The power of female protest | Our Voices, Our Choices
Global female protest is rocking the status quo. Unusually, it's mothers, daughters, even grandmothers coming together and discovering the power of protest, taking to the streets and to social media in unprecedented numbers. This is a podcast about women and their diverse tools of protest which are shifting mindsets and changing laws. We meet an American mum part of a quiet local movement which went unnoticed until it changed the face of US politics. We meet a Pakistani social media star who risked her life on social media to speak out. We hear from the Kenyan woman who kickstarted a campaign to successfully criminalise stripping, and learn about families of Polish women who averted an abortion ban.
Illustration: CC BY ND NC 4.0 Arinda Craciun
This series hands the microphone to people whose voices don’t often get heard - people now making choices which don’t conform to laws or customs - or whose views have long been disregarded, even censored. Its about communities fighting for basic human rights and its about the diverse tools of their struggles. We discover how women are securing their rights through political protest, we look in detail at women’s reproductive rights and we go into LGBT communities worldwide.