Adolescent girls hit the airwaves again with their smash hit radio series, 'Girls on the AirWaves'. The 2020 edition of Girls on the AirWaves reached over 122 million listeners with the message of Ending Gender-Based Violence and protecting the rights and welfare of girls and women. The girls' rights movement keeps getting stronger! Adolescent girls under 20. Eight (8) episodes. Reaching an average 15 million listeners per episode. That's the impact when girls champion their own advocacy.
Girls on the Air Waves: A Digital Action Campaign to End Violence Against Girls and Women #16Days #GirlsOnTheAirWaves #GoW #16DaysOfActivism
#GirlsOnTheAirWaves is a digital action campaign implemented by Girls Voices Initiative (with support from the French Embassy) providing adolescent girls with the national radio platform through which they can channel their learning to create awareness and mobilize community action to end violence against girls and women. The project, 'Girls on the Air Waves: A Digital Action Campaign to End Violence Against Girls and Women', is a radio discussion series led by the girls to strengthen girls' rights advocacy and demand for the protection of girls' rights and girls' safety from all forms of violence.
The #GirlsOnTheAirWaves 2018 launch was a collaboration project implemented by Girls Voices Initiative (with support from the Canadian High Commission and the French Embassy in Nigeria). The digital action campaign followed Girls Voices Tech Girls Advocacy Program that had secondary school girls engage a research project on gender-based violence with a public secondary school as a case study. The girls were able to take their learning to the digital campaign project and their advocacy on radio was empowering for them as girls and translated to a phenomenal audience of over 70 million listeners over the course of the 8-days series speaking out on gender-based violence. The girls shared their real-lived experiences and called on various actors to contribute to ending gender-based violence in Nigeria.