Stories from July, 2007
Just three weeks ago the Nari Jibon center in Dhaka, Bangladesh was announced as one of five recipients of the first round of Rising Voices outreach grants. This introductory podcast offers some background information to Bangladesh, the current status of Bangladeshi women, and how the Nari Jibon project aims to use citizen media to help empower the voices of young women from Dhaka.
We are thrilled to announce the first five citizen media outreach projects to receive Rising Voices microgrants. In total we received 142 project proposals from over 40 different countries. What all of the project proposals have in common is a desire to enable their communities to tell their own stories, to write their own first draft of history, to document their traditions and culture before they are washed away by the tides of globalization.