Women’s International Network of AMARC

What is AMARC-WIN?

The Women’s International Network (AMARC-WIN) is a large assembly of women’s communicators working to ensure women’s right to communicate through and within the community radio movement.

What are WIN’s main principles?

  • WIN works for women’s right to communicate as a basic human right expressed through community radio.
  • WIN supports women’s empowerment, gender equity, and a general improvement in the condition and position of women worldwide.
  • WIN promotes women’s access to all levels of community radio, including decision making.
  • WIN supports women’s efforts to express themselves within and beyond their communities, by providing training programs and production exchanges at the international and local level.
  • WIN aims to change negative images of both women and men in the media and to challenge stereotypes being reproduced by media all around the world.
  • WIN subscribe to the principles of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

How does WIN work?

Women representatives of AMARC-Members elect a Vice President for Women to sit on AMARC’s International Board, the same for regional AMARC-Boards. WIN members are prominent in decision-making throughout AMARC.

An important tool towards achieving gender equality in the radio stations is the Gender Policy for Community Radio (GP4CR) which was developed by AMARC-WIN Asia Pacific and adopted by the World General Assembly of AMARC in 2010 in La Plata, Argentina. It is available in multiple languages.

Arab | Bahasa | Bangla | Bisaya | Chinese | Dari | Deutsch | English | Espanol | Francais | Italiano | Lao | Nepali | Pashto | Tagalog


In August 2015, representatives of the Women's International Network gathered in Accra, Ghana on the occasion of the 11th World Conference of AMARC (AMARC11). Mrs Birgitte Jallov participated in a panel and she has generously agreed to share her presentation on the roots of WIN. You may find it online: 'Women's use of community radio between resistance, liberation and celebration'.