3 Angels Community Radio: The Community’s Friend

3ACR conducting training with a women’s group in Pokhara

3 Angels Community Radio (3ACR) had the opportunity to visit a small settlement area in Pokhara to provide training to a group of women living in the slums. Jeevan, 3ACR’s news chief shares one of the women’s story with us.

“One woman participating in the training came up to me to introduce herself. She told me that she listened to my programs regularly and got inspiration from it. She has been selling Chatpat and Panipuri (kind of Nepali fast food) for livelihood and, through our advocacy against human trafficking in our radio programs, she was motivated to keep her business going no matter how small or big it is in order to keep her and her family safe from trafficking.

Hearing her story, it inspired me to be more diligent about my work. We’ve also felt and observed the changes in people’s lives because of the things we do for our community. My encounter with the woman made me understand better the important role media plays in effecting change in people’s lives.”

Jeevan, 3ACR news chief

For most of the locals living in remote villages, the only form of communication they have is the radio. They listen to the daily programs from the time they wake up in the morning, and throughout the day as they work in their cowsheds, kitchens, and gardens. 3ACR’s programs keep them informed and help increase their awareness about human trafficking.

Jeevan has been with 3ACR for six years now. Being part of this life-changing advocacy has given him the opportunity to listen to and respond to the community’s voices and earn the privilege of becoming their friend.

Asha (right), 3ACR staff, with a local business woman during a 3ACR competition

 

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Helping the Helpless during the Pandemic

One of the key objectives of the 3 Angels Community Radio (3ACR) is to inform the public and raise awareness on relevant issues, particularly human trafficking. This holds true even when the COVID-19 pandemic struck the country. During the pandemic crisis, they were able to relay reliable information from the World Health Organization while maintaining most of their regular programming. One of the staff shares what else the team have been able to do during this crisis.




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Passion Creates Advocacy

She is now leading the children’s program and has received several requests from schools and parents to visit and talk with the students. Her contribution in this increase of requests and participation from the audience is a great opportunity for us as we strengthen our advocacy on child rights and women’s issues.




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Encouraging Mothers to Have a Voice

A local mother's group invited the 3 Angels Community Radio (3ACR) to share with them a two-day training session on the 'Art of Speaking and Women's Empowerment'.




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Radio Help Line Served as A Lifeline for Trafficking Victim

Aashika and her husband decided to move to India where she was sold by her husband to a brothel. Her physical and mental health quickly deteriorated and before long, she was kicked out of the brothel.




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I will not stop speaking up against trafficking

My recent visit to New Delhi impacted me deeply. I saw lots of innocent Nepali teenage girls and women who were trafficked and betrayed by pimps. With the things I saw, I could not hold back my tears. 




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Radio program helps a victim of abuse

She was regularly beaten and sexually abused by her boyfriend. Many times he even tried to kill her. She lived in fear of him but didn't know of a way out. One particular day, the 3 Angels Community Radio (3ACR) ‘Legal Counselling’ program was airing. The topic of discussion was about how to report and who to contact if they were being abused or victimized. After listening to the episode she called the radio station. She shared the things that were happening in her life. The 3ACR staff were concerned for her safety and asked her to come and talk with the lawyer who presents the 'Legal Counselling' program.