Today is International Feminist Radioday! The International Feminist Radioday today will feature over 24 hours of feminist content from over 12 editorial teams in 3 german-speaking countries. The broadcasts will include content against the patriarchy with feminist music, interviews, stories, features, shows and discussions.

Why do we need a feminist radioday?

According to a study by the ZHAW less than 39% of the people who shape what we listen and see in Switzerland are women. ProQuote claims that only 2 of 12 public radio stations are directed by women. In these statistics people who identify as trans*, inter or non-binary are not even visible. Chief editors are usually male, the images of women and girls in media are full of clichés, many journalists suffer from sexual assaults at their workplace, topics are distributed according to gender roles – the list of reasons to focus on feminist media coverage is long. Community radios are non-commercial, open and self-determined and have therefore functioned as platform for those, who’s voices are often not heard. The working conditions for women, inter, non-binary and trans are therefore less harsh than in mainstream media. Nonetheless patriarchal power-structures are also present in our field of work. It is mostly male voices which we hear, also in community radio. In 2017 many editorial teams met for the feminist radio event “Claim the Waves” in Zurich. They decided to network and annually claim the airwaves together on the 21st of October. Feminist journalism means to these editorial teams, that they broadcast their own views, music, topics and listen to people and stories which are usually ignored.

The program schedule is available onhttps://claimthewaves.noblogs.org

Community radio stations must incorporate the gender perspective in their organisational structures and content, as indicated in paragraph “J” of the Beijing Platform for Action

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Montréal, le 6 mars 2015. L' Association Mondiale des Radiodiffuseurs Communautaires (AMARC) s’associe à l'UNESCO et l'Alliance mondiale genre et médias pour «Les femmes font l’info» 2015. Sous le thème «Oui nous devons! Atteindre l'égalité des genres dans les médias en 2030», cette initiative vise à faire avancer la participation des femmes dans toutes les sphères de médias ; de la plume, au micro à la haute direction.

Partout dans le monde, les radios communautaires sont un lieu privilégié où les femmes peuvent faire entendre leur voix, trouvent un espace de discussion, d'autonomisation et d'émancipation. Ces radios sont des vecteurs d’éducation, de culture, de partage et de développement des connaissances. Grâce à elles, les femmes peuvent faire valoir leur rôle en tant qu'acteurs sociaux de premier plan.

"Le 8 mars, nous célébrons la contribution des femmes à la lutte pour la liberté d'expression et le droit de communiquer. Nous saisissons également cette occasion pour répéter qu’encore aujourd’hui trop de femmes souffrent de discriminations dans le domaine des médias et que nous devons travailler à une représentation égale sur les ondes“, a déclaré María Pía Matta, présidente de l'AMARC.

Dans la poursuite de ses projets et dans le cadre de sa mission, l'AMARC défend l'égalité des genres et renforce l'importance du rôle joué par les femmes dans le domaine de la communication et des médias. Lancée au début de 2015, ‘’Vers Beijing 20’’, une série radiophonique internationale produite par l'AMARC, en collaboration avec ONU Femmes célèbre les voix des femmes dans le monde, met en lumière des questions importantes liées aux femmes et partage des histoires soutenant une cause universelle. Grâce à ces programmes, l'AMARC souhaite supporter l’autonomisation des femmes journaliste, commentatrices et journalistes et leur donner du temps en ondes. Un autre outil important à la réalisation de l'égalité des sexes dans les stations de radio est la Politique de genre pour la radio communautaire (GP4CR) qui a été développée par le Réseau des femmes (RIF) de l'AMARC Asie-Pacifique et adopté par l'Assemblée générale mondiale de l'AMARC en 2010 à La Plata en Argentine. Ce document est disponible en plusieurs langues.

Le 8 mars, l’AMARC appelle tous ses membres, partenaires et amis à continuer de travailler pour atteindre l'égalité des genres et à s’engager pour accorder l'égalité du temps d'antenne aux femmes. Ensemble, atteignons l'égalité des genres dans les médias en 2030!

