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  • Aurat, Qanoon aur Tahafuz (Women, Law and Protection)

Year: 2016

Theme: Violence against Women (VAW) (filter :VAW/GBV)

Language: Pushto (15) and Urdu (15)

Programmes:30 radio programmes

Producer: Radio producers from KP, Edited and Composed by Nida Naeem and Shaista Yasmeen

Funded By: AAWAZ Fund


Case studies, oral testimonies, interviews of survivors from six districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on prevalence of GBV and the success/positive stories that surfaced from the community interactions with women. The radio programmes included information on the existing legislation on protection of women against violence and international legal instruments to raise awareness of communities on their legal rights on VAW.

The series was broadcasted from FM 101 (Islamabad Programs aired in Urdu and Pushto languages), FM 101 Kohat  ( Aired in Pushto) and Radio Pakistan (DI Khan in Urdu)


Listen to the series


Program 1: https://youtu.be/iMi4uuDDnsY

Program 2: Domestic Violence https://youtu.be/vgqTUWz9yzg

Program 3: Education https://youtu.be/mwxc1aJU_Yk

Program 4: Forced Marriage

Program 5: community/idaray https://youtu.be/MKhLQpVAY5w

Program 6: The Role of Media (entertainment) https://youtu.be/i3__rlWPQ9Y

Program 7: The Right to Inheritance https://youtu.be/-45Z8gyRAs4

Program 8: law enforcement institutions https://youtu.be/iSD7AUDZcto

Program 9: honour killing https://youtu.be/A1ulJWN3bNk

Program 10: ghag https://youtu.be/vDMpvMNiCfI

Program 12: Hurdles https://youtu.be/q924z7JK_LA

Program 13 Divorce https://youtu.be/u5Fgo9_tVcg

Program 14 The News Media  https://youtu.be/DppGm0yaZ9U

Program 15 https://youtu.be/DgTYMZK6I5A


  • Hifazati Tikay Aap kay Bachon ke Muhafiz (Immunizations, A Safeguard for your Children)

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Year: 2016

Theme: Immunization/ Neonatal and child health and mortality/ health  (filter :human rights)

Language: Pashto (1), Sindhi (1) and Urdu (2)

Programmes: 4

Producer: Nida Naeem, Shaista Yasmeen

Funded By: Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (GAVI) (filter :human rights)


An awareness-raising radio series on immunization campaigns implemented in Pakistan. The programme explored why a majority of children in the targeted province remained un-vaccinated and tried to allay their fears and change mind-sets through in-depth interviews and information provided by experts and local influencers.

  • Roshan Rahain (Brighter Pathways)


Year: 2015

Theme: Violence Against Women (filter :VAW/GBV)

Language: Urdu

Programmes: 12 fifteen-minute programmes

Producer: Qudsia Mehmood, Nabeela Aslam, Nida Naeem

Funded By: Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund

Description: A radio series on prevalence of gender based violence in South Punjab (Multan, Layyah & Muzaffargarh). The radio programmes are based on oral testimonies and on-location recording of survivors of VAW including forced marriages, violations of legal rights of women, domestic violence, lack of sexual and reproductive health facilities etc. The programmes designed through input from locals - both men and women – addressed issues highlighted by them and provided information on accessing legal help through local help centres set up by the government. The programmes advocated respect and equity for women through inputs from local elders, religious scholars and officials.

Broadcasted from Multan - FM 93, Muzaffargarh - FM93 and Layyah -Solo FM 89.

  • Baikhtiyar Aurat Baikhtiyar Karkun (Empowered Women, Empowered Workers)


Year: 2015

Theme: Human and legal rights of women workers (filter: legal rights)

Language: Urdu


  • 12 Radio programs
  • 8 Public service Messages

Producer: Waqar-ul-Hassan, Zuneira Salman

Funded By: GEP of Aurat Foundation supported by USAID


An awareness-raising radio series on legal rights of women workers. The radio series brings to the fore the many faces of informal economy in the targeted area and the struggles and success of informal women workers.  The series addressed the violation of rights of informal women workers who have no recognition and even lesser awareness on their rights. The themes included violation of women workers’ rights in informal sector, exploitation of home-based workers by middlemen, minimum wage policy and its implementation, health and safety of women workers,  lack of opportunities and access to market – informal workers, status of Provincial policies on home-based workers, labour rights violations - brick kiln workers (Bhatta Mazdoor), factory workers, domestic workers, lady health workers, lack of research and data on informal sector workers and occupational groups in Islamabad/Rawalpindi. The programmes also raised voice against the institutionalisation of violation of rights of women workers by pending ratifications of ILO Conventions on Labour Laws.

