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A’aiyo Jani (I Know too): Audio Podcast targeting the host community people living in Ukhiya and Teknaf Upazilla of Cox’s Bazar affected by Rohingya influx.

  • By BBC Media Action
  • 18/01/2023
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BBC Media Action is producing audio podcast – A’aiyo Jani (I know too) - specially aimed for host community people of Bangladesh affected by the Rohingya influx. Each episode is 10-12 minutes long, in combination of a small drama piece along with the discussion with a subject expert designed for using in listening groups, community spaces, mother care group and anywhere else where community members gather. Each episode covers a different theme; mostly focusing on GBV, Mental Health, Non-Communicable Disease, Maternal and Neo Natal Child Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.

 

Episode 01: Child Marriage

This episode of A’aiyo Jani focuses on child marriage and features the journey of a young girl who chose to study instead of getting married at a younger age. The episode also features a short drama emphasising how child marriage interrupts a girl's education, followed by a narrator-led discussion with a teacher.

Episode 02: Dowry

This episode of A’aiyo Jani focused on the negative effects of dowry from a groom’s perspective through a short audio drama. The drama is also followed by a narrator-led discussion with a Kazi (Marriage Registrar) about how this punishable offense still exists in the community and how it hampers people's lives.

Episode 03: Polygamy

This episode of A’aiyo Jani focuses on polygamy. The episode features a short audio drama emphasising the conflict in the family due to polygamy and its negative impact on the children, followed by a discussion with an expert.

Episode 04: Harassment

This episode of A’aiyo Jani focuses on girls being harassed on the streets by the boys and what physical and psychological impact it could bring to a girl’s life. The episode features a short audio drama emphasising boys changing their attitudes towards girls, followed by a narrator-led discussion with an expert, about what could be done to stop harassment of girls.

Episode 05: Cyber bullying

This episode features a short audio drama where one teenage girl becomes the victim of cyberbullying and gets help from her friend. This drama is followed by a discussion with an expert about what to do if anyone is harassed in cyberspace and how to minimise the risk of cyberbullying.

Episode 06: Child Marriage and eloping

This episode of A’aiyo Jani is focused on child marriage and eloping. The episode features a short audio drama where two teenage girls go to a fortune teller to find out what will happen if one of the girls elopes and marries the boy she loves. The episode also features a narrator-led discussion with an expert about the early marriage scenario in Cox’s Bazar and the negative consequence of early marriage for both the boys and girls.

Episode 07: Exclusive Breastfeeding

This episode of A’aiyo Jani interviews some lactating mothers about their experiences regarding exclusive breastfeeding. The episode is followed by a narrator-led discussion with an expert emphasising the importance of giving the babies only breast milk until they reach 6 months, the negative impact if they do not get it, and the proper way of breastfeeding.

Episode 08: Complimentary Feeding

This episode of A’aiyo Jani is focused on complementary feeding for babies aged more than six months. The episode starts with a short audio drama where a family is planning to start feeding their 6 months old baby. The drama is followed by a discussion with an expert emphasising that the baby has to be given solid food slowly after 6 months, and at the same time breastfeeding should be continued.

Episode 09: Variety of food during and after pregnancy

This episode of A’aiyo Jani is about the importance of eating a variety of food during and after pregnancy. The episode features the interviews of some pregnant women about their practices, followed by a discussion with an expert regarding the types of food woman should eat during pregnancy.

Episode 10: Role of men in family planning

This episode of A’aiyo Jani contains a short audio drama about why men should be involved in the family planning process. The drama is followed by a discussion with an expert doctor where he elaborates why and how men can participate and contribute to their family.

Episode 11: Benefits of the planned family

This episode of A’aiyo Jani contains a short audio drama that highlights the consequences of the unplanned family. The drama is followed by a discussion with an expert doctor where he explains the benefits of a planned family and when is the right time to adapt any method.

Episode 12: Misperception regarding the family planning methods

This episode of A’aiyo Jani highlights some of the misconceptions regarding family planning methods. Later, an expert doctor busts the misperceptions and explains the available short- and long-term family planning methods.

