Radio broadcasters spread messages of peace in Darfur
UN Women gave a training course for journalists in Khartoum, Darfur, on gender mainstreaming. Intisar Ginded, host of the radio show Women and Society, was among 20 journalists attending the training.
UN Women/Catianne Tijerina
Darfur has known conflict and tragedy for years. Sounds of gunfire and heavy shelling fill the air, with both sides killing and displacing many thousands of women and children. But for Intisar Ginded, a mother of one, the pursuit of peace in Darfur is an ideal worth highlighting.
“As a young girl, I had a burning ambition to work as a broadcaster. I knew it was the only profession that would allow me to directly talk to my community,” said Intisar. “It would allow me to exchange information and ideas. Nothing was going to stop me from realizing my dream.”
For Intisar, whose name means “triumph” in Arabic, working as a broadcaster helps her to shed light on the issues that affect Darfurians, especially w