It will train a group of 30 women to develop a public platform through interactive maps, using tools like google earth and google maps. This will share data, pictures and information about places where there have been disappearances of women and femicide according to news reports and local information, which will help to raise awareness of violence in the State of Mexico and for the government to guarantee the rights of women.
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
San Felipe del Progreso, State of México
Describe the specific community with whom you will be working.
It is about a group of 30 women who are ranging from 20 to 40 years, living in San Felipe del Progreso, State of Mexico; which is the state with most risk in the country for the exercise of human rights of women, according to NGO’s. It’s a place with the highest number of femicide and disappearances of women in the country, without the authorities disseminate clear information about this problem and effectively ensures the human rights of women.
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
The idea is to create a blog based on territorial maps and geographic visualization, using Google Maps and Google Earth, through which, users know about the areas and places where there have been disappearances of women and femicide; also can add data and share photos and news on issues of gender violence.
What technologies and digital tools do you plan to use in the trainings?
Describe the connections that you or your organization have already established that will contribute to the success of the project.
They will have the support of an interdisciplinary group of native assistants and experts in using google maps, google earth, blogs and social networks which provide technical advice to the participants. A connection is established with the Community authorities also with the support of NGOs and volunteers interested in.
How many participants do you think will be involved in your project?
The project will involve about 50 people, distributed as follows:
1. 30 women from San Felipe del Progreso, Mexico State.
2. 10 people who provide technical advice
3. 10 leaders and local authorities
4. The community at large.
Besides the microgrant funding, what other resources and support are you seeking for your project to ensure its success?
We have a community space equipped with computers, where develop the project effectively; also we have the support of local authorities and local experts in Google Maps and Google Earth. Addition, we have partnerships with organizations working for women's rights in the State of Mexico.
Marilyn Ramón Medellín
April 5, 2013
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