Category Archives: Human Rights

16 Stories in 16 Days |Twelve| Meet Kamal


“I am Kamal Paudel from Kapilvastu. I am a facilitator for the project ‘Change Starts at Home’. As a facilitator I, along with 10 group members meet every week and listen to the radio program ‘Samajhdari’, discuss the issues raised during the program and use those learnings in our daily life to build a strong…

16 Stories in 16 Days |Nine| We Will Stop the Violence Against Us


“In our village there used to be many incidents of violence against women.  But now we have united together against domestic violence, we have made a commitment to making our voice heard in the community, to convince people not to be violent toward women. We are going to stop the violence against us,” says listener…



Pictured above Sher Bahadur Nepali and Purna Kala Nepali from Daunnedvi – 2, Nawalparasi shared “‘Samajhdari’ is making your home bright and happy, by listening to each other!” To keep up to date with the project, follow us on:  

Fostering Peacebulding through Locally-driven Community Radio


Equal Access, in partnership with the US Embassy N’Djamena, is implementing the “Fostering Sustainable CVE Messaging Strategies through Locally-driven Community Radio” project with the aim to counter extremist messages in Chad. The threat of violent extremism is one of ideology and worldview, supported by a variety of drivers that can lead to radicalization and recruitment….

Leveraging Media to Spread Information on Migration in Niger

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In partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Equal Access is leveraging the power of media and local radio networks to disseminate credible and quality information on migration issues in Agadez and Niamey, Niger. Building on nearly a decade of experience implementing behavior change and awareness-raising media programming in Niger, EA is producing and…

Radio Listening Group Restores Peace to their Community during Coup d’Etat in Burkina Faso


In October 2014, the peaceful African country of Burkina Faso erupted into an unexpected revolution that ended with the removal of President Blaise Compaoré. Faced with intense riots and violence in Ouahigouya, gardener Ibrahim Touré stepped up to lead the way forward in his community through non-violent action. He mobilized 15 members of his Equal Access radio listening group, which…

Creating Powerful New Possibilities for Peace


Interactive Media and Community Dialogue Fosters Tolerance and Resilience across the African Sahel The African Sahel is one of the world’s most impoverished regions. Chad, Niger and Burkina Faso, three countries in the Sahel region, suffer from weak governance, ethnic and religious tensions, and high rates of youth unemployment. These factors increase the population’s vulnerability to violent extremism. As…

Advancing and Increasing Women’s Role in Afghan Governance

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The Women in Government (WIG) project contributes to the empowerment of Afghan women and the well-being of their country. By creating an empowered critical mass of women in government, women’s interests will be better represented and a positive shift in the Afghan decision-making process is enabled. The project is focused on advancing three objectives: • Facilitating women’s entry…

EA SHARE Project to Increase Inter-religious Tolerance in Pakistan

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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

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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…