- Announcements, Conference

17 Days of Activism for the Empowerment of Rural Women and their Communities

As a multi-issue call to organise for change providing advocacy tools, strategies, and recommendations for action, the 17 Days Campaign involves rural women leaders and their communities in becoming lobby groups for claiming basic human rights and demanding accountability from their governments. World Rural Women’s Day (15 Oct.) was created in 1995 in synergy with World Food Day (16 Oct.) and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17 Oct.). With this in mind, the Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF) decided to extend this campaign through 16 and 17 October to focus on the empowerment of rural women and their communities.…

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- Conference, News

Opening Remarks, Conference on Community Media Sustainability, September 2015

OPENING REMARKS Conference on Community Media Sustainability: Strengthening Policies and Funding 14-15 September, UNESCO Paris Guy Berger, Director, Division of Freedom of Expression and Media Development, Communication and Information Sector, UNESCO Greetings to all participants in this event. We acknowledge the presence of HE Haq Inu Hasanul, Minister of Information of Bangladesh, and of the distinguished regulators, practitioners, experts and members of delegations to UNESCO, including Ambassadors. Almost 20 years ago, I gave the keynote address at the launch of one of South Africa’s first community radio stations, in the town where I lived, Grahamstown. This was in 1996, two years…

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