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Womanhood & International Relations

By Natalia Bonilla
Womanhood and International Relations is a bi-weekly podcast created by Natalia Bonilla to explore the intersection of feminist theory from a personal to an international level.
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73. Akhila Kolisetty on Gender, Militarism and Climate Justice
What's the connection between the military industry and climate change? How can feminist movements help change hegemonic power dynamics from domestic to foreign policy and systemic levels? How can grassroots movements from Global North & South better engage in intersectional solidarity? And what can we learn from female climate defenders in Kenya, Colombia and Sudan advancing climate justice? An interview with Akhila Kolisetty, Policy and Campaigns Manager at MADRE. Listen to related episodes: 46. Hannah Ruth Dyson on The Deep Feminine 49. Hanna Gunnarson & Sanne Van de Voort on Gender and Environmental Justice 51. Kara Stuart on Feminist Climate Justice 💜Join us in this exploration, subscribe to our newsletter here and support our community in Patreon here. Share your feedback on this episode on Instagram @womanhood_ir Recommended links to this episode: MADRE Advancing Climate Justice Programs MADRE Feminist Policy Jumpstart CEDAW for Indigenous Women and Girls Feminist Agenda for a Green New Deal Feminist Peace Initiative Endorsement for a Peace Vision for Movement Feminist Foreign Policy 
41:03
May 6, 2021
72. The Dehumanization of Women's Research
How can we avoid the voyeuristic approach to #women’s research, rights and world news? How can we follow the trends of #feminism transcontinentally if we don’t care or pay the same attention to the realities of those living in our own countries? How many grids can we take part in and for how long? Are we dehumanizing ourselves in the researching process without questioning ‘who is it for?’ and whether it should be a ‘living’ or ‘lifeless’ experience at how high the cost? Join us in this exploration, follow the conversations on Instagram @womanhood_ir and support our podcast community growth on Patreon here.
31:49
May 4, 2021
71. Hunger Ward: A Gender Lens Documentary Review
How hunger is used as a weapon of war and which answers do psychic numbing bring to international/local actors role in Yemen? My personal review on the Oscar-nominated documentary: Hunger Ward.  Join us in this exploration, follow the conversations on Instagram @womanhood_ir and support our podcast community growth on Patreon here. Upcoming Events  RSVP April 28th - Free Webinar Women Leaders Around the World: Lessons from South America Recommended links to this episode: Yemen Humanitarian Needs Overview 2021 (February 2021) [EN/AR] Yemen crisis: The devastating impact of six years of war The Proxy War Prism in Yemen 4 ways the war in Yemen has impacted women and girls Yemeni Women’s Pact for Peace and Security Feminization of Poverty: Women at the Margins  Nobel peace prize: hunger is a weapon of war but the World Food Programme can’t build peace on its own Webinar Gratuito: Las Nuevas Guerras
35:60
April 13, 2021
70. The Burden of the Colonial Mindset Part 4
How former colonizer/colonized countries are dealing with colonial trauma? Are past colonizer countries still pursuing imperialistic and oppressive practices to their minorities communities originating from past colonies? A follow up episode on colonial mindset dynamics in the podcast series "The Burden of the Colonial Mindset",  #PuertoRico, case study. Join us in this exploration, subscribe to our newsletter here: https://tinyurl.com/3gv2ps79 and join us for our upcoming free webinar Women Leaders Around the World: Lessons from South America on April 28th https://tinyurl.com/vmrz89p8 Listen to related episodes: The Burden of the Colonial Mindset Part 1 The Burden of the Colonial Mindset Part 2 The Burden of the Colonial Mindset Part 3  Postcolonial Theory 101  Postcolonial Feminism 101 Tania Rosario Mendez on Eugenics & SRHR in Puerto Rico Natalie Caraballo on Women's Political Participation in Puerto Rico Recommended links to this episode: Colonial Trauma: A Study of the Psychic and Political Consequences of Colonial Oppression in Algeria Conversation on Colonial Trauma France banning hijab - Reflective quotes Colonial Trauma: Complex, continuous, collective, cumulative and compounding effects on the health of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and beyond
43:25
April 7, 2021
69. CSW65 and Generation Equality Forum: Final Impressions
What do we were culturally and socially pre-conditioned to Value and Expect, as women, in the international arena? Who gets to speak about women to reframe, reaffirm, reimagine and advocate for their experiences? Are we so deep into the rabbit’s hole that the fear of naming the problem is bigger than the desire of solving it? Is the respect we were educated to have for institutions so deeply engrained that we prefer being coy in case of retaliation? Can we be fully free and “empowered” if we base our Life & Truth on external validation?  Join us in this exploration and follow us on Instagram @womanhood_ir
34:23
April 1, 2021
68. Camila Cavalcante on Feminist Photography and Abortion in Brazil
What is the interconnection between photography, feminism and activism? How visual arts can help women own their life experiences, bodies expressions and political views? Does photography have a #colonial history? Can the female gaze help overcome photographic #patriarchal origins? How Nos por todas photographic project brought another perspectives to women’s stories of abortion in Brazil? An interview with Camila Cavalcante, visual artist, photographer and founder of Nos por todas project. Join us in this exploration, follow us on Instagram @womanhood_ir and subscribe to our newsletter here.  Recommended links of this episode: Book Nos Por Todas/For All The Lives of Women: http://tinyurl.com/ftloawo Camila Cavalcante's Website 
57:03
March 30, 2021
67. Seaspiracy - A Gender Lens Documentary Review
How the wounded masculine is ravaging the planet and how public/private/ngo's sectors are little interested to change their ways? My personal review on the latest documentary in Netflix: Seaspiracy.
28:32
March 29, 2021
66. Tania Rosario Mendez on Eugenics & SRHR in Puerto Rico
How colonialism has negatively impacted women's bodies in Puerto Rico? Which phases of medical interventions on sexual and reproductive rights showcased a case of eugenics?  An interview with Tania Rosario Mendez, executive director, and Alexandra-Marie Figueroa Miranda, communications director, of Taller Salud. Recommended links of this episode: Taller Salud www.tallersalud.com El Mensaje ImpoSIble: http://www.tallersalud.com/el-mensaje-imposible?utm_source=wir Colaboración con Valija Gitana, Intention Tees: https://shopvalija.com/collections/intention-tees Info de La Casita Digna: https://www.instagram.com/p/CL448hSBXuO/
01:01:27
March 25, 2021
65. Luisa Passalacqua on Menstruation Across Generations
On our first Women + Water fest we screened the ethnographic documentary film "Red on White" by Luisa Passalacqua. We held a live Q&A with the film director on anthropology of menstruation, a conversation led by Monica Martins, founder of Women Being Magazine, for our podcast.
58:55
March 23, 2021
64. Verena Demmelbauer on Gender Responsive Toolkit for WASH Projects
On World Water Day 2021, we talk about the latest toolkit on how to include gender and energy justice perspectives on WASH projects.  An interview with Verena Demmelbauer, Water & Sanitation Coordinator at @wecf_international @wecf.germany. Recommended links to the episode: Women Engage for a Common Future Safe Water & Sanitation  Reducing inequalities in access to clean and safe water in the Balkan region
44:25
March 22, 2021
63. Natasha Dokovska, Anna Samwel & Verena Demmelbauer on Sanitation Justice in the Balkans and Caucasus Regions
On World Water Day 2021, we talk about gender justice in the water sector, what is the work of women at different levels of influence and what are the challenges ahead to promote access, distribution and management of this natural resource in Georgia, North Macedonia and Armenia.  An interview with Natasha Dokovska, Programme Director at Journalists for Human Rights; Anna Samwel is the director of the Georgian Branch of Women Engage for a Common Future; Verena Demmelbauer, Water & Sanitation Coordinator at WECF.  Recommended links for this episode: Women Engage for a Common Future Safe Water & Sanitation  Reducing inequalities in access to clean and safe water in the Balkan region
47:26
March 22, 2021
62. Ambika Vishwanath & Priyanka Bhide on Water Security in Urban India
We often read in the news water-related problems in India from contamination, monsoons to scarcity, how is fast and aspirational urban development affecting water security in this country?  An interview with Ambika Vishwanath & Priyanka Bhide, co-founders and directors of the Kubernein Initiative, a geopolitical strategic think tank, who joined us last March 20th for our podcast's first ever Women + Water fest.  Join us in this exploration, follow the podcast on Instagram @womanhood_ir and subscribe to our newsletter here. Recommended links Kubernein Initiative Website  Follow Kubernein on LinkedIn Follow Kubernein on Twitter
50:56
March 22, 2021
61. Natalie Caraballo on Women's Political Participation in Puerto Rico
Between 2016/2020 elections, how much changed in Puerto Rico's political landscape? How the Trump Administration's response to Hurricane Maria, US-Puerto Rico colonial relationship and the protests against then-Governor Ricardo Rossello encouraged or discouraged women's political participation? What are the trends of violence against female candidates and what can be done to surpass strong political partisanship? An interview with Natalie Caraballo, Executive Director of Proyecto 85.  Join us in this new exploration, follow us on Instagram @womanhood_ir and be part of our first virtual podcast fest Women + Water this March 20th, 2021. Get your tickets here. Recommended Links Proyecto 85 Website Proyecto 85 Impact Report 2020 
