Executive Board Members


Name :- Nitu Pandit
Mobile :- 9851182865
Email :- panditnitum@gmail.com
Affiliation:- -

Vice President

Name :- Kamala Panthi
Mobile :- 9841282521
Email :- panthikamala@gmail.com
Affiliation:- Producer/Presenter/Researcher - Radio Kantipur

General Secretary

Name :- Bimala Tumkhewa
Mobile :- 9841323484
Email :- bimalanp@hotmail.com
Affiliation:- Freelancer -


Name :- Yashoda Adhikari
Mobile :- 9851031761
Email :- yashoda.adhikari@gmail.com
Affiliation:- Reporter - Radio Nepal


Name :- Sima Sharma
Mobile :- 9849725526
Email :- visitsima1@gmail.com
Affiliation:- News Editor - Radio Nepal

Board Member

Name :- Basanti Bastola
Mobile :- 9846067888
Email :- basantibastola@gmail.com
Affiliation:- Freelancer -

Board Member

Name :- Bimala Bhandari
Mobile :- 9856032288
Email :- bimalabhandari2288@gmail.com
Affiliation:- -

Board Member

Name :- Durga Karki
Mobile :- 9841338665
Email :- karkig@gmail.com
Affiliation:- -

Board Member

Name :- Kabita Thapa
Mobile :- 9841358142
Email :- kabitaphoto@gmail.com
Affiliation:- Photo Journalist - Gorkhapatra

Board Member

Name :- Kriti Bhattarai
Mobile :- 9851069931
Email :- kritijaya@gmail.com
Affiliation:- News Editor - Janata Television

Board Member

Name :- Pabitra Sunar
Mobile :- 9841497416
Email :- sanupabitra1@gmail.com
Affiliation:- Senior Correspondent - Nagarik Dainik

Board Member

Name :- Rubi Rauniyar
Mobile :- 9851004977
Email :- rubyrauniyar@outlook.com
Affiliation:- -

Board Member

Name :- Sanchita Ghimire
Mobile :- 9851177818
Email :- sanchita.lalitpur@gmail.com
Affiliation:- -

Board Member

Name :- Sunita Regmi
Mobile :- 9860427622
Email :- sunitaregmi42@hotmail.com
Affiliation:- Freelancer -

Board Member

Name :- Urvashi Basnyat
Mobile :- 9849757466
Email :- urbasi001@yahoo.com
Affiliation:- News and Program Producer - Radio Sagarmatha

Immediate Past President

Name :- Nirmala Sharma
Mobile :- 9851075426
Email :- nirmalajee@gmail.com
Affiliation:- -

Former President

Name :- Babita Basnet
Mobile :- 9851075373
Email :- basnetbabita7@hotmail.com
Affiliation:- -

Former President

Name :- Bandana Rana
Mobile :- 9851024130
Email :- bandanarana@gmail.com
Affiliation:- -

Former President

Name :- Gauri KC
Mobile :-
Email :-
Affiliation:- -

Former President

Name :- Prem Kumari Pant
Mobile :- 9851006272
Email :- weeklymirror@gmail.com
Affiliation:- -

Province No. 1

Name :- Indira Bhattarai
Mobile :- 9842071730
Email :- bashisthag@gmail.com
Affiliation:- -

Province No. 3

Name :- Sarita Dahal
Mobile :- 9841678244
Email :- journalistdahal@gmail.com
Affiliation:- -

Gandaki Pradesh

Name :- Smita Adhikari
Mobile :- 9841960645
Email :- smitapkr@gmail.com
Affiliation:- -

Province No. 5

Name :- Parwati Pandey
Mobile :- 9847021360
Email :- pandeyparwati@gmail.com
Affiliation:- -

Karnali Pradesh

Name :- Tika Bista
Mobile :- 9851198210
Email :- tikanewsrukum@gmail.com
Affiliation:- -

Sudurpashchim Pradesh

Name :- Durga Devkota
Mobile :- 9848433740
Email :- durga.tkp@gmail.com
Affiliation:- Editor - Prayaash Weekly Reporter/News Reader- Tikapur FM


