From foliage to fortune: The empowerment of women in Zondoma through non-timber forest products (NTFPs)

In the heart of Burkina Faso, a silent yet powerful revolution is taking shape, transforming the lives of rural women and redefining the management of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs). This is the story of the Association for Development through Existing Resources and Services in the Sahel (ADRESSE), an organization that has made the valorization of NTFPs in the Zondoma province a model for sustainable local development and women’s empowerment. This

Meet Djénèbou Traoré: 2024 George Atkins Communication Award winner

Before she became a radio host, Djénèbou Traoré loved listening to Radio Benbakan in Sanankoroba, Mali. She had a passion for radio. Then, in 2006, she decided to get behind the microphone herself. Recently, Mrs. Traoré was recognized for her broadcasting excellence by receiving the George Atkins Communication Award. She is one of three winners for 2024. The George Atkins Communication Award annually honours individual radio broadcasters for their exceptional

Radio Kénédougou: Spotlighting women’s reproductive rights and gender relations

Since 1992, Radio Kénédougou has been a driving force for rural development in Mali’s Sikasso region. With a strong commitment to gender equality, it serves over 400,000 residents within 100 km of the station. The station’s program Ladamou Blon is the runner-up for the 2024 Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio. This award recognizes exceptional radio programs that serve women listeners. The programs are celebrated for advancing gender equality, whether

1st La Vía Campesina Women School

From March 8 to 14, the 1st La Vía Campesina Women School was held in Maputo, Mozambique. This school had enormous political importance, with about 60 women from 39 countries and all 10 regions. The school provided a space for collective political debate on how to organise peasant women in the territories, how to celebrate our victories, how to increase their participation and leadership within our global movement, and how

Women family farmers for the sustainability of food systems and the planet

Rural women are the heart of the countryside and agriculture, playing a key role in food systems, agrobiodiversity conservation, poverty eradication and achieving the SDGs. On International Women’s Day, we commemorate the achievements of women family farmers, rural women and indigenous women. Still, we must remember the challenges that remain to be addressed in order to move towards more just and equitable societies that recognise the important role of rural

Digital access for rural women

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality. Read more about work in the C4D space that has been happening around digital access for women: Talking Books provide an innovative solution to reach rural communities in Ugandahttps://yenkasa.org/talking-books-provide-an-innovative-solution-to-reach-rural-communities-in-uganda/ How Bamtaare FM created a website to reach more people with local informationhttps://yenkasa.org/how-bamtaare-fm-created-a-website-to-reach-more-people-with-local-information/ Tips for engaging women in your radio programhttps://yenkasa.org/tips-for-engaging-women-in-your-radio-program/ Some resources  Gender responsive digitalizationhttps://yenkasa.org/gender-responsive-digitalization/

Tips for engaging women in your radio program

Women play a central role in families, communities, and societies. But women and girls face struggles every day simply because of their gender. They may be limited in what resources they can access, where they can farm, if they can go to school, and what they can eat. In many places, women do not have control over the crops they grow or even their own bodies. It’s important to share

On Air Dialogues: Amplifying rural voices

The 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit aimed to identify solutions that improve livelihoods and food security. Small-scale farmers and rural people should play an essential role in this process. They are the backbone of the global food system, experts in their fields, and experienced in finding creative solutions. That’s why, over the course of three weeks in June 2021, and in partnership with six radio stations in Burkina Faso, Ghana,

Sisonke Working Together Trust Bulawayo Zimbabwe helps women farmers learn climate adaptation techniques

Sisonke Working Together Trust Bulawayo Zimbabwe is a non governmental organisations working in urban and rural areas of Zimbabwe. Matebeleland South province in Zimbabwe is one of the driest provinces in Zimbabwe with a maximum of 300 to 400mm of rainfall annually. It is a province home to women headed households as their male counterparts have immigrated to South Africa. Women in the Mould of Elita Sibanda and Tracy who

Media Gender Code of Ethics

The Media Council of Tanzania has created a Media Gender Code of Ethics to help members of the media make their workplaces fair and equal for men and women. To read the full resource, click here.