August 1, 2021

“Women in struggle, a world struggle”, a new podcast from Le Monde

All over the world, women are, from an early age, more exposed to injustices and inequalities. Julie Gayet tells us about their fights from June 28 to July 2 in the podcast “Women in struggle, a global struggle”. Designed, produced and produced by teams from Le Monde and Le Monde Afrique, in partnership with the French Development Agency, this podcast travels across four continents and gives voice to those who document and lead these battles. Broadcast on the occasion of the Generation Equality Forum, a global gathering for equality between women and men initiated by UN Women, these episodes are accompanied by a series of articles. Program.

Monday June 28


Going to school isn’t always easy when you’re a girl. Parents too poor, establishments too far from the villages, an early pregnancy, and it is schooling that is called into question. A report by Youenn Gourlay in Ivory Coast.

Followed by an interview with Marie-Cécile Naves, director of the “Gender and geopolitics” Observatory at the Institute for International and Strategic Relations (IRIS), at the microphone of Emmanuel Davidenkoff.

Also listen Deprived of school because girls


Interview with Julie Koné, president of the NGO CEFCI which opened a study center for the best isolated students of Niakara, in the center-north of Côte d’Ivoire. Its objective: to fight against school failure of young girls and teenage pregnancies. By Youenn Gourlay.

Read also Julie Koné: “I wanted to create a place where young girls feel protected to study”

Tuesday June 29


Patriarchal culture, gender-based violence, prejudice. When you’re a woman, you sometimes have to struggle to work and become independent. But some decide to take the plunge and train for trades that were previously closed to them. A report by Laure Stephan in Jordan.

Followed by an interview with the sociologist and philosopher Dominique Méda, director of Irisso at the University of Paris Dauphine, at the microphone of Joséfa Lopez.


Diving in Jordan in the midst of the economic crisis where, in order to earn a living, women enter, not without difficulty, jobs in industry or become entrepreneurs. By Laure Stephan.

Wednesday June 30


To emigrate when you are a woman is to accept to lose everything. His job, his family, his dignity. This is what migrant women discover when they leave their country. Between xenophobia, professional downgrading and sexual exploitation, immersed in the daily life of Venezuelan women. A report by Marie Delcas in Colombia.

Followed by an interview with researcher Nassim Majidi, founder and co-director of the Samuel Hall research center, at the microphone of Joséfa Lopez


Testimonies of Venezuelan migrant women forced into prostitution upon their arrival in Colombia. By Marie Delcas.

Thursday July 1


In countries at war, sexual violence against women is frequent, almost systematic. To humiliate villages, to explode families, out of revenge, these practices mark thousands of women for life. But the violence does not stop there. Poor post-rape or childbirth follow-up can also leave traces. Report by Laureline Savoye in the Central African Republic.

Followed by an interview with Céline Bardet, international lawyer specializing in war crimes, founder and president of the NGO « We are not weapons of war », at the microphone of Joséfa Lopez


In Bangui, in CAR, meeting with disciples of Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege who set up comprehensive care for victims of sexual violence. By Laureline Savoye.

Friday July 2


In France, family planning is an institution. Since 1960, girls and boys have been able to come and confide in them, receive advice and follow-up. Free and anonymous, we talk about everything. Contraception, sexuality education, abortion, there is no taboo. A report by Judith Chétrit at the Family Planning Center in Valence in the Drôme region. .

Followed by an interview with Nathalie Bajos, sociologist and demographer, research director at Inserm, at the microphone of Joséfa Lopez


Although compulsory in France since 2001, sex education struggles to find its place in middle and high schools, which use associations to teach it. By Isabelle Dautresme.

“Women in Struggle, a Global Fight” is a podcast directed by François-Charles Domergue, co-written by Elodie Ratsimbazafy and Joséfa Lopez, produced by Joséfa Lopez for Le Monde and Narration: Julie Gayet. Sound identity: François-Charles Domergue. Report: Laureline Savoye. Graphic identity: Mélina Zerbib, Solène Reveney. Voice-over: video team from Le Monde. Editorial preparation: Emmanuel Davidenkoff, Joséfa Lopez, Charlotte Bozonnet. Partnerships: Sonia Jouneau, Marianne Wachowiak, Valérie de l’Hortet, Hélène Guinaudeau. Partner: French Development Agency.

“Women in struggle, a world struggle” is a podcast in five episodes on feminisms, produced by the teams of the World and you World Africa, in partnership with the French Development Agency. To listen on and on streaming platforms.

The world