ROUND 3 GRANTEES

Asia and the pacific
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Nuanua O Le Alofa Women’s Group

 

Nuanua O Le Alofa Women’s Group in Samoa advocates to ensure access to essential services for women and girls and provides capacity building programs to enhance the human rights of women and girls with disabilities in all aspects of life. The group engages in dialogues at all levels concerning women with disabilities and their rights in Samoa.

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Happy Hands Nepal

 

We're a social enterprise working towards the upliftment of the Nepalese Deaf Community and now looking to empower the whole disabled Community in Nepal.

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Wahana Keluarga Cerebral Palsy Youth (WKCP Youth)

 

Our organitation houses parents who have children with disabilities cerebral palsy, and youth with cerebral palsy. Our activities include support and strengthen to develop independence We also advocate to the government for access to education, health, accessible infrastructure, and involvement in the policy making process at the local government .

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FKM BKA YWU

 

FKM BKA YWU is a women's group organisation engaged in advocating for the rights of marginalised women: women with disabilities, indiginous women, women victims of violence and conflict, young women and working women. The group works in Aceh Province, the end of northern Sumatra Island, the province with the sixth poverty ranking out of 34 provinces in Indonesia and the highest in Sumatra. Poverty in this area has been caused by 30 years of civil war conflict and is exacerbated by frequent disasters, causing women to be the biggest and most vulnerable affected group. FKM BKA YWU focuses on SDGS and UNCRPD in advocating for the people in Aceh.

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Kranti Community Foundation

 

Kranti empowers daughters of sex workers from Mumbai's red light areas to become agents of social change. The group does this through a safe home for the girls, psychological therapy, wellbeing practices, mainstream education, leadership training and global exposure. In the past 5 years, Kranti's girls have become the first girls from India's red-light area to study abroad, received UN awards for their social justice work, given 25+ TEDx talks around the world, and performed their own play in front of nearly one million audience members in India, the US, and 10 countries in Europe.

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rainboW-o-Men

 

rainboW-o-Men is an informal young women-led group that works towards smashing the patriarchy in Bhutan’s society, starting with small things that are usually not even viewed as issues such as body image. The group promotes positive body image by fighting against body shaming and fat shaming. rainboW-o-Men builds awareness of the importance of consent and other SRHR issues such as safe abortion rights and the right to bodily autonomy.

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Revolutionary Existence for Human Development (RED)

 

Revolutionary Existence for Human Development (RED) was formed in 2018 by Chandra Deveranarayana who aimed to work against all kinds of repression, oppression, exploitation and sexual harassment of women workers, especially widows, single mothers and migrant women workers. During the peak of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, RED provided food relief and legal aid to workers who had become destitute having lost their jobs due to the pandemic. RED is a membership organisation now consisting of around 200 members and is currently focused on lobbying for a social security system for private sector workers in the country.

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Walu Urban Womens Association

 

This organisation was formed due to high rate of abortion and teenage pregnancy amoung women with disabilities who were vulnerable and subject of abuse. The organisation does awareness around gender base violence,leadership training,laws and policies around consumption of illicit drugs. During our work in the community we come to know that most woman are being subject to abuse and have no way to seek help because the legal system in Papua New Guinea.

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Sarswati Nagarik Dabab Samuha

 

The objective of building this group is to unite adolescent girls to build the society together/ supporting in accessing public services delivered by the state, province, and local levels, and holding the authorities accountable/ improving Dalit community’s access to justice in the light of multiple caste, and gender-based violence, and human rights violation.
Helping marginalized communities like the Dalits to overcome barriers to access relief packages during the COVID-19 pandemic/ monitoring the state of quarantine facilities.

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Roshni Football Group

 

In the urban slum community of Rajabazar in the city of Kolkata, girls are subject to gender-based discrimination and violence is widespread and normalised. Girls are excluded from decision making in their own homes and in the community, have low self worth and remain trapped in the cycle of gender discrimination. Roshni began its journey as a youth group formed by young girls in the community with the goal of empowering and securing the rights of adolescent girls and women. In the Roshni Football Group girls are defying norms, by playing a sport, wearing a sports uniform, traveling to the football ground, and most importantly having fun and living life the way they want it to be.

