Addressing a sensitive issue: Gender-based violence

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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 our Broadcaster how-to guide for tips on how to address sensitive issues on air.


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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 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.