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Accent of Women is a show by and about women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds with a commitment to progressive politics. It is aimed at ethnic women and people interested in issues by and about women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Accent of Women is a show by and about women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds with a commitment to progressive politics. It is aimed at ethnic women and people interested in issues by and about women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Location:

Melbourne, VIC

Genres:

Women

Description:

Accent of Women is a show by and about women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds with a commitment to progressive politics. It is aimed at ethnic women and people interested in issues by and about women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Twitter:

@3CR

Language:

English

Contact:

PO Box 1277 Collingwood Melbourne VIC AUSTRALIA 3066 +61 3 9419 8377


Episodes

The Women's Movement in Turkey

3/23/2020
On today’s show we look at the struggle against capitalist authoritarianism and imperialism, and the state of the women’s struggle in Turkey.My guest on today’s program is Ecehan Balta. Ecehan is a member of Baslangic Collective, which was founded after the Gezi uprising in 2013. She is also a member of Socialist Alternative, a Turkish section of International Socialist Alternative.

Duration:00:28:00

The women’s movement in Russia

3/16/2020
On today’s show we look at the struggle against capitalist authoritarianism and imperialism, and the state of the women’s struggle in Russia. My guest on today’s program is Anna Nizhnik. Anna is a socialist feminist, publisher, activist. Specializes in Literary Gender Studies and Women’s History.

Duration:00:27:59

Women's struggle in Algeria

3/9/2020
Today's show is about about developments within the feminist movement in Algeria. The facilitator is Fatemeh Masjedi, an Iranian academic historian and activist based in Berlin. She is a former political prisoner in Iran because of her women’s rights activities. And the person being interviewed is Selma Oumari. She’s an Algerian French member of the New Anticapitalist in France. She is involved in antiracist struggles as well as international solidarity.

Duration:00:27:59

India's Anti-Muslim Pogrom

3/2/2020
The situation in India is slowly developing into a state engineered pogrom against muslim people. This has been developing since the passing of the Citizenship Amendment Bill – now law – tying people’s citizenship to India, to their religion.Workers, students and other parts of civil society have been protesting since November last year in an effort to defeat the legislation. However, some of these protests have been contested by fascist forces and thugs, and in the last week we have seen...

Duration:00:27:59

Fighting for gender and racial equality

2/24/2020
International Women’s Day is just around the corner and to mark this important date we hear from past and present campaigners fighting for gender and racial equality.GuestsCamaigners Natasha and Aakansha from the anti-street harassment campaign -- it's not a compliment.Adjunct Professor and Historian, Dr Victoria Grieve - Williams.To learn more about the life of Roberta 'Bobbi' Sykes check out her three volume autobigraphy Snake Dreaming.

Duration:00:27:49

France's Strike Wave

2/17/2020
The economy in France has been crippled by a strike wave that has been ongoing since December 2019. Initially in response to pension reforms by the Macron Government, the strike wave has affected broad sectors of the economy including postal services, airlines, manufacturing, schools, hospitals just to name a few. It’s even included the arts – with actors, writers and other artists participating in the strikes.But are those pensions really the reason for the mass activity on the streets and...

Duration:00:27:58

Eradicating FGM and the challenges of resettlement

2/10/2020
February 6th is the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation. To learn more about the practice I spoke to health professional Medina Idriess from the Family & Reproductive Rights Education Program. In the second half of the show, Monica Majak and Adongwot Manyoul from the South Sudanese Mother's Coalition of Victoria discuss the challenges of resettlement.

Duration:00:27:49

Palestine Shall Be Free!

2/3/2020
Donald Trump joined with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House in the final weeks of January to publicly unveil what the US president described as his “vision for peace” in the Middle East. It was a farcical proposal, endorsing all of the policies of the Israeli right while guaranteeing rejection by the Palestinian people. To discuss these developments in the struggle for a Free Palestine, I am joined by Palestinian socialist, Reem.

Duration:00:27:59

Haboba's House

1/27/2020
This week we speak to writer and cultural producer Alia Gabres about her gorgeous children’s book, Haboba’s House.Haboba’s House tells the story of Iman - a young Eritrean girl staying at her Haboba’s (grandmother) House during the school holidays. It's the first book in Iman’s Really Really Big World! series.In this interview, Alia discusses the inspiration for Haboba’s House and explains why children of colour deserve to see themselves represented in books.To learn more about this exciting...

Duration:00:27:49

Protest on Invasion Day!

