Sunday Club is an interaction program where the resource persons from various backgrounds discuss / share experiences and stories of their related work with the participants. The main objective of the training is to build network among the participants and the resource person while getting access to various sources through the organization of the Sunday Club. The program helps to bridge the gap between news sources and the journalists and was supported by The McConnel Foundation (TMF) to conduct the program in the central along with the district chapters of WWJ. A hundred and fifty two Sunday club programs were conducted in thirty district chapters and the central committee throughout the year i.e. Sindhuli, Bardia, Dhankuta, Makwanpur, Gulmi, Dadeldhura, Jhapa, Kailali, Myagdi, Nawalparasi, Kanchanpur, Surkhet, Jajarkot, Kavre, Tanahu, Accham, Dolakha,Dailekh, Dang, Sunsari, Chitwan, Kaski, Banke, Illam, Morang, Dhading, Rupandehi, Kapilbastu, Rukum, and Kathmandu.
Basic Accounting Training
The Basic Accounting Training was conducted at Sap Falcha, Babarmal, Kathmandu on February 18th and 19th 2015. This program was organized by Working Women Journalists and supported by The McConnell Foundation. It was a two-day long training for treasurers of WWJ district chapters as well as the central. The main objective of the training is to make the treasurer capable of maintaining account procedures of central and district chapters regularly and smoothly. It will also contributes in managing to make the account system transparent. The training was given to thirty three participants of district chapters as well as central. The participants from Pyuthan, Dharan, Rukum, Jajarkot, Surkhet, Sindhuli, Rolpa, Kapilbastu, Tanahu, Kavre, Kaski, Makwanpur, Accham, Dadeldhura, Kanchanpur, Kailali, Dhankuta, Siraha, Banke, Udaypur, Nawalparasi, Baglung, Dailekh, Chitwan, Morang, Jhapa, Dhading and Kathmandu attended the training.
Basic Journalism Training
The Basic Journalism Training was conducted at Sap Falcha, Babarmahal, Kathmandu from 21st to 25th of April 2015. This program was organized by Working Women Journalists and supported by The McConnell Foundation (TMF). The main purpose of the training was to increase the number of women journalists of district chapters by providing practical knowledge to the newcomers. And also to provide the basic knowledge of journalism so that it will be easy for the participants to adjust in the workplace. There were twenty three participants from district chapters along with the resource person, guest speaker, board members and staff of Working Women Journalists (WWJ). For Basic Journalism Training, the participants from Banke, Kavre, Dhading, Morang, Kanchapur, Rupandehi, Myagdi, Kailali, Rasuwa, Rolpa, Sindhuli, Dolakha, Bhaktapur, Ramechhap, Lalitpur, Dang, Gulmi, Dadeldhura, Nawalparasi, Nuwakot and kathmandu attend the training.
The exposure visit program was organized by Working Women Journalists (WWJ) with the support of The McConnell Foundation (TMF) in four districts of Nepal i.e. Tanahu, Pokhara, Butwal and Nepalgunj. The purpose of exposure visit was to plan the interaction program to review WWJ activities, discuss about the achievements and challenges of WWJ district chapters, and to study about issues facing the women journalists of district chapters in the meeting. The exposure visit was held from 2nd to 5th January , 2015.
Training on Gender (Leadership Generation Workshop-IV)
The workshop with the title “Training on Gender” was organized by The McConnell Foundation (TMF) in co-ordination with Working Women Journalists (WWJ) which was conducted at Indreni Complex, New Baneshwor from 8th to 9th March, 2016. The main purpose of the workshop was to strengthen the capacity of central staffs of four TMF funded initiatives, i.e. MSBK, WWJ, CMS-N, and NRCTC.
Provision of Citizenship in New Constitution; Situation and Amendment of Law, Rule and Procedures
Working Women Journalists (WWJ) and Forum for Women, Law and Development (FWLD) jointly organized the program on the topic entitled “Provision of Citizenship in New Constitution; Situation and Amendment of Law, Rule and Procedures” on December 22, 2015 at Alfa house, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu. The program was moderated by Subechhya Bindu Tuladhar, President of Working Women Journalists (WWJ). The chief guest of the day was Rekha Sharma, Minister of General Administration. The other guests includes Ram narayan Bidari, UCPN-Moist Lawmaker; Jitendra Dev, Lawmaker; Sher Bahadhur Tamang, Lawmaker; and Ganga Chaudhary, Lawmaker.
Strengthening Capacity of Women Journalists working in Community Radio in Nepal
Working Women Journalists (WWJ) and Asmita Women's Publishing House(ASMITA) implemented the project entitled “Strengthening Capacity of Women Journalists working in Community Radio in Nepal” with the support of the UNESCO/IPDC. The project was from 14th July 2015 with the goal to build the capacity of women journalists working in the community radios. 100 women journalists were trained on gender sensitivity program production in different 5 districts of Nepal. The activities carried out under this project are as follows:
Development of the Training Manual:
Prior to the training, a manual entitled “Program Production on gender Sensitivity in Community Radio” was published. The purpose of the manual was to provide resource material to the participants of the training. The manual has been divided into four sections:
Introduction of the manual
Concept on Gender Equality
Community Radios in Nepal and
Program Production of Gender Sensitivity in Community radio. Five hundred copies of the manual were disseminated to different media training institutions as well as academic institutions for future use.
Provided training to women journalists working in Community Radios:
A two-day separate training for 100 women journalists working in community radio were provided. The training was conducted in Dadeldhura, Dang, Nepalgunj, Dolakha and Kavre in co-ordination with WWJ district chapters. Journalists were trained on a wide range of issues including sex and gender, gender equality, gender sensitivity, importance of interview technique, proper script writing for the development of their skill while reporting and presenting radio programs.
Consultation with the Owners, Station managers and Senior Journalists on gender sensitivity in Community radios
Following the trainings in each project district, one consultation meeting was held with community radio owners, station managers, senior journalists and participants on the issue of gender sensitive content production and gender friendly working environment. The purpose of the meeting was to sensitize station managers and owners on gender issues and gender sensitive reporting and women's participation at decision making positions.
For the promotion of gender sensitivity and gender issues in media reporting , a media fellowship was granted to the selected participants of the training. The fellowship was given to 10 women journalists including marginalized group, who were participated in the program. Before granting the fellowship, concepts were invited among them. The best concepts were selected for fellowship schemes.
National Level Consultation meeting on Gender Sensitivity in Community
After the completion of the training for women journalist working in community radios at the district level, a consultation program with the station managers, president of federation of Nepali journalist, Chairman of press Council, president of ACORAB and media was held at Union House, Kathmandu to promote gender sensitivity and gender equality at national level through community media.