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XX Files - S1E95: Gender and Climate Change

XX Files - S1E95: Gender and Climate Change
15 Nov 2022 10:43AM
30 mins

An entire day was designated for women at the COP27 climate talks in Egypt. Mrinalini Venkatachalam is a Board Member of the Singapore society known as Women in Sustainability and Environment. She explains the link between gender and climate change, and tells us how empowering women can play a key part in the climate strategy.

We also explore the prejudice faced by those in technical, service and community care roles in Singapore, and find out what is being done to ensure greater female representation in the field of architecture.

XX Files - S1E123: Christmas Party For The Lonely

On this episode of XX Files we speak to Esther Chua who, with her husband, decided to host a party for 'lonely' people in Singapore

03/01/2023 34 mins

XX Files - S1E122: Getting Afghan Women Back To School

In a survey of 170 countries, women in Afghanistan ranked the lowest in time spent in school - just under two years in total. That number is set to decrease even further with the Taliban's ban on women in universities. 

In this episode of XX Files we find out how Rebecca Roby, Advocacy Manager for Afghanistan with the Norwegian Refugee Council, is doing to fix that.

03/01/2023 34 mins

XX Files - S1E121: Sustainable gift giving this festive season

Before you rush out to the shops to wrap up this year's gift list our guest Stephanie Dickson, Founder of Green Is The New Black, gives us some tips on how to gift sustainably. 

CNA938's Yasmin Jonkers also finds out more about a retail initiative aiming to shine the spotlight on local makers.

03/01/2023 34 mins

XX Files - S1E120: Implications of raising the caning age limit for rapists

Should rapists be caned regardless of age? Gloria James, Head lawyer from Gloria James-Civetta & Co says it may not be a simple issue to settle. 

And CNA938's Yamin Jonkers also finds out how a local social enterprise is giving your old clothes a new lease on life

03/01/2023 32 mins

XX Files - S1E119: What does it take to help refugees in Iraq?

What drives a person to volunteer to help refugees in a country suffering from decades of conflict and violence? Jacinth Toh, volunteer with Habibi International, describes her experience living and volunteering in Iraq and the challenges she faced.

03/01/2023 32 mins