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FemmepowermentAfrique is a research project led by Dr Emma Heywood based at the University of Sheffield in the UK. The project analyses the impact of radio in crisis- and conflict-affected areas with a particular emphasis on West Africa (Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger) and the DRC and covers a range of themes particularly women’s empowerment, gender bias, GBV, and trauma amongst journalists. It works with a range of international academic and practitioner partners.
Recent radio partners are Studio Yafa in Burkina Faso, Studio Kalangou in Niger,Studio Tamani in Mali, and Studio Hirondelle RDC in the Democratic Republic of Congo, who are run by Fondation Hirondelle.
Image: Women's listening association in Niger, initiated by the project ©EmmaHeywood
Visit our blog posts which are regularly updated by the FemmempowermentAfrique team to learn more about our recent activities.
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