We use radio to amplify youth voices across Africa, giving them the skills and tools to speak about their lives
According to Gun Free South Africa, a woman dies at the hands of an intimate partner every 8 hours in South Africa. Living free from violence is our human right. With the support of a journalism fellowship, youth reporters in South Africa use the platform of radio to speak out against gender based violence and domestic violence.
The following radio features were produced through a journalism fellowship from the Heinrich Boell Foundation (HBF) and the National Shelter Movement of South Africa (NSM), in partnership with the Children’s Radio Foundation. The fellowship is associated with the HBF and NSM’s EU-funded project Enhancing the State’s Response to GBV: Paying the True Costs. Together we are enhancing public awareness of domestic violence and intimate partner violence, the services and shelters for abused women, and stand in support of women’s issues. Take a listen.
Feature 1: Women’s Shelters and the services they offer Read More
This World Children’s Day, children and youth took centre stage! Along with UNICEF in Zambia and South Africa, we planned a number of exciting #kidstakeover activities within the professional media sector and at the National Assembly of Zambia.
World Children’s Day is a global day celebrated each year on November 20th, where children around the world came together to help save children’s lives, to fight for their rights, and to help them fulfill their potential. The idea is that World Children’s Day is ‘brought by children to children.’ We had young reporters represented in the broadcast media on television and radio, and in the print media. And young people in Zambia took part in a parliamentary caucus on children, voicing their opinions on health, education and many more issues.
In South Africa, our youth reporters were featured as guests on national radio SAFM, speaking with Naledi Moleo on her show, and also with Shado Twala...
An average of 16 people are killed every day through gun violence in South Africa. Youth reporters from Alex FM in Gauteng share their thoughts and feelings about guns and violence.
The youth talk about the many incidents of violence where guns have had a major and devastating effect. This audio piece forms part of our new project, in partnership with the European Union and Gun Free South Africa, which gets young people to ignite community dialogues about youth experiences of violence, to promote safer communities.
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How can we make our communities safer? How can young people contribute to feeling safe in their own communities in South Africa? We recently launched a 2-year project in partnership with Gun Free South Africa, with funding support from the European Union.
Using the power of radio, youth broadcasters will ignite community dialogues about youth experiences of violence, and get young people involved in making their communities safer.
This audio report spoke to some people attending our launch event in Cape Town on August 3rd, to hear more about the project and experiences of violence in different communities.
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With a legacy donation from the Von Clemm Family Foundation, we recently started a project in Tanzania focusing on education around tuberculosis (TB). The project, based in Mwanza, kicked off its activities in February through our local partner, the Mwanza Youth and Children’s Network (MYCN).
Fifteen young reporters, all below 18 years, were trained in an intensive 3-day workshop on how to use radio as a tool to raise awareness on TB issues. During the training workshop, the youth had information sessions with TB experts from the Ministry of Health’s TB program based in Mwanza. The youth also visited three TB clinics within the Mwanza community to get a deeper sense of what TB testing and treatment entails, and to interact with and interview patients attending the clinics. These interviews formed part of the radio shows and public service announcements (PSAs) produced by the team of young reporters.
Operation Asha shared their TB...