Asociación de Radios y Programas participativos de El Salvador (ARPAS) is a national association of 23 local radio stations and six production centers, founded in 1996. They produce news programs and other programs for use by member radio stations, and offer training. 75 percent of the employees in the affiliated local stations are under 25 years. Norwegian People's Aid started working with them in 2006, and the support is aimed at the political training of journalists and producers. Since 2000, Norwegian People's Aid has worked with Radio Izcanal , a member of ARPAS. Much of the work is aimed at, and run by, young people, and they have a strong focus on gender equality. For more information, see their website .