36:23
March 18, 2021
60. My Personal Story with Water, What's Yours?
From showering with garden hoses to experiencing Hurricanes' floods and water scarcity daily in my native Puerto Rico, here I share how meaningful is this natural resource for me and other amazing women who will speak with us this Saturday. If feel like watching on video here is the Instagram Live in English and the Facebook Video in Spanish language. The Women + Water Fest is not your typical event showcasing protocols and documents on how to best manage water, it is a living celebration on the work women in grassroots organizations do in India, Georgia, North Macedonia, Mexico, Armenia to actually provide hope, dignity and health to their communities. We all have a personal story with water, what’s yours? On March 20th, we will gather together in community to hear and learn from each other how can we build a better and loving relationship with Us and Nature. We truly hope to see you there, rsvp today here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/women-water-virtual-fest-2021-tickets-144906339763
19:31
March 17, 2021
59. Marion Messmer on How-To Incorporate Gender Perspectives Within IR Think Tanks 
Can we include gender perspectives in all areas of operations and outreach of think tanks in the International Relations field? How would it change research, lobby and workplace cultures? Is it possible for people in entry level/associate positions to advocate for intersectional approaches even if top management/executive leaders are resistant to change? An interview with Marion Messmer, Co-Director of BASIC and Co-Author of the Gender, Think Tanks and International Relations Toolkit.  You can download the toolkit written alongside with Chatham House and the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy in the UK here.  Join us in this new exploration, follow us on Instagram @womanhood_ir and be part of our first virtual podcast fest Women + Water this March 20th, 2021. Get your tickets here. Recommended Links BASIC Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy in the UK  Gender, Think-Tanks and International Affairs: A Toolkit Think tanks and gender equality Walking the talk: Think tanks and gender – What did we learn? Five tips to incorporate a gender perspective in research
26:37
March 16, 2021
58. An Invitation to Women + Water Fest 2021
Can we close the gender gap in the water sector? Let’s unite to make it happen. On March 20th, the Womanhood & International Relations podcast will host its first virtual festival on Women + Water. As World Water Day 2021 nears, join us for a full-day of interviews, connections and conferences on gender & water security; menstrual poverty eradication and WASH projects in India, Europe and Mexico. Our objective is to connect women internationally on 1 day to celebrate all the work being done to WASH goals and all the possibilities we can pursue together to reduce inequalities. Can we close the gender gap in the water sector? Let’s unite to make it happen. On Saturday, March 20th, 2021 we will feature the change taking place and voices leading the way in English and Spanish languages. LINEUP AM - ENGLISH 8:00 A. M. EST WATER SECURITY IN INDIA 9:00 A. M. EST SANITATION JUSTICE IN THE BALKANS 10:00 A. M. EST WATER, PEACE & SECURITY FRAMEWORK 11:00 A. M. EST RED ON WHITE FILM SCREENING + Q&A 12:30 P.M. EST WOMEN + WATER NETWORKING SESSION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH WOMEN BEING MAGAZINE: Water Security, Menstrual Poverty, Gender & Climate Change, Migration & Human Rights PM - ESPAÑOL 3:00 P. M. EST EL ROL DE LAS MUJERES EN LAS ESCUELAS DE LLUVIA: ENTREVISTA A ISLA URBANA 4:00 P. M. EST INICIATIVAS WASH CON PERSPECTIVA DE GÉNERO EN MÉXICO 5:00 P.M. EST CONVERSATORIO COOPERATIVA GUARDIANAS DEL AGUA Y ECONOMÍAS SOLIDARIAS 7:00 P.M. EST CHARLA DE AUTOCUIDADO Y HERBOLARIA MENSTRUAL CON CONSTRUYENDO MUJERES LIBRES 8:00 P.M. EST NOCHE DE POESÍA MENSTRUAL A BENEFICIO DE ROMPER LA REGLA TICKET: $20 USD RSVP Here: https://tinyurl.com/4pmk24w9 OUR GIVE BACK IN THIS EDITION: 20 % of each ticket sold will be donated to Romper la Regla, a Mexican grassroots and women-led organization to support the buildup of an educational web platform on menstrual health, rights and dignity in Mexico and Latin America to be released by Summer 2021. TICKETS INCLUDE: 1. Access to all conferences in English and Spanish languages 2. Access to all the recordings and any downloadable materials provided from our partners in this first edition 3. Discounts for participation in the conferences and events organised by WomenBeing 4. A Thank You Message & Your name added to the list of supporters of this edition of the podcast 5. Digital Certificate of Participation Available upon Request
18:54
March 9, 2021
57. Wai Wai Nu on Burma's Fragile Democracy
After the military coup last February in Burma/Myanmar, was there ever a "real" or "full" democracy to uphold? What is the status of the nation, women and ethnic groups in this country? How social tensions have escalated to ethnic conflicts and cleansing of the Rohingya and other communities? An interview with Wai Wai Nu, former Burmese political prisoner and founder of the Women's Peace Network. 💜 Join us in this exploration, follow us on Instagram @womanhood_ir and join us for the upcoming podcast fest on Women + Water this March 20th, rsvp here. Recommended links for this episode: Wai Wai Nu's Facebook Page Women's Peace Network  WPN Facebook WPN Instagram
42:48
March 9, 2021
56. International Women's Day 2021
A special message.  In this March 8th, with so much pain and so much work ahead, I want to thank and highlight the advocacy, research and activism of some fellow colleagues, friends and feminist sisters in different parts of the world.  Thank you for carrying on and for showing us that together we can and we will build more equitable and evolved societies: WCAPS, Fundación Alto Al Silencio, Taller Salud, Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy in the UK, Foro de Análisis y Reflexión Femenista, Colectiva Tiamat K'uvi, Feminastyx, Identidad Marrón, Afronteradas, La Totuma, Women in Global Health, WECF, Women in International Relations India, Women's Climate Justice Collective in Australia. I know there are many more, I salute all. Thank you for all being done. Thank you for helping us grow. Thank you for showing us: there is hope.
07:51
March 8, 2021
55. The Burden of the Colonial Mindset Part 3
New #Podcast Episode! 💜 🇵🇷Who are we beyond the national identity construct? What is the experience of Puerto Rican women beyond the colonial/exotic/victim tags?  A follow up episode on colonial mindset dynamics to the first one called "The Burden of the Colonial Mindset",  #PuertoRico, case study.  To listen to Part 1 click here: https://tinyurl.com/yyzufka6 and to listen to Part 2 click here: https://tinyurl.com/2hj6hzcx 💜 Join us in this exploration, follow us on Instagram @womanhood_ir and subscribe to our newsletter for updates on our upcoming Fest!
37:07
March 4, 2021
54. Decolonial Feminism 101
Have we overcome the coloniality of gender? If we continue producing and reproducing knowledge and power through the standards of euro/americanism...can we?  A first look into decolonial feminism. Listen to related episodes:  42. Nuclear Ban Treaty Begins: Gender & Postcolonial Perspectives  48. Postcolonial Theory 101 - What It Reveals of Mainstream IR 50. Postcolonial Feminism 101 - Which Women's Experiences Do We Know More About? 💜 Join us in this exploration, follow us on Instagram @womanhood_ir and subscribe to our newsletter for updates on our upcoming Fest! Recommended readings of this episode: The Coloniality of Gender, Maria Lugones  Hacia una feminismo decolonial, Maria Lugones De por qué es necesario un feminismo descolonial: diferenciación, dominación co-constitutiva de la modernidad occidental y el fin de la política de identidad, Yuderkys Espinosa Miñoso Construyendo metodologías feministas desde el feminismo decolonial, Ochy Curiel Pichardo La Nación Heterosexual, Ochy Curiel Pichardo  Pedagogías decoloniales: Prácticas insurgentes de resistir, re(existir) y re(vivir), Catherine Walsh (ed.) Ennegrecer el feminismo, Sueli Carneiro Feminismos y herida colonial: una propuesta para el rescate de los cuerpos secuestrados en Brasil, Inara Fonseca y Morgani Guzzo Coloniality of Power and Eurocentrism in Latin America, Anibal Quijano  Filosofía de la liberación, Enrique Dussell 
