The Women’s International Network of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC-WIN) will have the Fifth March 8 International Broadcast Campaign to mark the 2009 International Women’s Day. The theme of this year is “What do the global crises (financial crisis, food crisis, and environmental crisis) mean to women in local communities?
We are well aware that the worsening global financial crisis has greatly affected people in the financial sector including those working on Wall Street, the big banks, the stock exchange. We also understand that global food prices rose 83% over the last three years and the Food and Agriculture Organization says there has been a 45% increase in the world food price index between 2007 and 2008. Likewise, we know that climate change and environmental degradation aggravate the global food crisis which has resulted in food riots in some less developed countries.
However, we want to know how these global crises are affecting women in local communities both in the Global South and Global North. Equally important, what actions are women taking to mitigate the impacts of the crisis? How are they advocating to hold those responsible for the crises accountable? What safety nets are they demanding to be put in place for grassroots and marginalized groups?
We hope that this broadcast campaign will substantively contribute to the discussion on these issues and in identifying practical as well as long-term solutions.
Below you will find the schedule of the broadcast. Please consider streaming some of the March 8 broadcast on your community radio station. You may also download and broadcast individual programs.
Asia-Pacific/Kathmandu : 1:00-8:30 GMT = 6:45-14:15 local time
Middle-East/Amman : 8:30-8:48 GMT = 7:00-7:18 local time
Africa/Johannesburg : 8:48-13:57 GMT = 10:48-15:57 local time
Europe/Rome : 13:57-16:03 GMT = 14:57-17:03 local time
Latin America/Buenos Aires : 16:03-18:29 GMT = 13:03-15:29 local time
North America/Montreal : 18:29-2:51 GMT = 13:29-21:51 local time