WHMO Background

Human rights Watch and Media Organization is previously known as Women Human rights and Media Organization (WHMO) is a nonprofit, nonpolitical Afghan-based NGO. WHMO has been established since 2010 with the aim to build the capacity of women’s organizations including CSOs, women, local journalists and raise awareness of civil, political, cultural and economic rights through media outlets and community gathering.

The organization is specialized in training and capacity building of human rights-based organizations/ activists, media management, advocacy for the right women and marginalized groups including women with disability. The key area of expertise is capacity building/training and public awareness for women’s led organizations, a local journalist and media outlets, Internal Displaced person (IDP) government, officials.

WHMO has extensive experience within the field of Media and communication through:

1. A local Media awareness program

2. Media and Communication program

3. Accountability and Corruption

4. Women, Peace and Security (WPS)

5. Empower Women’s Organization/CSOs

6. Investigative Journalism and Media Training

7. Extensive radio broadcasting partners

8. public awareness on hygiene & sanitation (WASH)

Human rights Watch and Media Organization has provided successful training to different vulnerable groups and organizations including

1. Female parliamentarians

2. National and local journalists

3. Households wives and Women with disability

4. Women’s Organization including CSOs

5. Vocational training for women

6. Community leaders and IDPs

Project Management

WHMO has tough and highly-regarded project management methodologies. Our experience with project management has allowed us to develop an approach that is thorough and proactive, facilitating project implementation by:

  • Focusing on communications. Our project team supports effective communication with all stakeholders encouraging better coordination during program implementation;
  • Dealing with issues quickly. Any misunderstandings about respective roles in the program are addressed immediately, with WHMO taking responsibility and communicating agreed-upon roles to all concerned;
  • Emphasizing quality human resources. This is fundamental to project success. We ensure that the best people are used for each role;
  • Promoting a sense of pride in our teams. We believe in building genuine teams, rather than groups of individuals. In doing so, we consider the skills, strengths, and areas for development of each individual member, and ensure that they are complementary;

  • Effective program management arrangements are essential to ensuring a focused and coordinated delivery of inputs and clear and effective outputs.
  • Clearly understood roles, responsibilities and reporting arrangements among all team members;
  • Effective co-ordination of related tasks on different workstreams;
  • Clear program objectives, milestones, and deliverables, set within the context of a realistic work plan;
  • Effective monitoring mechanisms, and a mechanism for flagging problems, so that they can then be reported and resolved;
  • A process for ensuring that program learning and knowledge sharing is captured and disseminated over the course of the program;
  • A process for ensuring that program learning and knowledge sharing is captured and disseminated over the course of the program;

    Organization capability and Track Record

    WHMO has extensive experience in project management, women’s capacity building, public awareness campaigns and combatting Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Domestic Violence (DV). These skills have been acquired through the implementation of multiple projects in a range of sectors including human rights and women’s rights advocacy, capacity building of civil society and women’s organisations, education, vocational training, media communication, leadership and women’s empowerment.

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