The series was broadcasted from FM 101 network.

Listen to the radio series

Episode 1:  Issues of women workers https://youtu.be/7jCKLRLCkJc

Episode 2: Exploitation of Middleman https://youtu.be/9H6Qq2keNx4

Episode 3: Access of Market https://youtu.be/AZWY0Ezo5q4

Episode 4: Minimum Wage https://youtu.be/-HOdG7K0CwQ

Episode 5: homebased women workers https://youtu.be/oZZFBe3L7OM

Episode 6: ILO conventions and women workers https://youtu.be/vu8vO8i8Szw

Episode 7: Policy Formation for domestic workers https://youtu.be/daZlTPss3Jo

Total duration 76.4 minutes without 3 programs

  • Badlo soch Badlo Mashra (Change your mindsets to bring social change!)


Year: 2016

Theme: Countering Violent Extremism (filter: peace building)

Language: Urdu


Producer: Local radio producers from all provinces and GB

Funded By: Public Affairs Department, US Embassy Islamabad


A radio series on zero tolerance of violence against women, covering issues revolving around peace and tolerance including socio-economic, education and health issues; identified by communities and then reflected in the radio programmes.  The themes included women’s health, education, mobility Issues, Interfaith religious harmony, migration of religious monitories, violence against women, discouraging children from playing with ‘toy weapons’.

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  • Siyasat Main Barabari Mera Haq (Political Equality, My Right)


Year: 2013

Theme: Political empowerment of women (filter: women empowerment )

Language: Urdu

Programmes: 10

Producer: Uks Radio Project



A radio series on women’s empowerment in politics to bring about a positive change in the media and its role in strengthening democracy in Pakistan.

Radio producers were trained and sensitized on how to report on women in politics though the gender lens. This production emphasized creating awareness regarding gender sensitivity and fair representation of women politicians in the media. The programmes highlighted the participation of Pakistani women in politics, electoral processes and aimed to raise awareness of journalists on reporting on elections and politics through the gender lens.

The programmes were recorded on-location from Lahore, Bahawalpur, Bhit Shah, Khairpur, Peshawar, Quetta, Muzafarabad, Mirpur and aired from all four provinces and AJK.

Youtube links


episode 2: https://youtu.be/lCHmI9oz8GE

episode 3: https://youtu.be/nI1r7ToVWNo

episode 4: https://youtu.be/cMGCeJO6EwU

episode 5: https://youtu.be/D21C4j7mhg4

episode 6: https://youtu.be/B2AsjHgoi_I

episode 7: https://youtu.be/22EZPgRVDzg

episode 8: https://youtu.be/17fXinshrgA

episode 9: https://studio.youtube.com/video/5C-KJYM8k_Q/edit

ep0isode 10: https://youtu.be/GxYOdZxi1Pg

Total duration


Max-duration of the program: 17

Minimum: 14

  • Umeed-e-sahar (Hope of a new beginning)


Year: 2013

Theme: Interfaith harmony/ countering violent extremism (filter:peace building )

Language: Urdu

Programmes: 12

Producer: Nida Naeem

Funded By:Cavish Development Foundation


A radio series on Interfaith harmony and peaceful social co-existence. The programmes were recorded on-location from religious minority communities in Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

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  • Aawaz Hamaari Qoo’at (Our Voice, our Strength)


Year: 2010

Theme: Women’s Empowerment (filter: women’s empowerment)

Language: Urdu

Programmes: 10

Producer: Production team from PANOS, Saadia Haq

Funded By: PANOS


Of women, for women’ and most importantly ‘by women’ – this is how one can describe this radio programmes launched a day before the International Women’s Day 2011. Featuring the voices of young women from Lyari on issues that are important to their lives – girls’ education, women’s health, pollution, the impact of drug addiction, and early marriages, Lyari’s young women speak out.

This dynamic group of 30 young women were trained how to use voice recorders to record interviews, vox pops, oral testimonies and discussions with women, young and old - and a few cooperative men - from their neighbourhood. The young women between 15 – 25 years of age, focused on their local issues in an attempt to bring about behavioural changes in the girls, the locality in particular and listeners in general.

