Building global sustainability for today and for tomorrow all begins with the rights of women and girls. The right to choose who and when to marry are building blocks and must-haves for an equitable world.
Mai Sari Sunakhari
Making A Difference
Nepal has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, with Girls Not Brides reporting 40% of Nepali girls being married before they are 18 years old. Acting together, PMC and like-minded partners have been addressing child marriage and related social issues with radio shows in Nepal, moving individuals and whole communities to rewrite these patriarchal and entrenched social norms.
PMC produced Mai Sari Sunakhari (“Orchid, Like Me”) in Nepal. This 208-episode radio show aired from April 2016 to April 2018 in Nepali, the official language of Nepal.
PMC partnered with the Antenna Foundation (AFN) to broadcast Mai Sari Sunakhari and another PMC radio show, Hilkor (“Ripples in the Water”), airing in the Maithili language. The Antenna Foundation has established itself as one of Nepal’s premier communication and production houses with a team of 50 professionals and a network that spreads across the most remote corners of Nepal. The broadcast network for Mai Sari Sunakhari and Hilkor included Radio Nepal, Kantipur FM, and 40 stations nationwide through Ujyaalo 90 Network.