Category Archives: Press Release

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


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

Salma Hayek Avon Awards

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  

Equal Access CEO Speaks at UN Trust Fund Special Event on Violence Against Women

Equal Access CEO Speaks at UN Trust Fund Special Event on Violence Against Women

New York, NY (March 1, 2011) – Equal Access Nepal’s award-winning radio and community outreach initiative was featured at the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women Special Event held at a satellite conference during the Convention of the Status of Women during the week of the official launch of UN Women.

“Youth, Heart, Friends” Featured in Communication Initiative Network Newsletter

LAO PDR, Laos (February 28, 2011) – At several Laotian schools, a youth radio project is working to equip its students with knowledge and life skills for dealing with difficult issues in their daily lives. This project was initiated in 2006 by Equal Access, a non-profit organization seeking to create positive social change through media….

Ambassador James Michel joins Equal Access Board of Directors

Ambassador James Michel joins Equal Access Board of Directors. James Michel is an independent consultant in international development cooperation, specializing in support for good governance and the rule of law. Previously, Mr. Michel served in a number of senior positions during a long career of public service with the United States Government including as Counselor,…