Community radios are a powerful tool in disaster relief situations. They are an indispensable way to provide reliable information to vulnerable population, help the humanitarian relief and ease the fear and worries of the population in tense situations. These radios are deeply rooted in their communities and serve as a focal point for the population to get the services they deserve and need in their language. In emergency situations, community radios can help make a difference.
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.