21:38
March 2, 2021
53. Women, Water & Development: What's The Link?
What’s the link between women and water? What statistics say about how we access, manage and rule over this natural resource? Why the water-sector/WASH projects are often male-dominated and what does it say about exploitation & eco-violence? Where are the women and how can we overcome the “victim” narrative when women and girls are composing two-thirds of climate refugees? Listen to related episodes: 23. Hegemonic Masculinity and Femininity in World Politics  29. Menstruation & Human Rights 38. Androcentric vs. Gynocentric View of the World 49. Hanna Gunnarson & Sanne Van de Voort on Gender and Environmental Justice 51. Kara Stuart on Feminist Climate Justice 💜 Join us in this exploration, follow us on Instagram @womanhood_ir and subscribe to our newsletter for updates on our upcoming Fest! Save the date for our 1st Fest: 03.20.2021! Subscribe to our newsletter for updates here. Recommended readings of this episode: UN Water 2018 Statistics  Water Scarcity Clock Sea Level Rising Facts Blue Economy in the Caribbean  The Gendered Impacts of Climate Change  The Hidden Messages in Water, Masaru Emoto Memoirs of a Geisha (Book/Movie) 
31:48
February 25, 2021
52. Diplomacy's Gender Gap
What numbers say about what & who's valued in the international system? How diplomacy was constructed since the 1920's as a male institution with heteronormative and homosocial narratives, behaviors and environments? Why do we measure social progress through quantification and representation? Where are the statistics of the non-Western world?  An invitation to rethink the binary trap - underrepresentation of women and overrepresentation of men in this field.  Listen to related episodes: 23. Hegemonic Masculinity and Femininity in World Politics 32. Voice Amplified: An Interview with Mendy Marsh and Chiderah Monde 38. Androcentric vs. Gynocentric View Of The World 48. Postcolonial Theory 101 - What It Reveals of Mainstream IR 50. Postcolonial Feminism 101 - Which Women's Experiences Do We Know More About? Join us in this exploration, follow us on Instagram @womanhood_ir and subscribe to our newsletter for updates on our upcoming Fest! Save the date for our 1st Fest: 03.20.2021! Subscribe to our newsletter for updates here. Recommended articles, videos and networks to check:  Having women in leadership roles is more important than ever, here's why The SHESecurity Index (2020) Women Leaders Index (2019-2020) Research reveals gender inequality among diplomatic corps The gender turn in diplomacy: a new research agenda Gender, Think-Tanks and International Relations Paris mayor mocks 'absurd' fine for hiring too many women Every Woman Matrix - WCAPS The Women Experts' Network - CFFP  Red de Politólogas - No Sin Mujeres 
33:20
February 23, 2021
51. Kara Stuart on Feminist Climate Justice
What links colonialism, capitalism and patriarchy all together? How does it affect our relationship with each other and the Planet? What is feminist climate justice? And how can we bridge the gap between feminist and climate action movements to make a significant systemic change? An interview with Kara Stuart, co-chair of the Women’s Climate Justice Collective in Australia. Listen to related episodes: 46. Hannah Ruth Dyson on The Deep Feminine  49. Hanna Gunnarson & Sanne Van de Voort on Gender and Environmental Justice Join us in this exploration, follow us on Instagram @womanhood_ir and subscribe to our newsletter for updates on our upcoming Fest!  Save the date for our 1st Fest: 03.20.2021! Subscribe to our newsletter for updates here. Recommended links to this episode: Women's Climate Justice Collective Official Website Join their March Virtual Meeting: A discussion on the intersection of climate and feminism, and plan our poetry night. Follow WCJC on Facebook here Follow WCJC on Instagram here 
30:58
February 18, 2021
50. Postcolonial Feminism 101 - Which Women's Experiences Do We Know More About?
Are all women experiencing the same oppressions? Can we homogenize feminist discourses? Is it possible to continue colonial practices in the way Western women perceive “non-Western” women’s status, rights and experiences and viceversa? Is the West still seeking to preserve its subjectivity and dominance through tokenism, intersectional and gender equality approaches? A first look into Postcolonial Feminism. Listen to related episodes: 38. Androcentric vs. Gynocentric View of the World 42. Nuclear Ban Treaty Begins: Gender & Postcolonial Perspectives 48. Postcolonial Theory 101 - What It Reveals of Mainstream IR 💜 Join us in this exploration and follow us on Instagram @womanhood_ir. Recommended readings of this episode: Can the Subaltern Speak?, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism & Feminism Without Borders, Chandra Talpade Mohanty The Invention of Women, Oyèrónkẹ́ Oyěwùmí Postcolonial Encounters in International Relations, Alina Sajed The Postcolonial Perspective: Why We Need to Decolonize Norms, Charlotte Epstein The Coloniality of Gender, Maria Lugones Feminismos Postcoloniales: Buscando la equidad, Irene Martinez Martin & Montserrat Blanco VIDEO. Colonialidad del Género y Poder: De la Postcolonialidad a la Descolonialidad VIDEO. Why “Third-World” Feminism Matters | Barani Maung Maung | TEDxOccidentalCollege
28:43
February 16, 2021
49. Hanna Gunnarson & Sanne Van de Voort on Gender and Environmental Justice
What is the link between gender and environmental justice? What is an Ecofeminist Scorecard? Why is it making a difference in the EU? How can we start engaging, advocating and holding accountable our governments to ensure climate action and justice? An interview with Hanna Gunnarson & Sanne Van de Voort from Women Engage for a Common Future, an international network of over 150 women’s and civil society organizations implementing projects in 50 countries. Listen to related episodes: 29. Menstruation and Human Rights 38. Androcentric vs. Gynocentric View of the World  46. Hannah Ruth Dyson on The Deep Feminine Join us in this exploration and follow us on Instagram @womanhood_ir Recommended links to this episode: Women Engage for a Common Future Website  Gender Just Climate Solutions Program Empowering Women Against Energy Poverty Program Download the Ecofeminist Scorecard in PDF Feminist COVID-19 Response Monitoring and Advocacy Toolkit  The Young Feminists Want System Change toolkit 
58:48
February 11, 2021
48. Postcolonial Theory 101 - What It Reveals of Mainstream IR
How deeply engrained is euro-americanism in the way we perceive, research and respond to what happens in the world? What is postcolonial theory? What can we learn from the patriarchal mindset of opposites/binaries construction?  A first look into Postcolonial Theory applied to IR.  Listen to related episodes:
 17. The Burden of the Colonial Mindset  30. The Great Fracture In The UN 38. Androcentric vs. Gynocentric View of the World
 42. Nuclear Ban Treaty Begins: Gender & Postcolonial Perspectives 43. The Burden of the Colonial Mindset Part 2  💜 Join us in this exploration and follow us on Instagram @womanhood_ir. Recommended readings of this episode:  The Wretched of the Earth, Black Skins and White Masks, Frantz Fanon The Colonizer and the Colonized, Albert Memmi  Orientalism, Edward Said Can the Subaltern Speak?, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak Postcolonial Encounters in International Relations, Alina Sajed The Postcolonial Perspective: Why We Need to Decolonize Norms, Charlotte Epstein Decolonising International Relations?, Beyond Visible Entanglements: Connected Histories of the International, Zeynep Gulsah Capan The Coloniality of Gender, Maria Lugones The Coloniality of Power: Toward De-Colonization, Anibal Quijano 
24:42
February 9, 2021
47. Isabella Esquivel Ventura on Mexico's Feminist Foreign Policy
Why has Mexico's FFP received backlash from local, domestic and international feminist groups? How has liberal feminism values been engrained in this model?  Why is it troublesome to compare feminist proposals in public/foreign policies in this country with other FFP models from developed countries in the North?  An interview with Isabella Esquivel Ventura, Mexican feminist, gender and public policy consultant and masculinities specialist.  Listen to related episodes: ⚡12. Marissa Conway on How Feminist Foreing Policy is Transforming World Politics  ⚡ 21. Why Feminist Theory Matters in International Relations Join us in this exploration, listen to the episode and follow us on Instagram: @womanhood_ir Recommended links of this episode:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/federika.engels/ Academia.edu: https://flacso-gt.academia.edu/IsabellaESQUIVELVENTURA “La legitimidad social de la Política Exterior Feminista en México”, Blog de Egresadxs Perspectivas sobre temas de Relaciones Internacionales, Centro de Relaciones Internacionales, Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales de la UNAM. Disponible en: https://bit.ly/38cEOQw Reseña del libro “Miradas multidisciplinarias en torno a la masculinidad: desafíos para la impartición de justicia”, en DIVULGARE Boletín Científico de la Escuela Superior de Actopan (Hidalgo), Vol.8, No. 15 (2021) 1-2. Aceptada, en proceso de publicación. https://repository.uaeh.edu.mx/revistas/index.php/divulgare/issue/view/304 Agenda Suma por la Igualdad. Propuestas de agenda pública para implicar a los hombres en la igualdad de género (Coautora), Ciudad de México, GENDES-CEPPEG-Cómplices por la Igualdad, 2018. Disponible en: https://bit.ly/2OLxYe9 Sesiones de Análisis Internacional con Natalia Bonilla, “Hombres de Estado y Patriarcado” (16 de mayo de 2020) y “Después del Patriarcado, ¿qué?” (13 de junio de 2020), México, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4ipYiUceac, https://youtu.be/JevCs1SBlX0 y https://youtu.be/mydUDulyXeY Simposio Global “Ubuntu” de la Alianza Global MenEngage 2020-2021.  Incredible research organizations to follow on this topic: Observatorio Mexicano de Política Exterior Feminista Center for Feminist Foreign Policy in the UK  Upcoming Events: RSVP: Online Class February 9th: Postcolonial Feminism 101  RSVP: Clase Virtual 10/febrero: Feminismo Poscolonial 101 
