National Radio Campaign against Gender-Based Violence

When, local time: 
Saturday, 25 November 2017 - 11:00am to Sunday, 10 December 2017 - 3:00pm
Palestine, Ramallah and Gaza
Type of Event: 
Special Event
Reema Khalil Salem,

Each year, UNESCO Ramallah through the EU-funded Networks of Mediterranean Youth (NET-MED Youth) Project celebrates the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

The objectives are to
• Raise public awareness and mobilize young women and men in Palestine to end violence against women and girls
• Engage youth in identifying risks and concerns about gender-based violence (GBV) in their community and reflect on strategies to address them.

UNESCO Ramallah Office contracted Nisaa FM Radio as a partner in the activities to mark this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, through a youth-targeted radio campaign in Palestine between 25 November and 10 December 2017.

The form of these sessions shall vary between live-broadcast radio shows, hall debates, VOX Pops and Radio spots.

1. Hall Debates
Two hall debates, each one for one-hour. The first hall debate will be organized on the 25 November 2017 (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women). In addition, the second hall debate on 10 December 2017 (Human Rights Day). The two hall debates will bring about 60 young people aged (15-28) from all across the West Bank and Gaza (via video conference), engaging them in an open debate with decision makers, civil society activists, female leaders, religious figures and others. The debates will be produced and broadcasted on Radio and will also be available online.

2. VOX Pops
Throughout the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, ten Vox pops (each one for 2-3 mn) will be collected, edited, produced and broadcast by the Radio station. The Vox Pops will cover a sample of 80 university students and young people (8 persons will be interviewed in each vox pop). The Vox Pops will be broadcast during peak times (10AM- 11AM, 12 PM, and 2- 3PM)

3. Radio Spots

Radio Segment
Ten Radio segments (each one for 10 mins, one per day) will be broadcast on the Daily Morning Show (9:00 – 9:15AM) from 26 November to 8 December 2017. The Radio segments will tackle youth and civil society role and government commitments to combating GBV.

Radio awareness spots
Ten Radio awareness spots (30 seconds) will be produced and broadcast 5 times a day from 25 November to 10 December 2017 during peak time (10AM- 11AM, 12 PM, and 2- 3PM)
The radio awareness spots will give advice to women and children on what can be done in case they are exposed to GBV. The spots will also share positive messages on the culture of peace and working together side by side (women and men) to combat GBV.