Radios: A Lifeline to Safety for Nicaraguan Women

by MADRE, An International Women's Human Rights Org.
Radios: A Lifeline to Safety for Nicaraguan Women

Project Report | Jul 7, 2017
Human Rights Radio in Nicaragua Turns 1!

By MADRE | MADRE

One year ago, we launched a new project with Wangki Tangni, our partners in Nicaragua.

The women we work with face poverty and high levels of violence - and are also marginalized because of their Miskito Indigenous identity. Because the women live in remote communities on Nicaragua’s North Atlantic coast, it can be nearly impossible for them to access shelters or local resources. They feel like they have nowhere to turn for help.

We wanted to connect women in the region and share crucial information on their rights and local resources, like shelters from violence.

So, with our partner organization, we launched a human rights radio station - Voices of the Women of Wangki Tangni, 103.5 FM.

In the radio's first year:

We trained 30 women in broadcasting and reporting.

And passed out 400 solar radios to make sure everyone could tune in.

The radio reaches 115 communities, 6 days a week, and it’s the only station that broadcasts in Miskito. It addresses women’s rights but also features youth programming and traditional Miskito music.

When women hear the radio, they know they are not alone and feel connected to a supportive community. They also learn their rights and how to access or demand the resources they need.

Thank you so much for supporting this important project! Here’s to many more years of broadcasting women’s voices and protecting human rights -- with your support!

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MADRE, An International Women's Human Rights Org.

Location: New York, NY - USA
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Project Leader:
Yifat Susskind
New York , NY United States

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