56:48
February 4, 2021
46. Hannah Ruth Dyson on The Deep Feminine
What is the Deep Feminine? How disconnected or connected are we as women to our lineage and ancestral roots? What can we learn from female indigenous elders on women's authentic power, climate change and earth-care? An interview with Hannah Ruth Dyson, documentary researcher and founder of Soul Seed Gathering. Listen to related episodes: ⚡16. Our Disconnection from the Feminine ⚡ 32. Voice Amplified: An Interview with Mendy Marsh and Chiderah Monde 💜Join us in this exploration, listen to the episode and follow us on Instagram: @womanhood_ir  Upcoming events RSVP: Online Class February 9th: Postcolonial Feminism 101  RSVP: Clase Virtual 10/febrero: Feminismo Poscolonial 101 
50:25
February 1, 2021
45. The Inequality Virus
What can we learn from the latest Oxfam International report? How is systemic racism engrained in the patriarchal and capitalist systems? How do we relate with inequality and what is our role in perpetuating or fighting it?  Listen to related episodes:
 ⚡20. The World Is Watching - Black Lives Matter: An interview with Vannary Kong and Jennifer Zhang ⚡ 32. Voice Amplified: An Interview with Mendy Marsh and Chiderah Monde 💜Join us in this exploration, listen to the episode and follow us on Instagram: womanhood_ir  Recommended Readings and Videos:  OXFAM 2021 Report: The Inequality Virus  Feminism, Capitalism and The Cunning of History - Nancy Fraser De cómo cierto feminismo se convirtió en criada del capitalismo. Y la manera de rectificarlo - Nancy Fraser Hawaii's Feminist Recovery Plan  The Racist Roots of Neoliberal Development Economics The Racism of Neoliberalism - Darrick Hamilton  Special Address by António Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations | DAVOS AGENDA 2021  Upcoming events RSVP: Online Class February 9th: Postcolonial Feminism 101  RSVP: Clase Virtual 10/febrero: Feminismo Poscolonial 101 
21:35
January 28, 2021
44. Denormalizing the Concept of "Statesman": A First Look Into Masculinities in IR
New Podcast Episode! 💜 From the absence of women to the missing men: whose identities, norms and concepts are leading States' behavior and why?  A first look into masculinities and re-masculinization in International Relations. Join us in this exploration, listen to the episode and follow the conversation on Instagram: @womanhood_ir Related episodes: Androcentric vs. Gynocentric View of the World  Hegemonic Masculinity and Hegemonic Femininity in World Politics  The Evolution of Female World Leaders Recommended readings:  Finding the Man in the State, Wendy Brown  The Man Question in IR, Marysia Zalewski & Jane Parpart  Manly States, Charlotte Hooper Men of the World, Jeff Hearn The Missing Men in IR, Jeff Hearn Sex and Death in the Rational World of Defense Intellectuals, Carol Cohn  A Feminist Voyage Through International Relations, J. Ann Tickner Feminist International Relations: An Unfinished Journey, Chrystine Sylvester Seeing Women, Recognizing Gender, Recasting International Relations, Craig Murphy Beaches, Bananas and Bases, Cynthia Enloe  State Feminism Since the 1980s: From Loose Notion to Operationalized Concept, Amy Gale Mazur & Dorothy E. Mcbride
23:56
January 26, 2021
43. The Burden of the Colonial Mindset Part 2
New #Podcast Episode! 💜 🇵🇷Can we talk about race and intersectionality without addressing other systems of oppression? How deeply engrained is the English-language as the superior form of knowledge expression in IR and other disciplines?  A follow up episode on colonial mindset dynamics to the first one called "The Burden of the Colonial Mindset",  #PuertoRico, case study.  To listen to the first episode click here: https://tinyurl.com/yyzufka6 In this episode we explore: ✨Can the colonizer have a colonized mind? ✨How linked is race and colonization? ✨How can people from independent countries find pride and power in racial identities while national/ethnic lines are not so easy to do so? ✨What are the dynamics of value and power that men vs. women of color find in the US? ✨How the English-language has legitimized who is seen or considered important? 💜Join us in this exploration and share with us your impression via Instagram @womanhood_ir 
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January 26, 2021
42. Nuclear Ban Treaty Begins: Gender & Postcolonial Perspectives
New Episode! 💜 With the Nuclear Ban Treaty taking effect this week, how significant is this and the NPT international law treaties from a gender and postcolonial perspectives? Where do we stand as women from nuclear and non-nuclear states? What is our view on national security, the missing elements beyond the binaries’ approaches and how is Realism, Liberalism and Feminist IR Theories dancing against (or together!) in nuclear politics? Join us in this exploration, listen to the episode and follow the conversation on Instagram: @womanhood_ir Recommended links TPNW Entry of Force - International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons: https://www.icanw.org/entryintoforce Why does the Nuclear Ban Treaty matter? https://www.icrc.org/en/document/why-nuclear-ban-treaty-matters Sex, Gender and Nuclear Weapons: https://wilpf.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Sex-Gender-and-Nuclear-Weapons_Ray-Acheson.pdf CFFP Advocacy Brief - Gender Lens on Nuclear Disarmament: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/57cd7cd9d482e9784e4ccc34/t/5afa9f602b6a28d174341508/1526374240733/CFFP+May+Brief+Nuclear+Weapons.pdf Missile Envy, Helen Caldicott: https://www.amazon.com/Missile-envy-arms-race-nuclear/dp/0553193848 Global nuclear policy is stuck in colonialist thinking. The ban treaty offers a way out: https://thebulletin.org/2021/01/global-nuclear-policy-is-stuck-in-colonialist-thinking-the-ban-treaty-offers-a-way-out/#:~:text=While%20the%20current%20system%20regulating,dangerous%2C%20post%2Dcolonial%20direction Postcolonial Perspectives on Nuclear Non-Proliferation, Alex Chung: http://web.isanet.org/Web/Conferences/ISSS%20Austin%202014/Archive/253053b8-52cd-4251-8a5d-1dd0163cb460.pdf Documentary Bikini Islands: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjqoiT-RS4A 5th July 1946: The bikini swimsuit introduced for the first time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSDH8t7n7qM Still Here Campaign - Hiroshima, Nagasaki: https://www.hiroshimanagasaki75.org/ PEAC Institute: https://www.peacinstitute.org/love_in_action
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January 23, 2021
41. The Unveiling of Systemic Wounds
New #Podcast Episode! Are we ready to go deep within this 2021? In this episode we explore:  ✨How committed are we to unveil and heal systemic wounds?  ✨What is the difference between form and depth?  ✨Amidst all trendy approaches to race and social inequalities from feminism to postcolonial and intersectional lenses, where do we really stand? Join us in this exploration and share with us your comments.  FREE RSVP for Jan. 22nd gathering with Afronteradas: https://tinyurl.com/y5pasg5b Follow the calendar of events of The World Is Watching - Black Lives Matter: https://theworldiswatchingblm.org/ Follow us on Instagram: @womanhood_ir
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January 18, 2021
40. Pauline Stoltz on Transnational Memories & Violent Conflicts in Indonesia
An interview with Pauline Stoltz, author of the newly released book Gender, Resistance and Transnational Memories of Violent Conflicts.  In this episode we explore:  ✨What silences and denials occurred during Indonesia's three most recent violent conflicts?  ✨How do we relate to memory and painful events?  ✨What is the role memory plays in transitional justice? What are Indonesians's discourses and feelings towards these periods of time? ✨What can we learn of different gender perspectives on colonialism, individual and collective healing?  Join us in this exploration and share with us your comments via Instagram: @womanhood_ir  Recommended Links:  https://www.amazon.com/Resistance-Transnational-Memories-Conflicts-Transitional/dp/3030410943 https://www.buzzsprout.com/1037416/6453874  .
