Category Archives: In The News

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…

Inspiring Young Artists in Afghanistan

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Sesame Workshop recently highlighted Equal Access’ Baghch-e-Simsim, the Afghan radio-based version of Sesame Street, on their blog, along with original artwork produced by the show’s enthusiastic young listeners . In a country where many children are without television, Baghch-e-Simsim ensures that lessons about literacy, numeracy and cultural understanding reach as many young Afghans as possible….

Using Radio to Affect Change in Chad and Niger

Equal Access’ work in Chad and Niger was recently highlighted by USAID PDEV II Project Leader IRD. Equal Access is a USAID PDev II Implementing Partner. Visit IRD’s website to learn more about the project and read the full article text below. Youth and governance radio dramas, produced with the input of local youth, community…

Partnership with Global Apps to Empower

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Equal Access international is pleased to partner with Global Apps to Empower to support the development of mobile apps that inform, educate and inspire women across the developing world. Co-sponsored by Agnite Education, American Digital University, Applications for Good, BluWorld, Datawind, Equal Access International and the United Nations Office for Partnerships, the Global Apps to…

Radio programming in the Sahel featured in article on new approaches to counter violent extremism

Equal Access’s work on the USAID funded Peace through Development (PDEV) program in Chad and Niger is featured in Daniel P. Aldrich’s article on new approaches to countering violent extremism. Our radio programming in the Sahel is noted as an effective method to achieving the spread of information to developing — and therefore more inaccessible…