#161 - International Women's Day | Curio

#161 - International Women's Day

23 mins | Mar 8, 2022

Today's episode from 8th March 2022. On International Women's Day 2022, we've got two immensely powerful and personal stories to share with you. The first follows 23-year old Masouma Tajik, who is currently trying to escape the war in Ukraine just six-months after fleeing from the Taliban in her home country of Afghanistan. Then later, renowned actor Emma Thompson shares her reflections of how three generations of women in her family harmonise one another, not through words but just by being together. Masouma Tajik left Afghanistan amid Taliban invasion only to arrive in Ukraine for what many see as the most significant war Europe has seen since World War II. Following the struggle of the talented young software developer, Amy Mackinnon for Foreign Policy, highlights how many Afghans rescued by Ukrainian troops are now experiencing the horrors of war all over again. When three generations of Emma Thompson's family were together, she realised how, wordlessly, they recalibrate each other. In this short but deeply personal piece from The Guardian, the Academy Award-winning actor and screenwriter reflects on womanhood, ageing and family. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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