When feminism meets indie-rock
04 May 2022 | 6:49 am
Annette Young meets Haitian-Canadian singer, songwriter and guitarist, Mélissa Laveaux, whose latest album celebrates strong women. Also we head to El Salvador which bans abortion in all cases, and where terminating a pregnancy can send a woman to jail for up to eight years. Plus why the Japanese sushi chef has traditionally been a man and the women who are working hard to change that.
5 Jan 2018
Among 2017’s fashion highlights: A growing awareness of the influence of models on young women and the role they play in shaping societal ideals.
18 Jun 2018
She was strong. She was outspoken. She didn't just open doors for women, she kicked them down. The Nigerian women's rights activist and politician, Margaret Ekpo, helped change the face of politics in Nigeria.
4 Feb 2019
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on social media, Donald Trump and feminism
17 Feb 2019
Disparaging feminism: Attacks on women's rights in Poland.
11 Dec 2019
Fashion should promote gender equality and environmentally friendly practices, renowned British designer Victoria Beckham said on Friday (November 15) at a luxury fashion conference in Paris.
8 Feb 2020
Catch the latest episode of Guardian Life’s recap of the week’s biggest entertainment news. Join Violet Johnson as she brings you a fresh array of gist every week!
8 Mar 2020
The controversy over Roman Polanski winning Best Director at the César awards – the French equivalent of the Oscars – has divided French opinion and reignited the #MeToo debate. Several actresses, including Adèle Haenel, walked out of the Paris awards ceremony in disgust. Iris Brey is a French-American film and TV critic and university lecturer, specialising in feminism and gender. She joined us for Perspective to talk about the César awards, Polanski and why France is lagging behind the US when it comes
21 Jun 2020
Some 2.3 billion people identify as Christians across the globe and yet senior leadership positions in many churches are still prohibited to women. In this special edition, Annette Young meets Reverend Lucinda Laird, the Dean of the American Cathedral in Paris who is a leading female priest in the Episcopal Church. Our team in Rome also reports on how the Vatican is facing growing pressure to boost the representation of women in the Catholic Church.
21 Dec 2020
In a special edition to mark the show's seventh birthday, Annette Young is joined by her fellow presenters from our sister shows in French, Arabic and Spanish. They take a look at the new voices of feminism across the globe; with reports from Chile, India, Madagascar and Egypt.
24 Apr 2021
Reggaeton's women are subverting the wildly popular dance genre's misogynist image and making it their own with an in-your-face ode to their sexuality. The release of "Ram Pam Pam" sees Becky G and Natti Natasha get physical with tantalizing dance moves set to explicit lyrics that leave little to the imagination. "What is the definition of a feminist?" asks the 24-year-old Mexican-American Becky G.
Feminism – that’s still a taboo topic in many parts of society in South Sudan. With their radio show, Gendertalk211, a group of South Sudanese women are trying to raise awareness and talk openly about the issues affecting women in their community.
Earlier this month, South Korea held one of its most closely contested presidential elections in recent history. Conservative candidate Yoon Suk-yeol weaponised a sexist blacklash against feminism and won the race by just over 263,000 votes. Despite the slim margin, South Korean feminists fear the consequences for women will be severe, especially for a country that already has the largest gender pay gap among developed nations. Journalist and author Hawon Jung joined us on Perspective to tell us more.
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The government in Berlin wants to reduce dependence on the country’s most important trading partner. But German businesses are not convinced.
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Her vibrant colours, floral hair-dos and striking jewellery have made Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's style as famous as her paintings. A new exhibition at the Galliera fashion museum in Paris is exploring the artist's identity through some of the objects stored at her famous "Casa Azul" in Mexico City. Clothes, makeup and personal correspondence give us an insight into a woman who was ahead of her time.
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A religious party in Pakistan has filed a petition against a law that protects the rights of transgender people. Opponents say the legislation could act as a gateway to enable same-sex marriage.
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In this edition we look back at a terrible shipwreck with a death toll even heavier than the Titanic. On September 26, 2002, the Joola disaster claimed at least 1,800 lives. The ferry was sailing between the Senegalese province of Casamance and the capital Dakar. In
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Ukraine launched a major counter-offensive in the Kharkiv region on September 6. This operation surprised Russia and led to the withdrawal of Russian soldiers from several strategic cities in eastern Ukraine, such as Izium. Our reporters Gulliver Cragg and Gwendoline Debono met with Ukrainian soldiers who took part in the counter-offensive and spoke to two of the operational commanders.