In keeping with our story from Mali on gender-based violence, our Script of the week is a series of 16 radio spots on gender violence. These were written especially for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, but could be aired at any time in your programming schedule.
Gender-based violence is any harmful act against a person or group of people because of their gender identity or expression. While gender-based violence affects many marginalized groups, women and girls are most affected. To raise awareness and reduce the incidence of gender-based violence around the world, there is an international campaign against gender-based violence from November 25 to December 10, called the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.
The campaign denounces gender-based violence and encourages men, women, girls, and boys to get involved in efforts to end violence against women and girls.
These 16 radio spots focus on the following topics:
- Breaking the silence around gender-based violence
- Where to go for help in case of gender-based violence
- What the law says about gender-based violence in Mali
- Non-consensual sex is gender-based violence
- Stop female genital mutilation
- Stop killing women!
- The different forms of gender-based violence
- Gender-based violence also affects people with disabilities
- Early and forced marriage are forms of gender-based violence
- Husbands! No more physical violence!
- Respect what survivors tell you they want and need!
- Use available services to support survivors of gender-based violence
- Support survivors of gender-based violence!
- Widow sharing is a form of gender-based violence
- Let’s all work to end gender-based violence
- Say no to all forms of gender-based violence
Some of these spots contain information that is specific to Mali, but all be adapted for use in any country. All services, organizations, phone numbers, and laws should be replaced with locally relevant information. To obtain this information, contact local organizations that deal with gender-based violence.
The spots are 15-60 seconds long and can be aired several times during your programs throughout the year.