||Published by the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), this book published in 2008 offers a collection of articles which seek to contribute to the impact of community radio (CR) on governance issues especially related to gender equality and women's rights. The publication is part of a two-year participatory action research process seeking to address the challenges to women's participation in democracy building. It brings together case studies and experiences written by women practitioners participating in democratic processes through CR. Some articles also raise questions regarding the specific challenges to gender equality within community radio and explore how to increase women's participation in CR as a key governance challenge to the CR global network.
The book is intended to facilitate knowledge exchange to empower women to exercise their right to be heard and to build the capacity of women to use the media, particularly community media, to make governments and institutions more accountable, transparent, inclusive, and responsive to citizens. The book is designed to provide examples of how women can get involved in governance issues - particularly to help them gain a greater degree of independence and equality.
Source: The Drum Beat (Communbication initiative), issue 541 "Women's Political Engagement", 8 May 2010