The Sari Soldiers

There are more than two sides to every story.

Women Make Movies

Established in 1972 to address the under representation and misrepresentation of women in the media industry, Women Make Movies is a multicultural, multiracial, non-profit media arts organization which facilitates the production, promotion, distribution and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women. The organization provides services to both users and makers of film and video programs, with a special emphasis on supporting work by women of color. Women Make Movies facilitates the development of feminist media through an internationally recognized Distribution Service and a Production Assistance Program.

ICTJ Productions

ICTJ Productions is a branch of the International Center for Transitional Justice.

ICTJ Productions believes that the stories of a world in transition, and the struggles that people go through in their attempts to overcome historical injustice and social and political abuse, can inspire and inform others. We believe that storytelling is the most effective way to communicate to, and impact upon, the world around us.

To this end, ICTJ Productions aims to be a center of excellence, skills and resources, in the process of producing and disseminating such stories. Our aim is to produce the highest quality media, and to develop new approaches to outreach and distribution, ensuring extensive exposure for our work and that of others.

Our primary strategic approach to our work is best described by the term “campaigns”. To this end, we see the production of media not as an end in itself, but rather as a means to communicate to and impact upon the world around us. A key priority in achieving this involves developing new strategies to ensure maximum exposure to our media – this demands developing new approaches to outreach and distribution, ensuring exposure in 11 areas not traditionally exposed to media of this nature.

Media for Development

Media for Development (MFD) is the local partner based in Kathmandu, and is responsible for the Nepal administration of the project for a period of two years.

Media for Development was established in 2005 by young professionals active in the field of communication, development and peace-building. MFD believes that media, especially the audio-visual medium, can be a powerful and effective tool for communication, peace-building and in spreading social messages that enable people to live a life of dignity and respect.

Media for Development is an organization created by young professionals in the field of communication, development and peace building. The founders of the organization have been responsible for many award winning film productions and have worked on independent capacities with various organizations.

A non-governmental organization, MFD has developed communication and media projects and has designed and produced interactive Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials for UNICEF, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), the National Human Rights Commission of Nepal, International Labor Organization (ILO), ActionAid Nepal and Family Health International.

Advocacy Forum

Advocacy Forum (AF) is a leading non-profit, non-governmental organization working to promote the rule of law and uphold international human rights standards in Nepal. Established in 2001, AF is actively confronting the culture of impunity that has thrived for decades by systematically documenting human rights violations/abuses, bringing legal cases against perpetrators and monitoring detention centers. The information we collect is published and presented to national and international audiences providing evidence for the reform necessary to improve the justice system in Nepal. We regularly work within the international human rights realm, engaging international legal mechanisms and working closely with Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the International Commission of Jurists, the Asian Human Rights Commission and World Organization against Torture. We played an active role in lobbying for the establishment of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal. AF, with the help of these and other concerned agencies has placed Nepal at the forefront for significant human rights attention.