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Bangladeshi Community Radio Issues Gender Guidelines

Promotes gender equality for broadcast programming, administration

Bangladeshi community radio broadcasters have published the Community Radio Station Gender Guideline 2015.

The third edition of the guideline was created by The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) — Women International Network Asia. It aims to create awareness among entrepreneurs in private and public sectors in eliminating gender discrimination in community radio program broadcasting.

The Southeast Asian country now has 15 community radio stations, many of which primarily target poorer communities. Now that these stations have been established, they hope to tackle issues of gender inequity in the administrative, management, program and financial planning departments in running a community radio.

This has been emphasized in part because the third target of the millennium development goals laid out by the United Nations is gender equality and women’s empowerment.