Winning Projects 2012: Power 2 Women!

  • Winner

    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...
  • Runner-Up

    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...