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
Dec 22, 2017

Radio Training in Nicaragua!

Isabel, a volunteer, at the radio station.
Isabel, a volunteer, at the radio station.

MADRE facilitated a two week training lead by a community radio expert from Oaxaca, Mexico. Many local women and youth who are interested in communications and radio programming participated, including women from our partner organization, Wangki Tangni. Local women also volunteer at the radio station to help with the trainings and workshops, including Isabel.

Isabel is a promotora (a women’s human rights defender) working with Wangki Tangni. Her mother has been a long time community Promotora as well. Isabel volunteers her time at the radio station to support the trainings, helping more women learn about their rights. "Well, for me it means a lot because I feel that I am supporting women, and I am very happy to be doing this work, because since I was 20 years old I have been working with these type of programs on how to support women, and I feel good and I know that I am supporting a woman when she is having a problem" - Isabel

The training focused on improving their skills for the radio programming. The women learned about delivering engaging radio broadcasts that include feminist and Indigenous perspectives and how to improve the quality and diversity of their radio programming content, thanks to supporters like you. They learned how to conduct interviews using the radio equipment.

During the two week training we also conducted a workshop with youth to help them identify what their priorities for radio messages are and what the most important messages are that they are trying to spread to their communities throughout the region.

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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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