On the occasion of International Women's Day, AMARC presents the international audio series "Women's Voices"

Community radios are a privileged place where women can make their voices heard, find a space for discussion, empowerment and emancipation. These radios are vectors of education, culture, knowledge sharing and development. Through them, women can enforce their role as major social actors.

Challenges faced by women to access information on climate change

“The program outlines the challenges faced by women when accessing information about climate change. Women from two different radio listening clubs explain the challenges they face which includes; unable to read and write, lack of ICTs (phones and radio sets are unavailable since they are owned by their husbands). The women also explain how the negative effects of climate change have affected their agricultural business. These include; degradation of soil and insufficient rainfalls, careless cut down of trees, all of this has lead to low yields.

They also explain what they are doing in order to mitigate climate change problems which includes; planting and establishing woodlots, practicing conservation agriculture. This practice is based on the use of compost manure, mulching and planting tree that add fertility to the soil and practicing crop rotation. The women are also using radio listening club where they discuss several issues including climate change after listening to radio programs.

The programs also featured an interview with an agricultural extension worker.”

Nkhotakota Community Radio, Malawi.

Program is in Chichewa. A transcript in English is available on AMARC’s website.   

This program is part of the international audio series “Towards COP21: Broadcasting the voices of the communities”, produced by AMARC with the support of Bread for the World.


Gender perspective and climate change

In an article published by Scidev.net, journalist Aisling Irwin highlights that women are the forgotten ones in the fight against climate change. Thus, climate-compatible practices should be better defined before being implemented.

How climate change has affected women and youth in Malawi

This audio documentary by Luciano Milala of Mudzi’Wathu Community Radio addresses the impact of climate change on women and youth in Malawi. With his guests, Mr. Milala discusses the challenges and possible solutions to fight climate change in Malawi.

This audio recording is part of the international series "Towards COP21: Broadcasting the voices of the communities" produced by the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, in collaboration with Bread for the World.


The Global Media Monitoring Project 2015

“GMMP is the world’s largest and longest-running research and advocacy initiative for gender equality in and through the news media. Since its inception in 1995, every five years the GMMP has documented changes in relation to gender in news media content. GMMP 2015 affords an opportunity to assess how far the vision for media gender equality has been achieved over the past two decades, and identify persistent and emerging challenges.

The Struggle for Education for Girls

In Nigeria, many girls are stopped from continuing with their education. The parents or guardians of such girls often believe that the girls will get married later so it would be a waste of resources to educate them. In this segment from radio CRBC, we hear the story of a young woman who is struggling through life to pay for her education after her father has stopped her education alongside her sisters.

This audio recording is part of the international series "On the road to Beijing+20" produced by the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, in collaboration with UN Women

La lutte pour l'éducation des filles

En Afrique, beaucoup de filles sont forcées d’arrêter leur parcours scolaire. Les parents ou les tuteurs de ces filles croient souvent que, puisque les filles se marieront plus tard, c’est en quelque sorte un gaspillage de ressources que de les éduquer. Dans ce segment de la radio CRBC, nous entendons l'histoire d'une jeune femme qui lutte pour payer pour son éducation après que son père a mis fin à ses études et à celles de ses sœurs.

Cet enregistrement audio fait partie de la série internationale "Vers Beijing+20" produite par l'Association mondiale des radiodiffuseurs communautaires, en collaboration avec ONU Femmes


«La voilà journaliste»

Cette production de Radio Regueb Révolution (Radio 3R) fait le portrait de la place qu’occupent les femmes dans le paysage médiatique régional en Tunisie. Au gouvernorat de Sidi Bouzid, 38 journalistes et présentatrices dans deux radios associatives et trois centres médiatiques de citoyenneté ont aboli toutes les contraintes et ont prouvés que la femme dans cette région est capable de créer et de servir ses capacités à travers le micro et le stylo pour vaincre les inégalités de genre grâce aux chiffres, à l’effort, à la présence et à la persévérance.

La production audio est en arabe. Pour lire le script, veuillez visiter le site de l’AMARC.

Vers Beijing+20: Une série radiophonique produite par l'AMARC, en collaboration avec ONU Femmes.


This segment produced by Radio Regueb Révolution (Radio 3R) explains the role of women in the regional media landscape in Tunisia. At the governorate of Sidi Bouzid, 38 journalists and presenters in two community radio stations and three media centers citizenship have overcome all constraints and proven that women in this region are able to create and serve their capabilities through radio broadcast and journalism to abolish gender inequalities through numbers, effort, presence and persistence.

This segment is in Arabic. To read the script, please visit AMARC’s website.

On the road to Beijing+20: An audio series produced by AMARC, in collaboration with UN Women.


13 Empowering Stories of Women in Family Farming

Women account for 60 to 80% of smallholder farmers in the developing world. Yet in sub-Saharan Africa, only 15% of landholders are women, and they receive less than 10% of credit and 7% of extension services. Policies that address gender inequalities could lift 150 million people out of hunger. How can women be empowered to make this estimation a reality?

Voices for change Rural women and communication

By fostering a dialogue between rural people and other sectors of society, communication processes can empower both women and men to provide information and knowledge as a basis for change and innovation, take decisions concerning their own livelihood and thereby increase their overall involvement in development.
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