Tune in for conversations between Women, Power and Politics Curator Masum Momaya and dynamic women leaders of today.
Women, Power and Politics Curator Masum Momaya speaks with activist Rasha Hifzi who tells the inside story of Saudi women seeking power and the vote.
Former Latvian President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga has been described as exhibiting a combination of strength, determination, vision and care in her leadership style. In a Speaker Series event organized by I.M.O.W she demonstrates that women can be both "tough" and "compassionate."
Journalist and poet Fatima Bhutto discusses violence, fear, tragedy and repression amongst Pakistan's women as they attempt to participate in a political process in which "rigging is part of the national work ethic."
Masuma Hasan, a longtime civil servant in Pakistan, speaks about the vigorous participation of women voters, the impact of gender quotas in Parliament and the symbolic legacy of Benazir Bhutto.
Curator Masum Momaya speaks with Hadil El-Khouly, Egyptian women's rights activist, about the complexities of being a devout Muslim and a Feminist.
Women, Power and Politics Curator Masum Momaya speaks with South African environmental activist Sibongile Masuku van Damme on how gender, culture and race relate to her country's environmental challenges.
Geetanjali Misra: Body Talk (28:40)3/1/2009
Women, Power and Politics Curator Masum Momaya speaks with Geetanjali Misra, longtime activist for gender justice, on how embodied experiences of violence, reproduction and sexuality have shaped and are shaping women's movements around the world.
Women, Power and Politics Curator Masum Momaya speaks with Irene Natividad, longtime leader in the advancement of women's political participation and economic empowerment, about the legacy of the women's movement in the United States that has led women to run for high office in unprecedented numbers today.
Mahnaz Afkhami: Leading the Way (29:16)1/1/2009
Women, Power and Politics Curator Masum Momaya speaks with Mahnaz Afkhami, longtime advocate for the advancement of women's political participation in the Middle East and North Africa, about what participatory, democratic leadership looks like and its past and potential impact in the world today.
Women's rights activist Marilyn Fowler speaks with Malalai Joya, the youngest member of Afghanistan's Parliament, about the long and winding road to democracy.
Longtime union leader and economic justice advocate Meizhu Lui explains how the global economic crisis is impacting women here in the United States--and what women are doing about it.