Apply for the Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio

Apply for the Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio

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The Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio recognizes excellent radio programs that serve women listeners. Winning radio programs explore and advance gender equality; for example, by sharing the experiences and opinions of women, addressing topics of importance to women, underlining the role of men in gender equality, etc.

The award is given to the team of people who make this program happen, including the manager(s), producer(s), host(s), presenter(s), reporter(s), technician(s), and others.

In sub-Saharan Africa, women play important roles in farming, family, and the community. Yet they are more likely to experience extreme poverty, malnutrition, and poor health. Women also have less access to and control over resources, including information. That’s why it’s essential for radio programs to serve the needs and interests of women as well as men — when we can contribute to the well-being of women, the well-being of families and communities improves as well.

Winning programs can deal with any subject! In other words, the program does not need to focus exclusively on gender equality issues. For example, you can apply with a program about health, education, agriculture, or a combination of topics. What’s important is that your program, no matter the topic, serves women!

In recognition of their excellent work, the winning broadcast team will receive a certificate and a $1,000 CAD prize. The deadline to apply is October 20, 2023.

To apply, broadcasters or station managers must submit ALL of the following items via email to [email protected] on behalf of their program team:

  1. The application form below, completed with detailed answers.
  2. A recording of your program. (Please submit an episode aired in 2022.)
  3. A full transcription of the recorded episode in either English, French, Portuguese, Amharic, or Swahili. The transcript (a written version of your episode, including every word spoken by the host(s) and each guest) ensures that the award judges can understand the content and quality of your work.
  4. A typical program lineup / runsheet in Word or PDF format.

Applications will be accepted in English, French, Amharic, Hausa, Swahili, and Portuguese. Find them here:

Meet the past winners:
2019: Voice of Kigezi’s B’Omugaiga program
2020: Uganda Community Green Radio‘s Nyinabwenge program
2021: Radio Communautaire Salama’s Ujeuri Dhidi Ya Wanawake program
2022 : Radio Média (Leadership for women) Bouaké program
2023: Radio Évangile Albarka (Gender equality and social balance)