Europe and Central Asia
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Public Foundation of Girls with Disabilities Nazik Kyz

Public Foundation of Girls with Disabilities Nazik Kyz works to improve the quality of life of women and girls with disabilities in Kyrgyzstan. Many of the girls and women the group works with are internal migrants who rely on selling crafts and souvenirs to support themselves. The global pandemic has eradicated any opportunity for these girls and women to lead an independent life as they can no longer earn a living this way. Public Foundation of Girls with Disabilities Nazik Kyz works with these girls and women to help them adapt, learning new skills needed for online work such as English language and copywriting, and also master new technologies so that they can earn a living working online.

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Fundacja Akademia Młodych Głuchych (The Academy of Young Deaf Foundation)

 

The Academy of Young Deaf Foundation was established in December 2018. The group aims to raise awareness and knowledge among the Deaf community of feminism and to advocate for the rights and equal opportunities of women in their private and professional lives.

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The Rights Collective

 

The Rights Collective is a group of South Asian womxn who are looking to tackle the distinct and often subtle ways in which disempowerment, inequality, trauma, and harm manifests within the South Asian diaspora community in the U.K. The group works to better understand how gendered experiences manifest in community spaces and how a shift towards justice, equity, and harm reduction can be facilitated. The group's collective and individual experiences have shown them how certain practices, deeply embedded socio-cultural norms and the ‘immigrant’ experience can negatively shape and uphold notions of what womxn should be. The group carries out its work through three pathways: breaking the silence, cultivating a new culture, and co-creating spaces for support.

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Queer Tour

Our collective's mission is reducing discriminatory attitudes through education and awareness-raising street action.Our main goals focus on providing education on sexual and reproductive rights of LGBTQIAP* people and increase in social acceptance towards queer community in Poland. We've widely disseminated educational materials all over Poland free of charge so underprivileged youth can access comprehensive knowledge. We've also been organizing day street events in small towns and villages, where resolutions 'against LGBT ideology' have been enacted. During such an event we distribute leaflets and stickers, and talk to passers-by, usually elderly and middle-aged people.

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JESTEM (I AM)

Our group provides antidiscrimination education and spreads knowledge on sexual and gender diversities. We’re a group of queer youth below 30, living in towns and cities all over Poland. As a group we created an interactive antidiscrimination book ‘From A to Z about LGBTQIAP’ for young people. We managed to organize events on the book and LGBTQ-related topics for different audiences. Our goal is to spread the knowledge and reduce stereotypes and prejudices regarding queer community and to empower and support our queer peers, who suffer from mental health illnesses and struggle with common queerphobia.

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Helping hand

Helping Hand is a women-run NGO with a mission of inspiring and equipping youth as volunteers to meet the needs of their communities. Vision is of a world where united and engaged youth (ages 14-31) discover their power to create a change and are supported by an extended network of over 1000 volunteers. Through volunteering we strive to support young women and girls, non-confirm youth, people with disabilities, most vulnerable families challenged by poverty, homeless youth and children. We also serve girls affected by the Russian war and living in conflict affected regions of Georgia.

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Intersex - Greece

 

Intersex Greece was set up by the mother of an XXY child in 2013. In 2017, it embodied all intersex conditions and was named Intersex Greece. Since then, it has been growing fast with over 220 members that include intersex persons, parents and caregivers, specialised health professionals, and LGBTQI+ activists. The group’s goal is to soon become an official organisation, promoting intersex awareness and human rights in Greek society, including in parliament, education, and with health practitioners, and enhancing the quality of life for all our members.


 

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Y-PEER Azerbaijan

The Y-PEER youth peer education network of organisations and institutions works in the field of sexual and reproductive health, gender equality and other issues related to adolescent and young people in 52 countries throughout the world. Y-PEER is a comprehensive youth-to-youth initiative pioneered by UNFPA since 2001. Y-PEER Azerbaijan uses the methodology of theatre-based training, capacity-building programs, outreach and advocacy campaigns. Thousands of young people have been trained in rural and urban areas of Azerbaijan to change the attitude of young people and society in general with a focus on the topics of early marriage, sexual health, violence and hate speech concerning the target groups in vulnerable communities. Y-PEER Azerbaijan particularly works on gender equality, LGBTQI rights, HIV/AIDS and other STDs.