1/20/2020
January 26. Australia Day. It marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson and the start of genocide against the original owners of this land. We should not celebrate Australia Day. It's a day that has been sanctified and sanitised. Instead, we should be protesting and fighting for land rights, sovereignty and self-determination for all Aboriginal people. This week's show features Celeste Liddle and Kim Bullimore

Duration:00:28:12

No Land, No Livelihood, No Home

1/13/2020
Across the Pacific and Torres Strait, rising seal levels are forcing many communities to seek a new home. And while climate change denialists bicker over the validity of the claims, people are being evacuated because their islands are uninhabitable.This week I chat to radio broadcaster Maureen Mopio about her documentary - No Land, No Livelihood, No Home. No Land, No Livelihood, No Home is a ten part series about what happens when communities are displaced by climate change.You can find all...

Duration:00:27:47

Profile: Saba Alemayoh

12/9/2019
In this episode, we chat with Saba Alemayoh the owner of Afro Hub and Saba’s Ethiopian Restaurant, and the winner of the 2017 Multicultural Impact Award.But this episode isn’t about how to succeed in the restaurant business or a tale of the ‘good migrant’. Today we are shining the light on ordinary people doing extraordinary things.Produced by Ayan Shirwa

Duration:00:27:49

Women's struggle in Algeria

11/25/2019
Today's show is about about developments within the feminist movement in Algeria.The facilitator is Fatemeh Masjedi, an Iranian academic historian and activist based in Berlin. She is a former political prisoner in Iran because of her women’s rights activities.And the person being interviewed is Selma Oumari. She’s an Algerian French member of the New Anticapitalist in France. She is involved in antiracist struggles as well as international solidarity.

Duration:00:27:59

Black-Palestinian Solidarity Conference

11/4/2019
In under 24 hours, a number of academics, community activists, artists and writers will gather at the University of Melbourne for a three day forum called ‘Black-Palestinian Solidarity Conference’. To mark this historic event, I spoke to Irene Watson, a Professor of Law at the University of South Australia and Tasnim Sammak, a PHD candidate and an advocate for the rights of young people and women of colour.Produced by Ayan Shirwa

Duration:00:27:49

Alliance of MENA Socialists

10/28/2019
On today’s show we will broadcast just the first question of a panel discussion between women of colour involved in the Alliance of Middle Eastern and North African socialists. You’ll hear when the compare introduces the panel, that the whole discussion goes for about two hours, but of course we don’t have time for all of it on Accent of Women. We will post a link to the whole call on our facebook page. The discussion took place in August 2019, which was at the height of the recent uprisings...

Duration:00:27:59

State of Emergency in Chile

10/21/2019
For the first time since the fascist military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, tanks rolled into downtown Santiago, Chile, this weekend, deployed against protesters demonstrating against a drastic fare hike of the Santiago metro, from the equivalent of USD $1.12 to $1.16.On Saturday, the right-wing government of billionaire Sebastián Piñera invoked the still-standing 1980 Constitution established by Pinochet to declare a state of emergency across the country and to impose curfews.This is...

Duration:00:28:03

Tamil refugees and 'Set The Tone'

10/14/2019
This week we look at the circumstances that bring Tamil refugees to Australia and in the second half of the show, two of the founders of the online talk show ‘Set The Tone’ discuss their pilot episode.GuestsNiro Kandasamy is a Tamil studies researcher at the University of Melbourne.Yar Biar and Adier Maluk are young women from the African diaspora and members of the platform Set the Tone.

Duration:00:27:49

Flesh, the law and black humanity

10/7/2019
On today’s program we continue with the broadcast of Flesh, the law and black humanity, that Ayan started on the program last week. Firstly, Flesh, the law and black humanity was an event hosted in Melbourne Victoria by the Feminist Book Collective, and particularly, by Nilmini Fernando, a Sri Lankan born woman living in Australia. According to the event description, Flesh, the law and black humanity aims to stand outside of white Western colonial frames to discuss, theorize and address the...

Duration:00:28:02

Trans and Gender Diverse communities + 'Flesh, the law, and black humanity’

9/30/2019
This week we look at some of the issues affecting trans and gender diverse communities in Australia and play a snippet from the event ‘Flesh, the law, and black humanity’.GuestsAmao Leota Lu is a proud Samoan Fa'afafine and trans woman of color. She is an international speaker, performing artist, writer, activist and storyteller who infuses the intersectionality of gender, culture and life experiences in her performance works and talks.Associate Professor Sandy O'Sullivan is a Wiradjuri...

Duration:00:27:49

Hong Kong needs revolutionary leadership

9/23/2019
Massive civil society protests have continued in Hong Kong. Commencing on 9 June, we’ve seen millions of people march, originally against the introduction of the extradition bill, but now the movement has raised a number of demands including full suffrage for the people of Hong Kong. Accent of Women first covered this issue in June, and you can go back and listen to that podcast, which is posted to our page on 3CR’s website. Since that broadcast, much has happened in Hong Kong. We’ve seen...

Duration:00:28:00