About This Show
feMENA is a fortnightly feminist podcast looking at women's rights in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Hosted by journalist Venetia Rainey, the show will look at issues such as political participation, marginalised communities, sexist laws and sexual health. Providing first-person stories and in-depth analysis - exclusively from women in the region - this is a platform to amplify female voices and experiences not normally heard in mainstream media. To make sure you never miss an episode, subscribe on iTunes by searching "feMENA".
Most Recent Episode
Fighting the good fight: domestic violence in Jordan
The second episode in feMENA's four-part series on Jordan features the story of Maryam, a woman suffering abuse at the hands of her husband, and longtime women's rights campaigner and founder/president of the Family Guidance and Awareness Center Nadia Bushnaq, who explains why domestic violence is common in Jordan and what's being done to combat it. Plus some inspirational words from our kickass woman of the week, Malala Yousafzai, and a rant about the double standards surrounding virginity from Jordanian journalist and activist Fanan al-Shalabi.