World Radio Day focuses on gender equality

ITU commits to empowering women over the air waves

Geneva, 13 February 2014 – World Radio Day 2014 brings attention to women’s empowerment and encourages radio broadcasters to promote access to information, freedom of expression and gender equality over the airwaves.

ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun I. Touré said, “Radio is an effective means of reaching out to people everywhere. By providing information in a timely manner, it empowers people in every corner of the world, in particular women, to meet their goals of sustainable development. Innovations in radio technology, which are under constant development at ITU, will make this medium increasingly relevant.”

For full text see:

http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2014/04.aspx

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