Nelly Bassily | November 24, 2008
From November 25 to December 10, the Women’s International Network of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC-WIN) will highlight the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence with an Internet campaign. The campaign will be broadcast at www.amarc.org/16jours.
This years’ international campaign theme is “Media and Violence Against Women.” The campaign seeks to denounce gender violence in the media, and will cover 3 dimensions: (a) media as an instrument in combating violence against women; (b) violence against women as projected in the media which “normalizes” violence; (c) violence committed against women media practitioners. The 16 Days campaign starts on November 25 with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. It continues on November 29 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 ends with December 10: International Human Rights Day.
Community radio producers around the world will dedicate these 16 days to highlighting the efforts of women and men to put an end to gender violence. Featured programs will include documentaries, interviews, debates, poetry, music, and 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. Radio stations around the globe are invited to download and broadcast audio files from the AMARC-WIN 16 Days website.
For more information, visit: http://win.amarc.org/index.php?p=16_Days_Against_Violence_on_Women&l=EN.