Sub-Saharan Africa
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FORUM FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES

Our organisation was established in 2009 in order create space among youth with disabilities, most especially girls with disability, because they are the most vulnerable people in our country as well as in our community.

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Matumaini Group

 

Matumaini Group is made up of 25 young transgender women. The group came together to enable a section of the community who are trans and bisexual to fight for their denied rights, partake in income generating activities, reduce stigma and make their voices heard. Matumaini Group runs income-generating activities with an environmental focus. The group has four million tree seedlings at its central nursery and will sell these in order to get income. It also runs a successful paper bag manufacturing scheme in response to the abolishment of the use of plastic bags which are hazardous to the environment. The group trains young women and girls with computer skills and to date has trained over 2,500 girls, most of whom have gone on to be self-employed themselves using these skills.

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Regional Deaf Women Initiatives Network

 

Founded in 2003 by three Deaf women, Regional Deaf Women Initiatives Network (RDWIN) is a community-based Deaf Women’s Organisation based in Nairobi, Kenya. Deaf women and girls are marginalised and have limited access to information due to their disability and semi literacy. RDWIN has been at the forefront in advocating for the rights of Deaf women and girls since its inception. The group does this through sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS education, economic empowerment, prevention of domestic violence and by removing communication barriers. Currently, its focus is on Deaf adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health rights and mitigating the effect of covind-19 using sign language.

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Human Rights of Women and Girls with Disabilities in Malawi

Human Rights of Women and Girls with Disabilities in Malawi trains women and girls with disabilities to know their rights, and to claim and exercise them. The group has four pillars: economic empowerment; literacy education; sexual and reproductive health and rights; and economic empowerment. As part of a village banking structure, groups of women and girls with disabilities train in small business management skills and receive raised funds to support businesses that are subsequently established. As a result they are able to move away from street begging and are economically empowered.

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Support Organization of Parents with Disabilities

Support Organization of Parents with Disabilities (SOPADI) in Uganda is a local community organisation set up in January 2020 by a team of young mothers with disabilities to fight for the rights of other parents with disabilities. The group provides training in parenting skills, counselling, wellbeing and education of children. In response to the global pandemic, the group is implementing a six month project to provide relief assistance in the form of food and medication to mothers with disabilities in Jinja District who have been greatly affected by the virus.

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Girls Front Ughelli Delta State Nigeria

 

Girls Front Ughelli Delta State Nigeria is a group made up of girls aged 13-19. The group advances the gender equality movement in its community and improves the lives of adolescent girls in marginalised communities through mentorship on reproductive health, menstrual hygiene, and access to education. Girls Front aims to prevent child marriage and early pregnancies, as well as ending violence against women and girls. The group is using the funds received to help girls and their families to recover from the effects of Covid-19.

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Motivated girls

 

Motivated girls is a Rwandan multitalented group of University graduates girls with various disabilities founded in January 2020 with overall commitment to contribute to disabled young girls leadership through mentorship, emotional support, role modelling and technical support for in and out of school disabled young girls’enrolment, performance and graduation to a higher level of education. We use mentorship and art as advocacy tools for young girls and women with disability’s rights to voice out gender based violence, stigma, discrimination and any kind of mistreatment done to girls and women with disabilities while enhancing young girls self confidence.

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Adolescents Initiative for Reform (AIR)

The Adolescents Initiative for Reform (AIR) is an adolescent-led group founded from a HERVoice Fund sponsored project with Leap Girl Africa. This group aims to improve girls’ access to information about their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), train and strengthen their capacity to influence SRHR and HIV/AIDs biases and discriminatory laws or policy that exclude them in the implementation process. The lack of access to basic hygiene products and information on SRHR infringes on adolescent girls’ fundamental human rights and AIR strives for better SRHR outcomes and to decrease the chances of girls being involved in survival sex and other harmful practices that will negatively affect their education, development and wellbeing.

