Strength to Strength: Celebrating Women's History Month

Live audience recording and pop-up studio of the Global ISSues podcast
Thursday 24 Mar 2022, 16:00 - 17:30
Spoken Language
ISS Aula B and lobby
International Institute of Social Studies
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How do women (and men) at ISS define what it means to be a strong woman? How do they understand strength? Does it symbolize having it all? Does it mean a successful career? Does it mean challenging patriarchy? Or does it mean having the choice and freedom to take a break, rest and ask for help?

Our Global ISSues podcast team is searching for answers and creating a platform for our community during our week of storytelling in honour of this year's Women's History Month! 

Storytelling week

This year's International Women's Day theme is '#BreaktheBias', which calls us to reimagine and create a gender equal world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us many versions of women's strength, but it's also exposed what was often invisibility, too.

The focus of this week will be to unpack how women's strength has been conventionally looked at, specifically in the domain of care work), and how these notions and opinions are changing or evolving, particularly since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our activities

Global ISSues pop-up studio, 21-22 March (9:00-18:00)

The glass room near the front entrance of ISS is transforming into the Global ISSues studio! Our podcast host Surabhi Srivastava will be at ISS to welcome you into the studio to 'grab the mic'!

We invite you to make your own recording of perceptions of strength. The recordings will document and chronicle diverse narratives and experiences of women's gumption and perseverance. 

Live audience recording and afterparty, 24 March (16:00-17:30)

Join us in Aula B for the first live audience recording of the Global ISSues podcast. Assistant Professor Sree Sathiamma and PhD researcher Brenda Rodríguez Cortés join our host Surabhi Srivastava in discussion to continually unpack the 'strong woman' trope. In this format, we are inviting only 30 guests to join us for this intimate session.

After the recording ends at 17:00, we invite you to celebrate the occasion over drinks and snacks.

How to participate

Be sure to register for the live audience recording on Thursday, 24 March as spaces are limited to 30 people. If you would like to be part of the recording for this Women's History Month special episode, participate in our pop-up studio on our campus:

Kortenaerkade 12 
2518 AX The Hague

The glass room is across the reception desk at ISS. For directions, please chat with the concierge.

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About Global ISSues

Global ISSues is the first official podcast of ISS and a platform for sharing our collective stories and first-hand experiences related to international development and social change. This medium amplifies voices that are a part of ISS to explore the changing global landscape in current affairs and shifting paradigms through insightful and eye-opening conversations.

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