For 16 Days of Activism we highlighted life-changing programs and triumphant women driving political, economic and social change around the world. We've gathered stories about women and programs from the Sahel to Afghanistan highlighting inspiring women and girls who are outstanding leaders in their communities. They are fighting to end discrimination, violence, and inequality. They are changing their families and communities. They are instigating new cultural norms and laws. Uncover their stories of perserverance, hope, and their vision for a peaceful world here.
“I am involved in the promotion of peace because I think that peace is something that impacts everyone…The role of women in society is so important that when women unite, anything can happen…When we are united, we are an unbeatable force.” Walida (23) featured in our Voices for Peace Women Leadership Portrait Series. Research shows that involving local women in peacebuilding in conflict zones increases the probability that violence will end by 24%. Support women peacemakers by clicking here.
Equal Access won the Microsoft Education Award at the Tech Awards for the impact of its interactive and educational media programs. Equal Access programs have grown to reach over a 100 million people across countries in Asia and Africa. Learn more about Equal Access exciting journey here.
In June 2017, a spate of deadly attacks on the Niger-Burkina border shook up entire communities. The attacks, allegedly committed by violent extremist groups from Mali, occurred in spite of stringent security measures imposed by local authorities as part of a state of emergency. In response to the attacks, the Voices for Peace program worked with local radio stations to foster dialogue by providing a safe platform to connect communities with their local officials. Learn more about Voices for Peace here.
It's time to disrupt the countering violent extremism (CVE) field by re-thinking how we engage individuals that land somewhere on the "radicalization" spectrum. To better understand evolving conflict dynamics and to inform the content of our Hausa-language radio platform designed to counter extremism, Equal Access (EA) conducted baseline research across northern Nigeria, the region most affected by Boko Haram's violent insurgency. See the full report here.
The Equal Access Methodology drives systemic social change by combining interactive media programming with direct community mobilization activities. This approach creates a generative feedback loop – an essential and fully integrated component of all of our programs.
Equal Access’ programs elevate previously unheard voices and develop more informed and engaged citizens with the capacity to addressread more
Our informative media and outreach programs provide access to industry experts, best practices, and market information through radio shows,read more
By designing effective behavior change programs and providing links to services, we support individuals and communitiesread more
The Equal Access radio drama One Village, A Thousand Voices (Yak Qarya Wa Hazar Sada), inspires young Afghans by engaging them in the decision-making process.read more
The Cameroon Peace Promotion Project (CP3) is USAID-funded initiative to strengthen community cohesion in the conflict-affected North and Far North regions of Cameroon.read more
Equal Access, in collaboration with Sesame Workshop (the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street) is creating,read more
“When the angry mob arrived at the politician’s house we intercepted them and started calling for forgiveness. ”
Ibrahim Touré, Grassroots Community Leader, town of Ouahigouya, Burkina Fasoread more
“Watching AREWA24 has really changed my perspective as a result of the peaceful interaction and understanding… ”
Warren Holden, Editor, Screen Africa, Nigeriaread more
“When I was coming to Lahore, Pakistan, I thought we would have a tough time, as the Punjab side thinks very negatively… ”
Ms. Wahida, Watandar Radio, Afghanistanread more
“From the time my daughter and I started listening to Baghch-e-Simsim radio episodes in listening circle sessions… ”
Anonymous Listener, Afghanistanread more
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On behalf of the communities we serve and the Equal Access International worldwide team, we express our sincere gratitude to the institutions and individuals whose trust and generous support make our work possible.For More Details Click Here to Download A Full PDF Version of Our Annual Report