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The risks of intergenerational relationships

April 4, 2024

HOST:                                                Hello and welcome, listeners! This is Grace Kapatuka. I am here again with another program on issues affecting the younger generation. In the program this afternoon, we will discuss the risks of intergenerational relationships and how young people can deal with them. Today, I will take you to one of the districts in Malawi…

Suggested interview questions about unpaid care work

March 20, 2024

Suggested questions for unpaid care workers (women) 1. We are here to discuss unpaid care work—the work done at home and for the benefit of the family, without payment. To start, please introduce yourself and tell us about your family. a. What is your name, your age, your marital status? Where do you live? How…

Unpaid care work

March 11, 2024

Read FRI’s resources on unpaid care work Dear broadcasting partner, Here is our latest monthly theme pack of FRI resources, this month all about unpaid care work. This theme pack includes a total of 15 elements , including two backgrounders, four interview scripts, one radio spot, suggested interview questions and eight Barza Wire stories. Backgrounder…

FAQs on unpaid care

March 8, 2024

What is unpaid care work, and why is it important? Unpaid care work encompasses the supports and services individuals provide within households or communities without financial compensation. These include, for example, caregiving, household chores, emotional support, and fetching wood and water. It primarily involves tasks that benefit family members, but extends to aiding individuals beyond…

How a family divides tasks to address gender inequities

March 6, 2024

SFX:                                                     Signature tune. HOST:                                                Hello listeners, welcome back to your favourite program, The healthy family. Today, we have a special focus on unpaid care work in homes, and how sharing household responsibilities between men and women can benefit families. Unpaid care work involves domestic chores and the direct care of persons, including children, the…

Addressing gender inequities in unpaid care work in rural and urban Kenya

March 6, 2024

HOST:                                                        In most Kenyan cultures, children are brought up to believe that men provide basic needs for the family, while women are homemakers and take care of everyone and everything in the home. Because of this, women end up doing most of the domestic work and other unpaid care work in the household. How…

Radio spots on unpaid care

March 6, 2024

Spot #1: Appreciating women’s unpaid care work NARRATOR:                                   Men! It’s finally Friday, and the end of another long work week! You’ve worked hard! But do you know what’s just as important as your work? The work your spouse does at home. After a long, hard day at work, isn’t it nice to come home…

Unpaid care work

March 6, 2024

What is unpaid care work? Care work consists of activities “to meet the physical, psychological, and emotional needs of adults and children, old and young, frail and able-bodied. It includes direct caregiving activities related to caring for children, the elderly, people with illnesses, and people with disabilities, as well as indirect or domestic work such…

The value of men who help raise their children

March 6, 2024

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC UP, THEN FADE OUT HOST:                                                Hello and welcome to today’s discussion. We are going to be talking about unpaid care work, which is household and community work that society has assigned to women and girls as bearing the primary responsibility to perform such duties. In this script we speak to a young couple,…

Misconceptions about contraceptives

February 23, 2024

HOST:                                                Good morning (afternoon, evening), listeners, and welcome to our weekly health show. Misconceptions about contraceptives are prevalent in many communities in Malawi, particularly among adolescents. Contraceptives is a complex topic, influenced by cultural, social, and educational factors. It’s also important to note that perceptions, beliefs, and perspectives can vary widely within any society….