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Are women's movements a force for change? – podcast by The Guardian

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Dear Young Feminist Wire members,

This month’s Global development podcast produced by The Guardian brings forth how women’s rights movements and organizations are influencing social change.

They interview Sohela Nazneen, professor of international relations at the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh and co-editor of Voicing Demands: Feminist Activism in Transitional Contexts, who touches on the global context that women’s movements are facing and stresses the importance of multigenerational movement building.  Srilatha Batliwala, associate scholar at AWID and involved in women movements in India, and Engy Ghozlan, a young feminist activist who helped set up harass-map project in Egypt,  both elaborating further on the issue of young women participation in women’s movements within the context of women’s movements today in India and Egypt, and the challenges they face in achieving real social change. We also hear from Mamphela Ramphele,a South African activist and politician with the Democratic Alliance party who leaves listeners with a powerful message when asked how women can negotiate for their rights “Don’t try to be that which you are not, play to your strengths”.

The 21 minute podcast sheds light on many challenges that women’s movements have been and continue to face in different contexts around the world. You can access the podcast on this link on The Guardian website.

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