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Women Rising V: International Changemakers – Grassroots Activists


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Sahar Saba of RAWA. Source:

Sahar Saba of RAWA. Source:

Women are gaining influence as leaders throughout the world, fighting for peace, justice, the environment and civil society. In this program we profile three courageous change makers.

Shereen Essof is an advocate for democracy and land rights for women in Zimbabwe. Sahar Saba is a leader in RAWA, the underground resistance organization struggling for women’s rights and democracy in Afghanistan, and Wendy Pekeur represents farmworkers in South Africa.

This Women’s Desk program is a special collaboration with the Women Rising Radio Project, Lynn Feinerman and Crown Sephira Productions.


Shereen Essof, activist for women’s rights in Zimbabwe and South Africa; Sahar Saba, Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA); Wendy Pekeur, Sikhula Sonke and the Women On Farms Project in South Africa.

Producer/Writer: Lynn Feinerman
Host: Sandina Robbins

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Sahar Saba

Wendy Pekeur

Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition – Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe

Author: Radio Project

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