Womanity - Women in Unity

CHANNEL AFRICA  |  Podcast , ±39 min episodes every 1 week  | 
"Womanity - Women in Unity" is a weekly programme produced by Dr Amaleya Goneos- Malka. The programme celebrates prominent and ordinary African women's achievements towards self-emancipation, human rights, and democracy. It also deals with social ills, such as, racism, socio-economic class division, and gender based violence.

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25
MAR

Minister of Forestry and Fisheries and Environmental Affairs - Barbara Creecy

This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to the Minister of Forestry and Fisheries and Environmental Affairs, Barbara Creecy. The Department’s mission is to provide leadership in environmental management, conservation and protection towards sustainability for the benefit of South Africans and the global community. Three core areas that the Department is addressing is biodiversity loss, sustainability and climate change; and unless society changes the way that we exploit our natural resources, human life as we know it is not sustainable. Minister Creecy shares some of the public employment programmes available for women in the restoration of ecosystems, and school outreach programmes designed to encourage girls to pursue science subjects and scientific careers. Minister Creecy reflects on her MEC role in the Gauteng Department of Education which initiated various programmes that radically improved matric performance rates. She emphasises the importance of allowing girls who fall pregnant to resume their schooling and complete their education. Tune in for more…
18
MAR

International Women’s Day 2021 - Part 2

This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, in recognition of International Women’s Day, which is celebrated annually on the 8th of March, today’s series takes us around the world, to hear international voices of ambassadors and high commissioners from different countries that have featured on the show. The theme for International Women’s Day this year, is Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world. The Ambassador of Turkey to South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho - Elif Çomoğlu Ülgen, who highlights the power of women with respect to building societies by the way they raise their children. The Ambassador of Norway to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Madagascar and Lesotho – Dr. Astrid Emilie Helle, shares insights into some characteristics of women leaders and perspectives of the nature of societies that chose women leaders as being nations that are equipped to handle a pandemic. The Ambassador of Mexico to South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauricio, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe – Ana Luisa Fajer walks us through highlights from the three main waves of the feminist movement and introduces Mexico’s feminist foreign policy, incidentally the first in Latin America. Tune in for more…
11
MAR

International Women’s Day 2021 - Part 1

This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, in recognition of International Women’s Day, which is celebrated annually on the 8th of March, today’s series takes us around the world, to hear international voices of ambassadors and high commissioners from different countries that have featured on the show. The theme for International Women’s Day this year, is Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world. In today’s compilation we hear from the Ambassador of Ireland to the Republic of South Africa, Mauritius, Botswana, Kingdom of Lesotho and Zimbabwe - Fionnuala Gilsenan; the Ambassador of Senegal to the SADC region - Safiatou Ndiaye; and Deputy Minister of International Relations and Co-operation - Candith Mashego Dlamini. Tune in for more…
04
MAR

Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation - Candith Mashego-Dlamini.

This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Candith Mashego-Dlamini. We discuss the Department’s vision for an African continent that is prosperous, peaceful, democratic, non-racial, non-sexist and united and which contributes to a world that is just and equitable. We consider some of the programmes that are in place to support women. We discuss the African Continental Free Trade Area as a flagship project of the African Union’s Agenda 2063, to boost intra-Africa trade and enhance Africa’s industrialisation prospects. For example, developing capability to manufacture medical supplies from medication to equipment. We also discuss the development and economic costs of menstruation from the perspective of a) have access to sanitary protection and b) the expense of these items, noting how some markets have made these products exempt from tax, and other countries like New Zealand and Scotland offer these items free of charge. Tune in for more…
25
FEB

Deputy Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture - Nocawe Mafu.

This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to the Deputy Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture - Nocawe Mafu. We discuss the Department’s role in national building and social cohesion. We consider the integrated effects of various government departments working collectively to prevent gender based violence and femicide. Combating gender based violence and promoting women’s empowerment are critical performance areas within the governmental sphere. On a practical level Deputy Minister Mafu considers access to financial, technical training, mentorship and opening spaces in industry for women will contribute to gender equality and the empowerment of women. Tune in for more…
18
FEB

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland Part II

This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland. In the second part of this two part interview the Secretary General reflects on some of the pioneering work she has done to demonstrate the economic cost of domestic violence – extending across the public sector, loss of profitability to businesses, pain, injury and suffering. She emphasizes the importance of sharing lessons learnt, both successes and failures between Commonwealth nations to accelerate development amongst countries. She highlights examples of brilliant female leadership confronting COVID-19. The Secretary General shares some insights into her upbringing, as one of twelve children, born in Dominica, growing up in the East End of London, and rising above the odds to pursue her ambitions; demonstrating that things can and will change if we make them change, and remembering to recognize our individuality and our power to make a difference in this world if we choose to. Tune in for more…
11
FEB