Listen to the series

Episode 1: Education and Human Rights  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6BlBtN_wqw

Episode 2: Poverty https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PPdNcwf7K0

Episode 3: Awaaz Hamari Qoo'oot Topic Environmental Pollution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx6w4v0h8LQ

Episode 4: Awaz Hamari Qoo'oot Topic drug Abuse and Risky Behaviours: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfoSkNH2Tuo

Episode 5 : reproductive health https://youtu.be/hjp_GUV1JRQ

Episode 9: GBV and Divorce Issues https://youtu.be/8t31jzI1MIk

Episode 6 : water https://youtu.be/mozSYOzXeks

Episode 7: Women and Mobility https://youtu.be/uzatKkQdtXg

Episode 8: https://youtu.be/MjxxkrU2GIE

  • Hum Kisi Se Kamm Nahe (We Are No Less Than Others)



Theme: Disability (filter : human rights)

Language: Urdu

Programmes: 10

Producer: Rukhsana Musarat, Qudsia Mehmood, Rafia Arshad, Lalarukh Farooq

Funded By: Netherlands Embassy


Persons with disabilities are not regularly seen on media, and when they are seen or heard, it’s mostly about disability issues.  They are rarely portrayed as person with opinions on news and topical issues. This radio series on the rights of the disabled and the responsibilities of society towards them and put emphases on the need to understand and accept the abilities, not disabilities of the disabled persons. The radio series portrays persons with disabilities as active participants of society to shape their public image. Interacting and positive portrayal in social and work environments helps break down barriers and opens up lines of communication and was the aim of this radio series.

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Total number of these programs are 10

duration of these programs is : 152-85

each program duration is 15 minutes plus

  • Aurat Ki Tarakee, Hamari Tarakee (Progress for Women, Progress for All)


Year: 2009

Theme: Political empowerment of women  (filter: empowerment of women)

Language: Urdu

Programmes: 10

Producer: Rukhsana Musarat

Funded By: National Endowment for Democracy, USA


Engaging with the media can be an important strategy for women to maximize their impact and to increase their effectiveness as political actors. By giving quality coverage to women's issues, news and communications channels can put women's rights and gender equality on the agenda of public policymakers. This radio series on women and politics, highlights the barriers that exclude women from participating in politics in Pakistan. The radio series sets an example for radio journalists, giving positive portrayal and a voice to women politicians in an effort to improve the media coverage of women in politics and to support female participation in democracy and governance.

Listen to the Series

Episode 1: https://youtu.be/f3CMUjgr_Ug

Episode 2: https://youtu.be/a1PwoIUc53U

Episode 3: https://youtu.be/ywSG4cWtYm0

Episode 4: https://youtu.be/nxuXF4hCdMA

Episode 5: https://youtu.be/bKW_feS6zss

Episode 6: https://youtu.be/XXpPo6mzBGk

Episode 7: https://youtu.be/MJfRMk5DFxM

Episode 8: https://youtu.be/jD-jv2MJ0oM

Episode 9: earth quake : https://youtu.be/No7Fo1DDVgU

Episode 10: https://youtu.be/Brv2wBem48Y

Total programs in this series is 10

Total duration of these programs

Each program duration is 101.17 minutes

Two programs didn’t upload because their duration is much higher

  • Aao Sunain Unkahi Batain, Unsuni Kahanian (Let’s hear unheard voices, untold stories) (image)


 Year: 2009

Theme: Disaster Rehabilitation (filter : Disaster Prevention/Rehabilitation )

Language: Urdu

Programmes: 8

Producer: Rukhsana Musarrat, Saadia Haq

Funded By: Global Fund for Women (GFW)


A radio series to advocate women’s empowerment during reconstruction in the earthquake areas. This series looked at disaster through a human and gender lens and helped to highlight issues in their empowerment for rehabilitation. The series brought to the fore the stories and travails of the most marginalised and vulnerable women in the country in the 2005 earthquake-hit areas of Pakistan.

Listen to the series

Episode 1: https://youtu.be/SVr1Qt4qTAM

Episode 2: https://youtu.be/Unc49ADI9fU

Episode 3: https://youtu.be/Rgx89iCoB9I

Episode 4: https://youtu.be/tJUKyq27evE

Episode 5 missing

Episode 6: https://youtu.be/q8RxGEXkADM

Episode 7: https://youtu.be/Z6mDbcZIo9U

Episode 8: https://youtu.be/qmiGum-z40M

Episode 9 https://youtu.be/jGx7JvHGyv8

Total programs 9 programs

Total duration 112.57 minutes

One program duration is 15 min max and min 13:54 minutes

  • Hamari Taraqi, Hamaray Masael (Our Development, Our Problems)


 Year: 2008

Theme: Success stories of Brave Women (filter: women empowerment)





Language: Urdu

Programmes: 16

Producer: Rukhsana Musarat, Saadia Haq, Rafia Arshad, Maria Mushtaq, Aisha Amir

Funded By: British High Commission


A radio series on the success stories of successful women in Pakistan. The series is based on women-related issues, gender-equity and women's rights. The series brings forth testimonies of how these women faced difficulties but have moved on such that they serve as a source of inspiration rather than becoming objects of pity.


