Power 2 Women!

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    Get Water!

    Get Water! is the first mobile game developed by Decode Global launched on March 22, 2013 for World Water Day. Get Water! is a story-driven, gesture controlled, endless runner-game for mobile touch screen devices. The social impact game tells an engaging tale about the protagonist Maya, a brave young teenage girl who gets pulled out of school to fetch clean water for her family. The purpose of Get Water! is to raise awareness of water scarcity and how it directly affects girls’ education. The player’s role is to help Maya in her task, by guiding her through a 2D world full of obstacles. The...
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    Connecting for my health

    Connecting for my health is an SMS system that aims to empower young women and girl adolescents in rural areas of Guatemala with information regarding the prevention of child and teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease and HIV. Through messages, the girls receive free weekly information for seven months but can also ask educators directly about how to take care of themselves. The platform targets youth in thirteen rural municipalities using educational games and mobile phones to transmit knowledge and inspire users to become disseminators who will reach even more girls. Access to...
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    The African Queens Project

    The African Queens Project is an interactive website sharing the stories of women around Africa. The platform highlights struggles, triumphs, and victories of African women of every generation and the steps they are taking to make a difference in their communities and nations and so as to motivate and inspire other women who want to do the same or partner with them. The website content includes blog entries, videos, podcasts and pictures. Regular updates with content and the interactivity with social media is essential to the project. Each month there is an “African queen of the month” who is...
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    GotStared.At

    In India the belief that women provoke violence and sexual assault by dressing immodestly or in a provocative fashion is widespread. GotStared.At challenges this belief by issuing an invitation to women everywhere to post a picture of what they were wearing when they got stared at lewdly or got harassed. GotStared.At is out to prove that the intentions of the onlooker make the difference, not the clothes worn by a woman or the fact that she might be alone. Team-led, the GotStared.At facebook page addresses gender-related issues pertinent to Indian society today, a conceptual laboratory to...
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    I [heart] Being a Girl

    The aim of the I ♥ Being a Girl project is to promote a positive approach to the image of young women, by collecting testimonies of empowered young women and encouraging a positively framed dialogue about gender equality, femininity and sexuality. Core values include self-esteem, a positive view of sexuality and equality in diversity. I [heart] Being a Girl extends the discourse concerning female identity to involve emotions as well as qualitative data – talking with girls instead of just providing medical or other advice. Testimonies are collected to highlight the real experiences and...
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    Moraba

    Moraba is a mobile game targeting young people to inform and to mobilize against gender-based violence (GBV). The project is part of the UNiTE campaign to End Violence against Women and Girls, run by Afroes, the Southern African Regional Office of UN Women. Social research indicates a lack of information regarding acceptable practice in relationships between girls and boys, including misinformation around rape vs. consenting sex and use of physical force vs. discussion with one’s partner to resolve a domestic incident. Moraba challenges mindsets surrounding gender stereotypes, harmful social...
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    Girls Only Radio Station

    Girls Only Radio Station is an online radio station started in 2008 to fill the gap in media talk about women and their special problems and feelings. Started with a personal loan taken out by the founder, the first 8 female presenters aimed their programming at well educated young women, offering guidance in life through social programs, an electronic magazine including topics such as self-defence and rehabilitation after sexual abuse, as well as political awareness for women in many fields. Girls Only Radio Station challenged the prevailing deeply entrenched cultural ideology...
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    Harassmap

    Harassmap is a social initiative implementing an SMS system for reporting incidences of sexual harassment in Egypt. This tool gives women a way to anonymously report incidences of sexual harassment as soon as they happen, using a simple text message from their mobile phone. As Egypt's 55 million mobile phone subscribers grow in number by an average of 10% each year, Harassmap’s use of new mobile technology and innovative marketing is changing social outreach in Egypt, while invoking an older tradition of public safety for women. By mapping SMS reports on a public website displaying location...
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    Bell Bajao! (Ring The Bell!)

    The BellBajao! (Ring the Bell!) campaign, launched in India in 2008 by New Media of Breakthrough, is the first multimedia campaign to directly address men in the context of violence, previously a severe taboo in India, and to help men take ownership of interventions to effectively end domestic violence. BellBajao! calls upon men & boys alike to take action and renounce the role of perpetrator or spectator of violence towards women. Supported by an on-the-ground youth mobilization, the multimedia campaign has reached over 130 million people in India. BellBajao! takes a multi-dimensional...
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    Empower Women and meet Millennium Challenges

    Empower Women and meet Millennium Challengesis an interactive website that creates an informed and articulate community by improving computer usage skills in slum communities and by making information accessible. The Slums Information Development and Resource Centers (SIDAREC) operates in the urban slums of Kenya and started off as a youth group in 1996 and developed thanks to the spirit of volunteerism and passion for community service, exhibited by its members. The organization aims to utilize and consolidate skills and talents existing within the community especially youth, for the common...
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    The Sisters 4 Peace Network

    The Sisters 4 Peace Networkis an innovative online application that provides girls with the space and the resources to learn about global issues, spread awareness about their causes, exchange fruitful ideas with other change agents about project tools, and develop their own sustainable campaigns to alleviate social problems. The social-change portal offers one-on-one mentorship, “Transform Your World Toolkits”, and a support network to aspiring girl change-makers around the globe who are working independently on launching their own projects. Sisters 4 Peace is guided by a network of Peace...
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    DOKHTIRAN: E-MAGAZINE on Women's Rights