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December 1, 2020
39. Top Findings on GBV Research in Latin America & the Caribbean
New Episode! To mark the International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women, here we share with you the final results of the Ser mujer en Latinoamerica documentary map.  This is a three-year independent research and data journalism project featuring close to 700 testimonials on gender based violence and peace initiatives from women in 18 countries.  Thank you for all your support to make this launch possible. On December 15th, we launch the website and e-book on www.sermujerenlatinoamerica.com
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November 24, 2020
38. Androcentric vs. Gynocentric View Of The World
New Episode! 🤔When did we normalize and (even cherish!) extremes? A brief look into androcentrism and gynocentrism. In this episode we explore: What is androcentrism? How did it shaped our first lenses through which we view and behave in our society and the world? What is gynocentrism and why is it different than a gynocentric culture? Is matriarchy the answer to the end of patriarchal system? Why do we demonize patriarchy and why do we hail matriarchy when both work for some not all?  Are we prone to normalize extremes because "balance" is too much fuss to talk about?  Join us in this exploration, support us on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/nataliabonillaprojects And please feel more than welcome to fill our 2021 survey here: https://tinyurl.com/yyelp5e8 Recommended links to this episode: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/3015/3015-h/3015-h.htm https://gynocentrism.com/2012/11/09/gynocentrism-theory-lectures-peter-wright/ https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt1nq86n https://www.shethepeople.tv/blog/feminism-trying-gynocentric-society/ https://www.upf.org/resources/speeches-and-articles/4095-i-lindemann-feminine-qualities-of-leadership
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November 17, 2020
37. Women Leaders Praise and the World Post-COVID
New #Podcast Episode! 🙋‍♀️ Are we praising more leading figures, their ideas or the meaning behind them? A look at the symbolic representation we give to female Heads of State handling of this pandemic and some notes on the US presidential elections and the apparent return of the “establishment”. 💜Join us in this exploration of the work,
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November 10, 2020
36. ACLED: An Interview With Dr. Roudabeh Kishi
New Episode! 📈 🌎What can we learn from mapping political violence before and during COVID-19? An interview with Dr. Roudabeh Kishi, Director of Research and Innovation at the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project.  In this episode we explore:  ✨How the mapping project became an organization connecting data and researchers worldwide?  ✨How is ACLED breaking stereotypes and myths on female experts in International Security field?  ✨Why it is important for the data mapping project to be open for free use by the public?  ✨How to discern between fake news and international mass media agendas when collecting data and facts? ✨How is political violence before and during the COVID-19 pandemic measured? What are the trends we see in conflict escalation in the US, Nigeria, Syria and Afghanistan, among other countries?  ✨Though most focused has been on domestic, economic and dating violence, what can be said about political violence against women?  💜Join us in this exploration, listen to the episode and support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nataliabonillaprojects Recommended Links:  https://acleddata.com/#/dashboard https://acleddata.com/resources/general-guides/ https://acleddata.com/analysis/covid-19-disorder-tracker/ https://acleddata.com/register/ https://www.facebook.com/ACLEDINFO https://twitter.com/ACLEDINFO
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November 5, 2020
35. The Evolution of Female World Leaders
New Episode! 🙋‍♀️How are women rising to power and how power positions are changing from Margaret Thatcher to Jacinda Ardern eras? A first look into the transition of hegemonic vs. feminine leadership.  In this episode we explore:  ✨What is the Great Man Theory and how is it related to the foundations of IR?  ✨What is hegemonic leadership and how Margaret Thatcher followed this guidelines despite being considered "feminine"?  ✨What can we learn from Thatcher and Benazir Bhutto in the 1980s?  ✨How was the transitioning period of feminine traits being considered powerful in Heads of State positions? What can we learn from figures like Michelle Bachelet, Corazon Aquino and Angela Merkel?  ✨Why Jacinda Ardern exemplifies feminine leadership? ✨Why is it problematic the framing of female world leaders as "idols" depending on the era and which traits are welcomed by whose's agendas? 💜Join us in this exploration, listen to the episode, share with us your views via Instagram @womanhood_ir and support us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/nataliabonillaprojects Recommended links to this episode:  https://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/leadership-and-political-participation/facts-and-figures https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=2267699493468545&ref=watch_permalink https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=2592308884117402&ref=watch_permalink https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=371835790030352&ref=watch_permalink https://nataliabonilla.org/2020/09/19/como-diferenciar-el-liderazgo-hegemonico-del-femenino-en-los-negocios/ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002PYFWAW/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
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November 3, 2020
34. State Behavior: Notes on Chile & Nigeria
New #Podcast Episode!  🚀 The role of the State has been questioned several times this 2020. The #EndSARS protests in Nigeria and the constitutional reform in Chile are two current events challenging the symbolic relationship between the State and its People. 💜Join us in this exploration of the work, listen to the episode and support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nataliabonillaprojects Recommended links on this episode: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/10/29/endsars-shows-that-muhammadu-buhari-is-biggest-threat-nigerias-democracy/ https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/29/endsars-abolish-ice-nigeria-us-trans-activism https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/21/opinion/sunday/chimamanda-adichie-nigeria-protests.html https://edition.cnn.com/2020/10/27/africa/nigerian-protesters-hearings-intl/index.html https://metro.co.uk/2020/10/29/how-to-continue-support-for-the-end-sars-movement-in-nigeria-13487714/ https://news.un.org/es/story/2020/10/1483062 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-54643589 https://time.com/5900901/chile-constitution-referendum/ https://cnnespanol.cnn.com/video/chile-referendum-constitucion-como-sigue-con-primera/ https://www.pagina12.com.ar/302545-chile-democratizar-la-constitucion https://elpais.com/babelia/2020-10-28/la-cultura-que-se-opuso-a-la-dictadura-chilena.html
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October 29, 2020
33. The Messages Behind the Treaty of the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
New #Podcast Episode!  🚀 Are non-nuclear weapon states finding or forming leverage against nuclear powers?  On Saturday, Honduras became the 50th country to sign the TPNW, a multilateral legally binding instrument for nuclear disarmament that will take effect in 90 days - by January 22, 2021.  So far, none of the current nuclear powers have signed the accord raising doubts on its potential but is this Treaty holding more meaning or influence than the eye can see?  In this episode we explore: ✨What's the relationship between hegemonic masculinity and nuclear weapons? ✨What are the provisions of the TPNW? ✨What are the arguments of nuclear powers to reject the Treaty? ✨Can International Relations Theories “evolve” with the changing times or… are they serving a purpose for statesmen’s viewpoints on masculine power? ✨How Gender Lens can help us understand better Nuclear Politics? 💜Join us in this exploration of the work and support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nataliabonillaprojects Recommended links of this episode: https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/10/1076082 https://www.aljazeera.com/program/inside-story/2020/10/27/can-the-uns-new-treaty-abolish-nuclear-weapons/ https://apnews.com/article/nuclear-weapons-disarmament-latin-america-united-nations-gun-politics-4f109626a1cdd6db10560550aa1bb491 https://www.wilpf.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Nuclear-Weapons-Ban-Treaty_English-web-FINAL.pdf http://www.peacewomen.org/assets/file/Themes/gender.pdf https://static1.squarespace.com/static/57cd7cd9d482e9784e4ccc34/t/5afa9f602b6a28d174341508/1526374240733/CFFP+May+Brief+Nuclear+Weapons.pdf https://www.icanw.org/gender_and_nuclear_weapons https://cnduk.org/resources/what-women-need-to-know-about-nuclear-power/ https://www.un.org/disarmament/publications/civilsociety/volume-2016/ https://www.amazon.com/Missile-Envy-Helen-Caldicott/dp/0553250809
36:33
October 27, 2020
32. Voice Amplified: An Interview with Mendy Marsh and Chiderah Monde
New #Podcast Episode! 💜 The humanitarian aid system has been failing women and girls since before the COVID-19 pandemic. Voice Amplified seeks to change that by providing funding and resources to help females from different backgrounds and countries lead conversations while challenging patriarchal views on how the current international system works. An interview with @voiceamplified Co-Founder and Executive Director Mendy Marsh and Head of Communications Chiderah Monde. In this episode we explore: ✨What’s the story behind VOICE’s mission as an organization? Why a feminist approach? ✨Why is there a perception that the humanitarian aid system is broken and failing women and girls? How was it before COVID-19 and how is it now? ✨What is VOICE’s COVID-19 strategy to help fund and provide resources to women and girls organizations, collectives and activists across the world? ✨How is intersectionality engrained in the organization’s three pillars of work? ✨What is VOICE’s COVID-19 survey all about? Join here: https://voiceamplified.org/survey/ 💜Join us in this exploration of the work and check all the recommended links on VOICE's work here: https://mailchi.mp/voiceamplified/louder-dayofthegirl https://www.instagram.com/voiceamplified/ https://twitter.com/voicesamplified https://www.facebook.com/VOICEAmplified/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/voiceamplified/ . .
