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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...

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Ivory Coast young reporters, along with young reporters from the DRC, South Africa, and Zambia made their voices heard at the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) in Abidjan in December 2017.

Hosting the pop-up radio station, our team of young reporters were great ambassadors for the Children’s Radio Foundation, demonstrating their professionalism, passion and thoughtfulness to the topics discussed during the live shows they produced and presented. Here Marie Olive Traoré, a young reporter from Ivory Coast is interviewed by her fellow young reporter outside the conference building.

If you would like to see more pictures from the conference, click here.

 

 

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The 19th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA)  begins today in Abidjan, Ivory Coast! Youth reporters from Ivory Coast, Zambia, the DRC and South Africa come together to provide live coverage from our pop-up radio station at the conference.

With the support of UNICEF Zambia, UNICEF Cote d’Ivoire, our 12 youth reporters are hosting discussions and debates about HIV prevention, youth-friendly services and navigating treatment and care. They will speak to to experts, researchers and specialists during this week, and attend sessions and discussions, and bring their unique adolescent perspective.  You can follow the live broadcast online at this link: www.childrensradiofoundation.org/listen

To follow all the action, stay tuned to our social media platforms on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

 

 

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