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Sangham, the first women's radio station in India has been highlighting women's perspectives and voices for over a decade

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17th Jul 2010
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Sangham Radio

Place: Machnoor village,  Medak District, Andhra Pradesh

Broadcast since: October 15, 2008, but narrowcasting since 1998.Sangham, referring to village level women’s collectives, is the cornerstone of Deccan Developmental Society's work under the dynamic guidance of its director Mr. P.V. Satheesh. All the activity is carefully planned and implemented by women.

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Sangham Radio

angham Radio is a valuable addition to this cycle. It is a radio that is intended to give a voice to the excluded in general and to women in particular. It is a radio that would help marginalized women to articulate their issues and create a horizontal communication among their own communities as well as take these issues to the outside world.It focuses on issues such as Food Sovereignty, Seed Sovereignty, Autonomous Health, Autonomous Market, and Autonomous Media. It will also focus on retrieving the culture, language and local traditions in food and farming, health and ecology.

Primary audience is rural women from the marginalized groups, also targets rural people in general.

Sangham Radio

Seed sovereignty and women; Food sovereignty and women; Women and biodiversity; Women and land; Ownership; Women and ecological agriculture; Ecological enterprises for rural women; Healthcare and plant medicines; Herbal care for animal diseases; Making children’s education relevant to rural milieu; violence against women; legal education for women.Every woman member of the community should participate in the radio programme at least twice a year - this is the prominent wish of Sangham Radio in Andhra Pradesh.

Broadcast timing is daily between 8 pm to 9.30 pm (total 90 minutes) and plans are afoot to increase broadcast upto four hours daily in the next six months.

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