Stories about Women of Minya Day by Day
As part of the Rising Voices grantee project Women of Minya Day by Day, women living in the rural village of Dawadeyya in Minya, Egypt continue to share their thoughts about the ongoing changes in Egyptian society, as well as personal stories about their life at home.
This continues the three-part series of commissioned videos created by Egyptian filmmaker Mahmoud Saber that takes a closer look at each of the projects as part of the Rising Voices in Egypt initiative. This video features the Women of Minya Day by Day project.
2010 was an eventful year for Rising Voices and its community. The community bade farewell to the outgoing Director of Outreach, David Sasaki and welcomed the new Director Eduardo Ávila. In this post we look at some of the notable news of the grantees community we featured in the Rising Voices website in 2010.
Blogger and filmmaker Randa AbulDahab is part of the coordination team from the Women of Minya Day by Day project, and has been leading the video and photography workshops with the women. In this audio podcast, she discusses her hopes for the project.
The stories emerging from the Women of Minya Day by Day project are ones of hardship, yet resilience in overcoming these challenges. The workshops provided by the New Woman Foundation allows the women of the Dawadeyya village to express themselves about issues that concerns them, especially health-related topics and their legal rights.
Participants from the Women of Minya Day by Day project recently took part in a workshop where they learned ways to tell their own stories. They received tips on the best way to narrate their experiences for future recording in audio and video. These are some of those stories.
Rising Voices recently visited the village of Dawadeyya in the Minya governorate in Egypt, which is known as the "Bride of Upper Egypt." This is where the Women of Minya Day by Day project will be taking place coordinated by the New Woman Foundation, where they will work with young women who work in harsh conditions.
In the latest post of the series highlighting the current state of citizen media in Egypt, Eman AbdElRahman tries to answer the question: "are all the voices on the Egyptian blogsphere are representative to the various voices in Egypt, or is it only inclusive to the capital city Cairo?"
Nevine Ebeid is coordinating the project Women of Minya Day by Day of the New Women Foundation in Cairo, which is working with NGOs in the Minya Governorate located 250 km south of the capital. In this video, Nevine discusses how they will use citizen media tools to train female women laborers how to tell their stories and help advocate for greater legal protections.
Rising Voices is pleased to announce the 3 newest members to join its global community of citizen media projects. These 3 Egypt-based projects will receive microgrant funding so that they can implement their projects and help bring a new set of Egyptian voices into light.