Women’s International Network of AMARC
What is AMARC-WIN?
The Women’s International Network (AMARC-WIN) is a large assembly of women’s communicators working to ensure women’s right to communicate through and within the community radio movement.
What are WIN’s main principles?
- WIN works for women’s right to communicate as a basic human right expressed through community radio.
- WIN supports women’s empowerment, gender equity, and a general improvement in the condition and position of women worldwide.
- WIN promotes women’s access to all levels of community radio, including decision making.
- WIN supports women’s efforts to express themselves within and beyond their communities, by providing training programs and production exchanges at the international and local level.
- WIN aims to change negative images of both women and men in the media and to challenge stereotypes being reproduced by media all around the world.
- WIN subscribe to the principles of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
How does WIN work?
Women representatives of AMARC-Members elect a Vice President for Women to sit on AMARC’s International Board, the same for regional AMARC-Boards. WIN members are prominent in decision-making throughout AMARC.
An important tool towards achieving gender equality in the radio stations is the Gender Policy for Community Radio (GP4CR) which was developed by AMARC-WIN Asia Pacific and adopted by the World General Assembly of AMARC in 2010 in La Plata, Argentina. It is available in multiple languages.
WIN at AMARC11
In August 2015, representatives of the Women's International Network gathered in Accra, Ghana on the occasion of the 11th World Conference of AMARC (AMARC11). Mrs Birgitte Jallov participated in a panel and she has generously agreed to share her presentation on the roots of WIN. You may find it online: 'Women's use of community radio between resistance, liberation and celebration'.