16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence: Raising awareness through the airwaves
From November 25, International Day to End Violence against women, to December 10, Human Rights Day, the World Association of Community Broadcasters (AMARC) invites community radio producers and journalists to help prevent and denounce gender-based violence by discussing the issue on air, raising public awareness, mobilizing communities and informing audiences.
“By doing so, community radios are asserting their role as agents of social change and are demonstrating once again their importance as preferred vehicles for education and for the empowerment of women”, says Francesco Diasio, Secretary General of AMARC.
Let’s recall that at its World Conference in La Plata, Argentina, in 2010, AMARC firmly took position against gender-based violence stating that “community radio stations express their solidarity and denounce all forms of sexual or gender violence, from domestic violence to armed conflict.” (…) and asking “States and governments for the recognition of the UN Convention for the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women, the Platform for Action of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.”
From November 25 to December 10, we invite you to listen, discuss and share these audio productions.
UNiTE to End Violence Against Women (official website)
Infographic Violence Against Women
YouTube SayNO to Violence
Flickr SayNo - UNITE