our WORK
 

Our Work?  Connecting the Excluded


We are addressing the digital divide as it exists in Africa, where women, especially rural women, disproportionately lack quality news and information that allows them to access and fully enjoy their rights. We are addressing gender-based violence, maternal mortality, teenage pregnancy, and other issues relevant to rural African women today. Lacking exposure to ideas about basic human rights, women and girls have little chance to unlock a better future for themselves and their communities. 


Africa’s women and girls are excluded from the benefits of the digital information age because of their extreme poverty.  We use an innovative combination of small consumer electronics with solar rechargers and, above all, Bluetooth technology.


Our public service media significantly increases the availability of democratic and people-centered content, enables a path for culturally sensitive women’s issues to emerge, and offers livelihoods to female journalists who would otherwise not have such opportunities.


MMW is at the forefront of capturing the potential of Bluetooth technology.  We proved in our most recent pilot projects in Sierra Leone that there is an alternative means of delivering high-quality public service broadcasting to women and girls in rural areas which is much more cost effective than radio.  Our listeners shape the content of our programs each week by providing immediate feedback on what they have heard, which helps our journalists to make even more relevant programming for their audiences. 


We believe that the key to progress for the world’s poorest women and girls is having access to the information that shapes their lives, and to communicate with each other and to those in authority.

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