§ Clare Short
We actively support a range of radio projects that are specifically designed to disseminate development information to women, or which contain women focused information within a more general media for development initiative. Some current examples of such include:
BBC World Service Great Lakes Lifeline Service—Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo—features programmes on women and a soap opera produced by Health Unlimited addressing women's health issues.
Soul City Multimedia (TV, radio and press) project—South Africa/Southern Africa Region—support information on violence against women, rape and HIV/AIDS. Developed in conjunction with the strengthening of the National Network on Violence Against Women.
Others include: Radio Gulu in Northern Uganda; Search for Common Ground radio soap opera in Angola; BBC Education Children in Conflict Radio Service; Project SPEAR emergency radio broadcasting for Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo; Farm Broadcast Unit in Bangladesh, BBC Radio Education for Afghan Children in Afghanistan.