IWTC Women's GlobalNet #308
Activities and Initiatives of Women Worldwide 

October 16, 2006

LOCAL LANGUAGE RADIO PROGRAMMES WEBCAST AND BROADCAST MARATHON GIVE GLOBAL DIMENSION TO UN SCR 1325 CELEBRATION

 

The International Women’s Tribune Centre (IWTC) will take the commemoration of the 6th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 to the airwaves, the Internet and to various other media venues in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan, the Philippines and New York. This collection of international media events will unfold in partnership with a number of organizations, including Isis-International, Radio FIRE (Feminist International Radio Endeavor), the Uganda Media’s Women’s Association, Liberia Women Action Media Committee, the African Women and Children’s Feature Service, Association of Media Women in Kenya, the Tanzania Media Women’s Association, and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and will include TV, radio, newspaper and magazine interviews with women peacebuilders in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Sudan.

 

1325 Broadcast Campaign

IWTC, the Uganda Media Women’s Network, the Liberian Women Media Action Committee, a number of African community radio stations, and Isis International – Manila, will broadcast Women Talk Peace, a local language radio programme series focusing on the use of SCR 1325 in addressing the conflict in Northern Uganda, the role of women in reconstruction in Liberia, and women’s participation in peace processes in Mindanao, Philippines, on community radio stations in the Philippines, Uganda, Liberia, and other parts of Africa.  The programmes will be aired in English, Bassa, Kpelle, Swahili, Luganda, Liberian English, and Filipino.

Dates: October 23-31, 2006

 

1325 BROADCAST MARATHON

IWTC and Radio FIRE will host an eight-hour broadcast and webcast marathon featuring interviews with and messages from women in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, and many other countries will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2006.

Tune in: Link through our website: iwtc.org

If you want to participate in the marathon, write to: sylvia@iwtc.org

 

On the Ground, On the Air! Women Claiming 1325

Local language radio productions on UNSCR 1325 in Bassa, Kpelle, Luganda, Swahili, Filipino, French and English, produced by the IWTC in partnership with various organizations, will be launched in celebration of the resolution’s 6th anniversary. This event will be held in partnership with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

Date: October 27, 2006

Time: 3.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Venue: IWTC Office - 3rd Floor UN Church Centre, 777 UN Plaza, New York, NY

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