RADIO ADVOCACY PROGRAMME
No of episodes produced: In 2016 under the Children Against Sexual Exploitation – ChASE project supported by Tdh-Neatherlands, 26 episodes produced and aired.
Experiences and Credibility: SathSath has produced and aired 343 episodes of Radio Programme including ChASE project. Which has been produced and aired for six and half year.
Children Against Sexual Exploitation – ChASE (Radio Advocacy)
Radio programme is produced in magazine format and broadcasted to cover most of the district of Nepal. It digs out the CSEC issues focusing project’s objective to bring out the reality, facts and happening issues in Nepal. Radio programme does consistence follow-up with concern government authorities, line organisations, law and policy makers, target beneficiaries, children, parents and other concern’s. The voices of concern are given top priority to highlight, raise and resolve the issues. The each radio programme episodes will be dedicated to specific CSEC (SECO and SECTT) issues covering project objectives. The reporter collects/interview information on issues with research based interviews approach. The radio programme focuses on critically on the issues to find the existing status and situation of CSEC in Nepal and how lawmakers, society and other concerns including government and stakeholders have perceived it.
Name of Radio Programme : Radio Magazine SathSath
ChASE (Children Against Sexual Exploitation) Project, SathSath has been organising Radio Program on ‘Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children on Online and Travel and Tourism’ on Radio Patrika SathSath, program runs in 7 different F.M radios of 7 different districts.
1. Radio Sagarmatha F.M – Patan, Lalitpur, Kathmandu Valley
2. Annapurna F.M – Pokhara, Kaski
3. Radio Rupendhi F.M – Bhairawa, Rupendehi
4. Kalika F.M – Narayanghar, Chitwan
5. Radio Bageshwori F.M – Nepalganj, Banke
6. Radio Saptakoshi F.M – Itahari, Sunsari
7. Chomolongma F.M – Sallari, Solukhumbu
• To advocate CSEC issues in Nepal for greater consideration in law making process by the state.
About Radio Programme
Radio program SathSath is a weekly broadcasting focused advocating CSEC issues in law making process and create conceptual clarity on the issue of sexual abuse and exploitation of children through online and travel and tourism sector in Nepal. It aims at addressing students, parents, schools, community, government and non-governmental stakeholders along with concerned private sectors. Thus, it tries to assess the effectiveness of the existing policies, programs and laws concerned with protection of children against sexual exploitation and abuse in online and travel and tourism, finding out gaps and recommending the prospective amendments in the laws, and advocating thereof.
Many people from different places listen to our radio program and many call us to extend their positive responses. Considerably, after listening to our radio program, a parent called to report a case of sexual abuse committed by a school staff in Lalitpur district. In our initiative and coordination with Jawalakhel Women and Children Cell of Nepal Police and the victim children’s parents, this case is under prosecution in Lalitpur district court. A school girl from Chitwan called us after listening to our radio program asking what she should do against her friend who has defamed her through Facebook. We suggested her to meet with our staff in Chitwan. Many parents and teachers are being conscious about child sexual abuse, not only girls, boys are also at equal risk of sexual violence.