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XX Files - S1E33: The fate of women in Afghanistan

XX Files - S1E33: The fate of women in Afghanistan
17 Aug 2022 10:52AM
33 mins

It’s been 1 year since the Taliban took over Kabul in Afghanistan. Lives of women and girls have changed drastically since - they either escaped the country or went into hiding. Yasmin Jonkers speaks to Jacqui True, Director of the Gender, Peace and Security Centre at Monash University about what lies ahead for women in the country. Also, Bamboo is more versatile than you think! You can make tissues out of them - eco-friendly ones to be exact! We find out what inspired two Singaporean women to start a bamboo tissue company. Plus, we go behind the scenes of a day in the life of a Cruise Director.

XX Files - S1E192: Supporting young adults living with autism

Ahead of World Autism Awareness Day, CNA938’s Yasmin Jonkers speaks with Jayne Nadarajoo, Founder of The GUILD International College, which is Singapore’s first college for differently-abled young adults. We also hear the thoughts of Jean Loo, Deputy Director, Advocacy and Community Engagement, Rainbow Centre about what more we can do to support individuals on the spectrum.

31/03/2023 33 mins

XX Files - S1E191: Helping Arab women prosper

When it comes to women in the workforce, how do we negotiate our skills? CNA938’s Yasmin Jonkers speaks with Rumaitha Al-Busaidi, an Omani marine scientist, an advocate for environmental youth leadership and the biggest champion for Arab women, to find out more. Plus, we hear how she helps Arab women prosper in society.

30/03/2023 30 mins

XX Files - S1E190: Finding a piece of Ukraine in Singapore

Immerse yourself in Ukrainian culture as CNA938’s Yasmin Jonkers speaks with Olesya Lyashevich, one of the organisers of the upcoming Ukrainian Culture and Fashion Fest. Looking beyond the ongoing war, we learn more about Ukrainian culture. She is also part of the Ukrainian Club in Singapore. Plus, join Yasmin as she unpacks the idea of the Singaporean Aunty!

29/03/2023 33 mins

XX Files - S1E189: Celebrating all things sneakers

Dive into the world of sneakers as CNA938’s Yasmin Jonkers speaks with Jeranne Ang, founder of upcoming streetwear apparel and sneaker customising brand ABSNC. Ahead of Sneaker Con, Yasmin finds out more about the art of sneaker customisation as well as Jeranne's love for all things sneakers. 

28/03/2023 32 mins

XX Files - S1E188: Finding beauty in the scars of breast cancer

In some places, women are made to believe that breasts are a symbol of beauty, motherhood and vitality. And when that’s taken away from you, it could feel like your identity has been stolen. CNA938’s Yasmin Jonkers speaks with Jill Alphonso, a breast cancer survivor who went through a mastectomy and bared her scars on social media. Jill is also a writer and yoga teacher.

27/03/2023 32 mins