Category Archives: Press Release

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,…

Nepal Earthquake | A Letter to Our Friends

Dear Friends of Equal Access, Equal Access extends our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to all those affected by the recent earthquake in Nepal.  Half a million Nepali people are reportedly homeless, have been out in the open, and are still unable to return to their homes due to earthquake damage. As many of you know,…

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…

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

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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…