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Cultiv8 Africa

The Teen Cultivators are part of a youth led organisation (registered Trust) in Zimbabwe called Cultiv8 Africa which equips young people with skills and knowledge that make them changemakers. The focus of the organisation is on Young Women Leadership, Personal Development and Youth Access.

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Care for the Young (CY)

Care for the Young (CY), is a feminist group established in 2017 by young girls in Akamkpa Local Government Area in Cross River State of Nigeria. CY aims to address the recurring problems of gender-based violence, poor sexual and reproductive health and rights, lack of access to education and lack of economic empowerment. The group provides support to young girls who have no technical or vocational development skills and prevent them engaging in early marriage.

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Alliance Féminine Bagwabza

 

Our organisation is based in the Democratic Republic of Congo, lead by girls to promote women and girls rights by educating the women and girls how they may manage to fight against social injustice and promoting legal equality within the community. We strongly condemn and fight against gender based violence, promote sexual rights,health education and abortion for the girls and youn women in the community.

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Focus International

Focus International is a young women's organisation and a feminist popular education movement that defends the fundamental values ​​of secularism, diversity and equality. Its objectives are the promotion of female leadership and raising the potential of the young Chadian woman. Through training the group strengthens the capacity of women in leadership, and teaches advocacy techniques and public speaking. Focus International promotes strategic resource commitments for women's rights and works for gender equality through strategic communications, campaigns and other advocacy activities.

Success Capital Organisation

Success Capital is a proudly African and unapologetically LGBTIQ+ Youth led, managed and serving organization that links grassroots experiences with global and regional mechanisms. Success Capital’s work is centered on moving LGBTIQ+ youth from a state of survival to one of success. This is achieved through strengthening and safeguarding agency in the form of voice and visibility within human rights, sustainable development and the systemic frameworks that impede LGBTIQ+ Youth from thriving in socio-economically complex environments

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Matimba

Matimba (meaning strength and power in Xitsonga) was founded in 2019 by a collective of young trans individuals and parents of trans kids in South Africa. Matimba’s aim is to support trans and gender-expansive children, teenagers, and their families to cultivate a healthy, caring, and safe environment for these children and teenagers to grow up in. The group works with families, schools, and all other avenues that may impact the lives of transgender and gender-expansive individuals and their development. Matimba advocates for these individuals to access adequate and competent services in order for them to have childhoods that all children deserve. Matimba envisions a world that allows and empowers transgender and gender-expansive youth to express themselves in all spaces that they occupy. A world that is conducive for trans and gender-expansive youth to be themselves with the support of their family and allies.

The Americas and
the Caribbean
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Colectivo de Mujeres Defensoras de la Vida y el Territorio

Colectivo de Mujeres Defensoras de la Vida y el Territorio is a group of indigenous young women from the town of Pathuitz in the municipality of Chilón in Chiapas, Mexico. The group is mostly made up of young women under the age of 19 with disabilities who formed to fight and defend their rights as indigenous women and girls. As a group they seek to eliminate gender violence, discrimination and racism that they are experiencing as indigenous women and especially those with disabilities. The group seeks to accompany indigenous people who have been victims of some type of violence, to ensure their voices are heard and valued.

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Organización de Mujeres Jóvenes y niñas con discapacidad “La Esperanza”

 

We are a group of young women, where most of us have disabilities, it is also made up of lesbian and trans women, young people of non-conforming gender, who have suffered discrimination, exclusion from the family in many cases to society that bulls and excludes. We have worked to reform law 202 and that the Municipality include us, as well as respect for the community, we have participated in radio and television programs.

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MOVIMIENTO TRANS FEMINISTA DE TARIJA

 

Mujeres con Capacidad de Soñar a Colores is a collective of women with disabilities and allies based in rural Guatemala who decided to occupy spaces in society and promote their rights. The group aims to create space for alliances and peer-support between women with disabilities and allies, bring visibility and responses to violence and injustices faced by women with disabilities, and increase the participation of women with disabilities in organisational and decision-making spaces. The group works through theater and other artistic expressions to raise awareness about their experiences and also create community among themselves as women with disabilities.

