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Tuesday 14th July 2020.

July 14, 2020

Mariel Gonzalez

My guests this morning, in the eight o’clock hour Mariel Gonzalez, Director of Mulier y Fundacion Punto Inicial Plataforma Cultural. The topic gender violence.

“To mitigate the impact of gender violence, our society needs  to expand the understanding of this topic. Which goes beyond physical and direct manifestations, It’s imperative to raise out in the spotlight,  the various forms of psychological, indirect, symbolic and even systemic violence.  Systemic violence should be understood as the result of widespread indifference, rather than as the product of a group of actors’ intention to harm others.   In order to eradicate all types of violence against women, we must begin by collectively awarness and promoting actions to counter the effects of gender violence.

Mulier seeks to promote public spaces for dialogue and raise awareness about this issue that affects so many women in Panama.   One of initiatives led by this program, aimed to create healthy discussion about gender equality ,are the Cinema Forums, through the analysis of films, people can think about our social gaps , especially the ones related to gender inequality.

If you need help with regards to gender violence here are some useful numbers/contacts:

Salud Emocional: 169    Mides: 147    Te Escucho Panamá: 831-7600   Violence against children and adolescents: 6378-3466   Family emotional crisis: 6378-7876.    Senniaf – Panama Government.

It is Tuesday and that means in the last hour today we catch up with Feisty Foodie Sara. Having come out of her quarantine in Canada she has been able to meet up with friends and family and get out of the house. She chats about her Greek cooking and how to make your ingredients shine..

Sa & Co’s Tzatziki

1 tub Tnuva 97% fat free (or Greek Yogurt)

1/3 cup fresh dill

3 cloves fresh garlic (medium size)

2 Tbsp Olive oil

Fresh lemon juice (approx 2-3 tbsp)

¼ cup Cucumber (I usually use a med size pepino chino)

Salt & Pepper to taste

Peel cucumber and dice in 1/16” inch dice, reserve ½ cucumber (peeled).   Drain liquid from cucumber by lightly salting and sitting a bowl with paper towel.

Fold olive oil into cheese.  Once blended, fold lemon juice into cheese.

In a small food processor combine dill, garlic and remaining un-diced cucumber and blend until finely chopped.

Fold herb mixture into cheese and season with salt and pepper.

Serve with warm pita or lamb.

 Soulvaki marinade (meat on a stick baby)

 4 tbsps olive oil

Juice of 1 lemon

1 clove of garlic, minced

2 tbsp dried oregano

Salt and freshly ground pepper


2 lbs of chicken breast, pork tenderloin or lamb, cut into 1 ½ inch pieces, placed on skewers

TIP:  Soak the wooden skewers in water for 5 minutes before skewering

Mix all ingredients together and marinate protein of your choice for a minimum of 30 minutes or up to 4 hours, covered with plastic and in the fridge.  Serve with Sa’s Tzatiki sauce!

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