24 episodes

Cry Like a boy is a documentary and interview podcast that explores how men are defying stereotypes and promoting gender equality. The series brings you to five African nations to discover how local communities are working towards change. Cry like a Boy is the first original podcast of Euronews, produced with the support of the European Journalism Center and of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Available in English and French. 
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Cry Like a boy is a documentary and interview podcast that explores how men are defying stereotypes and promoting gender equality. The series brings you to five African nations to discover how local communities are working towards change. Cry like a Boy is the first original podcast of Euronews, produced with the support of the European Journalism Center and of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Available in English and French. 
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    The challenges of men working with men

    The challenges of men working with men

    The job of Edward Wageni, the director of HeForShe*, is to find the tools to help men change their behaviours towards women and push for structural shifts on all levels.
    In this episode of Cry Like a Boy, we discuss the challenges that Wageni faces working with men and why gender equality is good for everyone, not just women.

    *HeForShe is a UN initiative that focuses on engaging men and boys to achieve gender equality. The movement has numerous famous ambassadors, among them is actor  Emma Watson, who was one of the first voices of the campaign in 2014 with a speech that quickly went viral.
    This is a special spin-off episode of Cry Like a Boy hosted by  Mame Peya Diaw and produced by Naira Davlashyan and Marta Rodriguez Martinez.
    Music theme: Gabriel Dalmasso. 


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    • 16 min
    Being queer and masculine

    Being queer and masculine

    “Masculinity isn’t really a thing,” argues journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist Georges M Johnson. In this episode of Cry Like a Boy the author of  the critically-acclaimed memoir ‘All Boys Aren’t Blue’ addresses the questions around race, identity and gender. They also speak about how opening up about their experiences as a queer Black person living in the US changed their life. 
    This is a special spin-off episode of Cry Like a Boy hosted by  Mame Peya Diaw and produced by Naira Davlashyan and Marta Rodriguez Martinez.
    Music theme: Gabriel Dalmasso. 

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    • 19 min
    Genocide: Men are also victims of rape

    Genocide: Men are also victims of rape

    In Cry Like Boy, we have spoken about the trauma caused by Liberia’s civil war. But conflict is a global issue. In this new episode, we ask Adama Dieng about the impact such a violent act as genocide can have on men, women, or victims of rape. And what can be done to prevent genocide. 
    Adama Dieng is a former UN Registrar of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Tutsi genocide of Rwanda. In 2012, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed him as UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide.
    This is a special spin-off episode of Cry Like a Boy hosted by Mame Peya Diaw and produced by Naira Davlashyan and Marta Rodriguez Martinez.
    Musical theme: Gabriel Dalmasso.

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    • 18 min
    The soldiers in Liberia: My voice was a weapon

    The soldiers in Liberia: My voice was a weapon

    Cecelia Danuweli realised she had the power to change the course of Liberia’s war in 2003. She joined a group of brave women who organised peaceful protests in front of the warlords. Their actions had a better range than bullets. Years later, this story was received with a standing ovation at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York as award-winning director Gini Reticker made this extraordinary rebellion of women into a film with the documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2009).
    In this second part of the conversation, Reticker and Danuweli reflect on the impact of women's power to end war. 
    Hosted by Mame Peya Diaw in Nairobi, Kenya. With original reporting and editing by Carielle Doe in Monrovia, Liberia. Marta Rodriguez Martinez, Naira Davlashyan, Lillo Montalto Monella in Lyon. Lory Martinez in Paris, France and Clizia Sala in London, UK. Production Design by Studio Ochenta. Theme by Gabriel Dalmasso. Our editor-in-chief is Yasir Khan.
    For more information on Cry Like a Boy, a Euronews original series and podcast, go to Euronews.com to find opinion pieces, videos, and articles on the topic. If you’re a French speaker, this podcast is also available in French: Dans la tête des hommes. 

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    • 14 min
    The soldiers in Liberia: A woman's war

    The soldiers in Liberia: A woman's war

    Liberia witnessed a spiral of violence, hunger, and death for more than a decade. But women said enough was enough and united to try and end the war. They came together regardless of their origin, class, or religion.
    Cecelia Danuweli was one of these women who began by denying their husbands sex and started holding peaceful protests. She, like many other women, ended up redefining the front line of a brutal civil war. Award-winning director Gini Reticker traveled to Monrovia to tell the story of these women. In this episode of Cry Like a Boy, the pair reflect on what this peaceful revolution meant. 
    Hosted by Mame Peya Diaw in Nairobi, Kenya. With original reporting and editing by Carielle Doe in Monrovia, Liberia. Marta Rodriguez Martinez, Naira Davlashyan, Lillo Montalto Monella in Lyon. Lory Martinez in Paris, France and Clizia Sala in London, UK. Production Design by Studio Ochenta. Theme by Gabriel Dalmasso. Our editor-in-chief is Yasir Khan.
    For more information on Cry Like a Boy, a Euronews original series and podcast, go to Euronews.com to find opinion pieces, videos, and articles on the topic. If you’re a French speaker, this podcast is also available in French: Dans la tête des hommes. 

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    • 15 min
    The soldiers in Liberia: The invisible wound

    The soldiers in Liberia: The invisible wound

    After witnessing the murder of his parents and siblings, Morris Matadi was recruited as a child soldier in the Liberian civil war. One day he managed to put down his rifle and fled. But the horror of war did not end there: he kept returning to the battlefield with vivid nightmares and experienced other symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), such as anger attacks. All this in a context where these warriors, who once lived by their own rules, became the black sheep of society once the war ended.
    In this episode, we rejoin Liberian journalist Carielle Doe to explore the war wounds that are invisible but take longer to heal. A wound that not only deeply scars the lives of ex-combatants, but of Liberian society, which today struggles to confront its past.
    With original reporting and editing by Carielle Doe in Monrovia, Liberia. Marta Rodriguez Martinez, Naira Davlashyan, Lillo Montalto Monella & Arwa Barkallah in Lyon, Mame Peya Diaw in Nairobi, Lory Martinez in Paris, France and Clizia Sala in London, UK. Production Design by Studio Ochenta. Hosted by Danielle Olavario. Theme by Gabriel Dalmasso. Special thanks to Peya Mame and Natalia Oelsner for collecting the music for this episode. Our editor-in-chief is Yasir Khan.
    In this episode, we used music by Liberian artist Faith Vonic. You can find out more about her music in her Youtube, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts.
    For more information on Cry Like a Boy, a Euronews original series and podcast, go to Euronews.com to find opinion pieces, videos, and articles on the topic. If you’re a French speaker, this podcast is also available in French: Dans la tête des hommes. 

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    • 20 min

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