SMART aims to democratize information through the radio, supplemented with a strong and sustained on-ground community engagement. In places where the radio does not reach, SMART uses narrowcasting to provide information at the doorstep. The radio station is run by the members of the community itself, thereby creating a sense of ownership and has earned credibility within the region and trust of the people.
Women suffer violence of all forms and at all stages in their lives-from foetal stage where they are susceptible to death through sex selection; during childhood when they are often undernourished, uneducated, generally neglected, and burdened with household responsibilities; during early married life when they are vulnerable to harassment, injury, have no control over their sexual and reproductive health; and throughout their lives when they are subjected to physical beating and assault as well as emotional humiliation and degradation. Women in the country are highly vulnerable because of poor quality of life and rampant poverty.