Around the world, too many women and girls face violence and discrimination because of their gender. This often takes the form of limited rights, limited control over or access to finances or resources, or physical violence. This is an even more important topic now because many organizations have reported an increase in violence since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, as the situation made systemic inequalities worse.
Farm Radio International has developed several resources related to gender-based violence, including several relating to sexualized violence and consent. We hope that you can use these resources to plan programming to address gender-based violence. Read ourBroadcaster how-to guide for tips on how to address sensitive issues on air.
- Rights of rural women in Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia
- Rights of rural women in Ethiopia
- Finances for farmers
- Gender inequalities in land rights in Africa
- Domestic violence: Consequences and causes
- Myths and misconceptions about sexual consent and contraceptives
- Talking about sexualized and gender-based violence (SGBV)
- Female genital mutilation in the Kolda Region of Senegal: A practice that persists
- Suggested interview questions: Impact of the pandemic on women and other vulnerable groups (Also available in Amharic, Swahili, and Portuguese)
Barza Wire stories
- Mali: Women mobilize to fight against gender-based violence
- Senegal: Associations call for legislative changes to allow medical abortions for women victims of rape and incest
- Senegal: Women demonstrate against ‘rape culture’ in Dakar (AfricaNews)
- Burkina Faso: Women are changing their daily routines because of additional burdens during COVID-19
- Ghana: Economic impact of COVID-19 triggers sexual and gender-based violence
We particularly hope that you will use these resources to participate in the international campaign: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. This campaign begins Nov. 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and ends on Dec. 10, Human Rights Day. Learn more about the campaign here.
Please use and enjoy these resources. Let us know if they’re useful—and exactly how you use them!
If you participate in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence campaign, please let us know by sending an email to email@example.com telling us:
- The name of your radio station, where you are located, and the radio program that addressed the campaign.
- The FRI radio resources you used, if any.
- The day this segment aired.
- If you interviewed or collaborated with any local organizations working on this topic.