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Grâce à des services aux membres, au réseautage et la mise en œuvre de projets, l'Association mondiale des radiodiffuseurs communautaires (AMARC) réunit plus de 4,000 radios communautaires, fédérations et alliés des radios communautaires dans plus de 150 pays. Le Réseau international des femmes (RIF) de l'AMARC est une grande assemblée de communicatrices travaillant pour assurer le droit des femmes à participer et à communiquer par la radio communautaire.

Dans UNWOMEN

Sur la route de BEIJING 20: Une série audio produit par l'AMARC, en collaboration avec ONU Femmes

En Septembre 1995, Beijing, Chine, a accueilli des milliers d'hommes et de femmes de partout dans le monde pour le Quatrième Conférence mondiale sur les femmes. L'égalité des sexes, la défense des droits de l'homme et de la dignité humaine a été au centre des discussions.

Après l'événement, le Déclaration de Beijing et du Programme d'action a été approuvé. Il se concentre sur douze sujets de préoccupation: environnement,pauvreté, l'éducation et la formation, santé,conflit armé, violence, économie, pouvoir et prise de décision, mécanismes institutionnels pour la promotion de la femme, médias, droits de l'hommeEt la petite fille.

Une série audio

En 2015, 20 ans après la Déclaration de Beijing, il est temps de réfléchir sur les progrès ou les reculs acheived ces deux dernières décennies. Dans cet esprit, le Association mondiale des radiodiffuseurs communautaires (AMARC) est produit, avec le soutien de ONU Femmes, Une campagne radio internationale liée à Beijing 20. L' série audio offrira une perspective comparative entre 1995 et 2015: d'où nous étions, où nous en sommes aujourd'hui, avec des histoires de producteurs participants dans le monde entier.

Le but de ce série est d'améliorer la compréhension des enjeux de la Plateforme d'action de Beijing et de souligner ce qui a changé pour les femmes depuis la Conférence tenue à Beijing il ya 20 ans. AMARC estime que ce est une occasion unique de susciter un débat et conversation sur empowerement, droits des femmes et espère qu'il engagera une nouvelle génération sur ces questions importantes.

Se il vous plaît venez visiter cette page souvent qu'il le mettra en vedette les productions audio et des informations sur les questions et la des femmes Beijing 20 activités connexes.

Écoutez la série audio, télécharger et partager les productions!

Frieda WerdenRéseau de Femmes Rapport de l'ONU-Frieda Werden attended the UN World Conferences on Women in 1975 and 1995. She has worked as a volunteer and professionally in public and community radio in the US and Canada since 1973. In 1986, she co-founded WINGS: Women’s International News Gathering Service; as its series producer, she internationally syndicates a weekly half-hour radio program by and about women around the world. WINGS has been honoured by the US National Federation of Community Broadcasters and Canada’s National Campus and Community Radio Association. Werden has served as North America Women’s Representative and then N.A. Vice President of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), and President of the International Association of Women in Radio and TV.

When I was a girl, it was said that the three most important means of communication were “Telephone, telegraph, and tell a woman.”

Now you could take that as an insult, or you could take it as a call to action – we know a lot, and we need to get it heard.

Ever since the ’70s, we’ve had a lot of basically internal women’s movement publications and websites. And once in a while an American football player punches out his fiancee in front of a video camera and domestic violence goes viral as an issue. Or, you raise more than a million dollars to have a women’s press room at the UN World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna. That was a media breakthrough in 1994, after 20-plus years of public denials about violence against women…. But where is the day in day out discussion with the public about women’s issues? Where can you get public space for that without paying a fortune or kowtowing to advertisers?

Radio! Community and campus radio, is what I’ve found.

Community radio is a worldwide movement committed to getting under-covered voices and ideas onto the air. Women have a major role in it, including international and regional women’s networks. The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters has lobbied for decades to get licensing frameworks adopted, country by country. Community radio is big and getting bigger across the US, Canada and Latin America. In 17 countries of Europe it’s legal now, and the Community Media Forum Europe is lobbying for its full recognition as part of the “third sector.” It’s madly successful across Africa, especially since the World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva, where donors got on board. …Community radio was finally re-legalized in the UK a few years back, quickly leading India to legalize. Community radio has been saving lives in Nepal, former Yugoslavia, Haiti…. It’s in Jordan and at long last in Tunisia.

