Podcasts and Webinars

Podcasts

Think & Resist: Conversations about Feminism and Peace

Think & Resist: Conversations about Feminism and Peace explores how feminism can redefine security. Each episode features representatives from WILPF’s Women, Peace and Security and Disarmament teams moderating discussions with experts about different themes in international peace and security from a feminist lens. The conversations explore relevant policymaking and practice, identify opportunities and gaps, and recommend ways to advance change.   

This podcast seeks to expand your awareness and understanding of how global security challenges and gender inequalities intersect, with a focus on the overlap between the WPS agenda and disarmament work.

Episodes

What about Think & Resist?

10 min

What about Peace and Disarmament?

36 min

What about the Arms Trade?

37 min

What about Masculinity and Militarism?

36 min

What about Women, Peace, and Digital (In)security?

43 min

What about the Ecological Crisis?

44 min
C is Caesura, woman's profile

Caesura

At the intersection of the artistic and the political, Caesura is a podcast rooted in a celebration of women and our common work for peace, freedom, and equality.

Caesura means “pause”: a break, a time for listening and reflection. Join us as we dive into the words of Colombian poet Ángela Ramos and interview guests from all over the world, exploring topics ranging from feminism to trauma, intergenerational heritage to violence, pop culture to poetry and so much more.

Episodes

Part 1: The Beginning

17 min

Part 2: The Present

17 min

Part 3: The Past

14 min

Part 4: The Dream

21 min

Part 5: The Future

16 min
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Political is Personal

The Arabic-language podcast series “Political is Personal” seeks to highlight the work done by both feminists and feminist organisations in the MENA region.

Together, we want to bring their challenges, strategies and priorities to a broader audience, shedding light on important issues relevant to feminist peace from a gender-sensitive perspective.

The production comes in line with WILPF’s vision to ensure the availability of Arabic feminist knowledge and to communicate feminist ideas and goals to a wide spectrum of Arab-speakers.

Episodes

Online Violence Against Women in the MENA Region: ‘I have the right to be safe’

36 min

Women of Palestine: Life under Occupation and Decades of Feminist Movement

39 min

Personal and Politcal Experience of Women's Meaningful Participation in Syria

33 min

The crisis of statelessness in the Syrian context — my nationality is a right for me and my children

48 min

Webinars

At WILPF we believe in the importance of gathering and coordinating efforts, but also in raising awareness and educating the largest possible number of people. It is by challenging our collective minds that we will find solutions to the problems we witness. As such, webinars are both essential tools and valuable time during which we can work together to build a better world. We encourage you to explore all of our past webinars and hope to count you among us for those to come! 

Latest Webinar

Feminist Resistance: Militarism and Climate Change

The recent IPCC report has made the world strikingly aware that the current rate of climate change is a ‘code red for humanity’. Yet, the role of the military as the world’s single greatest emitter in use of fossil fuels is sorely overlooked in traditional environment discussions. How can we raise awareness about this connection and address the role of militarism as a root cause of climate change? What are the connections between climate action, feminism, and peace? As we begin the road to COP26, join WILPF members from Canada, Sweden, Zimbabwe, and Norway, as they discuss the situation in their region and share how they are mobilising feminist values to campaign for an end to militarism and towards climate justice, from the grassroots to the international level.

All Webinars

ويبينار: علاقة انتشار الأسلحة الصغيرة والأسلحة الخفيفة بزيادة معدلات العنف ضد النساء في العراق

The Correlation between the Proliferation of SALW and Rates of Violence Against Women

جلسة نقاش :أجندة النساء والسلام والأمن تحت الاحتلال الإسرائيلي

الاقتصاد السياسي النسوي في الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا: البدائل النسوية في ظل فشل السياسات الرأسمالية

FPE in MENA region: Where capitalist policies fail, what are the feminist alternatives?

Policy Paper Launch: Bullets are Cheaper than Sugar

COVID-19 and Gender Justice: Feminists in MENA Defying Global Structural Failure

UNSCR 1325 at 20 Years: Perspectives from Feminist Peace Activists

UNSCR 1325 a los 20 Años: Perspectivas de Activistas Feministas Pacifistas

How Feminist Peace Can Transform Power, People, and Our Planet

The gendered impact of the diversion and unregulated transfer of arms on women and girls

Down the Green Feminist Road – Local stories of sustainability in action

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WILPF Afghanistan

In response to the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban and its targeted attacks on civil society members, WILPF Afghanistan issued several statements calling on the international community to stand in solidarity with Afghan people and ensure that their rights be upheld, including access to aid. The Section also published 100 Untold Stories of War and Peace, a compilation of true stories that highlight the effects of war and militarisation on the region. 

IPB Congress Barcelona

WILPF Germany (+Young WILPF network), WILPF Spain and MENA Regional Representative

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Demilitarisation

WILPF uses feminist analysis to argue that militarisation is a counter-productive and ill-conceived response to establishing security in the world. The more society becomes militarised, the more violence and injustice are likely to grow locally and worldwide.

Sixteen states are believed to have supplied weapons to Afghanistan from 2001 to 2020 with the US supplying 74 % of weapons, followed by Russia. Much of this equipment was left behind by the US military and is being used to inflate Taliban’s arsenal. WILPF is calling for better oversight on arms movement, for compensating affected Afghan people and for an end to all militarised systems.

Militarised masculinity

Mobilising men and boys around feminist peace has been one way of deconstructing and redefining masculinities. WILPF shares a feminist analysis on the links between militarism, masculinities, peace and security. We explore opportunities for strengthening activists’ action to build equal partnerships among women and men for gender equality.

WILPF has been working on challenging the prevailing notion of masculinity based on men’s physical and social superiority to, and dominance of, women in Afghanistan. It recognizes that these notions are not representative of all Afghan men, contrary to the publicly prevailing notion.

Feminist peace​

In WILPF’s view, any process towards establishing peace that has not been partly designed by women remains deficient. Beyond bringing perspectives that encapsulate the views of half of the society and unlike the men only designed processes, women’s true and meaningful participation allows the situation to improve.

In Afghanistan, WILPF has been demanding that women occupy the front seats at the negotiating tables. The experience of the past 20 has shown that women’s presence produces more sustainable solutions when they are empowered and enabled to play a role.

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