51 % The Women's Perspective
12:08 pm
Thu April 28, 2011

51% Show # 1137

Albany, NY – Few of us think of safe school construction as critical to saving children's lives. But natural disasters all over the world have claimed tens of thousands of children whose schools collapsed around them. Perhaps no building could have withstood the earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Northeastern Japan - but with proper planning, perhaps those schools could have been built in safer locations. A UNICEF Radio podcast discussion on natural disasters and school construction, featured: Kate Stohr, Co-founder of Architecture for Humanity and author of the book Design Like you Give a Damn; Dr. Brian Tucker, founder and President of GeoHazards International; and Dr. Gianfranco Rotigliano, UNICEF's Representative in Indonesia. The moderator is UNICEF radio's Amy Costello.

7:58 Education after disaster

UNICEF Radio's Amy Costello spoke with Kate Stohr, Co-founder of Architecture for Humanity and author of the book Design Like you Give a Damn; Dr. Brian Tucker, founder and President of GeoHazards International; and Dr. Gianfranco Rotigliano, UNICEF's Representative in Indonesia.

By every measure, the West African country of Liberia is one of the world's worst places to be a woman. In the aftermath of a brutal civil war, women have limited access to medical care, jobs and education. Rape is so common many women don't even know it's a crime. Most women raise children on their own on less than a dollar-a-day. But, in one part of the country, women have made progress - thanks to Liberian Hannah Slocum. Ma Hannah, as she's affectionately known, has made it her life's work to help lift Liberia out of poverty, one woman at a time. Prue Clarke reports.

7:32 Hanna Slocum PRX

That story comes to us from the World Vision Report.

The example of women from the past as well as the present can have an impact on today's young women and inspire the rest of us as well. Gille Malkine's series of profiles of women in history continues today with four outspoken women.

5:41 Women in History intro

Gilles Malkine is a writer, musician and son of the legendary folk singer and resistance fighter, Sonia Malkine.

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