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland – Part 1

This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland. In the first part of this two part interview, the Secretary General provides some context about the Commonwealth, describing it as an association of 54 independent and equal countries, comprising almost a third of the world’s population; emphasising that no country is greater than another and everything is done by consensus. We discuss the Commonwealth’s response to COVID-19 including a virtual platform dubbed the COVID-19 resource centre; its conscious and consistent outlook on women and women’s empowerment. The Commonwealth’s work on and eliminating domestic violence is encapsulated in its No More campaign. Domestic violence affects one in three women around the world and has both social and economic impact. For example, the Seychelles loses US$65million annually to violence against women and girls. Consider the economic opportunities that could be created in every country if violence against women was eliminated? Tune in for more…
04
FEB

Former CEO Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) – Nicky Newton-King

This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Nicky Newton-King, who is the former CEO of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and spent over two decades with the JSE in various positions. She played prominent roles in the transformation and modernisation of the Exchange with respect to gender, race and technology. Diversity should be treated as a competitive advantage, not a scorecard tick. She championed the idea of businesses being socially responsible entities, driving a new consciousness about corporates and how they do business to move towards more conscious capitalism. Leadership brings immense responsibility but also opportunity to direct change; and being at the helm of the JSE, the voice of the regulator is heard more broadly, people listen more intently and respond more readily. More recently, Ms Newton-King has been involved in the WOZA Matrics TV program, which took the initiative to make quality education content freely available to high schoolers in 2020 where the COVID-19 pandemic drastically disrupted the school year. Afterall education is the beginning of anybody’s ability to progress. Tune in for more…
28
JAN

African Union Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology - Professor Sarah Mbi Enow Anyang Agbor

This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to the African Union Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology - Professor Sarah Mbi Enow Anyang Agbor. We discuss some of the strategies underway at the African Union to build the Africa we want by facilitating knowledge, building bridges and promoting human capital. Prof. Agbor highlights some of the mechanisms to encourage women’s development and their socio-economic contributions, such as the International Centre for the Education of Women and Girls; the African Women’s Leadership Network, and scholarships that are earmarked for female researchers to advance their discoveries. We remark on the roles of book smart and street smart education to holistically equip women for success. Prof. Agbor shares some of her success drivers – like teamwork, humility, discipline and establishing your personal vision and goals to aspire to. Tune in for more…
21
JAN

Minister of Gender and Children’s Affairs of Sierra Leone - Manti Tarawalli

This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to the Minister of Gender and Children’s Affairs of Sierra Leone, Minister Manti Tarawalli who shares how her formative years led her to pursue a life of service and make a difference to the lives of people in Sierre Leone. To accelerate gender equality, we discuss the importance of demonstrating the benefits of gender equality to men, for them to understand that an empowered woman does not mean a disempowered man, it means a better socio-economic community. We also consider the role of women in power and Minister Tarawalli described Sierre Leone’s recently launched gender equality policy as a key milestone to ensure the gender equality doesn’t regress in the country. Part of this policy aims to increase women’s representation in politics to a minimum of 30%, to apply gender budgeting across government institutions and the creation of a fund for women entrepreneurs. Minister Tarawalli reminds us that women need to come together, to speak with one voice and urge their governments to make gender equality a law in order achieve gender equality by 2030. Tune in for more…
14
JAN

Award winning Actress, Director & Producer - Gina Shmukler

This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to award winning South African actress, director and producer Gina Shmukler, whose work has spanned film, television and theatre; locally and internationally. We discuss some of the milestones in her career, driven in part by mentors who inspired her to succeed in different roles. We consider how personal values and the representation of women influence role choices. Her passion to keep developing her craft is honed through discipline with humility and an aspirational attitude towards her work which sees her pushing herself to constantly deliver more. Additionally, as an educator she nurtures students to be accountable, empowered and confident, with an understanding that they should view the Arts not just as a creative endeavour but as a business too. Tune in for more…
07
JAN

Miss South Africa 2020 – Shudufhadzo Musida

This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to reigning Miss SA 2020 Shudufhadzo Musida about the pageant, how it has impacted on her life and some of the responsibilities that come with being Miss SA and serving as an ambassador to her country and continent. We discuss some of the social issues that Shudu is passionate about, encompassing the destigmatization of mental health, food security and empowering women through education. We emphasise the importance of role models, for younger people to aspire to achieve their dreams, whilst recognising someone in their own image has succeeded and thus serves as an example of success. We also note the role of mentorship, of being able to help people navigate their professional journey with a shoulder to support and direct them along the way. Tune in for more…

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