Category Archives: In The News

PDEV II Youth Radio Show Engages with a Wide Audience in Burkina Faso

Community Reporter collecting feedback on the impact of our Radio Show from one of our adult listeners

Two developments in March 2014 have provided listeners of PDEV II Burkina’s by-youth-for-youth radio magazine program Manegr Sore (“Voices of Change”) with new ways to engage and interact with the themes discussed in the program. The installation of an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) call and message system empowered listeners to make toll-free calls to hear…

Equal Access Partners with Local Leaders to Promote Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

Equal Access, in close cooperation with provincial partners, recently completed implementation of a project focused on educating local leaders on women’s rights under Afghan law and the perils of forced early marriage. Equal Access, utilizing proven effective media and outreach strategies built around interactivity and engagement with the public, reached hundreds of thousands of Afghans…

From Marginalized to Respected: Community Reporters in Nepal

  “Dalit” synonymous to a low caste social group or untouchables or marginalized was once the only identity of Dil Kumari B.K., a permanent resident of Pipira, Jarbuta VDC-1, She now proudly says: “I am now a Community Reporter in my community. As a Community Reporter, I make voices heard. People once looked down on…

EA SHARE Project to Increase Inter-religious Tolerance in Pakistan

Peshawar, January 2014: Equal Access Pakistan is excited to announce the launch of the Social Harmony and Religious Education (SHARE) project. Funded by the US Department of State Bureau of Human Rights, Democracy & Labor, this 18-month project will increase public awareness and understanding of religious tolerance and inter-sectarian respect within Pakistan’s Federally Administrated Tribal…

EA Partners with GPSF to Promote Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

January 2014, Kabul: Equal Access Afghanistan (EAA), in partnership with the Canadian Government, is proud to announce a new project promoting a culture of women’s rights in Afghanistan. Funded by the Canadian Government’s Global Peace and Security Fund (GPSF), the full title of the project is Expanding Rule of Law Practices and Empowering Community Leaders to Protect Women’s Rights in Afghanistan…

Equal Access Nepal Wins eNGO Challenge Award

Equal Access Nepal (EAN) is the recipient of the 2013 eNGO Challenge Award South Asia, recognizing EAN as one of the top NGOs with the best information and communication technology (ICT) practices and digital media tools that benefit societies and communities at large in South Asian countries. On December 5, 2013, Pankaj Chhertri, Senior ICT…

EA Announces Media Project for Children’s Literacy in Pakistan

EA PK boys

Islamabad, Pakistan. December 10, 2013: Equal Access (EA) is proud to announce the launch of activities on the USAID-funded Pakistan Reading Project (PRP). Implemented by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and a consortium of ten local and international partner NGOs, this five-year project aims to improve access to quality education in Pakistan, where soaring child illiteracy…

EA Contributes to Record-breaking Voter Turnout in Nepal

November 19, 2013: The Election Commission of Nepal released preliminary estimates suggesting that voterturnout in today’s election achieved more than 70% of the country’s 12 million registered voters, representing the largest participation in the nation’s history. Results of the election will determine the members of the assembly to be charged with drawing up a long-awaited national…

EA Nepal cited in UNICEF, Guardian, for success in new media

Equal Access Nepal’s Saathi Sanga Man Ka Kura (SSMK) program was recognized in UNICEF’s August 2013 report on “Integrating Information and Communication Technologies into Communication for Development Strategies to Support and Empower Marginalized Adolescent Girls.” The report examined effective strategies for the use of ICTs in the promotion of girls’ education and engagement in development campagins and praised…

10-year Anniversary of Equal Access in Afghanistan

10 year anniversary

Kabul August 28, 2013: Today, San Francisco-based NGO Equal Access (EA) celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the launch of their media outreach programs in Afghanistan. Co-hosted by CEO and President of Equal Access, Ronni Goldfarb, and EA Afghanistan Country Director, Dr. Anwar Jamili, the evening event featured dramatic performances by EA’s mobile theater troupe…