International Women's Day, Journalism in Malaysia, Indigenous Knowledge & Climate Change Impact, Late Aid to Northwest Syria post-earthquake, Gender Inequity in Japan

Wednesday, 8 March 2023 - 7:00am to 8:30am
International Women's Day

International Women's Day Special



Grace speaks to Wong Kai Hui, a young Malaysian female freelancing journalist based in Taiwan. She is currently in Taiwan studying for her master's but has worked as part of Malaysiakini, one of Malaysia's independent journalism platforms, and received the 2021 Thomson Foundation Young Journalist award for her articles on the impact on the environment of mining projects and uncovered links to Malaysian royalty. She also looked at transgender healthcare rights in Malaysia, a topic barely covered in the country. 


To read more of Kai Hui's articles, head to her website.


We hear US Cabinet Secretary Deb Haaland (@SecDebHaalandspeaking about Indigenous knowledge systems, the impacts of climate change affecting indigenous communities, and the shared experiences of First Nations people in the United States and Australia. Continuing her tour of Australia last month, Haaland also met with Minister for Indigenous Australians Linda Burney where they talked about The Voice, truth-telling, and consultation.


Political scientist Dara Conduit speaks with Judith about how the United Nations, held hostage by the Assad regime, failed to get aid to the people of northwest Syria until a week after the Earthquake struck. Dr Dara Conduit is a lecturer in Political Science at the University of Melbourne and a member of the Women Middle East Researchers in Australia Group.


Dara Conduit wrote regarding this via the Conversation, click HERE to read more. 


Claudia speaks with Dr Emma Dalton, a specialist in gender inequity in Japan and the representation of women in Japanese politics. Dr Dalton has authored a number of books including, most recently, with Dr Caroline Norma (RMIT), "Voices from the Contemporary Japanese Feminist Movement" which provides an up-to-date picture of the Japanese feminist movement in the #MeToo era. Dr Dalton is currently working as a Japanese lecturer at LaTrobe University.


To learn more about feminist activism and gender inequity in Japan, read: 


Voices from the Contemporary Japanese movement 




Black Box by Shiori Ito (non-fiction, personal account)

Breast and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami (fiction)

Out by Kirino Natsuo (fiction)

Grotesque by Kirino Natsuo (fiction)




Sista Girl by Oetha