46:49
October 20, 2020
31. Value, Race & Social Change
New #Podcast Episode! 💜 Yesterday we had our latest webinar on feminism and anti-racism movements in Argentina with Colectiva Identidad Marron, inspiring three important questions on the value we place on ourselves, our construction of race and the relationship we have with change. In this episode we explore: ✨Are we aware of our own identity construction since birth? ✨How racism, colonization and cultures of violence affect our perception of self-worth? ✨How open or resistant are we to changing at the individual and collective level? ✨Can we build bridges with the Other not necessarily to cross but to meet in the middle?  ✨Can we open safe spaces with the Other for hard and uncomfortable conversations to take form?  ✨How willing are we to take part in the social change we seek? Are we embracing hope or fearing hardships? 💜Join us in this exploration of the work.
38:07
October 7, 2020
30. The Great Fracture In The UN
New #Podcast Episode! 💜 After the UN General Assembly ran its course, are we finding ourselves amidst a "new" world order or a "new" mindset shift about how to run the world? In this episode we explore: ✨What is our perception of a "new world order"? ✨Why UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres kept warning the international community about an upcoming Great Fracture? ✨How the US-China relations, alternative emerging blocks and small nations have supported the Great Fracture? ✨Is the international system up for grabs? How top international institutions became the "new" battleground of great powers? ✨Should we support the calls for reforms of the UN with the same mindset that created it? ✨How can we detach from colonialist and hegemonic practices when we talk about order, world and power? ✨Lastly, where are the women political philosophers, leaders, voices taking a stance in or against the Veto's Club? 💜Join us in this exploration of the work, listen to the episode in my link in bio and support our community in Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nataliabonillaprojects Recommended articles:  https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/without-comprehensive-reforms-united-nations-faces-a-crisis-of-confidence-says-pm-modi/articleshow/78246499.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst https://www.trtworld.com/magazine/the-united-nations-has-a-problem-and-no-one-s-talking-about-it-39961 https://www.euractiv.com/section/global-europe/opinion/what-should-be-done-about-the-united-nations/ https://theconversation.com/our-own-1945-moment-what-do-rising-china-us-tensions-mean-for-the-un-146835 https://www.cfr.org/article/un-seventy-five-how-make-it-relevant-again https://news.cgtn.com/news/2020-09-03/UN-reform-What-to-change-and-what-to-keep--SXkY62EUoM/index.html https://news.cgtn.com/news/2020-09-03/UN-reform-What-to-change-and-what-to-keep--SXkY62EUoM/index.html https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/shaping-from-within-a-un-with-chinese-characteristics/ https://nationalinterest.org/blog/coronavirus/coronavirus-has-exposed-need-reform-united-nations-169322 https://www.brookings.edu/research/chinas-expanding-influence-at-the-united-nations-and-how-the-united-states-should-react/
52:33
October 2, 2020
29. Menstruation & Human Rights
New #Podcast Episode! 💜 How can we unlearn the personal and social taboos and myths around our own periods? In this episode we explore: ✨What is the connection between menstruation and human rights? ✨How menstrual hygiene is connected to WASH project? ✨Is there a spiritual and earthly component to our menstrual cycle? ✨Why we should not glorify a unique menstrual product? ✨How able and free are we to choose alternatives, sustainable or not? ✨How are politics and economics intertwined with menstruation since menarche? ✨Can we open safe and dignified spaces to share our experiences with our blood? 💜Join us in this exploration of the work and support our community in Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nataliabonillaprojects Recommended links:  https://www.instagram.com/romperlareglamx/ https://fundar.org.mx/tag/menstruacion-digna-mexico/ https://www.actionaid.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do/womens-economic-empowerment/period-poverty https://www.unwomen.org/en/digital-library/multimedia/2019/10/infographic-periods https://www.unicef.org/wash/files/UNICEF-Guidance-menstrual-health-hygiene-2019.pdf https://www.unicef.org/wash/schools/files/Global_-_Menstrual_Hygiene_and_Human_Rights.pdf https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mapa-documental-ser-mujer-en-latinoamerica#/
46:28
September 29, 2020
28. The Escazú Agreement: How To Fix Human and Earth Relations
New #Podcast Episode 💜Why are human rights seen as separate from environmental rights? In this episode we explore: ✨What is the Escazú Agreement? What does it seek to solve? ✨Why should we pay attention to socio-environmental conflicts all around the world? ✨Why some governments in Latin America and the Caribbean regions, where two-thirds of the world's socio-environmental conflicts take place, are hesitant in ratifying this international legal instrument following Principle 10? ✨Are politics so disconnected from Nature that once in power, leaders regardless of gender identity are still engaging and perpetuating domination and exploitation viewpoints and practices? 💜Join us in this exploration of the work, listen to the episode and support our community in Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nataliabonillaprojects Recommended links: https://www.cepal.org/en/escazuagreement https://www.cepal.org/en/infografias/principio-10-la-declaracion-rio-medio-ambiente-desarrollo https://www.wecaninternational.org/online-trainings-network-calls https://www.civicus.org/index.php/es/component/tags/tag/escazu-agreement https://www.latinamerica.undp.org/content/rblac/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2018/mining-and-socio-environmental-issues-in-latin-america--communit.html http://olca.cl/oca/enlista02.php?pagn=0&c_sel=11 http://www.humanosphere.org/environment/2016/09/4-environmental-rights-issues-follow-latin-america/ https://dialogochino.net/en/infrastructure/34581-escazu-agreement-so-close-but-made-distant-by-coronavirus/ https://ticotimes.net/2020/09/23/chile-rejects-escazu-agreement-environmental-pact-supported-by-costa-rica
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September 25, 2020
27. UAE-Israel Deal & The Absence of Women in IR
New #Podcast Episode 💜How can we shift from realist to feminist view of an IR case study if we are excluding ourselves from the conversation? In this episode we explore: ✨What is realist view of the UAE-Israel normalization ties talks? A US Foreign Policy approach. ✨What are the power dynamics at play on the recent development of Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the decentralization of Egypt as key player in the region? ✨What is the long-term vision of the Trump Administration and looming Nobel Peace Prize nomination? ✨Are we seeing the continuity of hegemonic masculinity domination of war and (negative) peace cultures? ✨Why are gender and feminist approaches to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict mainly focusing on dominant-dominated practices in national liberation movements and NOT addressing fully structural gender violence? ✨Where is the analysis on state behaviors and gendered notions of hegemonic masculine power in this part of the world? ✨Where are the women? ✨Why are female IR experts excluding and condemning each other from analyzing high level and male-dominated conflicts? ✨Why do female IR researchers have to talk about controversial case studies in informal and even hidden gatherings? ✨Where are we listening to each other? ✨Which are the public spaces women are opening to each other to recognize and validate their knowledge? ✨Why women have to be honest about their cultural and educational backgrounds in order to analyze IR but we don’t ask or expect male analysts to do the same? 💜Join us in this exploration of the work and support our community in Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nataliabonillaprojects Recommended links on this episode: https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/09/11/trump-extends-arab-push-normalize-ties-with-israel-sudan/ https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Peace-to-Prosperity-0120.pdf https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2020/08/13/around-the-halls-experts-analyze-the-normalization-of-israel-uae-ties/
01:00:22
September 22, 2020
26. Preparing The Launch of Ser mujer en Latinoamerica Documentary Map
Why not all women are valued the same in Latin America and the Caribbean regions? In 2017, I began a third independent documentary project to showcase the different levels of gender based violence women were suffering in this part of the world. Almost 700 testimonials and 18 countries surveyed later, we are preparing for the launch of the results. Here I share with you the journey that has changed my life for the better as a journalist, IR expert and woman. and invite you to support the release of this map on our crowdfunding campaign (Spanish and English version and rewards) here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mapa-documental-ser-mujer-en-latinoamerica#/  Save the date! Join us for the release of this map on the Spanish-language virtual launch on November 21st, 2020 and the English-language virtual launch on November 25th, 2020 to mark the International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Follow the podcast updates on Instagram: @womanhood_ir  Join our Patreon community here: https://www.patreon.com/nataliabonillaprojects Thank you for all the support! 
