Runner-up: Radio Nisaa FM (Palestine)

 

Long before the Arab Spring, Maysoun Odeh-Gangat conceived the idea of a radio station for women and by women. It would not only be a platform to deal with issues of concern, but also a voice to address the discrimination that exists in the Arab World in general and specifically in Palestine. Radio Nisaa Fm, the first women radio station in the Arab World was launched in 2010. 

Radio Nisaa FM has tackled 'Honour Killings' amongst many other discriminatory issues.The station has featured prominent women activists and senior women politicians to raise awareness about this gender discriminatory practice and exert pressure on the authorities to end it. The station has also created jobs and careers for women. 

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