Community radios are a powerful tool in disaster relief situations. They are an indispensable way to provide reliable information to vulnerable population, help the humanitarian relief and ease the fear and worries of the population in tense situations. These radios are deeply rooted in their communities and serve as a focal point for the population to get the services they deserve and need in their language. In emergency situations, community radios can help make a difference.
To mark this important day, the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), through its Global Fund for community radio, calls on its members to assert their role as agent of social change through an active participation in this radio campaign on the topic of social protection and agriculture in order to initiate discussions in the communities, to share information and help "break the cycle of poverty."
OP ED FROM UN WOMEN FOR THE ANNIVERSARY OF RESOLUTION 1325- By Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director
A comprehensive study prepared for the fifteenth anniversary of Security Council resolution 1325, a landmark resolution that recognized the role of gender equality and women’s leadership in international peace and security, makes the strongest case to date that gender equality improves our humanitarian assistance, strengthens the protection efforts of our peacekeepers, contributes to the conclusion of peace talks and the sustainability of peace agreements, and accelerates economic recovery after conflict.