Sunday, March 8th, was International Women’s Day. We marked the day with a special women’s history edition of Aspen Institute Radio. The two-hour radio show airs every Saturday and Sunday on SiriusXM Insight (channel 121). Each episode will dive into the topics that inform the world around you. Here in our weekly Listen Longer posts, we’ll recap each episode and show you where you can read, watch, and listen to more. Don’t have SiriusXM? Try it free for a month here.
Women & Democracy
The Vital Voices network works to increase women’s involvement in politics and shares their experiences from the front lines around the world. We hosted remarkable women leaders from Tunisia, Argentina, and Cameroon to discuss their challenges and successes in the quest for democratic change.
Want to hear more from international female leaders? Our Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health includes 18 sitting and former heads of state, high-level policymakers and other leaders who join us to discuss issues around international development and reproductive health.
- The long-view on global development, featuring United Nations Development Program Administrator and former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark
- How to build resiliency and food security, with former Botswana Minister of Health Joy Phumaphi, who is also the former vice president of human development at the World Bank
The Future of Women’s Health
What is “women’s health” really about, and how do we re-imagine its future? We discussed with Betty King, former US Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva; Courtney E. Martin, author, and partner at Valenti Martin Media; Sisonke Msimang, writer, activist, and senior program director at the Sonke Gender Justice Network; and Jane Otai, senior program advisor at Jhpiego and Fellow at the Aspen Institute.
Wondering how to get men involved in gender equality? Here are three minutes full of ideas on the topic.
A Preview of 2024
What are the big ideas from women, and about women, that will help transform the next decade into one of real opportunity at home and abroad? Remarkable leaders across a variety of sectors present their thoughts about ways to advance the cause of women and girls, and in so doing, advance the entire world.
Spotlight on Arab Revolutions
Check out a conversation exploring the current state of female empowerment in the Arab world in the wake of the Arab revolutions. Have transitions in the region delivered new opportunities?
Mona Eltahawy is an award-winning columnist and international public speaker on Arab and Muslim issues. Watch her discuss a number of topics at various Institute events.
- “Twitter saved my life:” how social media was her backup after Egyptian officials beat and arrested her
- The role of race in media and popular culture
- Democracy in the Middle East: Eltahawy in conversation with former US Secretary of State Madeleine K Albright, Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass, and NBC News Anchor Andrea Mitchell