24 Sep 2014 Campaing on Media Literacy for Women
Media and Gender Justice
WACC partnered with Asmita Women’s Publishing House, Media and Resource Organization (ASMITA) on a campaign on media literacy for women in Banke and Sunsari districts of Nepal. The Media Literacy Package – a Nepali language tool for media literacy – fills the need for simple language publication about media for women and ordinary people. 15 women gained skills as media monitors with clear conceptual and sharp analytical skills on gender issues in media. A large group of media conscious women was created in the two districts. 70 in-depth and critical media monitoring reports produced exposed Nepali media’s reality. A comprehensive database was created for further lobbying of decision makers. 3 concept papers on women and media were prepared and 10 articles published in local newspapers. Numerous ‘letters to the editor’ were written a lobby and advocacy strategy, some of which were published. Banke and Sunsari now have two strong media consumer women’s groups.