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Power of the Streets

Power of the Streets

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Power of the Streets is a podcast about how we speak truth to power. In a series of intimate interviews, host Audrey Kawire Wabwire brings us the achievements and stories of the young people driving Africa’s human rights movement. In our first season we're hearing from some of the people who are rising up and leading the #MeToo movement in Africa. Everyone we speak to has a second, a minute, an hour, when they realize they need to stand up and make a change.
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8. Politics Too

8. Politics Too

2021-04-1925:59

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 (https://www.facebook.com/fatima.mimbire) Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/fatima_f2m?lang=en (https://twitter.com/fatima_f2m?lang=en) To access the transcript of the show or find out more, you can go https://www.hrw.org/video-photos/podcast/2021/03/01/power-of-the-streets (here).  Follow Human Rights Watch on https://twitter.com/hrw (Twitter) or https://www.instagram.com/humanrightswatch/ (Instagram). Join the conversation using #PoweroftheStreets to tell us how you’re speaking truth to power. Follow host Audrey Kawire Wabwire on https://twitter.com/akawire (Twitter) or https://www.instagram.com/audreyhrw/ (Instagram).
7. Stand Up

7. Stand Up

2021-04-1224:24

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 http://www.aau.edu.et/the-yellow-movement/ (here). Follow Ruth https://twitter.com/ruth_yitbarek?s=20 (here). To access the transcript of the show or find out more, you can go https://www.hrw.org/video-photos/podcast/2021/03/01/power-of-the-streets (here).  Follow Human Rights Watch on https://twitter.com/hrw (Twitter) or https://www.instagram.com/humanrightswatch/ (Instagram). Join the conversation using #PoweroftheStreets to tell us how you’re speaking truth to power. Follow host Audrey Kawire Wabwire on https://twitter.com/akawire (Twitter) or https://www.instagram.com/audreyhrw/ (Instagram).
6. Where The Heart Is

6. Where The Heart Is

2021-04-0527:46

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 https://www.facebook.com/everyfruit/ (Facebook), https://twitter.com/everyfruit (Twitter) and https://www.instagram.com/every_fruit/ (Instagram). The Fruit Basket won a prestigious award, read about it https://www.unhcr.org/innovation/unhcr-ngo-innovation-award-2020/ (here).   To access the transcript of the show or find out more, you can go https://www.hrw.org/video-photos/podcast/2021/03/01/power-of-the-streets (here).  Follow Human Rights Watch on https://twitter.com/hrw (Twitter) or https://www.instagram.com/humanrightswatch/ (Instagram). Join the conversation using #PoweroftheStreets to tell us how you’re speaking truth to power. Follow host Audrey Kawire Wabwire on https://twitter.com/akawire (Twitter) or https://www.instagram.com/audreyhrw/ (Instagram).
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 https://thelaunchpad.or.tz/ (here).  Follow Carol Ndosi https://twitter.com/CarolNdosi?s=20 (here). More information on Carol Ndosi’s startup, Nyama Choma Festival can be found https://www.instagram.com/nyamachomafestival/?hl=en (here). To access the transcript of the show or find out more, you can go https://www.hrw.org/video-photos/podcast/2021/03/01/power-of-the-streets (here).  Follow Human Rights Watch on https://twitter.com/hrw (Twitter) or https://www.instagram.com/humanrightswatch/ (Instagram). Join the conversation using #PoweroftheStreets to tell us how you’re speaking truth to power. Follow host Audrey Kawire Wabwire on https://twitter.com/akawire (Twitter) or https://www.instagram.com/audreyhrw/ (Instagram).
4. Truth To Power

4. Truth To Power

2021-03-2222:14

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 https://www.facebook.com/iamtoufahmovement/?_rdc=2&_rdr (here). Watch HRW’s reporting on Toufah https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P0mQJyzosc (here). To access the transcript of the show or find out more, you can go https://www.hrw.org/video-photos/podcast/2021/03/01/power-of-the-streets (here).  Follow Human Rights Watch on https://twitter.com/hrw (Twitter) or https://www.instagram.com/humanrightswatch/ (Instagram). Join the conversation using #PoweroftheStreets to tell us how you’re speaking truth to power. Follow host Audrey Kawire Wabwire on https://twitter.com/akawire (Twitter) or https://www.instagram.com/audreyhrw/ (Instagram).
3. Little Big Voice

