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AMARC: Sixteen days of activism to denounce gender violence

15-Sep-2011

Women's International Network of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC-WIN) urges Community Radio producers to participate in sixteen days of internet campaign against gender violence. Starting from November 25 to December 10, 2011, CR stations can produce programmes highlighting the effort of women and men working to put an end to gender violence.

From November 25 to December 10th, the Women's International Network of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC-WIN) will actively participate in the 16 days of activism against gender violence with an Internet campaign to Denounce Gender violence in the media and transform media into a catalyst to end violence against women.

The audio documents and other information will be available on www.amarc.org/16days.

The 16 days campaign starts on November 25th with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women; it continues on November 29th with the International Women’s Human Rights Defenders Day; followed by December 1: World AIDS Day; December 6: Commemoration day of the Montreal (Canada) Massacre in 1989 and ended with the commemoration of sixty years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10th for the International Human rights Day.

Community radio producers from Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Europe, North America and Latin America and the Caribbean will dedicate these 16 days campaign to highlight the effort of women and men working to put an end to gender violence.

The audio files of some of the participating community radios and production groups in the 16 Days AMARC-WIN will be available at www.amarc.org/16jours .

The programs featured will include documentaries, interviews, debates, poetry, music and much more. This multilingual broadcast campaign mobilizes community radios around a global issue and encourages them to use new communication technologies such as the Internet to extend the reach of their voices.

For the history of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, check out: Assasination of the Mirabal Sisters of the Dominican Republic.

To make your contribution to the campaign, please send your audio programmes and/or your written info regarding this campaign before November 23th via We Transfer.

Visit the official website of 16 Days Campaign against violence on women

Source: AMARC