In order to complement its initiatives to mainstream women's issues in the media and to initiate fresh discourse on the contemporary issues affecting the lives of women in general and women journalists in particular, SAS organizes interactions frequently. Over the years, SAS has earned a reputation of raising the economic, social, cultural, political and civil rights violation issues and holding interactions among journalists, women's rights activists, government officials, civil society leaders, opinion formers and other stakeholders. It has been interacting with the wider stakeholders on issues like women's representation in the Constituent Assembly (CA), political participation in all spheres of social life and their faire representation in all levels of political parties and on issues like domestic violence, witch accusation, dowry-related violence and other violence against women. During the run-up to elections to the CA, SAS organized many interactions among the stakeholders on its own and in partnership with other like-minded organizations, for instance.

With an objective of informing, educating, and calling for an action on issues of press freedom, women's equal participation in state affairs, to end violence against women, to sensitize the general public on respecting the rights of people, to create public awareness gender equality and on other contemporary issues, SAS produces and broadcasts various jingles and public service announcements (PSAs) on different radio and television stations. While producing such jingles and PSAs, SAS pays attention to the target audience and broadcasts them in major languages of Nepal including Nepali. SAS often produces and broadcasts such informative audio-visuals in collaboration with other like-minded organizations, coalitions and social movements.

Training & Workshop
SAS has been carrying out various programs with an overarching goal of mainstreaming women's issues in the media and supportive activities with an objective of enhancing the capacity of women journalists in order to increase their participation in journalism and retain them in the profession. Right from its inception in 1996, SAS has been organizing various capacity-building programs for women journalists. Among them, Basic Journalism, Feature Writing and Investigative Reporting training and workshops are the major and regular activities of the organization. The journalists thus trained are given opportunity to contribute articles to its Feature Service in Nepali and English, SAS Radio and TV programs and to Sancharika Online.
The journalists trained by SAS have been producing feature stories, investigative reportage and other hard news and contributing to SAS-run media apart from other mainstream media both electronic and print they are affiliated with.

Press Release
Sancharika Samuha, being a pioneer forum of women journalists and communicators, works to safeguard the rights of female journalists, journalists in particular and women in general. In order to ward off possible violation of rights and to draw the attention of the state to provide justice to victims in the aftermath of rights violation plus to call for an action regarding inclusion, equality and meaningful participation of women in different fields of social life, SAS issues press releases.
It also issues press releases to condemn attack on press freedom and safety of journalists besides informing concerned state and non-state actors on its activities targeted to the betterment of the promotion and protection of the rights of women journalists in particular and media people in general. The organization also issues press release on issues of national importance and women's equal participation in decision-making bodies of the state.

SAS produces documentaries to capture the reality of the lives of people mostly women whose basic rights are violated. It focuses on denial of the rights of women to acquire citizenship through matriarchy, domestic violence, gender-based violence, violence caused by harmful traditional practices such as dowry, deprivation of girl children from basic education, discrimination against girls and women in different fields of their social life. The organization produces and airs such documentaries with an objective of informing the general public on certain issues of rights violation and drawing the attention of the state to protect and promote their rights, thereby supporting to establish a gender-equal society. SAS has produced many documentaries on violence against women and has aired them through different television channels of Nepal.

SAS carries out studies on different issues mainly focusing on women journalists, press freedom, media monitoring, status of women journalists, violence against women, domestic violence, structural violence and gender discrimination. Traditional and cultural practices harmful to women are also another area of its advocacy. SAS advocates with and through the media primarily on the basis of the findings of the reports in order to change state policies and programs in favour of women.
The organization also prepares reports of collective campaigns carried out in different times depending on the urgency of issues and events. Likewise, SAS also prepares reports on media monitoring and documents and shares the findings of such studies. Reports prepared and shared by SAS have become very useful for policy-makers, implementers, students and scholars besides women's rights activists and apologists.

Television Programme
Since 4 November 2013, SAS has been producing television programme titled "Samakon" on Kantipur Television. The objective of the programme is to dig out the issues of gender-based violence, bring them to the notice of duty bearers, support survivors of such violence by providing them an opportunity to share the injustice, and create awareness among people in order to create a gender-friendly society.