ardalan