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Podcast is produced by Women's Regional Network, to amplify the voices of conflict-affected women in order to address the interlinked issues of peace and justice, governance and security in South Asia and East Africa.

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Podcast is produced by Women's Regional Network, to amplify the voices of conflict-affected women in order to address the interlinked issues of peace and justice, governance and security in South Asia and East Africa.

    Access to Safety & Resources Continue to Fade for Afghan Refugees

    Access to Safety & Resources Continue to Fade for Afghan Refugees

    Episode No. 11Recording: June 21, 2022Host: Rita Manchanda, Women's Regional Network (WRN) Board Member.Guest: Dr. Habiba Sarabi, Member of Afghan Peace Negotiation Team, former Deputy Chair High Peace Council and former Bamyan GovernorDr Habiba Sarabi as a refugee today in Germany shares with Rita about the fading rights of the displaced people of Afghanistan. The 3rd largest group of the displaced population in the world,the Afghan refugees, asylum seekers and the IDPs. How the pr...

    • 16 min
    The Movement to End Voilence Against Women: Progress, Changes & Challenges

    The Movement to End Voilence Against Women: Progress, Changes & Challenges

    Episode No. 10Recording: June 8, 2022Host: Amalini De Sayrah, a writer, journalist and editor | Sri LankaGuest: Radhika Coomaraswamy, former United Nations Under Secretary General andthe Special Representative on Children and Armed Conflict | Sri LankaAmalini discusses with Radhika about the Movement to End Voilence Against Women: Progress, Changes & Challenges.1. Gender-based violence progress in terms of awareness and readiness. The significant positive changes since the 1990s and...

    • 25 min
    Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women in Pakistan Judiciary

    Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women in Pakistan Judiciary

    Conversation date: 23 May 2022Host: Rukhshanda Naz, Ombudsperson, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, PakistanGuest: Justice(Rtd) Nasira Iqbal, Former Justice of the Lahore High Court, PakistanJustice Nasira, with her profound experience in the judiciary of Pakistan, talks about how women can break the glass ceiling and join the much needed legal professions in the country. The conversation navigates through below discussion points. What are the challenges for women to enter the legal profess...

    • 33 min
    Human Rights Violations amidst Political Crisis in Sri Lanka

    Human Rights Violations amidst Political Crisis in Sri Lanka

    Date: 11 April 2022Host: Rita Manchanda, Women's Regional Network (WRN) Board Member. Guest: Nimalka Fernando, Lawyer, President of International Movement against All Forms of Discrimination (IMADR), Former Commissioner of the Office of Missing Persons, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s full-blown financial meltdown has sparked a political crisis that has brought thousands of women and men to the streets demanding a regime change. A regime that swept into power on the Sinhala Buddhist majoritarian ...

    • 40 min
    Women in Politics: Achievements & Challenges in Pakistan

    Women in Politics: Achievements & Challenges in Pakistan

    Date: 7 April 2022Host: Rukhshanda Naz, Ombudsperson, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, PakistanGuest: Bushra Gohar, Former Member of Parliament, PakistanIn a country that experienced military rule and democratic government, women struggle to have a significant role in Politics. Bushra Gohar, a Former Member of Parliament - Pakistan, lays out her experience, efforts, challenges and the possibilities for Women in Politics in Pakistan. Bushra Gohar, in conversation with Rukhshanda Naz discusses; the rol...

    • 47 min
    Human Rights in Afghanistan Today: Impact on Women and Girls

    Human Rights in Afghanistan Today: Impact on Women and Girls

    Date: 1 March 2022Host: Judge Najla Ayoubi, Chief of Coalition & Global Programs at Every Woman Treaty.Guest: Heather Barr, Associate Director, Women's Rights Division, Human Rights Watch in Pakistan.Heather talks to Najla Ayoubi about the human rights situation in Afghanistan and its impact on women and girls.1. As per the Human Rights Watch 753-page report 2022 released in January, the political change in Afghanistan has worsened the human rights crisis in Afghanistan. Taliban denies th...

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