Sunday Club is an interaction program where the resource person from various backgrounds discusses or share experiences and stories of their related work with the 15 participants. The main objective of the training is to build the network among the participants and resource person and get access to various sources by organizing Sunday Club. The program will help to bridge the gap between news sources and the journalists. This program was supported by The McConnel Foundation (TMF) to conduct the sunday club program in central as well as in wwj district chapters. 152 Sunday club was conducted in 30 districts chapters along with central 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 from 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 treasurer of WWJ district chapters as well as central. The main objective of the training is to make the treasurer enable to maintain account procedure of central and district chapters regularly and smoothly. It will also contributes in managing the account system transparent. The training was given to 33 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 23 participants from district chapters along with the resource person, guest speaker, board members and staff of Working Women Journalists (WWJ). For Basic Journalism Trainig, 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 the challenges of WWJ district chapters. At the same time, to study about the women journalists issues 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 4 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 entilted “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 Womens 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 communityb radios. 100 women journalists were trained on gender sensitivity programme production in different 5 districts of Nepal. The activities carried out under this project are as folows:
III) 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 participanmts 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 womens participation at decision making positions.
For the promotion of gender sensitivity and gender isues 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.
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.