Episode 1: https://youtu.be/hC7cL73Lyvc

Episode 2: https://youtu.be/FkJNTRdWl7M

Episode 3: https://youtu.be/G-zghpmYViI

Episode4 https://youtu.be/2X2TmQVdYuk

Episode 5: https://youtu.be/iEF6qeksXSY

Episode 6: https://youtu.be/YNfqTSVXiCY

Episode 7: https://youtu.be/m2n7q4PCdHI

Episode 8: https://youtu.be/bgFlGD9TdHI

Episode 9: https://youtu.be/oxnRhiPcMTM

Episode 10: https://youtu.be/_T2410otTN0

Episode 11: https://youtu.be/Z011HBhMUZs

Episode 12: https://youtu.be/FQMrxEvyR8w

Episode 13: https://youtu.be/5a4fYWDXiSc

Episode 14: https://youtu.be/peaGZb3JYcg

Episode 15: https://youtu.be/54-INlTtpXM

Episode 16: https://youtu.be/w7obO9GS1Yg

  • Humari Taraqi, Humari Awaz (Our Development, Our Voice)


Year: 2008

Theme: Political empowerment of Women  (filter: women empowerment)

Language: Urdu

Programmes: 12

Producer: Rukhsana Musarat

Funded By: US-based National Endowment for Democracy (NED)


A radio series on the role of Pakistani women in democracy. The series explores the present and future of Pakistani women in governance and the importance of having gender equity for democracy. It has focused on social or economic problems faced by women in politics at all tiers.


YouTube links

Episode 1: https://youtu.be/tZa69ywddDk

Episode 2: https://youtu.be/D2qL9E1ncP8

Episode 3: https://youtu.be/g2XR7QPyDU8

episode 4 : social effects on politicians https://youtu.be/Om8dN2lwjcU

episode 8:  https://youtu.be/mi-2GhKrAQw

episode 5: inheritance  https://youtu.be/Hw8zStOyJWg

episode 6: women in different fields https://youtu.be/_ey6PFt3kgQ

episode 7: Minorities and Women in Politics  https://youtu.be/kL2Ti2hMF_Y

episode9 : Internet and Cells https://youtu.be/BzPd4zS5lNY

Total radio programs in the series

  • Aurat, Ghairat aur Qatl (Woman, ‘Honour’ and Murder)


Year: 2007

Theme: ‘Honour’ Crimes (filter: GBV/VAW)

Language: Urdu 051-8096374

Programmes: 10

Producer: Tasneem Ahmar, Qudsia Mehmood, Asif Farooqi, Rukhsana Mussarat, Muhammad Ishtiaq, Rafia Riaz, Ali Mustafa

Funded By: British High Commission


A radio series on ‘honour’ killings in Pakistan, that focused on the plight of survivors, exploring the issue from various angles,  including the socio-economic  aspect of ‘honour’ killings which has not been given due deference so far. 

The producers brought the stories from interior Sindh and Baluchistan and also views of Tribal leader and “jirga” members from remote locations.

Listen to the series

Episode 1 https://youtu.be/AEHyU1GrLeU

Episode 2: https://youtu.be/ZiDhpQK5U4Y

Episode 3: https://youtu.be/5_o2Lkq5uvQ

Episode 4: https://youtu.be/hWctfkS8i8k

Episode 5: https://youtu.be/ldL3NyAhd94

Episode 6: https://youtu.be/2Y6hCyNstcI

Episode 7: https://youtu.be/uElnl1rO2kg

Episode 8: https://youtu.be/gbTRK0niS64

Episode 9

Total duration of the programs is

Total programs are 9

  • Pani ki Kahani Aurat Ki Zabani ( Water and Women Issues)

Year: 2006

Theme: Access to water and water scarcity (filter: human rights)

Language: Urdu

Programmes: 10

Producer: Qudsia Mehmood, Saadia Haq, Aisha Amir, Muhammad Ishtiaq

Funded By: Panos South Asia, (Khatmandu)


A radio series on the stories and information of the ground realities, meeting the women of rural and urban areas facing problems in livelihood due to water in water scarce locations of Pakistan.

Listen to the series

Episode 1 https://youtu.be/aYkKskUjNn8

Episode 2 https://youtu.be/C43uup6JqhQ

Episode 3 https://youtu.be/EMN5rt0mOO0

Episode 4 https://youtu.be/NTGs8HM_1g8

Episode 5 https://youtu.be/asA9NbQjs34

Episode 6 https://youtu.be/Z5Rcb90SQHc