Now Playing: In Appreciation of The Women From All Over The World
Topic: CIVIL RIGHTS
Body, Mind & Spirit
Why Women's Day
The United Nations General Assembly, composed of delegates from every Member State, celebrates International Women's Day to recognize that peace and social progress require the active participation and equality of women, and to acknowledge the contribution of women to international peace and security.
For the women of the world, the Day is an occasion to review how far they have come in their struggle for equality, peace and development.
You might think that women's equality benefits mostly women, but every one-percentile growth in female secondary schooling results in a 0.3 percent growth in the economy. Yet girls are often kept from receiving education in the poorest countries that would best benefit from the economic growth.
Until the men and women work together to secure the rights and full potential of women, lasting solutions to the world's most serious social, economic and political problems are unlikely to be found.
In recent decades, much progress has been made. On a worldwide level, women's access to education and proper health care has increased; their participation in the paid labor force has grown; and legislation that promises equal opportunities for women and respect for their human rights has been adopted in many countries. The world now has an ever- growing number of women participating in society as policy-makers.
However, nowhere in the world can women claim to have all the same rights and opportunities as men.
The majority of the world's 1.3 billion absolute poor are women.
On average, women receive between 30 and 40 per cent less pay than men earn for the same work.
And everywhere, women continue to be victims of violence, with rape and domestic violence listed as significant causes of disability and death among women of reproductive age worldwide.
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Honors International Women’s Day
With a full 24 hours of special programming celebrating Women: Body, Mind & Spirit
90.7 FM RADIO Portland Oregon
5:30 AM “Women in Early Country Music” hosted by Jane Keefer
7:00 AM A special edition of the KBOO Morning News, focused on conditions of women around the world.
7:30 AM News about Palestinian Issues
8:00 AM “Women of a Certain Age” a panel discussion hosted by Martha Odom
9:00 AM Theresa Mitchell explores “Gender & Patriarchy”
9:30 AM Martha Odom interviews Dorothy Mackie regarding “Women in the Military”
10:00 AM Xicanisma! A special edition for IWD, hosted by Ivonne Rivero
10:30 AM “Oaxacan Resistance” a bilingual look at the struggle in Oaxaca, produced by Trill and Gloria Keeth
11:00 AM Democracy Now!
Noon Women in Revolutionary Music, hosted by Robyn Shanti
1:30 PM Robyn Shanti interviews Doris Colmes, who escaped Nazi Germany as an adolescent, and continues to explore issues of justice and activism today, especially in light of the Patriot Act.
2:00 PM “Health at Any Size” is the topic that Helen Honey will explore with interviews about size acceptance.
3:00 PM “Young Women’s Issues” will be hosted by BreAna and Amber Loranger, exploring competition between women and other topics.
3:30 PM “Local freelance writers speak out” Shanna Germain, Managing editor/co founder of Nervy Girl and Claire Sykes, Assoc. editor of Poetry Northwest discuss the perks, process, and perils of writing for a living. This program is hosted by Jade Pekkala, and welcomes listener call-ins.
4:30 PM “Women Singing Around the World” musical selections by Gloria Keeth
5:00 PM The APA Compass Collective interviews Chie Abad, who speaks from personal experience about the hardships endured by millions of workers in sweatshops around the world.
6:00 PM The Bread and Roses Collective will explore many issues effecting women’s minds, bodies and spirits, including women’s sports.
7:00 PM “Working Class Women vs. the War on Terrorism” – A panel of activists speak out on the impact of the Patriot Act and how to fight the creeping police state. From the profiling of Muslims and immigrants to the branding of environmentalists as ecoterrorists, these women have felt the brunt of homeland insecurity. Panelists include Mona Mayfield, Muslim mother who has fought FBI surveillance and the arrest of her husband, Brandon, under false premises, Kristen Bebell, activist for animal rights and against unjust sentencing for environmentalists, Christine Haboush, Lebanese American feminist, Jen Laverdure, former federal contractor fired for non-compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive and Radical Women organizer.
8:00 PM “International Women in Song” brought to you by Kathy Fors
9:00 PM Laura Young interviews the founder of an international crisis line, which supports U.S. women abroad who are in an abusive situation.
9:30 PM Shelly Anderson host “Roles that Christianity has put on Women”
10: 00 PM Alea Adigweme hosts an hour of readings by women.
11:00 PM “Loud Women” a music show hosted by Melanie Hall.
Midnight “Misogyny Blues Hour: Blues for the Other 364 Days of the Year”. Tune-in for musical commiseration and rejuvenation from our most beloved blues women. Leigh Anne Kranz hosts.
1 AM “The International Women of Punk Rock” hosted by Erin & Callie
3 AM “The Known Unknowns” screaming women / performance artists / diatribes and more, hosted by Ani
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