SDJF has been an instrument to bringing the voice of the unheard to the mainstream media through various programs. Some of the tools used by SDJF are Radio dramas, Digital storytelling, Story telling, Radio talkshows, Community productions, Participatory videos, Community videos, Forum theatres and audio. We have produced over 500 radio dramas, 130 documentaries and audio programmes. Below are some of the productions shared for the benefit of the general public on various thematic areas.
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Sorgame Endralum, is a series of radio plays produced by SDJF during the conflict era in Sri Lanka, calling for reconciliation, peace and ethnic harmony. The dramas were developed in a setting where people suffered as a result of ethnic war. The characters are developed based on real world experiences. These dramas were aired through a national radio in Sri Lanka. It looked at the key issues regarding health, gender, environment and climate.
24 youth in the North were engaged in producing radio dramas for social advocacy. 15 radio dramas were produced, and aired through Thendral FM and Jaffna service. These radio dramas discussed women, co-existence, youth and local fishery issues.
18 youth were trained on using radio storytelling as a medium for change. These youth produced 10 dramas, which promoted pluralistic values such as diversity, respecting diversity and tolerance.
In the second phase of this program, more than 20 Quazi’s (Judges of the Muslim personal Law Courts) were interviewed and 40 case studies of victim survivors were reviewed. Based on this, 20 radio dramas were created produced, calling attention towards gender based violence, women’s’ rights, and how women find it hard to access justice.
25 youth were trained on using media as a tool for social advocacy, and produced 15 dramas. These dramas discussed advocating the issues affecting Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), women migration, co-existence and local women issues in the North Eastern Province and aired island-wide on Thendral FM, which reached over 25,000 listeners
In the first phase of this program, 10 radio dramas calling for action and advocacy towards addressing issues faced by women in the North Eastern Province of Sri Lanka were produced. These dramas discussed various issues with regards to women, some of them being women discrimination, dowry, domestic violence, subordination, legal discrimination and gender based violence. These dramas were aired island-wide on Thendral and Thirai FM, and reached out to 20,000 listeners.
Naadum Veedum is a collection of audio stories produced by SDJF for Viluthu Resource Centre, in order to create awareness in about key democratic values that matter in Civil Societies participating in the process of democratization and reconciliation.