Media Advocacy Group (MAG) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) established in 2008 by a group of experts in the domain of media, advocacy & management. MAG was established particularly to support endeavours in promoting and maintaining democracy and freedom. MAG hopes to achieve this through advocacy, capacity development and awareness raising particularly through media mobilization to surface issues to broader concern. Our activities mostly target people from different communities ranging from grassroots to national level.
MAG project intervention covers all 75 districts of Nepal. The main stakeholders of our work is general public, professional women, organizations and experts in field media, civil and political rights and policy makers. Media organizations are important means for reaching our effort to target audience. MAG focuses on surfacing grass root issues to be captured in major policy discourse.
MAG has been playing crucial role in various national and international forums for promoting and protecting rights of target groups.
- National Network for Beijing resolution review in Nepal for promoting women right
- National Network on Gender and Climate Change
- Working Committee for preparing CSO shadow report preparation on CEDAW in Nepal
- National Network Against Domestic Violence
- National Network for Safe Migration
- Nepal Action Group on UN Resolution on 1325
- Global Network of Women Peace Builders (GNWP)
- Global Alliance on Media and Gender (GAMAG)
Partnership with I/NGOs
- UN Women
- Geneva Global
- Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES Nepal)
- South Asia Women’s Fund (SAWF)
- Centre for International Studies (CECI)
- UNDP/SPCBN (Supporting Participatory Constitution Building In Nepal/PSP)
- HELVITAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal
- NDI(National Democratic Institute)
- WWF (World Wildlife Fund)
- FPAN (Family Planning Association of Nepal)
- FHI 360
Government alliances of MAG:
- Ministry of women, children and social welfare
- Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction
- Ministry of Information and Communications
- Ministry of Labour
- National Women Commission
- National Information Commission
MAG also manages/coordinates google group of the Asia-Pacific Journalist Alliance for Gender, Health & Development which comprises of more then 27 active journalists of Asia-Pacific Region. This forum gives us the opportunity to update one another about the gender issues in our respective countries and discuss on them accordingly. Similarly, MAG also coordinates the 15 regional journalists group where we share the news/updates about migration in a common platform and discuss. MAG has also been pioneering itself in the field of Right to Information (RTI) and in the issues of migrant women workers.