Episode 13: Safe food (Participatory Cooking)

Safe food (Participatory Cooking) – This episode of A’aiyo Jani is focused on safe food (Participatory cooking) for children who are older than 6 months. The episode features a short audio drama where two mothers discuss the extra food, they need to give their 6 months old children, followed by a discussion with an expert on how to prepare safe and nutritious food for children over 6 months.

Episode 14: Women Empowerment

This episode of A’aiyo Jani focuses on woman empowerment through the journey of a young woman who chose the career as a development worker and supports her family. The episode also features a short drama emphasising the importance of a girl's education and seeking career, as well as supporting their family.

Episode 15: Parenting without Violence | related discussion guide in Bangla

This episode of A’aiyo Jani contains a short audio drama that highlights the importance of parenting without violence. The drama is followed by a discussion with an expert where he explains the benefits of parenting without violence.

Episode 16: Importance of Mental Health | related discussion guide in Bangla

This episode of A’aiyo Jani starts with a monologue of an adolescent girl where she describes how different situations affected her mental health. The drama is followed by a presenter-led discussion where an expert discusses how to deal with this kind of situation and the importance of mental health.

Episode 17: Addressing worries about mental health | related discussion guide in Bangla

This episode of A’aiyo Jani addresses different worries about mental health. The episode starts with a drama where we can see a man facing challenges after he had to struggle with different issues regarding mental health. The drama is followed by a presenter-led discussion where an expert discusses how to address different worries regarding mental health.

Episode 18: Personal Hygiene | related discussion guide in Bangla

This episode of A’aiyo Jani deals with how to take care of personal hygiene. Follow by a short drama an expert on the topic, discusses the practices need to be followed to maintain personal hygiene.

Episode 19: Anger Management | related discussion guide in Bangla

This episode of A’aiyo Jani focuses on how to manage anger. A short drama shows how anger management can hamper the stance of mental health followed by a presenter led discussion where an expert on the topic discusses the importance of anger management and what to do to manage anger.

Episode 20: Drug Addiction | related discussion guide in Bangla

This episode of A’aiyo Jani focuses on the harmful effects of drug addiction. Followed by a short drama on drug addiction, an expert discusses the harmful effects of drug addiction and how to stay away from it.

Episode 21: Gardening for Mother Care Group | related discussion guide in Bangla

This episode of A’aiyo Jani is targeted for Mother Care Group focusing on the importance of homestead gardening. Followed by a gardener's interview, an expert discusses how homestead gardening can be helpful for the family.

Episode 22: Rickets | related discussion guide in Bangla

This episode of A’aiyo Jani starts with a drama. The drama is about a family. They have a child who has the symptoms of Rickets. But as they believe traditional misconceptions of Rickets, they can’t decide what to do, and finally, they get some clue about how to approach the treatment. The drama is followed by a presenter-led discussion where an expert discusses the symptoms, reason, and treatment of Rickets.

Episode 23: Selfcare | related discussion guide in Bangla

This episode of A’aiyo Jani opens with an interesting character, who is always in some disturbance and does not care about personal care, rather he provokes those who are used to taking care of themselves. But as the drama goes on, at one point he starts to believe that he also needs self-care for the betterment of life. The drama is followed by a presenter-led discussion where an expert discusses what is self-care, what are the benefits and how one can take care of himself / herself.

Episode 24: Importance of emotion Management | related discussion guide in Bangla

This episode of A’aiyo Jani starts with an incident in a family. Something is lost and the family got disturbed as that thing is precious and borrowed from a relative. This incident showed us the whole family does not care about any sort of emotions. They don’t know how to manage emotions to avoid conflict. The drama is followed by a presenter-led discussion where an expert discusses what is emotion management, what are the benefits, and how to manage emotions in real life.

Episode 25: Sadness | related discussion guide in Bangla

Episode 26: Domestic Violence | related discussion guide in Bangla

Episode 27: Danger signs for pregnant women | related discussion guide in Bangla

Episode 28: Importance of ANC | related discussion guide in Bangla

Episode 29: Importance of facility delivery | related discussion guide in Bangla

Episode 30: Role of a man to prevent domestic violence | related discussion guide in Bangla

A’aiyo Jani (I Know too) is produced by BBC Media Action in partnership with the International Rescue Committee with funding from the United States Government.

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