Neha Wadekar

Child Marriage in Kenya – RTE Radio World Report

August 16, 2020Radio

Start listening at 12:23 mins to hear my radio report for IRE Radio World Report with John Burke on the factors contributing to high rates of early child marriage in Kenya, including climate change and COVID19.

Kenya’s Teenage Pregnancy Crisis – RTE Radio World Report

July 19, 2020Radio

Start listening at 14:47 mins to hear my radio report on factors contributing to high rates of teenage pregnancy in Kenya, including COVID19, insufficient funding for reproductive health organizations and lack of sex education in Kenyan schools.

Rafiki Film Ban – RTE

September 30, 2018Radio

Start listening around 12 minutes to hear my RTE radio essay about what lifting the ban on the controversial film, Rafiki, means for LGBTQ rights and freedom of expression in Kenya.

Somalia Opens First Forensic Lab Dedicated to Rape Investigations – Voice of America (image)

Somalia Opens First Forensic Lab Dedicated to Rape Investigations – Voice of America

September 14, 2017Radio

Somalia has opened its first forensic laboratory to process rape kits. Sexual assault is widespread in the country, according to human rights groups, but few victims come forward and few perpetrators are punished. The new forensic lab in Somalia’s Puntland region has been hailed as a step in the right direction, but a long road remains to end impunity for gender-based violence.

Kenyan Election Interview – talkRadio London (image)

Kenyan Election Interview – talkRadio London

August 9, 2017Radio

My quick interview on talkRadio London about the 2017 Kenyan elections.

A Journalist’s Reporting Trip to Jordan – USC Anneberg

March 10, 2017

USC journalism student Neha Wadekar recently returned from a reporting trip to Jordan.  She tagged along with the group Atlantic Humanitarian Relief to document its work and the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis in the country.  James McDaniels spoke with Wadekar about her experience.