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#12-98 Women's Newscast (March/April)
1. (7:37) HAT TIP TO BELLA: Women around the world are memorializing
former U.S. Congresswoman Bella Abzug, one of the boldest and most politically
savvy leaders global feminism has known. Frieda Werden of WINGS organized
Bella's own words to recall highlights of her career:...
2. (5:42) WOMEN'S LIBERTY IN ZIMBABWE: How would like it if you
never got to be a legal adult and always had to have a guardian's permission
in order to take decisions? Women had that problem in Rhodesia before it
became Zimbabwe -- and it's about to happen to them again. Barbara Bedont
of Women in Law and Development Africa tells the story to Frieda Werden:
3. (5:16) WOMEN IN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAS: A feminist coalition called
"VPO Watch" is challenging the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra to hold
gender-blind auditions. That orchestra has only admitted one woman in 155
years. Other symphonies have gone farther on the road to equality -- but
there's still enough prejudice to keep Margaret Gage amused. Wendy Nelson
4.(5:09) THE "FLOWERS FOR KABUL" CAMPAIGN: "Flowers for Kabul" is
what Europeans call their campaign in support of Afghan women, especially
women living in the formerly cosmopolitan capital, Kabul.. But everyone
knows it will take more than flowers to break down the gender apartheid
there. Emma Bonino, an Italian member of the European Parliament, explains
the campaign and its impact so far: ...
5.(3:44) DOMESTIC PROTECTION IN INDIA: For more than 20 years, feminists
in India have waged a campaign against domestic violence that goes directly
to the community and circumvents the police. Madhu Kishwar, editor of the
Indian feminist magazine "Manushi" explained this in a lecture recorded
by Carol Stall. Mary O'Grady has the report: ...
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