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Recipes for harmony

Cultural Infusion has created an eBook for primary students to celebrate Australia’s cultural diversity: discover Recipes for harmony!

This resource that includes stories of Australians from a lot of different cultural backgrounds. Developed for the Australian Government Department of Social Services and the Scanlon Foundation to coincide with the 2015 Harmony Day and A Taste of Harmony celebrations, Recipes for Harmony is accompanied by a website with a comprehensive education resource guide with videos, audio and hours of classroom activities.

Discover a unique way to educate students on cultures from across the globe with personal stories, recipes, cultural profiles, language tools and videos !

 

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Radio's impact in Peace Building Process in South Asia

'It is widely accepted that radio is a powerful electronic mass media having a magic power to reach even the remotest area with necessary information, education, entertainment and persuasion.

Radio is a very powerful tool of communication having ability to reach the remote areas even where there is no electricity. Radio is also very useful in the South Asian region to those who are deprived of the light of education. As radio messages are delivered with dialogue, music, words and sentences, they can be easily communicable and understandable to the people who can’t read or write. To reach the grassroots level, the Community Radio (CR) can play effective role.'

Read more of Sheikh Mohammad Shafiul Islam's article about Radio's impact in Peace Building Process in South Asiaby clicking to open the resource!

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Stories of refugees, by the refugees

'3CR community radio provides a media space enabling progressive communities to voice ideas and build their power to create social change' (statement of purpose, 2016).

Refugee Radio features ten refugees and asylum seekers on their journey to a new land. They share the struggle of leaving family and the familiar behind, of learning a new language yet maintaining their culture, and of needing ways to contribute to Australian society. 

Refugee Radio was part of Human Rights Day 10 December 2010 special programming and is supported by the City of Melbourne and the Victorian Multicultural Commission.

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Multicultural radio to enact cultural diversity

Australia is one of the world’s most culturally diverse nation, based largely on high levels of immigration in the second part of the 20th century. From the 1970s onwards, Australia formally recognized the massive social changes brought about by postwar immigration, and provided legislation to incorporate cultural diversity into everyday lives. One such ‘legislative’ enactment saw the establishment of multicultural broadcasting in Australia, as arguably a world-first, both in its comprehensiveness and diversity.

Today, Australia has a public sector corporation, the Special Broadcasting Service, administering five radio services in 68 languages. Also, the Community Radio sector produces multicultural programming in 100 languages through a number of its 330 broadcast and 207 narrowcast stations.

This article examines the relationship between radio and its communities. It argues that despite the ‘profile’ of SBS television, radio is much closer to its constituent communities, and therefore plays a greater role in enabling those communities to speak their own histories, beyond the confines of a consensual Anglophile paradigm.

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Common Ground and Common Obstacles: US-Japan Women Leaders Dialogue

In the fall of 2017, JCIE gathered two dozen women leaders, representing a diversity of fields, for a US-Japan Women Leaders Dialogue at the Pocantico Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund in Tarrytown, New York, to discuss ways in which the United States and Japan can cooperate on security, economic, and gender issues.

The dialogue placed women’s expertise and experiences at the forefront of an extended conversation about US-Japan relations.

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Enhancing energy based livelihoods for women micro entrepreneurs

This gender equality case study presents the contributions of the ADB-India project in providing 24-hour power supply to rural households in Madhya Pradesh and how it has opened opportunities for women entrepreneurs in the energy sector.

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The global fund for women impact report: gender equality in Asia & the Pacific

'The Global Fund for Women took on one of the most challenging of all of the Millennium  Development Goals—MDG 3—the goal of gender equality. Specifically, the Global Fund Breakthrough Project promoted gender equality and women’s empowerment in areas that require strong women-led activism: to end violence against women, promote  women’s  participation  in  politics  and  public administration,  and  secure  property,  inheritance  rights and broader employment opportunities for women. These are three distinctly important pillars of gender equality and women’s empowerment' Brooke Ackerly, Vanderbilt University.

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Culture & disability, policies and practices in Asia and Europe

ASEF publishes a report that gives an overview on how both continents manage the accessibility of culture for disabled people

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Implementing gender equality with checklists

Sector gender checklists have been prepared to give concrete recommendations to properly address gender issues in the design of projects across different sectors. They provide a “how to” integrate gender equality and women’s empowerment objectives in a range of sectors, from energy to transport, going by urban development, health and many others.

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Gender and development: news from the Asian Development Bank

Discover a great variety of news related to Gender and Development on the dedicated section of the Asian Development Bank.