And you can quite probably walk into a station in your own town or call them up and say – “we have an issue we want to talk about on the air.” Start by being a guest. Then ask for a regular program. Maybe they have a women’s collective or department you can join –, or maybe you’ll want to start one.

You can access the station’s audience and bring your supporters to the station as audience. You can get free training to use the simple equipment for one or all of your group, and later advanced training to make fancy programs if you like. You can broadcast grassroots or expert interviews, round-table discussions, recordings of speeches, live coverage from rallies… anything with sound.

And for women, the kicker is : the audience has to listen to you instead of judging how you look. You can even be anonymous.

Some people like to put down community radio. They say “ah, you’re only preaching to the converted.” Well, If you don’t preach to the converted, they don’t stay converted long. Why do you think there’s church every Sunday? And with radio there’s a reach-out factor – people turn on the dial, and – “what’s this? Interesting!” Or, to be fair, they might say “Not interesting!” When you’re part of the media it’s part of your challenge to learn, stay creative, and make it interesting!

You think, Why not just write something on the internet?

There’s something about the human voice that says more, much more, than mere words. Your warmth, your guests’ passion, the music of the language can be more convincing than any essay.

Besides, bringing other people into an in-person conversation – listening to them, privileging their voices – that builds alliances. It builds community. And it builds audience.

Pourquoi ne pas simplement mettre votre acoustique on the internet?

Despite the hype, not many people listen to podcasts compared to radio. While big commercial radio is going down, local radio listening is up. A recent North America survey showed even people who do listen to podcasts listen to the radio even more. And being on the radio schedule is like having a great google ranking – people know you are there.

I could exhort you all day, but let’s move on to section J [The Media section of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, unanimously adopted by participating countries in 1995 at the UN’s 4e World Conference on Women] – what’s in it for the community radio sector?

Here’s a quote: “Everywhere, the potential exists for the media to make a far greater contribution to the advancement of women.” There are women’s radio stations (one in Oslo and one in Kampala, for example); but I’ve yet to find a community station in North America with more than 35% women on the air. By world standards, that’s not bad, but let’s try harder to take up our share of space. Funders could help by supporting women’s-program coordinators. Often women choose to work collaboratively instead of hosting a one-ego show; and a paid coordinator vastly extends the life of such collaborations.

Another quote: “Women should be empowered by enhancing their skills, knowledge, and access to information technology.” Your government’s licensing of community radio stations has opened that door for you already. Step through it. Most commercial and public broadcasters today still get their start from community radio. Community media also are leaders in adapting to new technologies – you can learn from them.

Paragraph 240 calls for media systems to include women in developing regulatory mechanisms. In Canada and at the international level, community radio organizations require 50% of directors be women. These directors develop interventions with regulators – you can take part through them.

Section J objectives with respect to content can be pursued through community radio – plus, events you develop for radio can be tweeted, facebooked, photographed, videoed, turned into print documents, and splashed all over the internet. Many shows are doing that today.

Down near the bottom of section J, all three sectors– media, governments, and NGOs –are enjoined to “support the development of, and finance, as appropriate, alternative media and the use of all means of communication to disseminate information to and about women and their concerns.”

There are a few ways I see government and commercial media supporting community radio as alternative media, but also I see supports being threatened or actually removed. If you become part of this media, you’ll have a stake in these issues and follow them.

To wrap up: I’ve been working with community and public media since 1973, and syndicating a half-hour weekly radio program by and about the global women’s movement for 28 years. It’s my experience that community radio is where the openness to women’s issues and voices tends to be greatest, and I would be extremely happy to see many more women move in on that openness. .

We find in this world that it can be a quick business to destroy livelihoods and cultures, creating traumas that ring down through generations. The much harder job is to heal, and that requires building relations in community.

Birgitte Jallov of Denmark has helped build community radios in Africa for decades, and measures their impact. She told me in an interview that the number one change people attributed to the radio in all communities she studied was: “Women are being beaten up less… We’re being beaten up less.” Privileging women’s voices, ideas, skills, and solidarity has done that. It’s my hope you will adopt community radio as your own and do the same.