01:00:51
September 15, 2020
25. An Invitation: Visions of Feminist Peace
An exploration of what feminist peace would look like - international law way.  Join the LSE WPS, WILPF, UKRI upcoming free event here:  https://www.lse.ac.uk/women-peace-security/events/Current-Events/Visions-of-Feminist-Peace Join the Ashoka Changemakers Summit on Gender (September 7th-11th) here: http://bit.ly/registrogenero
37:18
September 7, 2020
24. Kimberly Loh on Compassionate Conversations and Conflict Resolution
As we are finishing the pre-production of the upcoming virtual summit we are co-organizing with Ashoka Mexico and Central America, here I share with you an interview we did a couple of weeks ago with conflict resolution specialist Kimberly Loh on her new book Compassionate Conversations: How to Speak and Listen From The Heart. Written by Diane Musho Hamilton, Gabriel Menegale Wilson and Loh, the book explores how compassion, listening and basic negotiation skills can help us transform challenges into opportunities. In a time where threats to global health and rising social tensions are making us reflect upon our ways of living, we spoke with Loh on this novel framework that combines #Zen #Buddhism and Integral Theory and how it can inspire positive inner and #socialchange. You can check more about her work here: https://www.kimberlyloh.com/ You can learn more about the book here: https://www.compassionateconversations.com/ You can join the Cumbre de Agentes de Cambio por la Perspectiva de Genero (Begins on September 7th) here: http://bit.ly/registrogenero
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September 1, 2020
23. Hegemonic Masculinity and Femininity in World Politics
Can we overcome the "need" of a "standard way" of leading? Can we shift the way we socially construct local, regional and international relations? In this episode we explore: What is hegemonic masculinity? How are we culturally pre-conditioned to legitimize and maintain it?  What is hegemonic femininity and how does it plays in favor of hegemonic masculinity?  What cherishing figures like Jacinda Ardern, Greta Thunberg and Michelle Obama have in common with confining power by and among women? 3-Step Assignment of this episode: 1. Identify the IR level of analysis (individual, state and system vs. national, regional, global) 2. Identify the realms of hegemonic masculinity/femininity expressions (ie. business, politics, economics, media, sports, etc) 3. Brainstorm the ways in which you are perceiving hegemonic masculinity/femininity expressions in those levels and realms, which are yours vs. influenced by collective consciousness?  If you liked this content, please consider supporting us in Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nataliabonillaprojects
55:32
August 25, 2020
22. Mena Souilem & Alia Malainine on Sahrawi Feminism
Womanhood & International Relations podcast is beginning a new series of free live & virtual conversations with incredible women from all around the world to explore intersectionality, decolonization and human rights defense and protection.    In this first event "Sahrawi Feminism", we will hear from activists Alia Malainine and Mena Souilem, founders of "Towards a feminist consciousness" intersectional blog on creating an alternative feminist knowledge of women's issues and gender identities in the MENA region.   Together we explored:   - An overview of the feminist movement in the MENA region  - How women are affected by feminism and how/when did the Sahrawi feminist movement start  - What's the situation of Sahrawi women in refugee camps and in the colonized territories during the Moroccan invasion, the war and as refugees  -What are the obstacles and hardships our guest speakers face as Sahrawi feminists   -Q&A Session   This special episode is co-produced and co-moderated by Mexican researcher and activist Chelo Torija. Torija is an International Relations major and member of Colectiva Tiamat Ku'vi. Her research work is focused on gender and regional studies in Africa and Asia.   The event included a guest appearance by educational platform Taarof @itaarof based in #Mexico, which aims to break discriminatory practices and stereotypes in #LatinAmerica on Middle Eastern cultures, rights and issues. Taarof is co-founded by one of our community colleagues Perla Primavera and Mariana Montiel.
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August 15, 2020
21. Why Feminist Theory Matters in International Relations
New #Podcast Episode! 💜 International Relations is not a field neutral to gender, it is blind to it. How can we denormalize it? In this episode we explore: ✨What is Feminism Theory in IR? What does it study and why is it important? ✨How can we overcome this Anglo-centric, Euro-centric, Andro-centric way of thinking the world? ✨Can we find valuable knowledge on Feminist Theory applied in the IR here in the countries of the badly named “Global South”? ✨Can we produce new and decolonial knowledge in countries, institutions and feminist groups that are not “recognized” by authorities in the “Global North”? ✨How do we perceive “authority” and “worth” in scholars, researchers, diplomats and state officials in developed and developing nations? ✨What are 7 powerful reasons on why Feminist Theory applied to IR matters? ✨A special invitation! Join us for our first live virtual talk on Sahrawi Feminism this August 15th at 11 a.m. EST, free rsvp here: https://tinyurl.com/y3oyg8ry 💜Join us in this exploration of the work, listen to the episode here and check my blog post 10 recommended books on Feminism & International Relations: https://nataliabonilla.org/2020/03/06/10-recommended-books-on-feminism-and-international-relations/ . . . #podcastersofinstagram #womeninpower #internationalrelations #foreignpolicy #foreignaffairs #womenindiplomacy #diplomacy #feminism #gender #intersectionalfeminism #intersectionality #postcolonialfeminism #radicalfeminism #sahrawi #feminists #feminist
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August 12, 2020
20. The World Is Watching - Black Lives Matter: An interview with Vannary Kong and Jennifer Zhang
An interview with The World is Watching co-founder Vannary Kong and Director of Outreach Jennifer Zhang. In this episode we explore: ✨How the World is Watching - Black Lives Matter organization became a reality? ✨What is their International Declaration’s goals and how can global support for this movement can help change structural and racial violence in the US and other countries? ✨How can support to the BLM movement network can be a good starting point to transcend to tangible results? In which ways can we start learning and working towards more inclusive societies, building capital and diverse communities of color in public, private and civil sectors? ✨Black women are often being at the forefront of these social movements. How does BLM is helping change the racial and gender divide and create equal rights, access, opportunities and resources? ✨In times where the “cancel culture” is common on social media, what is a good way to approach learning and broadening our understandings on racial issues? ✨What are some views on the reparations movement in the US and the English & French-Caribbean nations? Why some experts believe it can fix the structural cause of violence while others believe it is a band-aid solution? ✨How can we join in solidarity? What is a meaningful way to approach this subject authentically and not because it is a "trendy" thing to do? 💜Join us in this exploration of the work.  Recommended links for this episode: WEBSITE: theworldiswatchingBLM.org DECLARATION: tinyurl.com/worldsaysBLM (https://theworldiswatchingblm.org/2020/06/01/read-our-international-declaration/) PETITION: tinyurl.com/worldwatchingNOW (https://www.change.org/p/united-nations-international-community-in-solidarity-against-police-violence-toward-african-americans-986c3759-5a8e-4b14-8cf6-44735505a336?utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=custom_url&recruited_by_id=bd9cf5f0-a36b-11ea-b836-f549ffbfd9b5) ISSUE BRIEFINGS & OTHER RESOURCES: https://theworldiswatchingblm.org/resources/ SOCIAL MEDIA: https://www.instagram.com/theworldiswatching.blm/ https://twitter.com/twiw_blm https://www.facebook.com/theworldiswatching.blm/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-world-is-watching/ https://tinyurl.com/worldwatchingYT (YouTube / https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0-xSnn6iPukOFxmmZ0g2pQ/)
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July 29, 2020
19. An Invitation: 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima - The Global Virtual Tribute
New #Podcast Episode! 💜On August 6th, a global virtual tribute will take place to commemorate that #nuclearweapons are #stillhere and so... are the #survivors. In this episode we explore:  10 hours of livestream programming from international artists & scholars In this episode we explore: ✨How far we've come since the nuclear attacks of Hiroshima and Nagasaki? ✨What is the MidHeaven Network and Hiroshima City 10 hours of livestream programming all about? ✨What are the ideas to be explored: war economy, peace economy, anti-nuclear campaigns and revolutionary love? ✨What is the intersection between nuclear weapons, international security and racism?  ✨What is the status of START, Radiation Exposure Compensation Act and the Non-Proliferation Treaty? ✨How can we be radical agents of peace? 💜Join us in this exploration, recommended links: https://www.hiroshimanagasaki75.org/ https://www.peacinstitute.org/ https://www.wilpf.org/what-do-feminists-think-of-nuclear-weapons/
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July 22, 2020
18. Hope