3. Little Big Voice

2021-03-1525:38

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 https://twitter.com/RosebellK (Twitter) or https://www.instagram.com/rosebellk/ (Instagram). Follow the blog African Feminism https://africanfeminism.com/ (here). To access the transcript of the show or find out more, you can go https://www.hrw.org/video-photos/podcast/2021/03/01/power-of-the-streets (here).  Follow Human Rights Watch on https://twitter.com/hrw (Twitter) or https://www.instagram.com/humanrightswatch/ (Instagram). Join the conversation using #PoweroftheStreets to tell us how you’re speaking truth to power. Follow host Audrey Kawire Wabwire on https://twitter.com/akawire (Twitter) or https://www.instagram.com/audreyhrw/ (Instagram).
2. Offline and Online

2. Offline and Online

2021-03-0726:02

As a young girl, when Lusungu Kalanga saw inequalities in her community, she didn’t have a language for it. Today, she creates safe spaces for girls in Malawi. We talk about how online activism rallied offline organizing in Malawi’s #MeToo movement. Follow Lusungu on https://twitter.com/Lusukalanga (Twitter). Follow Growing Ambitions on https://twitter.com/GrowingAmbition (Twitter). Listen to Lusungu’s Podcast Feministing while Malawian https://anchor.fm/feministingwhilemalawian (here) or follow on https://twitter.com/FeministingWM (Twitter). To access the transcript of the show or find out more, you can go https://www.hrw.org/video-photos/podcast/2021/03/01/power-of-the-streets (here).  Follow Human Rights Watch on https://twitter.com/hrw (Twitter) or https://www.instagram.com/humanrightswatch/ (Instagram). Join the conversation using #PoweroftheStreets to tell us how you’re speaking truth to power. Follow host Audrey Kawire Wabwire on https://twitter.com/akawire (Twitter) or https://www.instagram.com/audreyhrw/ (Instagram).
1. Power Of The Lens

1. Power Of The Lens

2021-02-2629:20

Visual storyteller Kiki Mordi produced an award-winning documentary about sex for grades in Nigerian and Ghanaian universities. As part of a feminist collective there, Kiki continues to speak out against the violence women and queer people face.   You can follow Kiki on https://www.instagram.com/kikimordi/ (Instagram) or https://twitter.com/kikimordi (Twitter). Follow her Feminist Coalition on both https://www.instagram.com/feminist.co/ (Instagram) and https://twitter.com/feminist_co (Twitter). Document Women is also on https://www.instagram.com/documentwomen/ (Instagram) and https://twitter.com/documentwomen (Twitter). Watch Kiki’s documentary ‘Sex for Grades’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we-F0Gi0Lqs (here).   To access the transcript of the show or find out more, you can go https://www.hrw.org/video-photos/podcast/2021/03/01/power-of-the-streets (here).  Follow Human Rights Watch on https://twitter.com/hrw (Twitter) or https://www.instagram.com/humanrightswatch/ (Instagram). Join the conversation using #PoweroftheStreets to tell us how you’re speakingtruth to power. Follow host Audrey Kawire Wabwire on https://twitter.com/akawire (Twitter) or https://www.instagram.com/audreyhrw/ (Instagram).
POWER OF THE STREETS  Coming on March 1, Power of the Streets is a youth-centered podcast series focusing on the achievements and personal stories of the young people driving Africa’s human rights movement.  SEASON 1: #MeToo in Africa   In the first season, we hear from the people driving Africa’s #MeToo movement. This season tells the stories of Africans who are defying the odds by continuing to speak out, and shows how their innovative, creative strategies have made deep changes.  To learn more about Human Rights Watch and to support our work, please visit https://www.hrw.org/ (HRW.org). Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/hrw (@HRW) or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/humanrightswatch/ (@humanrightswatch) and reach out to us using #PoweroftheStreets. Send us an email at powerofthestreets@hrw.org.
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