We have exciting news!
Last week, MADRE's partner organization, the Organization for Women's Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), launched a new radio broadcast: the Al Mousawat Radio. For two hours each week, women will have control of a new corner of airspace not run by religious or ethnic groups and not influenced by the state.
The radio station presents an incredible opportunity for OWFI to reach out to women who have felt isolated and alone, who haven’t been a part of the progressive exchanges that OWFI facilitates and who might be ready to join in the conversation.
The programming is designed to relate to women’s everyday struggles against sexual violence and discrimination, while showing an alternative to the fundamentalist mindset of mainstream media. The central message of Al Mousawat Radio is that the women listening are not alone.
In addition to stories of leadership and empowerment, Al Mousawat Radio will air international music and news. It will serve as a connection between Iraqi women and youth and the progressive community around the globe.
Yanar Mohammed, OWFI's director, wants to know: what are you listening to? What artists/songs do you think Al Mousawat Radio should share with the women and youth of Iraq?
Send us your ideas! We’re listening.