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Mujeres con Capacidad de Soñar a Colores

Mujeres con Capacidad de Soñar a Colores is a collective of women with disabilities and allies based in rural Guatemala who decided to occupy spaces in society and promote their rights. The group aims to create space for alliances and peer-support between women with disabilities and allies, bring visibility and responses to violence and injustices faced by women with disabilities, and increase the participation of women with disabilities in organisational and decision-making spaces. The group works through theater and other artistic expressions to raise awareness about their experiences and also create community among themselves as women with disabilities.

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Coletivo Jardim Resistêcia

The Jardim Resistência Collective, initially organized by Débora Aguiar and Amanda Timóteo, emerged as a collective of marginal poetry that held soirées around the peripheries of Jaboatão dos Guararapes-SP. In 2017 the group started a process of building demands on guidelines related to maternal health and reproductive rights. Currently Jardim Resistência counts on six militants, mainly black and peripheral, working in the entire metropolitan Pernambuco. The collective works in more than 26 peripheral communities, with black and peripheral social movements and institutions, building and enabling strategic communication actions in the favela, in order to support families headed by black women-mothers, providing basic food aid and hygiene items for families that are in greater social vulnerability.

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Clube da Luta Feminina

Articulating, strengthening and engaging networks in which women are protagonists of their stories, and their voices echoed, no longer silenced, is the main agenda of Luta Feminina Club. From all areas of the city, different segments, spaces and places, WOMEN put themselves at the debate’s forefront for the construction of an equal society, where WOMEN can strengthen their trajectories and carry further the real role of aggregating possibilities, engaging with urban or countryside women in a unique feeling of structural liberation, after all: “OUR STRENGTH IT’S OUR UNION”.

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Coletivo de Juventude do Mato Grosso do Sul

 

Young Women, we don’t get anywhere competing. Every time a partner places herself as part of others, we embrace to give a strength that, perhaps, we individually don’t have. These are bonds of sorority. We seek to understand about children, recipes, dreams, jobs, debts, family, bruises, loves, pains, existence. We are walking the path of resistance. Better walk together, right? Not only the pain unites us, but also laughter, risk, and party. If competition is one of the bases of capitalism, cooperation can be the basis for overcoming it. We start from what makes us and identifies us, we bleed and give birth every day seeking freedom to become builders of new ties, drawers of new paths, and to be free from all oppression. We believe that it will be women the commanders of the Revolution. We continue to fight until we are all set free.

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Incubadrilds

Incubadrilds is a self-organized and self-managed space that proposes combative actions, artistic and cultural interventions in favor of public policies for Amazon most vulnerable populations (poor, women, blacks, quilombolas, riverine people, native people, peasants and LGBTQIA+). We are people of different age groups who seek to decriminalize and de-marginalize our bodies, as well as our communities (mentioned above) through the exchange of knowledge, culturalities, their practices and their ways, contributing to the humanization of human relations within the Amazon.

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Coletivo Marias - Fórum Estadual de Juventude Negra do ES

The mission of Fejunes is to bring together the Black Youth of Espírito Santo state in an autonomous, afrocentric, quilombola, militant, protagonist, democratic, combative and resistance perspective, in the anti-racist struggle against any form of oppression and for the emancipation of black people.

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La Frida Bike

La Frida Bike is a movement of black cycle activists whose objective is to include and strengthen mobility in the transportation plans of black and peripheral women. One of the most successful projects: "Preta, Vem de Bike", teaches black women to cycle, and has already attended 600 women throughout Brazil.

