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Projects

Women’s Solidarity is constantly involved in various projects; since 1996 we have supported numerous causes, with much success. The following are some of our most recent projects, as well as some of our earliest.

Recent projects

2016 – 2018

The project "Speaking out loud - Empowerment through community based media" sought to improve the qualifications of people producing community media, especially women and migrants. Community media as a low-threshold tool seeks to empower common people to make themselves heard. This EU-funded project was run in cooperation with Cyprus Community Media Center and The Panjabi Centre - Desi Radio London.

2014, 2016 – 2018

NOSSO JOGO – Our Game is a project drawing attention to human rights violations that occur around the hosting of major sporting events (e.g., Men’s Football World Cup 2014, Olympic and Paralympic Games 2016). The project was carried out by VIDC-Fairplay, Southwind, Dreikönigsaktion (DKA), Women’s Solidarity, and the Austrian Latin-American Institute (LAI). The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights and Globalista also collaborated on this project. Women’s Solidarity designed a special issue of the magazine according to the theme "Olympics in Brazil, Women and Sports" and organised Mobile Reporting workshops for adolescents and young adults on the theme of women and labour rights. In 2018 Erasmus+ hosted an event promoting Our Game http://www.nossojogo.at.

2014

The Volunteer Activist was an ICYE (International Cultural Youth Exchange) project implemented in 17 countries worldwide. The goal of the project was to encourage young adults to get involved in the fight for social change. Women’s Solidarity coordinated the nine European campaigns in the project and directed the campaign "It’s your cup of coffee, too" in cooperation with Borderless – Intercultural Exchange http://activist.icye.org/.

2011 – 2014

Women’s Rights, Social Integration and Media: Cooperation with CAWN (Central American Women’s Network): The aim of this project was to encourage women’s use of information technologies for communication and media, to establish women’s networks and to support activists. Furthermore, this project strove to advance women’s rights and gender equality.

2009 – 2011

Decent Work for All! Women and Globalisation: This campaign, run in conjunction with CIR (Christian Initiative Romero – Münster) promoted gender equality in the work force.

2006 – 2008

Labour Rights for Women Worldwide! – An Information and Lobbying Project for the Informalisation of Work: In cooperation with SEWA India (Self Employed Women’s Association) + Clean Clothes – Campaign Austria.

Earlier projects

1988

Organizacion Femenina Popular (OFP) in Barrancabermeja (Colombia): the primary objective of this project was offer counsel to women affected by familial and political violence. In subsequent years, Women’s Solidarity continued to support the work of the OFP through funding and content-related cooperation.

1982 – 1985

Chía-Project Concientizacion (Colombia): The flower project was the first women’s project promoted by the Austrian EZA. For details see Chronik.

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