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The climate crisis, rape culture, the wall—we think the patriarchy has done enough. Introducing “When Feminists Rule the World”, a new podcast series from the Nobel Women’s Initiative and producing partner Mediastyle. Hosted by Nicaraguan-born comedian, Martha Chaves, we’re talking to badass feminist changemakers around the world about the future they are creating. It shouldn’t be groundbreaking. But it is.

Episodes drop on Wednesdays at 10AM EST.

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When Feminists Rule The World —
They Will Also Rule Their Bodies

Women’s bodies are not battlefields. This week host Martha Chaves is talking to Mexican feminist activist and executive director of Balance, Oriana López Uribe, and American writer, activist and host of the “Unscrewed” podcast, Jaclyn Friedman, about #MeToo, reproductive rights, and putting a middle finger up to patriarchy. When feminists rule the world – they will also rule their bodies.


When Feminists Rule the World —
There Will Be No Wall

Migration is a human right. Clearly some people need a reminder. This week host Martha Chaves is talking to Honduran sociologist and feminist activist, Neesa Medina, and acclaimed American writer and journalist, Alice Driver, about the migration crisis at the US-Mexico border, and the root causes that force so many to leave their homes. When feminists rule the world — there will be no wall.


When Feminists Rule the World —
Leaders Will Look Like All of Us

We’re tired of white male majorities. This week host Martha Chaves is getting real with poet, playwright and activist, Shailja Patel, and Mi'kmaq lawyer, professor, and activist, Pamela Palmater, about colonialism, violence, patriarchy, and how they all intersect. Representation matters, it’s time to decolonize power. Here’s how we do it. When feminists rule the world – leaders will look like all of us.


When Feminists Rule the World —
They Will Also Save the Planet

The world is on fire. Who’s going to put it out? This week host Martha Chaves is talking to seventeen year-old climate striker and Youth for Climate Luxembourg organizer, Selma Vincent, alongside climate justice advocate, communicator and low-key pop icon, Anjali Appadurai, about the global youth climate movement. There is no climate justice without gender justice. When feminists rule the world – they will also save the planet.


When Feminists Rule the World —
There Will be Peace in the Middle East

There is only one surefire way to create lasting peace: include women in the process. This week host Martha Chaves is talking to British-Syrian humanitarian, doctor and founder of CanDo, Rola Hallam, and Yemeni journalist and executive director of Women4Yemen, Kawkab Althaibani, about fighting for peace and equality in conflict. You better believe that when feminists rule the world—there will be peace in the Middle East.




Martha Chaves is a Nicaraguan-Canadian award-winning comedian, actress, activist and playwright. She is a regular in the comedy circuits in Canada, the United States and Latin America, has performed at Just for Laughs, on CBC Radio, and was voted Standup Comic of the Year at the 2017 Canadian Comedy Awards. She is a fierce human rights advocate, using humour to challenge the status quo in four different languages. She also happens to be funny as hell. 

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The Nobel Women’s Initiative uses the prestige of the Nobel Peace Prize and six courageous women peace laureates—Mairead Maguire, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Tawakkol Karman, and Leymah Gbowee—to magnify the power and visibility of women working in countries around the world for peace, justice and equality. movements around the world.

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Producing Partner

MediaStyle is a progressive communications firm based in Ottawa, on unceded Algonquin territory. We do some of the things you would expect from folks like us, like communications strategies and click-able, share-able tactics. But what makes us different is how we approach our work with empathy and thoughtfulness, focusing on hospitality and smart solutions to complex problems.

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