The Jungle Radio - Q&A with Yamileth Chavarría

Jungle Radio, The
Voertaal: English

When & where?

zaterdag 26 maart 2011 - 13:30

Jacqueline Eckhart (programme manager Community Media, FreeVoice) interviews Yamileth Chavarría and filmmaker Susanne Jäger.


Yamileth Chavarría was born in Bocana de Paiwas, a village deep in the jungle in the heart of Nicaragua. In the early 1990s, she and a few other women began organising feminist campaigns, which led in 1994 to the establishment of the Women's Centre. In January 2002, the same women launched the Women's Word radio station. Yamileth's radio show won an international award in 2005 from the UK-based One World Broadcasting Trust. She and the other women working at the radio station were immortalised in world literature when famous Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano devoted a chapter in his last book Espejos (Mirrors) to Women's Word, writing, "The radio receives and reports on the charges that are ignored by the police. The cops are busy chasing cattle thieves, and a cow is worth more than a woman."