A Gaza based women’s radio station was destroyed in the last days of the Israeli war, when the 14 story building housing the studio was brought down as an act of terrorizing the population.
Gaza’s Nisaa FM was located in Basha towers inside an office building in the north of Gaza. The tower was a target for Israeli assault on August 26th, and the whole building, including Nisaa Gaza radio office, collapsed.
The office contained all the equipment, radio studio, computer training lab, the archive and furniture within. They took it upon themselves to not stop running the radio, and started working from a volunteer’s home.
Nisaa FM wants to rebuild its offices, so the channel can return its full potential, be productive and regain its hub for women in the Gaza strip.
We are producing Nisaa FM’s appeal to its well wishers and supporters to come forward to its assistance.
The Voice of Women In Gaza
A group of us, women from across Gaza, have come together in 2013 to form the first online community radio for women in the Gaza Strip. Not only we were proudly taking part in democratizing communications in our country, but we created a platform to share first hand our challenges, our findings and our voice on all fronts. It is a challenge for Arab women to be outspoken, let alone creating a community radio managed by women in Gaza. We helped pass this opportunity forward to the women of our community through a training center dedicated to training women on the use of multi-media. This will give them the chance to participate in the forms of communication, accessing information and the production of high quality material.
We help women of Gaza fully understand their rights; provide them the knowledge and the tools to apply their freedoms on ground depending on themselves, fighting their own injustices, involving their community and reflecting positively on the generations to come.
Our goals are:
- Recognizing women’s role in communication and media, elevating the media scene for women journalists in Gaza
- Bringing awareness to public on women’s issues and opinion, especially those living in marginalized areas in Gaza.
- Women documenting stories of the oppressed within the Gaza community
- Recruiting men and women to fight for gender equality in Gaza
Since our office building has been destroyed, we will need to locate to a different location. At the new location, we will need to rebuild a modest radio studio, purchase equipment and furniture for the radio, training labs, and general office furniture. This includes studio equipment, recording equipment, 10 computers, a generator, and office furniture. We have estimated the amount needed to operate at our original capacity at $18,000.
What you get
For any funding we receive, we are ready to send you special handcrafts made by women of Gaza, which reflects on our culture and heritage.
Other ways you can help
Spread the word about our campaign through your social media networks and any other way you feel that could help us reach our maximum potential!!
To contribute: http://igg.me/p/939422/x
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