From: Equal Access
Equal Access has produced extensive media on the subject of human rights within the context of Islam in Afghanistan. From a 100 episode radio drama,a host lead magazine show and women’s listening circles to human rights leadership trainings, our Human Rights in the Context of Islam and Afghanistan Initiative reinforces democratic principles and supports civil society within existing cultural and religious traditions in Afghanistan.
“My Rights, Our Rights, Others’ Rights in the Light of Islam”, is an upbeat and culturally appropriate radio drama series written by our talented Afghan team for Afghan audiences. The drama incorporates human rights related themes into each radio episode, each of which is founded on the Universal Islamic Declaration of Human Rights, allowing the characters to explore these issues within the context of their faith. Issues such as forced marriage, violence against women, and access to education, employment and health care are broached in a sensitive way, often using humor as an effective tool to encourage audiences. Although these issues usually concern women, the drama takes a more holistic look at the role of all family members. Asany of the issues, especially those related to marriage, also affect men, the programs aim to educate the entire family rather than individual members.