W7 cooperates with Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung on W7 Podcast series

24 May 2022 |

“Our Voices, our Choices” is the name of the Heinrich Böll Foundation’s international, gender equality policy podcast series which aims to hand the microphone to people whose voices don’t often get heard. Its about communities fighting for basic human rights and its about the diverse tools of their struggles. During the German G7 presidency, the National Council of German Women’s Organizations (Deutscher Frauenrat) is hosting the Women7 (W7) Dialogue. In this context, the DF is cooperating with “Our Voices, our Choices” for a very special project: In a three-part podcast series, you will learn how the W7 Dialogue contributes to bringing the perspective of civil society into the G7 process and which gender equality policy issues will be in focus in 2022.

Part one looks at the history of the Women7. How did this informal group of feminist civil society representatives come into being? Who is actually behind the W7? What is the goal of W7, now recognized by the G7 as an official engagement group? What has already been achieved in previous G7 presidencies? These and other questions are the focus of the first episode, produced by Franziska Walser of the Audio Collective. Click here for the episode (Only available in German language).

The second part was released on May 24, 2022, on the first day of the W7 Summit in Berlin. “W7 – Engaging for Gender Equitable Climate Policy” is the name of the second episode of the three-part series. Why are women and girls affected differently by climate change? And how are the G7 and W7 committed to ensuring that climate justice also means gender justice? These and other questions are the subject of the second podcast episode produced by Vanessa Loewel of the Audio Collective. Click here to listen to the episode (Only available in German language).

What are the outcomes of the G7 dialogue under the German presidency? What role will the issues of gender equality and gender justice play in the final declaration of the G7 countries to be adopted in Elmau? Will the W7 be satisfied with the outcome? More on this in the third episode of the W7 podcast series of “Our Voices, our Choices.” Click here to listen to the episode in German or in English.