WBEZ | Malawi http://www.wbez.org/tags/malawi Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Global Activism: Girl Up Malawi http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-girl-malawi-107888 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/IMG_0786.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Becca Napoli and mother-daughter duo Ann and Liz Satter join us to discuss the work they and others are doing locally in partnership with the <a href="http://www.girlup.org/">United Nations Foundation&rsquo;s Girl Up campaign</a> to try to improve girls&rsquo; lives in Malawi. Denise Dunning, founder of the <a href="http://agaliprogram.org/">Adolescent Girls&rsquo; Advocacy and Leadership Initiative (AGALI)</a>, also joins us to talk about the challenges facing Malawian girls and what her organization is doing to combat those problems with help from organizations like Girl Up.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F98716815&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 16:18:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-girl-malawi-107888 Global Activism: 'Malawi Matters' uses creativity to educate on HIV and AIDS http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-21/global-activism-malawi-matters-uses-creativity-educate-hiv-and-aids-8947 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-July/2011-07-21/malawi.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Every Thursday on <em><a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalactivism" target="_blank">Global Activism</a></em> we hear about an individual who's trying to make the world a better place.</p><p>Today we talk to Phyllis Wezeman, an adjunct professor at the University of Notre Dame and executive director of <a href="http://malawimatters.org/" target="_blank">Malawi Matters</a>, whose mission is to develop culturally-inspired HIV and AIDS education in the Southeast African nation. She’s also author of the new book <em>Through the Heart: Creative Methods of HIV and AIDS Education, </em>a handbook of activities and learning experiences that enable children and adults to understand the disease.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Chicago Public Media&nbsp;(WBEZ)&nbsp;has not independently investigated any persons or organizations that appear on the Global Activism series and does not endorse any such person or organization.</em></p></p> Thu, 21 Jul 2011 16:31:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-21/global-activism-malawi-matters-uses-creativity-educate-hiv-and-aids-8947 Northwestern students report abroad on refugees in three very different settings http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/northwestern-students-report-abroad-refugees-three-very-different-settings <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/5314603691_eaa812dc52_b.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Northwestern University recently hatched an ambitious project with international reach. With the help of the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR)&nbsp;and other groups, Northwestern sent students to report on the lives of refugees in three very different settings: Amman, Jordan; the Dzaleka refugee camp in Malawi; and the Osire Camp in Namibia.</p><p>For a few days in December, students interviewed refugees and studied the challenges they faced. The students&rsquo; work, which includes video and print reporting, now lives on the website <a href="http://www.refugeelives.org/">Refugeelives.org</a>.</p><p>We speak with&nbsp; <a href="http://www.medill.northwestern.edu/faculty/journalismfulltime.aspx?id=168973">Peter Slevin</a>, a longtime correspondent for the Washington Post and lecturer at Northwestern University&rsquo;s Medill School of Journalism, who led the students in Amman. We're also joined by two Medill students who participated in Refugee&nbsp;Lives. Kevin Short went with Slevin to Amman. Corinne Chin reported from the Dzaleka refugee camp in Malawi. <br />&nbsp;</p><p>Kevin Short spoke with the Jumailis, an Iraqi refugee family in Amman. They tell Kevin about why they left Baghdad.</p><object height="385" width="640"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/JZp1tJwkdho?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed height="385" width="640" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/JZp1tJwkdho?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></p> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 15:21:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/northwestern-students-report-abroad-refugees-three-very-different-settings