5 episodes

In this podcast, we explore various ways in which activists have taken on the challenge and used digital tools to continue doing their work. We talk to leaders and activists across Eastern Europe, South Asia and the MENA region, to understand the challenges they have faced in the past years and how they have worked around the limitations to continue the fight for social justice.

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In this podcast, we explore various ways in which activists have taken on the challenge and used digital tools to continue doing their work. We talk to leaders and activists across Eastern Europe, South Asia and the MENA region, to understand the challenges they have faced in the past years and how they have worked around the limitations to continue the fight for social justice.

    E04: Changing minds, changing systems

    E04: Changing minds, changing systems

    In this episode, host Japleen Pasricha talks to Sara El Outa and Ahmed Ben Nejma about changing minds and changing systems. 

    Sara is a feminist, civil activist, and human rights defender from Lebanon, currently working as a Gender and Inclusion Technical Advisor at ASMAE and used to work as Project Coordinator at Plan International Lebanon for the She Leads Programme. She was elected as a board member of the Lebanese Women Democratic Gathering - RDFL. She is currently the Vice President of the Lebanon Alumni of Swedish Institute, and she is also one of the 2021 Young Peace Builders at UN Women.

    To know more about Sara's work, check out:

    https://twitter.com/saraelouta

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sara-el-outa-4a23521a7/


    Ahmed is a Tunisian civil society expert who worked with national and international NGOs on different topics during the last 10 years. Ahmed is working with International NGOs in Tunisia on providing an enabling environment to access enhanced economic opportunities for youth and women in Tunisia and MENA region.



    Host: Japleen Pasricha  
    Producer: Shriya Roy  
    Conceptualisation: Japleen Pasricha, Shriya Roy and Ulrika Engström  
    Research: Japleen Pasricha and Shriya Roy  
    Communication, Marketing, and Social Media Support: Aishwaryaa Kunwar, Japleen Pasricha, and Shriya Roy


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    • 46 min
    E03: Surviving from passion - creating resilience and healthy sustainability

    E03: Surviving from passion - creating resilience and healthy sustainability

    In this episode, host Japleen Pasricha talks to Sonal Dhanani and Nesmah Mansoor about surviving from passion and creating resilience and healthy sustainability. 

    Sonal Dhanani is an award winning women peace builder, mental health advocate, creative professional, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner and trauma-informed facilitator keen on promoting education, mental health initiatives and social action in Pakistan. Sonal was also the member of Pakistan’s first National youth Council by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

    Nesmah Mansoor is a Youth Human Rights Defender and Peace Activist. She has more than 8 years of experience in human rights, including women and youth rights. Nesmah is the founding member of the Peace Track Initiative and is currently the Media and Advocacy Officer.



    To know more about Sonal's work, check out:

    https://www.instagram.com/sonal_dhanani/?hl=en

    https://twitter.com/sonal_dhanani

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonal-dhanani/



    To know more about Nesmah's work, check out:

    https://twitter.com/NesmahMansoor

    https://www.peacetrackinitiative.org/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/nesmah-mansoor-bbab5441/



    Host: Japleen Pasricha  
    Producer: Shriya Roy  
    Conceptualisation: Japleen Pasricha, Shriya Roy and Ulrika Engström  
    Research: Japleen Pasricha and Shriya Roy  
    Communication, Marketing, and Social Media Support: Aishwaryaa Kunwar, Japleen Pasricha and Shriya Roy


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    • 45 min
    E02: Countering gender-based disinformation - and why it’s important for democracy

    E02: Countering gender-based disinformation - and why it’s important for democracy

    In this episode, host Japleen Pasricha talks to Noura Aljizawi and Hira Amjad about how to counter gender-based disinformation - and why it’s important for democracy.

    Noura Aljizawi is a researcher at the Citizen Lab at Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto. Her work takes an in-depth look at digital transnational repression, digital authoritarianism, human rights, and digital surveillance more broadly. In addition to her research at the University of Toronto, Noura is the Chairwoman of Start Point, a nonprofit organization that works on human rights and gender in the course of the conflict in Syria, she serves as a board member of the Center of Victims on Torture CVT.

    Co-Founder and Executive Director, ‘DASTAK Foundation’, Hira Amjad has been working to eradicate gender-based violence and to promote women rights across Pakistan since 2014. She specializes in the development and execution of grassroots level community engagement, awareness raising and social mobilization projects. Hira has worked with women and young girls across Pakistan, including those residing in various districts of former war-torn Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) on projects supported by the US Embassy, British High Commission, USIP, UNDP etc.



    Find more about Citizen Lab at Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy here:

    https://citizenlab.ca/


    To know more about Hira's work, check out: 

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/hira-amjad-7a381028

    https://instagram.com/hiraaamjad?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=


    Find more about DASTAK Foundation here: 

    http://dastakpk.org/

    www.Facebook.com/dastakpak

    www.instagram.com/dastak.pk



    Host: Japleen Pasricha
    Producer: Shriya Roy
    Conceptualisation: Japleen Pasricha, Shriya Roy, and Ulrika Engström
    Research: Japleen Pasricha and Shriya Roy
    Communication, Marketing, and Social Media Support: Aishwaryaa Kunwar, Japleen Pasricha and Shriya Roy



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    • 52 min
    E01: Stories that change lives - How can powerful stories mobilise and create change?

    E01: Stories that change lives - How can powerful stories mobilise and create change?

    In this episode, host Japleen Pasricha talks about how powerful stories can mobilise and create change. The two guests for the episode are Anna Susarenco from Moldova and Srishti Bakshi from India. 

    Anna founded an international youth network within the UN and one of the largest peer to peer education networks nationally, she has developed guides about youth advocacy tools, facilitated tonnes of workshops, done community organising and so much more. 

    While Srishti embarked on a 3800 km on-foot journey across India from Kanyakumari in the South to Kashmir in the North to understand and end gender-based violence. She met with 100,000 women on her journey, talked to them about gender-based violence and now has created a documentary film, WOMB: Women Of My Billion.


    To know more about Anna's work, check out:

    https://www.facebook.com/anna.susarenco

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-susarenco-3762b2b2/



    To know more about Srishti's work, check out: 

    https://womenofmybillion.com/the-journey


    Host: Japleen Pasricha
    Producer: Shriya Roy
    Conceptualisation: Japleen Pasricha, Shriya Roy and Ulrika Engström
    Research: Japleen Pasricha and Shriya Roy
    Communication, Marketing, and Social Media Support: Aishwaryaa Kunwar, Japleen Pasricha and Shriya Roy


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    • 36 min
    Advocacy, Passion & Beyond: Voices from the SI Leader Lab: Trailer

    Advocacy, Passion & Beyond: Voices from the SI Leader Lab: Trailer

    'Advocacy, Passion & Beyond: Voices from the SI Leader Lab' is a podcast brought to you by Feminism In India in collaboration with the Swedish Institute. In this podcast, host Japleen Pasricha explores the ways in which activists have taken on the challenge and have used digital tools to continue doing the work they do. She talks to leaders and activists across Eastern Europe, South Asia and the MENA region, to understand the challenges they have faced in the past years and how they have worked around the limitations of Covid-19 to continue the fight for social justice.


    Host: Japleen Pasricha
    Producer: Shriya Roy
    Conceptualisation: Japleen Pasricha, Shriya Roy and Ulrika Engström
    Research: Japleen Pasricha and Shriya Roy
    Communication, Marketing, and Social Media Support: Aishwaryaa Kunwar, Japleen Pasricha and Shriya Roy


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    • 2 min

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