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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 - S1E60: Keeping the tourists coming

With F1 in September, as well as MICE Events, concerts, marathons and ZoukOut in December, it's safe to say entertainment is back! We speak to Thien Kwee Eng, CEO of the Sentosa Development Corporation, about how the island has remained attractive to tourists over the years. We also speak to Claire Jedrek, Singapore's only female race car driver about the W series, a championship for women. Plus

23/09/2022 32 mins

XX Files - S1E59: A father’s legacy

Joyce Lee is the daughter of the founder of Uncle Ringo — a popular carnival event company. She tells us how she’s hoping to carry on her father’s legacy, through various entertainment events in the coming months. Also continuing her father’s legacy is Low Sok Leng, founder of art gallery ARTualize, which features his works. She explains what the gallery is doing to support local artists.

22/09/2022 30 mins

XX Files - S1E58: World Alzheimer's Day

Dementia is very common in Singapore - 1 in 10 people above the age of 60 suffers from it. Emily Ong, Co-facilitator of Dementia Singapore Voices for Hope program tells us how she herself is coping with the condition, as she aims to empower the community. We also speak to Associate Professor Ang Swee Hoon from the Department of Marketing at NUS Business School about a proposed recycling scheme

21/09/2022 33 mins

XX Files - S1E57: Reading for good

Research by the National Institute of Education has found that teenagers from lower-income families are likely to have fewer books at home. Justine Moss asks one of the researchers, Associate Professor Loh Chin Ee and Dr Sadie-Jane Nunis, President of the Library Association of Singapore what it will take to encourage more young people to read. We also speak to Lia Leow about her son’s cancer

20/09/2022 33 mins

XX Files - S1E56: The life, sacrifice and wins of female athletes

We focus on three women athletes who have put Singapore on the map. CNA938’s Yasmin Jonkers speaks to Li Ling Yung-Hryniewiecki about her historic achievement as the first Singaporean woman to swim 34 km across the English Channel. We also chat with Saudi Tan, winner of Asian records in three powerlifting events, on how women can achieve excellence in the sport. Plus, Amanda Lee, Singaporean

19/09/2022 34 mins