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
From girl to woman: child marriage in Jordan
The final episode in feMENA's four-part series on Jordan looks at the issue of child marriage and features the story of Ahlam, a woman who married when she was 16. I also speak to Maha Homsi, chief child protection officer at UNICEF Jordan, to hear about why such marriages happen and how common it is. Plus some fighting words from Khalida Jarrar, one of the most vocal local supporters of the Palestinian prisoners' hunger strike, and a rant about sexual harassment from journalist and activist Fanan al-Shalabi.