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While life today is better for a 15-year-old girl in a developing world, she will nonetheless have to keep fighting against tremendous odds because progress made in the last 25 years “though important, has been incremental, uneven and insufficient,” says a new report launched by UN Women...

Inclusion of key stakeholders in text, democratic deliberation’ needed A group of women’s rights organizations and non-governmental organizations is urging the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) to postpone the adoption of the final draft version of its Political Declaration. The group is concerned that it “omits...

International Women’s Day (IWD) campaigns step up demands for the respect of women’s basic civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. This year’s IWD,  March 8, 2020, calls us to raise awareness against bias and take action for equality in order to forge a gender-equal world. WACC...

In 2019, a year marked by divisive politics, attacks on journalists, xenophobia, digital surveillance and harassment, and other threats to freedom of information and democracy, WACC Global continued to make a positive difference, especially among vulnerable people and communities around the world. With WACC’s support, 79...

WACC ’s Centre for Communication Rights has co-published Expanding Shrinking Communication Spaces, a new e-book on communication rights and sustainable development for a digital age. The 130-page page book – which is intended for development practitioners, policy makers, and communication rights activists – takes a historic look at communication...

On February 13,  World Radio Day, WACC Global joins UNESCO in urging radio stations worldwide to “uphold diversity, both in their newsroom and on the airwaves.” WACC also encourages its members to celebrate the contributions of community radio, which remain the most accessible medium for disadvantaged and...

Tharu-speaking Indigenous journalists in Nepal have enhanced their news and reporting skills, and production of news in Tharu has increased, thanks to a capacity building project undertaken by WACC local partner Prachin Srijansil Aadibashi Samaj. The project, geared towards helping Radio Gurbaba FM – an Indigenous community radio...