    Dokhtiranwhich literary means “Iran's Daughter” in Farsi is an electronic magazine published on a monthly basis targeting women's rights issues. The main philosophy and aim of the magazine is to increase knowledge of women, to inform female readers of their rights and to give them opportunities in society. Dokhtirancovers each month a special topic important to women that includes deeper, useful information as well as articles on current affairs and teaching information. It also involves discussions on critically judicial, cultural, political and educational rules that affect women in Iran....
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    We are not inferior to anybody

    “We are not inferior to anybody” is an initiative toempower and strengthen young women to take up the fight against female oppression in Pakistan. Up to 40 young women are trained to develop their skills for leading the process of progressive change in communities. The goal is to honour the women and to make them leaders of tomorrow in order to initiate a better society. A 30 day camp for women from different areas is organised in a beautiful and healthy environment. In this residential camp a team consisting of a doctor, an advocate, a psychiatrist, two vocational instructors, one emergency...
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    We are all Laila

    Kolena Laila (We are all Laila) is an online, independent, non-profit initiative to empower women in the Arab world. It aims to motivate females to speak up and express their social frustrations using any language or form of expression they feel comfortable with, while also welcoming men to take part in the conversations. Participation is open to anybody from Egypt and Arab countries who wants to voice and share their experiences freely on the Internet. The title “Laila” was inspired by the name of the heroine of the novel "The Open Door", by Egyptian novelist Latifa El-Zayyat. In the novel,...
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    Women's Forum

    The Women’s Forum is an online network for talented women from Azerbaijan and other countries who express themselves through writing. Among the authors are professional journalists, bloggers, and first-time writers. It publishes articles, interviews, and opinion pieces, covering women’s rights, careers, and family life. The forum also broaches issues that are still taboo in the Caucasus, such as domestic violence, virginity, and homosexuality. The web site runs on the inspiration of women who contribute to it on a regular basis and establish contacts with other women to expand the network. It...
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    I Am Proud Campaign

    The I Am Proud campaign boldly declares that the media is wrong. Women and girls need to be reminded that they are beautiful the way they are-with eccentricities, “imperfections,” and all; it asks women to realize their intrinsic worth. The goal of the project is to provide a safe haven for women, away from the harmful effects that the media has on womens self esteem. In todays world entertainment, music, and advertising over-sexualize women and preach that all women should conform to one standard in order to be considered “beautiful.” As a result, women learn from a very early age in order...
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    Sentinel

    Sentinel smartphone application can automatically call your friends and family with your location in case of danger, on the press of a button. The intelligent application can send out alerts even if the attacker forcefully destroys the phone. With all emergency actions locked onto a single aesthetically designed button, Sentinel makes multiple alerts with critical data as simple as a button-press. The app has already more than 70,000 users on various mediums including SMS and smartphone platforms.
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    Online Webinars for African Women and Girls!

    Imagine a group of women and girls that have been excluded because they reside in a rural part of Nigeria, Ghana or another country in West Africa. Many are without a means of earning an adequate form of livelihood, as a result of their inaccessibility to business education. They are often burdened with a socioeconomic situation that leaves them with little opportunity and little access to information regarding banking, entrepreneurial ventures, and financial education. This project aims to solve this issue by providing a platform for economic development and transformation through...
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    Youth for Empowerment Forum

    The Youth for Empowerment Forum is part of the broader initiative of React and Change (R&C). R&C is the first Brazilian youth-led and online-driven platform of youth activism committed to activating youth to end gender inequality. It is a network reaching more than 3000 young people in Brazil through the pure desire of standing up for gender equality in the country. This initiative is dedicated to mobilize the Brazilian youth and reinforce its projects and community. We have just launched the Youth for Empowerment Campaign: A sequence of frequent forums that will take place in all...
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    Contraception - it's our choice

    The project “Contraception – it’s our choice” was designed in order to unveil the myths regarding oral hormonal contraception among the young people. This youth lead project was designed and conducted on the basis of the experience that the youth peer educators had over the years. Thought the year’s educators were facing with a lot of myths among young people especially girls regarding the negative side effects of the oral hormonal contraception. This fact in addition with the lowest rate of use of oral hormonal contraception among young girls ion the region (only 1,6% of the girls aged 15-19...
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    Think With Me

    Fungai Neni is a blog that discusses life issues from the perspective of a young Zimbabwean woman, Fungai Machirori. With a particular focus on gender issues in Zimbabwe, the blog is both daring and honest in a society that tends to be conservative and unwilling to open up to discuss the realities of life. In just over 18 months, Fungai Neni has grown to attract a membership of almost 100 subscribers and has achieved almost 45 000 visits. Indeed, the blog is proving that blogging and new media has a place in Zimbabwe’s media landscape – not only as a means of getting an important message...
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    "My Country My Village"

    Amar Desh Amar Gram is the first project of its kind that takes computers and web access to the lowest income group and empowers them with a possibility that was not ever previously available to them before. This project takes the products from producers specially under privileged women and girls all around Bangladesh and then opens up national and international markets for them. Today woman sitting at home producing simple ‘Nokshi Kathas” , are earning by selling there kathas all over Bangladesh and even abroad, farmer growing fresh vegetables are supplying to city markets. The centers that...
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    Yemeni Feminist Activists

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    Mother Nature

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    Effemine Blog - For making Change