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VSO newsletter
March 2020

Lucy Taylor.
Dear friend,

To mark International Women's Day on 8 March, this month's newsletter looks at two of our programmes that directly impact women.
In Mozambique a VSO programme is helping change attitudes towards women using radio drama, with the BBC World Service reporting on this fascinating initiative.

Plus, film-maker Sue Turbett meets women in rural Bangladesh who have been helped towards financial independence, gaining not just economic rewards but a voice and the respect of their communities.

Hope you enjoy both stories! 

Best wishes,

Lucy Taylor
VSO Stories Manager
Boy at a radio mixing desk.
©VSO/Jeff Dekock
MOZAMBIQUE

Encouraging teenagers to question norms around sex


In Mozambique, VSO volunteers have run a series of radio dramas sparking a discussion among young people and helping to address early marriages and teenage pregnancies.

Soon the project is being rolled out across the country. Listen to the podcast at BBC Sounds. 
 
LISTEN TO PODCAST >
Woman in a bright headscarf being interviewed.
©VSO/Cesar Lopez Balan

Empowering women – two stories from Bangladesh


Volunteer filmmaker Sue Turbett has just returned from Bangladesh, capturing first-hand the projects that are changing the lives of women such as Sathi and Laxmi.

See how with your support we are transforming the lives of women in Bangladesh.
 
WATCH SUE'S FILMS >

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