Proposals in Women's Rights

Ecuador: Standing up, Speaking Out, Sharing our Stories

This pilot digital literacy project uses feminist methodologies to train 20 women to create podcasts to tell their stories of struggle and empowerment, and share them with other women through social networks and online radio, providing them with tools to confront the multiple violences they have faced. The participants are domestic workers, sexual workers, street vendors, some are also formerly incarcerated. They have recently learned to read and write in La Escuela Mujeres de Frente. This project allows these recent graduates to stay connected to the project and learn new skills.

Brazil: Rights and Communication for Indigenous Women

Two women, an indigenous lawyer and cyberactivist, and a master on ethnic-journalism visit 08 indigenous communities in Northeast Brazil, to conduct workshops on ethinicjournalism, women's rights and indigenous rights. One network already exists through the project “By Indigenous Women” which develop women meetings inside Thydêwá NGO headquarters. The women asked for workshops within their communities. We are going to do about 40 hours workshops on Rights and Ethnic-journalism in each community, directly affecting 160 indigenous women and indirectly 80,000.

Slovakia: Keeping Solidarity Alive – Mapping the Field of Women’s Rights

The project seeks to create an open online platform (blog) for mapping, sharing and exchange of knowledge and experiences about women’s rights by presenting facts, news, data, stories, and video and photo documents in social and online media. The project creates the conditions for building skills in digital competences among young people with aim to boost women’s activism. We accentuate the intense work with young leaders from marginalized Roma communities, young people with migrant and LGBTIQ background whose visibility is dramatically unrepresented in public life including public media.

India: Nazariya Mobile

Creating microcontent + distributing it using mobile voice messaging,community radio + social media. Working with adolescent + college age girls from the marginalized Muslim communities of Ahmedabad city. Project scales up two proven models of community engagement – Community workshops- To encourage target group to reflect upon their position within the community+create content in the form of posters, comics, micro-audio, micro-video. Mobile Voice Messaging: Creating, sending & receiving feedback through micro-audio delivered on a voice messaging platform.

Albania: The Marathon of Vox Populi “More Women in Politics Because…”

The project aims to ensure a greater voice for women and to promote women’s equality for 2015 Local Election. Women’s “marathon” will be a national action and will cover 12 regions of Albanian. It will be constituted by several elements;the most important will be the “equal rights spot” where citizens from every part of Albania will give their opinion and reasons for supporting women in politics. The Vox populi interviews will be conducted by 12 women previously trained, with citizen -12 regions of Albania. Then, the interview will be summarized in a TVspot “More women in politics because…”

India: Voices from Vidarbha

The project is an effort to establish rights and entitlements of widow farmers through multi pronged strategies. It focuses on Awareness generation on access to social security and productive resources for livelihood for widows. Development of interface mechanism like legal clinics, Mobilisation of collectives at regional level. Documentation. The project achieves its goals through digital communication with the support of mobile networks. Alert messages on schemes, schedules for legal clinics and follow ups and information of mobilization would be sent to the community.

India: Activism on Prevention of Child Marriages

DEEPS is a VO promotes developmental activities in an inaccessible areas in Dharmapuri dt, situated in north western part of Tamil Nadu and south in India.It is drought prone in nature,70%depends on rain fed cultivation. Due to social in security and Migration 40% leads to social problems ,child marriages are an alarming issue of the Dt. having 47% higher than the National average 45% state average 40%.In order to minimise and control the incidences,it has been planned to promote Adolescent girl journalist in rural area to empower young girls by using medium of web blog and social networking.

Sudan: Ms. Independant​ Magazine

The aim of the magazine is to promote feminist values, gender equality and female liberation, as well as to address social problems and challenges of great concern to the Sudanese woman. The magazine will be fully operated by young women and will distributed WEEKLY for free in schools, universities as well as cafes and public gathering hotspots across Sudan, and will be available online. As the most oppressed and underprivileged group in Sudan , we hope the magazine will restore the hope for better Sudan for women.

Nepal: Digital Literacy for Middle-aged Rural Women

Digital Literacy Training help to use computers, digital cameras, VOIP, text messaging, internet video calls, social media etc. to make a radical change on the ground in rural Nepal. We will be using this grant to cover the costs of the actual training rather than in the infrastructure to be able to reach out to over 1000 people in a year with a 2 week training, where during the training, the women participants are empowered by allowing them to take the laptop home and to ensure that they also practice from their homes in off-hours. We have seen a radical social change in their confidence.

Serbia: Voice of Hungarian Mothers in Serbia

On Mothers Day, 4-th of May this year we start with a web site for hungarian minority families, parents, where they can find every information they need about parenting, pregnancy, our hospitals, their rights etc. We would like to get in contact with parents who live in villages – hungarian minority mostly live there, to help them giving the right information about subvention they are entitled.