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Women's safe space on radio

Dawn Gibson
Saturday, December 08, 2012

AS part of its annual community radio campaign, the suitcase radio station, FemLINKPACIFIC has been encouraging women around the country to become more engaged in their communities through broadcasts.

The campaign began on November 26 and concludes on Monday, December 10, which is also World Human Rights Day.

Not only are these radio broadcasts a voice for women and youths from Labasa, Ba, Tavua, Suva and Nausori, but they are also a safe space.

"Some of the women shared that it was their first time to be on air and they really enjoyed having a safe space to share their stories," said FemTALK 89FM Labasa broadcast team co-leader Alisi Matai.

A statement released by the organisation told of the importance of such initiatives.

"Today is day 12 of the 16-day campaign and the community radio broadcasts — our rural centres continue to enable safe spaces for women and their communities to discuss and highlight their peace and security priorities," the statement said.