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Coletivo NEGA

 

NEGA - Negras Experimentações Art Group is the first black theater group in Santa Catarina-Brazil, rescuing black culture through art. Created 10 years ago as a university extension project inspired by Teatro Experimental do Negro (TEN) - founded by Abdias do Nascimento - the collective seeks to make up for the lack of representation of black brazilian population in theater. Its existence, however, goes beyond the academic theatrical scope and expands in the construction of arts made by black people in this state. For this construction, the members of the Collective - formed by cis women, LGBTQI + and a non-binary person - are trained to develop an intimate dialogue with society about the brazilian political context. Expanding university boundaries, NEGA has been carrying out training, extension and arts projects for 4 years, in black, peripheral communities and with women imprisoned through project @mulheres.negras.resistem.

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Red Trans de Bolivia - TREBOL

 

Trans Bolivian Network (TREBOL) is a community-based organization with more than 250 affiliates from all over Bolivia. We have been and continue to work, even in times of COVID-19, for access to housing, food and health for trans people, including the most vulnerable of them, young women. We have created a resilience and support system that has helped more than 300 bolivian trans women, and we are preparing for a second wave. Your support means continuing to expand our work and for our comrades it is what can save their lives.

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Movimiento Feminista de Niñas y mujeres wayuu-MFNMW

We are a non-profit organization whose main objective is to safeguard, attend and defend the collective and individual human rights of Wayuu girls, boys, teenagers and women. Among the daily tasks that each of them develop from their processes of activism and community feminism are economic empowerment work for the sustainability of these girls, for the strengthening of their community processes and economic empowerment, spinning their futures from the Ancestral wisdom for the importance of weaving as a traditional method of Wayuu culture, taking into account the practice of resilience in Wayuu women. We wish to create economic development capacities in each of the beneficiaries in order to continue weaving the paths of self-sustainability in their lives so they can advance positively in their daily and organizational tasks from different communities and traditional ranches.

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Colectiva Casiopea

Colectiva Casiopea is a team of women from the Honduran Atlantic coast organised with the purpose of politically, economically and culturally transforming the reality of girls, adolescents and women in the region. The group promotes values ​​and principles oriented towards the deconstruction of patriarchy, colonialism and imperialism, seeking the full emancipation of women in the economic, political, socio-cultural and sexual spheres as a primary goal. The group works through academic, advocacy, festive, productive and socio-cultural activities in public, educational, sports and health spaces.

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Yip Yatel

Our group was formed because of the injustices that we experienced as adolescents, our mothers saw how they suffered physical and psychological violence and also discrimination within our own community, the blows that mother received also as girls, except for of the children, he did not say anything to them. We have seen how our sisters forced them to marry whom they did not want. Also the cultural blows we have received because talking about our sexuality is a sin according to. For this reason and more, we founded this organization to free ourselves, to live as subjects and not as objects.

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Barbados Association of Muslim Ladies

 

The Barbados Association of Muslim Ladies (BAML) is a community-based non-profit organisation that promotes the socio-economic and educational development of Muslim women and girls in Barbados. Founded in 2010, BAML is the first and only organisation on the island that responds to the holistic needs and is the voice of Muslim women and girls. Through several programmes and initiatives the group addresses issues of inclusion, gender based violence, access to education and professional development among others.

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The Lumiere Review

Founded in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, we are a youth led literary magazine that shines the light on all voices, regardless of age or background. We accept poetry, prose, and art submissions and compile them into semi annual issues

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The Saint Kitts and Nevis Alliance For Equality

The Saint Kitts and Nevis Alliance For Equality is dedicated to working with and for the LGBT community by providing a safe space through advocacy, self-empowerment, promotion of human rights and training services. The organisation plays a pivotal role in contacting and serving the LGBTQ population in the federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, as no other organisations have offered such amenity to this population. The goal of the group is to seek to increase the awareness of the LGBTQ community within the federation, provide a forum for the LGBTQ community to advocate or their human rights and to educate themselves on relevant issues relating to sex and sexuality.

The Middle East and North Africa
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Play in her shoes

Playinhershoes is an initiative to empower women and girls through sports. The group first began its activism on Instagram in an effort to to start reducing the gap between men and women in sports, and do this by covering news of women in sport and creating sports events to allow girls to play without judgment. The group also developed a socks line featuring messaging to keep girls motivated and tell the world that it is about time women take charge in sports, and it is about time to play in her shoes!