Wednesday, March 13, 2013

March 11, 2013: Special International Women's Day Edition

 On this exciting edition of Women's Magazine:


“We need students, we need housewives, we need professional people, we need high profile people like religious leaders and actors, and singers and musicians, to all speak out in one voice against violence against women. One Billion Rising provides us with that opportunity.” – Sunila Abeysekera
Kate Raphael speaks with Kate Kroeger, executive director of the Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights, which provides funding to grassroots women's organizations in the Global South on an emergency basis, responding to applications in any language within 72 hours.

  • LABYRIS, the LGBT organization in Kyrgyzstan
 Anna Kirei, cofounder of Labyris, the LGBT organization in Kyrgyzstan, discusses the queer and feminist movements in the former Soviet Union and especially in Central Asia.  She also talks about the commercialization of International Women's Day in the Soviet Union.

Click here to listen to this segment. 27:20 min.

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  • Rally to save City College, Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 4:00 PM in front of City Hall, San Francisco. More info at
  •  Workers at Walmart organize for respect, better wages and affordable healthcare.

And in keeping with the labor origins of International Women's Day as International Working Women's Day, also hear from Venanzi Luna of OURWalmart about the ongoing struggle for justice at the nation's largest private employer.

Listen now. 20:47 min.

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Click to listen to the entire show and to hear about other fabulous events for Women's History Month. 59:51 min.

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