Women’s words from Francophone Africa: An online audio sharing platform

    | March 5, 2012

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    A reporter from Radio Aurore makes his way down to the Bertoua market in eastern Cameroon. There, he finds and interviews a 40-year-old housewife called Miriam. She holds a bag of groceries in one hand while the other hand rests on her cheek. With a worried look on her face, Miriam laments that food is too expensive.

    That’s a sample of one of the many audio reports about women that is posted on the World Association of Community Radio broadcasters’ online audio sharing platform.

    The platform is called “Women’s words from Francophone Africa.”Community radio broadcasters from countries such as Benin, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Senegal and others have shared audio pieces on topics as diverse as gender-based violence, maternal health, and women trying to cope with increasing food prices.

    To listen to the audio pieces, go to: http://www.amarc.org/index.php?p=Plateforme_paroles_femmes (In French only).