- 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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- Radio

Bangladesh: More community radio in the offering – Information Minister

DHAKA, April 26, 2016 (BSS) – The government would further expand community radio in order to provide the platform for citizens to raise their voices, especially for the masses at the grassroots, Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu said today. Inu revealed this information to visiting Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, Howe Liang Zhu, who is now in the city on a four-day visit to Bangladesh, said an official release. “We have taken the decision (for more community radios) to bring the marginalized people into the mainstream of development and spearhead sustainable development,” the minister told Liang Zhu, who along…

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- Announcements

Indian Fellowship on Communication for Social Change and Media Rights

Ideosync Media Combine in partnership with UNESCO and India Fellow announces the first Indian Fellowship onCommunication for Social Change and Media Rights. Information, Communication and Media is playing an increasingly critical role in how social, economic and political development is being articulated and national and international agendas set. This fellowship invites young people to engage with ideas of communication for social change and media rights in order to participate in the creation of a more democratic and just society. You can apply for the Ideosync UNESCO India Fellow (IUIF) batch starting July 2016, if: You are between 20 to 28…

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