Community Radio and Human Trafficking

Date: June 1, 2010
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From 15 June – 15 September Gender Links will be implementing a Communications Campaign to raise awareness around 2010 and human trafficking titled, “Together We Can End Human Trafficking.” This will be held in partnership with the Red Light 2010 Campaign (network of organisations including SANTAC, WLSA), the National Community Radio Forum (NCRF) and Community Media for Development (CMFD), and is being supported by IOM and Oxfam GB.

The radio component of this campaign comprises the production and distribution of 3 short radio spots based on the key messages of the Red Light 2010 Campaign, which address various aspects of human trafficking, as well as provide information on resources of where to go to report cases of trafficking. Supported by the IOM, the spots will be produced in English, Zulu, Sotho, Afrikaans, and Seswati, and distributed to 120 community radio stations in the nine provinces of South Africa. Supported by OXFAM and the Red Light 2010 Campaign, the spots will also be produced into: Portuguese, French, Nyanja, Chichewa, Setswana, and Shona. An accompanying presenters guide will encourage discussion with local experts and calls from community members. The first spot will be broadcast in all on the 10 June 2010 to coincide with the opening ceremony of Soccer 2010.

In collaboration with the OXFAM GB and Red Light 2010 initiative, Gender Links will also use their Opinion and Commentary Service to produce ten opinion pieces each month from writers across Africa on the key messages of the Red Light 2010 campaign. These articles will be integrated into various media sources and will be uploaded onto the GMDC website for online viewing.

To read more about our 2010 initiatives, click here click here.

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