72 episodes

Finding Humanity is a Webby-winning podcast that shares true stories of courage and purpose in the face of today’s pressing social justice, equality, and human rights issues. With the help of leading global experts and advocates, host Hazami Barmada examines how we got here and how you can be a part of solving humanity’s biggest challenges. Produced by Humanity Lab Foundation and Hueman Group Media.

Finding Humanity Humanity Lab Foundation and Hueman Group Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 35 Ratings

Finding Humanity is a Webby-winning podcast that shares true stories of courage and purpose in the face of today’s pressing social justice, equality, and human rights issues. With the help of leading global experts and advocates, host Hazami Barmada examines how we got here and how you can be a part of solving humanity’s biggest challenges. Produced by Humanity Lab Foundation and Hueman Group Media.

    48. Women’s Fight for Human Rights

    48. Women’s Fight for Human Rights

    Addressing gender injustice starts by investing into women leaders and women-led organizations in the human rights space. Despite the growing recognition that women’s rights are human rights, in 2021 less than one percent of Development Assistance Committee aid for gender equality went to women’s organizations.

    In this episode we hear from two female leaders who are making it a priority to support women, especially those fighting for gender equality in the global south. We explore the disadvantages female leaders face in the human rights space, and examine the current state of gender rights around the world.

    Featuring Sofia Sprechmann Sineiro, Secretary General at CARE International and Latanya Mapp Frett, President and CEO at the Global Fund for Women in conversation with Hazami Barmada, Activist & Founder of the Humanity Lab Foundation.



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    • 42 min
    47. Women in Government Making History

    47. Women in Government Making History

    According to the United Nations, as of  2021, there were only 26 women serving as Heads of State or Government. Globally, only 21% of government ministers were women, with only 14 countries having achieved 50% or more women in cabinets.  If we don’t have more women and women of color in leadership, our policies won’t address their needs. Yet, at the current rate, gender equality in the highest positions of power will not be reached for another 130 years.

    In this episode we learn how Antonia Novello made history as the first female and first Hispanic U.S. Surgeon General. We examine the barriers that are keeping women from reaching leadership roles in government, and explore how we can overcome them.

    Featuring Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Antonia Novello and Nicole C. Mason, President and CEO of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research  in conversation with Hazami Barmada, Activist & Founder of the Humanity Lab Foundation.

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    • 26 min
    46. Women in STEM Building a Inclusive Future

    46. Women in STEM Building a Inclusive Future

    The world is increasingly determined by the way we design our technology. Yet, in the U.S.  Black and Indigenous women occupy less than 10 percent of positions in the fields of STEM –science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

    In this episode we hear from two women who founded organizations that teach girls the skills they need to pursue careers in STEM. We also go back to the history of this field, and examine why closing the gender gap in technology will lead to a more inclusive future.

    Featuring Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin Founder of  Pearls Africa Foundation and Reshma Saujani Founder & CEO of Marshall Plan for Moms and Founder of  Girls Who Code in conversation with Hazami Barmada, Activist & Founder of the Humanity Lab Foundation.

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    • 28 min
    45. Women Redefining Beauty

    45. Women Redefining Beauty

    Study after study shows that looking at idealized images of women in the media results in lower self-esteem, particularly for young women and girls.

    Hoping to challenge what is perceived as beautiful, designer Carrie Hammer founded Role Models, Not Runway Models, a movement credited for kickstarting the body positive movement in the fashion and beauty industries.

    In this episode we hear how Carrie made history by creating the first New York Fashion Week show that included a model in a wheelchair. We talk about the negative influences of social media and idealized body images in young women, and explore solutions to this issue.

    Featuring Carrie Hammer, Fashion Designer and Founder of Role Models, Not Runway Models and Dr. Jennifer S. Mills, Psychologist and Associate Professor at York University in conversation with Hazami Barmada, Activist & Founder of the Humanity Lab Foundation.

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    Finding Humanity is a production of Humanity Lab Foundation and Hueman Group Media.

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    • 35 min
    44. Women Athletes and the Long Road to Equality

    44. Women Athletes and the Long Road to Equality

    Male athletes in most sports make significantly more than female athletes. One of the reasons for this pay gap is that men’s sports receive vastly more media coverage, television licenses, and sponsorship deals. However, even in cases where women’s sports are as popular, we have been slow to achieve equal pay.

    In this episode, we hear from former basketball player Tajay Ashmeade about the ways in which her gender impacted her career. We examine the reasons behind the gender pay gap, highlight the progress achieved so far, and outline a way forward.

    Featuring Tajay Ashmeade, CEO of Nurture SPRT and Dr. Richard Lapchick, Director, Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida in conversation with Hazami Barmada, Activist & Founder of the Humanity Lab Foundation.

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    • 20 min
    43. Women Journalists Protecting Our Democracy

    43. Women Journalists Protecting Our Democracy

    To protect democracy, we must first protect journalists. Yet, women journalists experience approximately three times as many abusive comments on Twitter, compared to their male counterparts. In this episode, we examine the disadvantages female journalists around the world face. We also explain why we must recognize online harassment against women journalists as a threat to the freedom of the press.

    Featuring Carla Minet, Executive Director at the Center for Investigative Journalism in Puerto Rico and Elisa Lees Muñoz, Executive Director of the International Women's Media Foundation in conversation with Hazami Barmada, Activist & Founder of the Humanity Lab Foundation.

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    Finding Humanity is a production of Humanity Lab Foundation and Hueman Group Media.

    Subscribe, rate, and leave us a review.

    For more information, visit findinghumanitypodcast.com.

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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

JamieMarie77 ,

Powerful

Thank you for your inspiring content. I appreciate the real stories of grit and fighting for justice when sometimes it can be faced with much risk.

MakeHerMark ,

Solid Start

I was drawn to this podcast in particular by the B Corp. section, and appreciate how the show goes to so many of these companies for their point of view and raises awareness of the issues they are thinking about. However the presentation could be better. There is a lot of business jargon and talking points as if the companies profiled are giving presentations, and very few specifics about their product lines or a neutral analysis of their efficacy. More stories about these companies, and a neutral evaluation of the overall impact and potential of B Corps individually and collectively would add strength.

Nicotabo ,

Very thorough and interesting

I learnt a lot and believe that the podcasts are very well documented and structured

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