South Sudan

Following South Sudan’s secession in July 2011, IWPR has launched a new radio magazine covering women’s rights in the country. Nadhrat al-Shafafa is a 15-minute weekly programme produced in partnership with the Catholic Radio Network, CRN. The show is produced by local female journalists trained by IWPR and serves to provide a platform for independent news about the rule of law and women’s rights in the country.

Radio Voice of Hope in Wau, and Radio Voice of Peace in Gidel and Radio Saut al-Mahabba in Malakal broadcast the programme in Arabic. The goal of the programme, which is followed by a live phone-in to the radio stations, is to stimulate debate through local radio in South Sudan’s northern region, bordering Sudan.

Production team

Broadcasting terms: Rebroadcasting of material from the Nadhrat al-Shafafa section of this website is subject to written approval from IWPR. Please contact Simon Jennings

Latest Reports

Women selling bread at a market in Wau, South Sudan. (Photo: Simon Jennings)
Project Highlight
15 Oct 2012
Listeners call in to local radio stations after series on women’s rights starts airing.
Training and mentoring course for broadcast journalists held in Juba. (Photo: IWPR)
Project Highlight
18 May 2012
Training programme in Juba ahead of new series addressing women’s rights in areas bordering Sudan.