Community Radio training on Women’s Rights and Human Rights

on 30 March 2015. Posted in Events

AMARC HR TRaining 13 17 Feb 15 KTM 70AMARC Asia-Pacific with the financial support from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), Government of Canada, and in collaboration with Association of Community Radio Broadcasters of Nepal has organized a Human Rights training program from February 13-17, 2015 in Kathmandu.

The ‘Community Radio training on Women’s Rights and Human Rights’ was attended by 25 trainees representing community radio stations from the mid-West and far-West regions of Nepal. Fifty percent seats in the training were reserved for women and five for broadcasters from the dalit community.

Participants were introduced to various aspects of violations of women’s rights and human rights, with specific focus on issues relevant to the mid-West and far-West regions of Nepal. Recent human rights reports in Nepal have indicated a greater level of violations of human rights in those regions. In addition to interacting with subject specialists the trainees have also learnt about creative ways of transforming information into effective radio programs. Technical aspects of program production such as studio and field based program production techniques that are gender sensitive were a key focus of the training.

The training has stimulated discussions about community radio’s role in promoting human rights and fundamental freedoms on democratization processes leading to better living conditions in Nepal and in shaping longer term sustainable community development and good governance. The training program was then followed up by a mentoring program that guided the participants through the production and broadcasting programs on Women’s Rights and Human Rights.