"Promoting communication for equality"
Role of Security Sector to Combat Violence against Women
In context of celebratimg 16 Days Campaign on Violence Against Women, SAS organised another interaction program on : Role of Security Sector to Combat Violence against Women on 26 Nov, 2010, Lalitpur.
The Challenges of Women Constitution Assembly Members
An interaction programme on "The challenges of Women CA Members" was organized by Sancharika Samuha in collabration with UNIFEM on 23 May,2008 . The programme was focused on the reponsiblilites and challenges of newly elected Women Constitution Assembly Membres. A total of 80 participatns represeting media , civil society and political parties participated in the programme
Since the beginning of 1998, SAS started monitoring the print media to assess how issues related to women were being reported. This monitoring programme particularly helped to raise awareness among journalists, to make them more sensitive reporters, and to build a network in the media to combat gender discrimination and give a voice to the voiceless.
Publication of “Sancharika Feature Service”
SAS has been taking out a monthly "Sancharika Feature Service" since 1997. The main purpose of this publication is to encourage journalists to write about women's issues, particularly the violence and discrimination they face in every sphere. This publication is distributed to more than 250 media organisations throughout the country.
SAS conducts frequent talks and interaction programs on current affairs and issues related to gender. These programs are open to journalists as well as to representatives of development organisations and policy makers .
Establishment of "Sancharika Equality Award"
Sancharika established the “Sancharika Equality Award” in April 2000 during its fourth anniversary. The award, which carries a cash prize and a commendation letter, is given out to the journalist who has written the most outstanding report on gender issues that year. SAS has given the appreciation certificate award to two women journalist to empower the participation of women journalist in mass media.
SAS conducted Women's Rights Advocacy Programme (WRAP) under which we have undertaken research and advocated for equal property rights for women. SAS has been using international instruments like CEDAW and BPFA in its advocacy work. In this regard, it has conducted workshops on CEDAW and B+5 with the media and NGOs and community organisations in Kathmandu , Pokhara, Biratnagar and Nepalgunj.
Resource Information Centre
SAS is running a small information resource centre from August 2001 in its office. The centre contains reports, books, and information materials on gender issues including migration . It particularly caters to journalists seeking information on gender and other related issues.