· March, 2013

Proposals in Women's Rights from March, 2013

March 30, 2013

Finalist – Kenya: The Maasai Woman Diary

After the Kenya General elections in March 2013, Kenya will have the first government under the new constitution. Women need to be educated on the opportunities and benefits that come with the new system of governance. This will change the daily activities of the maasai woman. Women will be encouraged to tap the opportunities available to better their lives. This project seeks to give women a voice amidst a culture that dictates for a society ruled by men making women the subject. It will also highlight their socioeconomic needs and share it will the world in a bid to create possible solutions

March 29, 2013

Finalist – Uganda: Female Documentary Film Training on Women Advocacy

“One out of three women will experience Violence in her life time”! Women around the world are subjected to violence in many forms that has reduced opportunities for women to compete favorably at all levels. These forms of violence include human trafficking, sexual violence and harmful traditional practices like Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The more violence against women continues, the more their rights are restricted. The project is meant to enlighten and awaken this group to acquire skills on how to document women’s issues and support women rights activism in our society.

March 5, 2013

Bolivia: Web 2.0 for Women's Rights

The city of El Alto is characterized for its maintenance of a organizational syndicalist structure dominated mostly by men, and few women have managed to take leadership roles in these structures. However, women from El Alto have all the qualities to enter these digital spaces. We propose to work with adolescent women – young people from three schools and teach the use of web 2.0 technologies to the benefit of the city of El Alto.

March 3, 2013

Kenya: Organizing Women Against Fish For Sex Trade

We hope to organize women to tackle issues of their reproductive rights. We will focus on women fish mongers on the ten beaches of Lake Victoria who are dehumanized by fishermen on the beaches. They are forced to have sex with the men before they have access to fish which they sell for their survival. This callous and dangerous situation perpetuates the infection of HIV/AIDS, resulting in forming strong networks in control of the fish trade.

Pakistan: Capacity Building (Gender Mainstreaming) of Community Activists

This project will be implemented at Unioun Council(UC) Lamnian,district Hattian,AJ&K.Ther total 80 community activists will be trained in the field of Gender main streaming and women empowerment.They will be sensitized that why the participation of the women in development is most important and we can not ensure the real development in the region with out the active and productive participation of the women in all fields of the development.

Mexico: The Mapping of Femicide in the State of Mexico

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.

March 2, 2013

Armenia: Women’s Voices through Citizen Media

We are planning to organize a 4-day summer camp focused on citizen media training activities the aim of which is the awareness raising and empowerment of young women and girls from rural areas. The result of this camp will be well informed, educated and empowered participants ready to advocate for their rights, trained how to raise their voices through citizen media and transmit gained knowledge and skills to their local community members.

Nepal: Raise and Rise

This project aims to equip survivors of trafficking with knowledge and skills of story gathering. 10 women will be trained on interview skills, recorder handling, audio editing and digital photography. They will produce a weekly radio show broadcast through local radio. We believe that empowering women with skills to interview will not only help raise their voice but also help them rise in their community where they are stigmatized and excluded.

Uganda: Human Rights Web – Breaking the Silence

The project proposes an innovative training of human rights defenders in Uganda on standard citizen media techniques through citizen media training workshops, individual instructions, creation of networks, and constructive mentoring follow-up. The project’s ultimate goal is to create a vibrant network of defenders (Defenders Web) who use citizen media to share their local stories globally on a well synchronized online space to scale impact.

Hungary: Elimination of Stereotypes and Discrimination against Sex Workers

We wish to create an online platform and networking space for sex workers in order to communicate their every day experience for each other and the outside world. By providing insight into the sex worker realities, we wish to prevent that people feel that violence against sex workers, including rape, crime, bribe, blackmailing and exploitation is justifiable.