We have noticed how much we try to control our own lives, like an undeniable need for survival. In a cozy and candid conversation, we explore the roots of this need, seeking to understand why it arises and how it shapes our experiences. We share personal stories and insights, creating a safe space to explore the universal quest for control that we all grapple with. This conversation like all others is an invitation for you to reflect on our own life, maybe try to find where you feel this need to control either the external or internal world? Tune…
In the fourth episode of Terra Nullius Cyprus, meet Shemaine Bushnell Kyriakides. She was born near Phoenix, Arizona, raised in the Phillipines and Los Angeles, California, and now calls Cyprus home with her daughter. She’s an editorial genius over at Kathimerini English Cyprus (Knews) and brings us the latest in news and views from across the island and the world. She’s as open minded as she’s a realist, having seen Cyprus change in the last near two decades she’s lived here. Shemaine has contributed to the improvement of the quality of life of Cypriot residents and looks forward to the path ahead.
Η Σουζάνα Παύλου, γενική διευθύντρια του Μεσογειακό Ινστιτούτο Μελετών Κοινωνικού Φύλου και η Άντρη Ανδρόνικου, η επιστημονική διευθύντρια του ΣΠΑΒΟ συζητούν στο kaleidHERscope για την τάση των οικογενειακών δικαστηρίων να απορρίπτουν το ιστορικό ενδοοικογενειακής βίας και κακοποίησης σε υποθέσεις επιμέλειας, και γιατί πρέπει και πως μπορεί να αλλάξει, ειδικά όταν μητέρες και/ή παιδιά έχουν διατυπώσει αξιόπιστους ισχυρισμούς για ενδοοικογενειακή κακοποίηση - με την ευγενική χορηγία της ΕΕ μέσω του προγράμματος WAVE Regranting 2023.
Lebogang Botlhoko, a women’s rights advocate, author and head of the gender issues committee of VOIS Cyprus (Voices of International Students in Cyprus) speaks to Magda Zenon on kaleidHERscope about VOIS and the challenges faced by international students studying at the universities in northern Cyprus, especially the women, about the ever rising gender based violence, about gender equality versus gender equity and about her mental health issues and how she deals with them.
Is Cyprus a "frozen" conflict? What are the risk of it getting melted? As the so called frozen and fluid conflicts turning into active conflicts everywhere in the world, shouldn't Cypriots be worried? What are the lessons the Cypriots and the international community take from the ongoing conflics in Ukraine, Nogorno Karabakh and Israel/Palestine? In this episode of Nicosia Uncut, Andromachi Sophocleous and Kemal Baykalli discuss the lessons we should be getting from the latest crisis in Israel/Palestine; the failure of collective security mechanisms of international community and the erosion of international principles with the recent developments. What can…
In the third episode of Terra Nullius Cyprus, meet Efi Xanthou, candidate for the leadership of the Greens Party. She a witty, knowledgeable and dedicated woman with a cause. It’s not just about greening Cyprus, it’s about affordable housing, political transparency, social welfare, law and order. She packs a punch and is a force to be reckoned with, yet she’s full of love and excited about the potential of Cyprus’ future.
Elisabeth Villiger Toufexis, a fellow podcast host, tour guide, interpreter, mother, and much much more speaks to Magda Zenon on kaleidHERscope about her formative years, her passion for traveling, her book, her podcast, about kindness and her love for her family. KaleidHERscope – a podcast with women from around the global talking openly and authentically about a kaleidoscope of topics, including politics, gender-based violence, peacebuilding, migration and theatre, hosted by peace and women’s rights activist Magda Zenon.
In the second episode of Terra Nullius Cyprus, it made sense to chat with the first person to ever podcast interview me. Meet Eleni Antoniou, aka Mumma Mu (well, she’s not my mum, but she is one!). Together we chat about her successful podcast, we analyze our views on the Israel-Gaza conflict and stray into gender equality, politics (of course) and some general 'couscous' as usual!
Evren İnançoğlu, Kemal Baykallı ve Sertaç Sonan'ın hazırlayıp sunduğu Garip Zamanlar'a Türk edebiyatının "yeni" kuşak yazarlarından Murat Menteş konuk oldu. Yaşama dair gözlemleri, edebiyata bakış açısı, yaşadığımız çağı nasıl değerlendirdiği, romanlarındaki karakterleri, Kıbrıs'ta araştırmacı yazar Orhan Kabataş'ın evindeki gözlemleri "beyefendi bir tartışma ortamı içinde" ziyadesiyle irdelendi. Kıbrıs'ın en çok dinlenen Türkçe podcastının bu bölümü demlene demlene dinleyicinin karşısına çıkıyor. Murat Menteş kimdir? Bilmiyorsanız sizi wikipedia'ya alalım.
Seagull Shahbazi, women’s rights activist and founder of the ‘Women of Cyprus’ initiative speaks to Magda Zenon on kaleidHERscope after the first anniversary of the #WomenLifeFreedom revolution following the murder of Mahsa Amini, about why this fight is so important and that it is about more than just the hijab, what’s happening in Iran now and what she hopes will happen going forward.