Guidelines for the production of gender responsive radio broadcasts

| February 23, 2015

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This how-to guide offers journalists a tool to help them become more gender-responsive when producing radio broadcasts and managing radio stations. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization designed the guide to help broadcasters plan and produce programs that address gender, are sensitive to gender, and target both women and men.

More specifically, the guide is designed to help radio producers gain a deeper understanding of:

  • The meaning of gender, equality, equity and gender stereotypes
  • The role that community and rural radio stations and their program hosts can play in improving equity between men and women in the community
  • Program production stages and different ways of integrating gender at each step


The guide was developed in Niger during trainings of men and women journalists from rural and community radio stations.

The first chapter examines basic concepts about gender. The second discusses the role that rural and community radio stations can play in addressing the gender concerns and problems of all members of the community. The third chapter reviews the different stages of producing, broadcasting and monitoring radio programs, and gives a step-by-step explanation of how to integrate gender into each stage.

A checklist summarizes the key points, helping radio producers to ensure that gender has been taken into account throughout the production process.

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