Commitment to Action

A Radio Serial Drama for Social Change in Haiti

Commitment by

Population Media Center

In 2014, Population Media Center (PMC) committed to produce and broadcast a year and a half long, 156-episode radio serial drama to address issues of family planning, sexual and reproductive health, restavek children, and deforestation in Haiti. Currently, Haiti faces severe social and environmental challenges - such as limited use of contraception and extreme deforestation - that reinforce its ongoing struggle for economic and political stability. Utilizing an effective methodology for positive social change through drama, the PMC series will develop complex and compelling characters with whom the audience forms emotional bonds. Over the course of the series, listeners will be drawn into the program's riveting dramatic content, interwoven with social issues, and will be presented with new options for behavior change as the characters develop. For example, learning about contraceptive choices through storyline. The locally-written drama will spark community conversation and behavioral change regarding the issues discussed, ultimately bringing about positive social change in Haiti.

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Commitment

A Radio Serial Drama for Social Change in Haiti

Launched

2014

Est. Duration

2 years

Estimated Total Value

$1,282,490

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

HAITI

Commitment by

Population Media Center

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Restavek Freedom Foundation, Bloom Sa, Oxfam America