Category Archives: Press Release

Equal Access Pakistan Produces Film For Women and Girls’ Empowerment

  Equal Access Pakistan has just produced and broadcast a 60-minute film for their Women and Girls’ empowerment project, which aims to create a positive change in attitudes and behaviors around girls’ and women’s rights in Pakistan.  The film, Bawar, has been broadcast nationally and received a lot of positive feedback, particularly from viewers in…

Sesame Street for those without access to TV in Afghanistan

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In Afghanistan Equal Access is working with Sesame Workshop, the non-profit arm of Sesame Street, to produce and broadcast a radio program based on the TV show for those who don’t have access to TV.  Baghch-e-Simsim (Sesame Garden) features the voices of Muppets familiar to us all from Sesame Street, as well as original Afghan…

Using Media to Promote Agricultural Practice in Western Afghanistan

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Equal Access (EA) is the communication and outreach partner on the Regional Agricultural Development Project-West (RADP-W) to Chemonics, working to improve agricultural practices in Western Afghanistan from February 15, 2015 – February 28, 2019. EA’s activities are focusing on the RADP-W target districts within the western provinces of Herat, Badghis, and Farah, with the aim…

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…

Nepal Earthquake | Call for Aid

Equal Access is raising funds to support our local Nepalese staff that has been affected by the massive earthquake which hit Nepal on the 25th April, 2015.  Equal Access Nepal has over 50 Nepalese staff who continue to work tirelessly for the betterment of millions across Nepal including the most marginalized, by providing information, education,…

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…

Sesame Workshop and Equal Access bring educational radio to children in Afghanistan

Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street, in partnership with Equal Access announced last week that 78 radio episodes of the television series Baghch-e-Simsim will be broadcast on Radio Nawa and over 30 local FM stations based in central and remote provinces of Afghanistan. Baghch-e-Simsim, which means “Sesame Garden,” contains 39 Dari and…

Impact Evaluation of Radio Programming in Chad and Niger

Applying Local Solutions to Local Problems: Radio Listeners as Agents of Change An evaluation of the impact on listeners to Equal Access radio programming in Chad and Niger under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Peace through Development Project (PDEV) was conducted by Karen Greiner, Ph.D., University of South Florida, Department of Communication…

Amir Dossal Joins the Equal Access Board of Directors

Equal Access is pleased to announce that Amir Dossal has joined our Board of Directors. Amir Dossal is Founder of the Global Partnerships Forum, a new global initiative to address economic & social challenges through innovative partnerships. Amir worked with the UN for 25 years, including most recently as the United Nation’s Chief Liaison for…

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Cites Equal Access in International Religious Freedom Annual Report

San Francisco (April 10, 2011) – We are pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of State recently referenced Equal Access International’s (EA) Women’s Rights as Human Rights in the Context of Islam initiative in Afghanistan in their Annual Report on International Religious Freedom 2010. [PDF] Press Release International Religious Freedom Annual Report