Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in International Studies
Dr. Susan Roberta Katz
In 1991, for the first time in history, the Constitution recognized that Colombia is a multiethnic and culturally diverse country. Since then, a number of organizations have emerged to promote and reinforce the right to difference of the Afro-Colombian ethnic community, as well as to claim and defend their rights. This thesis project presents how La Red Nacional de Mujeres Afrocolombianas, Kambirí, a national network of Afro-Colombian women, has used community radio as a tool for imparting Human Rights Education to women through the promotion of their cultural identity. To accomplish this goal, I analyzed the radio programs created by Kambirí that were broadcasted in the year 2010 in the city of Buenaventura, Colombia. This research paper answers the following questions: (a) how is radio used as a tool for Human Rights Education in promoting Afro-Colombian women’s identity and rights? and (b) how are local cultural elements used as a medium to communicate universal concepts of human rights?
Lopez-Steele, Mariana, "Human Rights Education through Community Radio: The Promotion of Afro-Colombian Women’s Identity and Rights" (2011). Master's Theses. 10.