New #Podcast Episode! 💜 Are we believing without expecting things will actually change for the better? A message for these uncertain times. In this episode we explore: ✨What is hope? ✨Can we talk about hope in International Relations or is it a field too..."neutral", "unspiritual" and "dehumanized"? ✨What are we hoping to change at a personal and international level? Are we believing and acting upon that change we want to see or are we believing without really...expecting? ✨Do we want things to change by today or tomorrow or else...we desist? How open are we embracing the process of change vs. seeking instant gratification, goals to be accomplished and checklists to be completed to declare "victory"? Are we conscious on how are we replicating the same systems we want to change? ✨Which emotions are you cultivating? Where are you placing your attention? Are you exposing yourself to negative media content, emotions and collective thoughts and expecting to feel different...better? ✨What are you fueling and why? 💜Join us in this exploration, listen to the episode, click the link in bio🙏 If you want to join The Hope Circles, I list the information below: On July 22nd at 7 p.m. EST we will engage in a virtual LAC conversation in Spanish and on July 29th in two transcontinental conversations in English to reach as many women as possible. Our aim is to connect female social entrepreneurs on the status of our initiatives and how can we support each other to make our communities thrive now more than ever. The circle is a free rsvp virtual event and seeks to open a space for connection and collaboration between female social entrepreneurs, CEOs and community leaders with inspiring social impact programs and ventures. Join us for an inspiring edition of conversations! Sesión en Español 22 de julio: https://tinyurl.com/y7wcmy7f English Sessions July 29th: https://tinyurl.com/y9fob7l9 If you want to join the Facebook Lives on masculinities, feminisms and IR in Spanish, tune into my facebook page on July 28th and July 30th, 6:30 p.m. CT.  To join the free class on "¿Puede un Estado ser...feminista? on August 13th register free here: https://tinyurl.com/yagomhmy
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July 16, 2020
17. The Burden of the Colonial Mindset
New #Podcast Episode! 💜 🇵🇷Are we ever truly free from the chains of oppression? As people, as citizens and as women? A look into the experience of #PuertoRico, case study. In this episode we explore: ✨What is the colonial mindset? ✨How internalized is the oppression within our education, economic, political and social orders and systems? ✨How inferiority plays out on people and how double is the task to break free for women? ✨Which beliefs, ideologies, behaviors do we allow to persist through time? Which shape our national and personal identity? ✨Why the colony of Puerto Rico is different from other colonies and which similarities can we find in Chechnya and Georgia’s case? ✨How macho culture still harms the Puerto Rican diaspora, where are the voices of women and why are males the ones enjoying the privileges of gender in the US? ✨What is the process of breaking free from this toxic mentality? ✨How many independent republics in Latin America are reproducing imperialistic perceptions of power? ✨Can we truly call us free when we live and seek to thrive in social dynamics and structures that are inherently violent? ✨Can we stop the pity against colonized people? Can we stop the judgement and start hearing, seeing, allowing them to be? ✨How colonial is our relationship with gender violence? Are some types of feminism a new way of continuing the oppression? 💜Join us in this exploration and share with us your impression via social media @nataliabonillainc Recommended books:  The Wretched of the Earth, Frantz Fannon The Colonizer and the Colonized, Albert Memmi  The Psychology of the Colonization, O. Mannoni Race, Gender and Culture in International Relations, Randolph Persaud & Alina Sajed The Politics of Nationalism and Ethnicity, James G. Kellas  Feminist Postcolonial Theory: A Reader, Reina Lewis & Sara Mills Feminism Without Borders, Chandra Talpade Mohanty Subjects that Matter, Namita Goswami 
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July 10, 2020
16. Our Disconnection from the Feminine
Are we externalizing our wounded feminine and masculine in our protests against the State? In this episode we explore: ✨What is our connection with the femininity and the masculine within us? ✨What can we learn from systemic psychology’s take to how we process our personal wounds to the collective level? ✨Which narratives on our femininity and women’s deities have we allowed to enter our magnetic field? ✨Why are we more prone to judge and reinterpret and condemn the symbolism and narratives of Venus/Aphrodite and Hawaii’s Fire Goddess Pele? Why are we not challenging the notions of male deities and figures? ✨Why do we normalize violence against women in an energetic level, in the way we “validate” images of realities and why are we not able to move past other debris? ✨How can we connect with our feminine, how can we heal our wounded feminine so our projections, relationships with others and the State do not feed hurt but come from a more loving and just place? 💜Join us in this exploration, listen to the episode and support our Patreon community here: https://www.patreon.com/nataliabonillaprojects
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July 6, 2020
15. Sandra Aceng on Women's Rights, Online Violence and Race in Uganda
An Interview with Sandra Aceng, program officer of Women of Uganda Network and Global Voices contributor. She is also the coordinator of WIAG, a coalition that advocates for integration of gender perspectives in ICT policy. You can follow her work on https://wougnet.org/ In this episode we explore: ✨What’s the status of freedom of expression in #Uganda? How has the pandemic increased online violence? ✨What is the role of the State in surveillance, protecting and prosecuting crimes? What happened in the 2019 social media attacks? ✨How difficult or easy has it been for female journalists to have access to open data with gender perspectives and continue reporting in this pandemic? ✨What are some of the Stop Social Bullying campaign’s findings and how did the #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatters movements were seen? ✨Race as an issue in Uganda, how racism is being reported? What are some racial discrimination and violent practices (including child racial killings)? ✨What are some of the ways WOUGNET is addressing women’s internet access, safety and rights protection? ✨ Why is it important the approach: empower the woman to empower the child? Listen to the episode and join our community in Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/nataliabonillaprojects
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June 30, 2020
14. The "New Normal" for Refugees
Can we break the stigma on people's response to pandemic, humanitarian and climate crisis? Let's explore.
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June 24, 2020
13. Diversity is NOT enough
A case for an intersectional approach
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June 17, 2020
12. Marissa Conway on How Feminist Foreign Policy Is Transforming World Affairs
An interview with Marissa Conway, co-founder of the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy in the UK. 
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June 10, 2020
11. The Crumbling of the Status Quo
New Episode! 👩🏻‍💻Today I share with you a reflection on mass media's role on covering trauma, racial injustice and downplaying the rising social & state inequalities around the world.   ✨What we're feeding of?   ✨Are we aware of the current shift from COVID-19 fearful narratives to "anger", "rage", "fury" taking over the streets in protests?  ✨Why framing photos and videos on burning buildings and damage to public property is saying about the value of bodies and freedom of speech?  ✨Activist Tamika Mallory said "we learned violence from you", are we aware of what the cycle of violence entails and how can we break free from it?  ✨How deep are racial & social wounds elsewhere? How can we know if most mass media focus is Euro-centric, Anglo-centric, Andro-centric?  ✨How can we talk about solidarity of nations and the need for a global leadership if this pandemic is showing the cracks in Imperial visions of "spheres of influence"? ✨How long can we continue being fed this cocktail of poisonous views and war journalism narratives that seeks to demonize, downplay and judge the Other... by what it does or what it doesn't do, by what it has and it doesn't have, by who or what it is? ✨Are we really prepared for a change to the status quo or are we ready to go back to our previous ways because uncertainty is "too hard to handle"? ✨How willing are we to unlearn previous and harmful ways and how ready are we to... bridge, build & break free?   I hope these questions sparks some more questions within you as it did within me. Looking forward to hear your thoughts, listen in my link in bio💜 . . . #podcast #womenempowerment #womenempoweringwomen #womensupportingwomen #womeninspiringwomen #womenownedbusiness #womenwholift #inspiringwomen #womeninpower #feminism #intersectionalfeminism #intersectionality 5d
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June 1, 2020
10. Decolonizing Women Empowerment & Personal Worth
A look on how much of our understanding of our womanhood experience inside/out is "truly" our own.
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May 26, 2020
9. The Rise of Domestic Violence Amidst COVID-19
Economic and social stresses, national lockdowns and restrictions of movement have dramatically increased the number of women and girls facing abuse at home. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has asked today for a “global ceasefire” on #domesticviolence. Today we will release a new #podcast episode interviewing #datingviolence expert @adaalvarezconde.  www.nataliabonilla.org
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April 7, 2020
8. Women, Media & COVID-19: A First Glance
Questions and topics on the role actors play in this pandemic, media representations, social inequality and women's visibility and exclusion from health and decision-making processes
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March 30, 2020