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Podcasts to listen to this Women's History Month

Hear from inspiring female podcasters and their guests this Women's History Month

Each of these podcasts features women who are using their platform to call for positive change. They are bringing women's rights to the forefront and forging powerful connections with listeners across the world.

This Women's History Month, explore new perspectives on feminism and womanhood by delving into these podcasts. From career advice to current affairs, each episode will remind you of your inner strength and power to dare and create change.

What Makes Us Stronger, Women for Women International's podcast, featuring stories of women survivors of war who dare to stand up for their rights in the world's most dangerous places. Season 2 is brought to you thanks to the players of People’s Postcode Lottery with funds awarded by Postcode Justice Trust in support of women survivors of war. 

🎧 What Makes Us Stronger
What Makes Us Stronger is Women for Women International's own podcast series, hosted by Nisha Singh, our Senior Global Policy and Advocacy Manager.

Each episode features the voices of courageous women who have lived through war and conflict. Like so many women survivors of war, they have found the strength and resilience within them to keep going.

Now on its second season - brought to you thanks to the players of People’s Postcode Lottery with funds awarded by Postcode Justice Trust in support of women survivors of war. 


🎧 The Guilty Feminist
"I’m a feminist but..." is how each episode of this strikingly honest podcast begins. The Guilty Feminist explores the hypocrisies and insecurities that lie within us all, distilling the pressure to be the ‘perfect feminist’. It’s comforting, relatable, funny and features awesome guests. Listen here.

🎧 Woman's Hour
We couldn’t leave this classic off our list! Woman’s Hour, presented by Emma Barnett and Anita Rani, reliably shares topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire. Listen here.

🎧 Call Your Girlfriend
For the hosts of Call Your Girlfriend, Aminatou Sow, Anne Friedman and Gina Delvac, this podcast was an opportunity for them to stay in touch as long-distance besties. Since then, the show has outgrown its initial concept, with the hosts exploring a wide range of interests, including politics, feminism, race and power. Though the hosts are no longer producing new episodes, there is seven and a half years' worth of episodes for you to dig into. Listen here.

🎧 Intersectionality Matters
Kimberlé Crenshaw is an American civil rights advocate known for introducing the world to intersectional theory. Intersectionality refers to the process in which different forms of discrimination overlap as social identities such as race, class and gender overlap. You can now hear Crenshaw’s astute insights through the medium of podcasts. Listen here.

🎧 I Weigh with Jameela Jamil
Alongside inspiring thought-leaders, performers, activists, influencers and friends, Jameela Jamil challenges the societal norms that might be holding us back. Through honest and vulnerable conversations, I Weigh celebrates progress, not perfection. Listen here.

🎧 The Waves Podcast
Each week on The Waves, a pair of writers and guests talk through a news story they can’t stop thinking about, unpacking what gender has to do with it, (spoiler alert! Gender has everything to do with it). Listen here.

🎧 The Feminist Lens 
With the support of incredible feminist guests, the hosts of this podcast, Peris Thuo and Nina de Ayala Parker, examine news stories and current affairs through an intersectional feminist lens. Each episode will leave you feeling inspired, empowered and ready to live your best life. Listen here.

🎧 Next Women Generation
If you’re looking for some career inspiration, this is the perfect podcast for you. Next Women Generation features the stories of young leaders working in business, non-profit and public sectors. Find out how they achieved their success and what advice they want to pass on to other women. Listen here.

🎧 The History Chicks
This podcast takes us on a trip throughout the years, exploring the women who made history or were forgotten by it. It’s the perfect podcast to listen to throughout Women’s History Month. Listen here.

The Foreign Policy Magazine podcast, HERO, recently spoke to Women for Women International's Country Director to the Democratic Republic of Congo about women's access to owning land. Rachel Boteka spoke about the challenges they have faced while confronting social norms that discriminate against women and the process of involving male allies in their project. Listen here.

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Feed your mind this Women's History Month with books from women writers. Their powerful words and stories honour women throughout history and across the globe - their lives, experiences and courage to drive change. 


When art an activism are brought together, they have the incredible power to overcome cultural and language barriers, allowing marginalised voices to take centre stage. Learn more about the courageous women daring to use art to challenge the status quo and drive positive change in their communities. 


What Makes Us Stronger features the voices of courageous women who’ve lived through unbelievably difficult times in countries like Afghanistan, Syria, and South Sudan, and explores how each of them took on new roles and found the strength to keep going.