Proposals in Nepal from February, 2013
The project involves collecting videos of the dalit (untouchable) people about their life experiences and stories, the difficulties and discriminations they have faced, how they overcame such problems, success stories from their communities. The project aims at developing their self-esteem and confidence and inspires them to break the existing systematic oppression through the expression of their lives with the medium of citizen media.
Teasing girls, bullying them and passing nasty comments are quite common in rural school areas. Most young girls are victims of physical abuses and verbal assaults. We hope to make youth aware about legal provisions against sexual harassment and girls where they report such cases avoiding social stigma. Schools in Kaski and Baglung now have growing internet use and we empower social networking and make 35 school blogs reaching 1700+ students.
The single women in Nepal are being marginalized and discriminated in every aspect of life from cultural traditions to laws and policies. Single women are in a worse state and still they are considered as symbols of ill-omen and the cause of the death of their husbands. This project collets and share the realistic voices of single women to transform their sorrow to strengthen in Jhapa district through creating website and newsletter.
10 youths from Kulung community will be trained to create blog and upload their stories online. Kulung community is deprived of enjoying their rights to self-identity and by the virtue of that excluded in development process and decision making process. This will explore Kulung language, culture, history, ancestral land and territories, myths and their life style and connection to global community that make Kulung peoples a pride as human being
The project intends to reduce stigma and discrimination amongst LGBTI in far western Nepal by providing technical support from Blue Diamond Society so that they could fight for the rights and have inclusive status in the region.
‘E-Urja Chepang’ is the first online project of Chepang which aim is to develop true global conversation of Chepang Communities with rest of the world on the basis of culture and arts, citizen journalism and discussion forums. This project will use the web tools like blogging and social media networks which make them harness in their native language for truly outfitting the e- movement of Chepang.
The silence cry of a indigenous women who gives birth to her first baby in jungle, seldom reaches in the ears of global media. The scattered stories are left uncared and unheard. My project is about Organizing a series of digital photography group walks where young girls from remote indigenous communities can document life in their community together and create an online Flickr photography exhibit.
We started a monthly e-newsletter “Voice of Senior Citizens” in English in 2011 that shares information on status of 60+ population of Nepal with more than 3000 concerned organizations and individuals across the globe. In 2012 we started publication of three-monthly 50 page magazine “senior citizens” to inform Nepali readers about globally ongoing activities for senior citizens. We need support to continue these initiatives with improvements.