Accent of Women
10.30 - 11.00am
To celebrate and continue the struggle of women across the world on International Women's Day, a very special broadcast of Accent of Women.
The first IWD originated in 1911, when women garment workers in New York held demonstrations protesting against their appalling and dangerous working conditions, after a fire engulfed their factory. Striking textile workers in Russia in 1917 sparked the Russian Revolution. So International Women's Day has a long history of struggling, fighting women, and today, that's what we are looking at – women in struggle, in the various forms that the struggle takes, right across the world.
This IWD special will feature; Italia Mendez, a Mexican activist and one of 47 women that were sexually tortured during a police operation to repress the social movement of San Salvador Atenco in Mexico in May 2006. Aurora Anaya Cerda, educator, artist and founder of La Casa Azul bookstore in East Harlem, New York. Mikyung Ryu, the International Officer of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions.
Presented by Rachael Bongiorno, Jiselle Hanna and Lourdes Garcia-Larque.
Produced by 3CR, Melbourne.