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SOUND AFRICA is a space for creative non-fiction from the African continent. We are licensed by the Composers Authors & Publishers Association of South Africa

    Power Of The Streets Episode 08

    Power Of The Streets Episode 08

    By engaging with politics, citizens can demand justice and good governance from their governments and leaders. But women political activists face unique challenges. Fatima speaks about why she continues to push for space for citizens voices and women’s recognition in governance.
    Follow Fatima on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fatima.mimbire
    Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/fatima_f2m?lang=en

    • 25 min
    Power Of The Streets Episode 07

    Power Of The Streets Episode 07

    Student leader Ruth Yitbarek wants more Ethiopian women to understand their rights and speak up for themselves. She speaks about the Yellow Movement that continues to grow in Ethiopia’s universities and how it challenges abusive societal norms.

    Read about the Yellow Movement here: http://www.aau.edu.et/the-yellow-movement/
    Follow Ruth here: https://twitter.com/ruth_yitbarek

    • 24 min
    Power Of The Streets Episode 06

    Power Of The Streets Episode 06

    How do you prove that the home you fled was unsafe, if you could never report the violence you faced there? Thomars Shamuyarira is a Zimbabwean migrant rights activist living in South Africa. He speaks on South Africa’s restrictive asylum process and the experiences of LGBT people from elsewhere in Africa seeking asylum there.
    You can follow the Fruit Basket on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
    The Fruit Basket won a prestigious award, read about it here.

    • 27 min
    Power Of The Streets Episode 05

    Power Of The Streets Episode 05

    What’s it like being a vocal African woman online? Entrepreneur Carol Ndosi discusses the importance of women’s voices on the internet in Tanzania, and how her work led to the creation of support systems for women who are trolled on social media.

    Check out Women at Web’s work on Twitter using #WomenatWeb
    Check out the Carol and the Launch Pad’s work here: thelaunchpad.or.tz/
    Follow Carol Ndosi here: twitter.com/CarolNdosi
    More information on Carol Ndosi’s startup, Nyama Choma Festival here: www.instagram.com/nyamachomafestival/

    To access the transcript of the show or find out more, you can go here: www.hrw.org/video-photos/podcas…ower-of-the-streets

    Follow Human Rights Watch on Twitter (twitter.com/hrw) or Instagram (www.instagram.com/humanrightswatch/). Join the conversation using #PoweroftheStreets to tell us how you’re speaking truth to power.

    Follow host Audrey Kawire Wabwire on Twitter (twitter.com/akawire) or Instagram (www.instagram.com/audreyhrw/).

    • 25 min
    Power Of The Street Episode 4

    Power Of The Street Episode 4

    It’s not easy standing up to the most powerful man in the country, but that is what Toufah Jallow did when she accused Gambia’s former president Yahya Jammeh of raping her. Toufah talks about her journey, from healing to activism.

    · Check out Toufah’s foundation here: web.facebook.com/iamtoufahmovement/?_rdc=1&_rdr
    · Watch HRW’s reporting on Toufah here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P0mQJyzosc

    • 22 min
    Power of The Street Episode 3

    Power of The Street Episode 3

    Ugandan writer Rosebell Kagumire edits an African feminist blog. She discusses the importance of curating these voices and how allies with large platforms influence the current movement. This discussion looks at the media’s role in trivializing sexual violence and the growth of support for survivors.

    Follow Rosebell on
    Twitter: twitter.com/RosebellK
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/rosebellk/
    Follow the blog African Feminism here: africanfeminism.com/

    To access the transcript of the show or find out more, you can go here: www.hrw.org/video-photos/podcas…ower-of-the-streets

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

General Fun ,

One Night In Snake Park

Gripping episode about the death of a boy and the how it is a microcosm of targeted world violence. Can’t wait for the next one!

BeenBattized ,

Stellar

Started listening to this podcast a couple years ago. The presentation and narrators are wonderful. No matter the topic, the stories told in each episode are deeply affecting, inspiring, and real, while also being artfully told.

TJ McGarry ,

Gem of a podcast

Stumbled across this podcast and am addicted, I’m binge listening as I can’t get enough. Well researched and told in a great style that keeps you hanging on and attentive.