The Global Hub- Gender and Women’s Empowerment 13/03/18

Programme 1             Gender and Women’s Empowerment 

Broadcast date:           March 13, 2018 



Mná na gCorcaigh 1. A selection of women ranging in age from 8 to 90+ were asked two questions, (1) What are the main issues facing women in the world today? (2) What are the main issues facing women in Ireland today? The first item in the show compiled the responses to the first question. Gender Equality, the pay gap, sustainability, the environment and power were amongst the issues identified. 


Interview                    with Sorcha Fennel of Trócaire about Women’s empowerment. 


Studio chat                 Presenters Éanna and Gertrude reflected on the issues raised by Sorcha Fennel including economy, gender based violence and women’s participation. 


Song                            Woman without Pride, The Cranberries 


Montage                     A selection of clips from: (a) A Women’s Radio Station in Somalia, (b) Jackson Katz presentation asserting that Women’s Issues are Men’s Issues; (c) Talk R Africa interview with Executive Director of UN Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. 


Interview                    A second interview with Sorcha Fennel, this time on Sierra Leone. 


Song                            The Bailey, Loah 


Mná na gCorcaigh 2. The second vox pop presented women’s views on what the main issues facing women in Ireland are. Responses included family, the repeal the eight referendum, balancing career and family, sexual abuse, invasion of personal space, access to health care, pensions. 


Interview                    Dr Jacqui O’Riordan on Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights.