Call for Applications: Women Making Airwaves for Peace

3-7 October 2009



A radio seminar for women broadcasters on the role of community radio in peace building and disaster management

in conjunction with the 2nd Regional Community Radio Conference of AMARC Asia Pacific
10-13 October 2009 in Bangalore, India

Women Making Airwaves for Peace (WMAP) is a five-day seminar that gathers around 30 women community radio broadcasters from the Asia Pacific region. It is a space where participants share their experiences, particularly best practices towards engendered peace building and disaster management -- enabling community radio to empower women in crisis situations.

The seminar also enhances the skills of the participants in radio production and digital audio editing. It sharpens their perspectives in engendered peace journalism, interview techniques, feminist broadcasting and more.

The seminar methodology is interactive as participants are given the opportunity to be resource persons, trainers, facilitators, producers and translators. Moreover, the participants may produce radio programmes that they can broadcast in their respective radio stations.

Who can participate

Women Community Radio Broadcasters from Asia Pacific, preferably with experience in situations of armed conflict and natural disasters (not a condition).

What is the required language skills

The seminar is conducted in English. Non-English speaking women are encouraged to apply.. Isis International will select another participant who can both converse in the same non-English language as well as in English. English-speaking participants are required to translate for their colleague.

Who can apply for scholarship

Scholarships are limited to participants from South East Asia and the Pacific subregions. Participants from the rest of Asia Pacific are welcome to attend. However, they would cover their own travel expenses, while we can grant subsidies for board and lodging.

What is expected from participants

Selected participants are expected to:

  • share their experiences and skills as trainers during the WMAP seminar.
  • mount radio productions during and after the seminar. These radio productions must be broadcast in their radio stations in the local language.
  • echo their learnings from the seminar with their colleagues in their radio station.
  • document their best practices by contributing to the publications of Isis International and helping disseminate it.
  • for English speaking participants, translate for other participants.
  • participate in the post-seminar evaluation four months after the seminar


The Women Making Airwaves for Peace seminar is a side event of the 2nd Regional Conference of AMARC Asia Pacific on community radio. This conference is an opportunity for the participants to learn more about community radio in the region and globally and participate in the community radio movement through the decision making process of AMARC Asia Pacific. For further information including subsidies, visit the conference website or contact AMARC Asia Pacific suman at wlink dot com dot np

Interested to attend in Women Making Airwaves for Peace?

Please fill in the application form (including application for scholarship) and send it to bianca at isiswomen dot org before 5 July 2009

For further inquiries please contact:
Isis International
Bianca Miglioretto
3 Marunong Street, Barangay Central
Quezon City 1100, Philippines

E-mail: Bianca@isiswomen.org

Tel: +63 2 928 19 56
Fax: +63 2 924 10 65


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