Why Not Her Call On Irish Government to Lead Afghan Humanitarian Effort.

The devastating situation unfolding in Afghanistan is speedily becoming more deadly by the hour.

Thankfully evacuation flights have resumed from Kabul, but its’s civilians are fleeing with nowhere to go, trying to get out of the country on flights, some military-operated, to seek refuge in bordering countries and internationally.

Why Not Her along with many other organisations call on Irish Government to lead Afghan humanitarian effort.

There has been a Nationwide Call to Action. We echo that call.

Travellers enter Pakistan through a border crossing point in Chaman, Pakistan, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. Picture: AP Photo/Jafar Khan

Over 400,000 people are displaced, female journalists are facing deadly threats, and as these ongoing tension rise, we can not forget about the Covid-19 pandemic and drought also affecting the country and its people.

The Taliban Islamic military group has returned to a position of power – and it is having life altering and dangerous effects on the women and young girls of Afghanistan who are presently being erased from their communities at an alarming rate, in short it is every woman’s worse nightmare.

Under Taliban rule, restrictions previously imposed on women, including not letting them work and girls not allowed to attend school, inevitably may return.

How can YOU help?

Sign up for petitions and campaigns to show solidarity

Petitions have been launched to show support, call for protection, and solidarity with Afghan women, men, and children displaced and fleeing the Taliban.

Click the below relief funds that we also support and do what you can:

As the crisis in Afghanistan escalates, women and girls are increasingly under attack. There has never been a more critical time to act. The next 48 hours are critical. Read on to learn how you can quickly support the Afghan Women and Girls.

Vital Voices

DONATE HERE: https://www.vitalvoices.org/2021/08/vital-voices-statement-on-the-women-of-afghanistan/

We are ramping up our efforts to support Afghan women and we need your help. We have expanded our Voices Against Violence Initiative and Urgent Assistance Fund to get immediate support out to women activists in Afghanistan on the frontlines of change and to ensure that survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) and harmful practices have better access to services, protection and the justice they deserve.

The next 48 hours are critical. Please join us today by giving to a special fund below and help us act quickly to support Afghan Women and Girls.

Relief for Internally Displaced Afghans

DONATE HERE: https://www.gofundme.com/f/idprelief?utm_campaign=m_pd+share-sheet&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

The Women Making Waves On The Radio

Irish radio stations need to get in tune with the times and give greater airplay to more female musicians, reveals a scathing report by campaigner Linda Coogan Byrne. By Lauren Murphy

You can now read the full interview with Linda Coogan Byrne, founder of Why Not Her? in the Sunday Times by clicking this link.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-women-making-waves-on-the-radio-7glrp766p?ltclid=687c5b95-10bc-4fef-9d58-42f51687c62c

Data Reports

REPORTS:

12 Months on Gender Disparity Data Radio Report on UK Radio from Aug 2020 to Aug 2021

2021 Gender Disparity Uk Report by lindacooganb

12 Months on, Gender Disparity Data Radio Report on Irish radio from June 2020- June 2021

WHY NOT HER GDDR 2021 by lindacooganb

BEHIND THE AIRWAVES:

Women’s voices are under-represented on Irish radio.

20 YEARS OF THE IRISH SINGLES CHARTS: PUBLISHED APRIL 28TH 2021>>>>

AUG 2020 – FEB 2021- 6 MONTH FOLLOW UP REPORT TO THE GENDER DISPARITY DATA RADIO REPORT IN UK>>>>

RADIOACTIVE: 6 months on – Gender Disparity Uk Radio Report by lindacooganb

JAN 2020 – JAN 2021 – GENDER DISPARITY DATA RADIO REPORT IN NORTHERN IRELAND>>>>

Northern Ireland Gender Disparity Radio Report NI by lindacooganb

JUNE 2020 – DEC 2020 – 6 MONTH FOLLOW UP REPORT TO THE GENDER DISPARITY DATA RADIO REPORT IN IRELAND>>>>

Copy of Gender Disparity Data Report Irish Radio June 2020- Dec 2020 by lindacooganb

A LOOK INTO THE IRISH CHARTS OVER THE LAST 2 YEARS>>>>

Gender Disparity Irish Charts by lindacooganb

GENDER DISPARITY DATA RADIO REPORT FOR UK AUG 2019 – 2020 >>>

Gender Disparity Uk Report by lindacooganb

GENDER DISPARITY DATA REPORT ON IRISH RADIO JUNE 2019-2020