Category Archives: In The News

How Equal Access is Working Closely with Academics

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Across our range of programs and countries, Equal Access invests a lot of time ensuring the accuracy and value of our monitoring and evaluation work. Now we are taking that to a higher level by working directly with academic researchers from the likes of the Universities of Minnesota, George Mason University, and the London School…

Because We Care | A New Initiative to Boost Education for Marginalized Children

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Equal Access was delighted to be invited to join communication and education experts from UNICEF, BRAC International and IICD along with government officials from 14 countries across the globe, to help develop a new initiative aimed at boosting education for marginalized children through communication for development. One of the results of this watershed, four day…

EnCompass LLC leads a team of partners for ICT for Health Partnership

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Equal Access is very excited to share the wonderful video that Burness Communications has created for our ICT for Health Partnership.We believe successful development solutions must be country-led, adaptable to changing contexts, fully linked to quality management systems, and inclusive of all stakeholders. More about this partnership can be found by clicking here.

USAID’s “YouthPower” Initiative Includes Creative-led Consortium

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — To empower youth and advance programs that put them at the center of community change, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) selected Creative Associates International as one of six organizations to support initiatives and build the capacity of youth-led and youth-serving organizations. (www.CreativeAssociatesInternational.com) “Investing in youth and empowering them…

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

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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

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

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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…

National News Coverage of EA Yemen Reproductive Health Stakeholder Workshop

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  Check out Yemen Today’s coverage of Equal Access Yemen’s (EAY) July 23-24, 2013 Stakeholder Workshop in Sana’a for the “Our Health, Our Future” project. The Workshop was attended by government and civil society representatives from eight governorates and featured a presentation of baseline research on reproductive health in the target governorates as well as discussion…

U.S. Dept of State Highlights Equal Access Youth in Yemen

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The U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) recently highlighted Equal Access’ national youth theater competition in Yemen on the MEPI website. Under the project, six theater groups from Yemen’s governorates of Sana’a, Aden, Taiz, Hadramout, Hodiedah, and Lahej gathered at the Cultural Center in Sana’a in December 2012 for a competition of performances that address issues of…

EA Nepal Receives Avon Global Communications Award

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On March 7, 2013 Equal Access Nepal was honored with an Avon Communications Award: Speaking Out About Violence Against Women  for their work on VOICES– Samajhdari. Actress and Avon Foundation for Women Ambassador Salma Hayek Pinault presented the award during an adjunct event to the 57th  session of the Commission of the Status of Women…