Women, Peace & Rights

Women, Peace & Rights

Podcast is produced by Women's Regional Network, to amplify the voices of conflict-affected women in order to address the interlinked issues of peace and justice, governance and security in South Asia and East Africa.


June 26, 2022 16 mins

Episode No. 11
Recording: June 21, 2022

Host: Rita Manchanda, Women's Regional Network (WRN) Board Member.
Guest: Dr. Habiba Sarabi, Member of Afghan Peace Negotiation Team, former Deputy Chair High Peace Council and former Bamyan Governor

Dr Habiba Sarabi as a refugee today in Germany shares with Rita about the fading rights of the displaced people of Afghanistan. 

  • The 3rd largest group of th...
Mark as Played

Episode No. 10
Recording: June 8, 2022

Host: Amalini De Sayrah, a writer, journalist and editor | Sri Lanka
Guest: Radhika Coomaraswamy, former United Nations Under Secretary General and
the Special Representative on Children and Armed Conflict | Sri Lanka

Amalini discusses with Radhika about the Movement to End Voilence Against Women: Progress, Changes & Challenges.

1. Gender-based violen...

Mark as Played

Conversation date: 23 May 2022

Host: Rukhshanda Naz, Ombudsperson, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Guest: Justice(Rtd) Nasira Iqbal, Former Justice of the Lahore High Court, Pakistan

Justice Nasira, with her profound experience in the judiciary of Pakistan, talks about how women can break the glass ceiling and join the much needed legal professions in the country. 

The conversation navigates through below discussi...

Mark as Played

Date: 11 April 2022

Host: Rita Manchanda, Women's Regional Network (WRN) Board Member.
Guest: Nimalka Fernando, Lawyer, President of International Movement against All Forms of Discrimination (IMADR), Former Commissioner of the Office of Missing Persons, Sri Lanka. 

Sri Lanka’s full-blown financial meltdown has sparked a political crisis that has brought thousands of women and men to the streets demandin...

Mark as Played

Date: 7 April 2022

Host: Rukhshanda Naz, Ombudsperson, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Guest: Bushra Gohar, Former Member of Parliament, Pakistan

In a country that experienced military rule and democratic government, women struggle to have a significant role in Politics. Bushra Gohar, a Former Member of Parliament - Pakistan, lays out her experience, efforts, challenges and the possibilities for Women in Politics...

Mark as Played

Date: 1 March 2022
Host: Judge Najla Ayoubi, Chief of Coalition & Global Programs at Every Woman Treaty.
Guest: Heather Barr, Associate Director, Women's Rights Division, Human Rights Watch in Pakistan.

Heather talks to Najla Ayoubi about the human rights situation in Afghanistan and its impact on women and girls.

1. As per the Human Rights Watch 753-page report 2022 released in January, the polit...

Mark as Played

Date: 17 February 2022
Host: Akanksha Khullar
Guest: Zarqa Yafatali

So as we have seen that after seizing power in Afghanistan on 15 August 2021, Taliban leaders made statements in which they claimed that their new regime would protect women's rights in the country. However, given the extensive history of the group’s discriminatory outlook towards women combined with the group’s newly imposed diktat and action...

Mark as Played

Date: 3 December 2021

Host: Ilana Landsberg-Lewis 

Guest: Ruth Ojiambo Ochieng

Ilana Lansburg-Lewis is in conversation with a lifelong activist and expert, Ruth Ojiambo Ochieng from Uganda, offering some feminist reflections on women's rights and peace activism.

Mark as Played
September 27, 2021 20 mins

Guest: Betty Reardon, Founder of Peace Education Program at Teachers College, Columbia University

Host: Swarna Rajagopalan, Founding member of Women’s Regional Network.

Professor Reardon's pioneering work in peace, Education and Human Rights has laid the foundation for a new cross disciplinary integration of peace education and international human rights, from a gender global perspective, one of the first to make clear...

Mark as Played

Guest: Fionnuala D. Ní Aoláin (Ireland), United Nations (UN)  Special Rapporteur on Human Rights & Counter-Terrorism.
Host: Rita Manchanda, Women's Regional Network (WRN) Board Member.

"If the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda doesn't mean something now it's worthless!” says Ní Aoláin to governments and women’s networks on 20 years of commodification and misuse of Afghan women’s voices.

Mark as Played

The first episode of the Women, Peace & Rights Podcast.

Host: Rita Manchanda, Women's Regional Network (WRN) Board Member.
Guest: Mary Lawlor, United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders. 

1. Will the death of Fr Stan Swamy, a Jesuit priest in India be treated as a death in custody? 
2.  Will Facebook and other social media platforms provide safe spaces for Women Human Right...

Mark as Played

Popular Podcasts

    Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

    Crime Junkie

    If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.

    Around the NFL

    NFL.com's "Around the NFL" crew (Gregg Rosenthal, Dan Hanzus and Marc Sessler) break down the latest football news, with a dash of mirth.

    Stuff You Should Know

    If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

    The Bobby Bones Show

    Listen to 'The Bobby Bones Show' by downloading the daily full replay.

Advertise With Us

For You

    Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.


    © 2023 iHeartMedia, Inc.