The latest Big Idea Podcast looks at how women are still fighting for empowerment and equality in education, sport, and human rights.
Following the visit of Malala Yousafzai to the University of Edinburgh in October the podcast explores how some women are still denied basic rights based on their gender; learn about a sport invented by women, for women; and discover tales of women in war zones throughout history.
The show is the seventh in the Big Idea series, which brings together academics from across the University to discuss, debate and share research and expertise.
The role of women in society is never far from the headlines. Many of today’s most pressing issues - such as trafficking and human collateral in war zones - disproportionately affects women. Women athletes still earn less than their male counterparts. They are less likely to be on the boards of major companies.
This month’s guests discuss the areas where women are on the front line, from sport to war to human rights.
The academics on this month’s show are:
Global Justice Academy
The Centre for the Study of Modern Conflict