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Women's Day 2024

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On International Women's Day, we're celebrating eight remarkable women - all connected by their use of media to support and empower women in diverse contexts. 

  • Sierra Leone: Driving empowerment

    The kekeh – a motorised three-wheeled vehicle – is almost exclusively driven by men. Journalist Sombo Angelina Fullah learned how to drive one in just three days - to conduct interviews for radio programme Docket en Lappa. Sombo and her kekeh demonstrate what women are capable of - watch our film!
  • Afghanistan: Keeping women's voices on air

    Women's rights in Afghanistan are severely restricted - leaving media with an even more important role in women's lives, providing information, entertainment and connection. “Our mission is to make the voices of people heard,” says Nadia, a journalist and producer who along with her colleagues on the Women's Voice programme, has been able to stay on air.
  • Ethiopia: Leading a 'cool' podcast on digital literacy

    Arada (አራዳ) is an Amharic word meaning ‘cool’ or ’ woke’. Newal Abubeker with her co-host Kirubel Shiferaw interviews young professionals and experts providing reliable information about the digital world – find out more!
  • Indonesia – Women-led Brave New Media

    Evi Mariani, the founder of public interest platform Project Multatuli, joined an episode of our podcast, Brave New Media to reflect on the platform's experienece of direct conflict with authority, after taking up a high-profile abuse case. She describes police harassment and cyber-attacks – and the power of social media and solidarity between journalists and civil society groups. Listen in!
  • Bangladesh: Climate action through media

    Faria Akter is a young content creator from Bagerhat and a mentee on climate reporting through our project with the Global Center on Adaptation. Read more about how she is overcoming stereotypes to tell stories that matter.
  • Kenya: Reporting for the people

    Monica Okwanyi from Kenya Red Cross describes how, through our Lifeline training, she ensured five local broadcasters in Kenya better communicate lifesaving information to help their communities. (link leads to IFRC website)
  • India: Overcoming prejudice

    The waste pickers of Bengaluru prevent over 383 million kilos of solid waste a year from reaching landfill each year – but they are not seen as heroes. Indira started waste picking with her family in Bengaluru when she was 10 years old and says that she was treated very badly in the past - but that our project has begun to shift attitudes. Hear her compelling story.
  • Ukraine: Gender under fire

    Access to trusted media is especially difficult for women living in occupied regions of Ukraine during the conflict; as one woman in Kherson told the team, “we are in an absolute information vacuum”. Our senior researcher Sally Gowland describes the challenges of conducting a nationally representative survey of women, through power outages and shelling, to hear their experiences.

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