Frauenliga VoG

National Network
Belgium
Address

Neustraße 59b
4700 Eupen
Belgium

Telephone
+3287555418
E-Mail
info@frauenliga.be
Organisation Type
Public/Private Non-Profit Foundation
Year of Establishment
1931
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Gender
  3. Human rights
  4. International/Cultural relations
  5. Youth and education
General Information

Frauenliga is a public non-profit organization. The government of East Belgium subsidizes our projects and events. The size of the budget depends on the project or event, as we have to apply for a subsidy for each activity separately. We accept small donations from our members that consist of 30€ a year per person. Currently our team consists of six employees and about ten volunteers. The volunteer numbers may vary depending on the project(s) we are working on. We organize feminist-themed campaigns, events, courses and offer help and meeting points for families and women. We have two ongoing campaigns: a campaign against gender-based violence and Equal Porn campaign. The second campaign focuses on sexual orientation, education and destigmatization of sexual preferences. We cooperate with our local government, NGO's and NPO's such as Spectrum Vog, Miteinanderteilen, Landfrauenverband, Patchwork, Viertelhaus Cardijn, Info Integration and many more.

Mission and Objectives

Our mission is to strengthen women’s rights through educational work by and with women. We support women in their development towards a self-determined life and financial independence. For that, we rely on the strengths and opportunities that every woman has within her. The legal situation is very clear: Equal opportunities between women and men are mandatory. But women are still disadvantaged in real life. That is why we need feminism, a movement for the social, political and economic equality of women. Feminism questions the existing roles and reveals sexism in the media, everyday life and at work. As a literal “women’s league”, Frauenliga is part of this movement. We help shape our environment and get involved – towards an equal, solidary and just society. We put great value to the methods we work with: the educational feminist approach helps us to demand and implement changes concerning gender roles, empowerment strengthens autonomy and self-determination, the “aide mutuelle” method initiates empowering group processes and outreach educational work provides simple access to our offers. In this way, everyone can benefit, and we can make a difference together.

Main Projects / Activities

As mentioned above, we have two ongoing campaigns: a campaign against gender-based violence and Equal Porn campaign. The second campaign focuses on sexual orientation, education and destigmatization of sexual preferences. Two times a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, we offer help with schoolwork to primary school students and offer childcare services. We have multiple groups for women. During group gatherings we offer various workshops, information exchange, excursions and other leisure activities free of charge. Our courses consist of musical education for children and parents (choir practice and piano), language courses (Arab for children and German for beginners), wellness during menstruation cycle, massage for babies and many more.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

We would like to offer our expertise and experience to the ALF Network. We are open for new cooperations and challenges. Please do not hesitate to contact us about your projects and ideas.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

As an Erasmus+ accredited institution we are very enthousiastic in buidling connections across the borders and exchange experiences with other organizations. Campaigning for equal rights, diversity and inclusiveness is our main goal and we would be delighted to collaborate with organizations that share our ideals.

Contact (1) Full Name
Anastasiya Ilnytska
Job Title
Secretary / Social Media Manager
Head of the organisation
Anne-Marie Braun
Contact (2) Full Name
Hanan El Khouri
Job Title (2)
CEO

CYPRUS MIGRANT ARTIST ASSOCIATION

National Network
Cyprus
Address

KRITIS 4C
1060 NICOSIA
Cyprus

Telephone
+35796629926
Telephone (other)
+393466433054
E-Mail
associationcyma@gmail.com
E-Mail (2)
michaelndop@gmail.com
E-Mail (3)
davide.iori12@gmail.com
Mobile Phone
+35796629926
Mobile Phone (other)
+393466433054
Organisation Type
Public/Private Non-Profit Foundation
Year of Establishment
2021
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
General Information

CYMAA STRUCTURE
Art director: Michael Nwandoh (Mendoh K)
Art cordinator: Davide Iori
Administrator of Writers Department: Dina Husseini
Administrator of Music Department: Michael Nwandoh.

Donations and membership

Modalities of Action: CYMAA official launch, workshops, CYMAA concert

Partners: outlaw recording studio, brainbox multimedia, African House Restaurant, Caritas Cyprus

Mission and Objectives

CYMAA is a musical association originated and based in Cyprus with a purpose to acquire, inspire, empower, transform and promote young migrant Artist unto a successful Artistic career.

CYMAA MISSION/OBJECTIVES
- To organize concerts, workshops, festivals, talent shows and artistic presentations unto a consistence building and growth
- To acquire upcoming and professional migrant artist to inspire, empower, transform and promote their musical career unto growth and stability.
- Contacting and creating links with various organizations into forming a bigger and lively community
- Establishing a link between Artist, Producers, Recording Labels, and Fanbase
- Helping Artist to record and as well create videos through sponsorships or donations.
- Reaching out to sponsors and donors who wish to help migrant artist realize growth as well as others who step in to support the course of the organization.

Main Projects / Activities

- To create a music album with the best Cymaa singers
- To organize the official Cymaa launch event
- Organizing talent shows which will help to select/promote talented artist
- Creating workshops for musicians, writers, dancers and painters

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

- Partnering with similar associations under the ALF network to create and carry out projects
- Involving other ALF members in our workshops either as attendants or panelist
- Encouraging other well established organizations to partner with ALF
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Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

- To get more connected with other associations under the said network
- To have access to funding through grants and other financial streams
- To be updated about new governmental policies and linked to various international associations/NGOs under the ALF network
- To export our best practice and be connected with similar communities across Mediterranean
- To have a legal coverage so as to ease our activities

Additional Information
Contact (1) Full Name
MICHAEL NWANDOH NDOP
Job Title
ART DIRECTOR
Head of the organisation
MICHAEL NWANDOH / DAVIDE IORI
Contact (2) Full Name
DAVIDE IORI
Job Title (2)
ART CORDINATOR

Press Release - Euro-Med institutions work toward deepening their cooperation

Amman, Jordan 8 May 2022 – Euro Mediterranean institutions have been working toward deepening their cooperation at a working meeting in Amman aimed at developing synergies through concrete projects. The meeting brought together HRH Princess Rym Ali, President of the Anna Lindh Foundation (ALF), Dr.

Our April E-Newsletter is now available!

The ALF monthly trilingual newsletter, published in the first week of each month, aims to make more visible updates from the ALF National Networks and the ALF Secretariat on activities related to intercultural dialogue (upcoming events, publications, pertinent news, etc.) and other meaningful EuroMed information relevant to the ALF members and partners. 

Analysis of the position of youth in B&H

Analysis of the position of youth in B&H, March 2022., ALF B&H Network

ALF members Dis Theater Banja Luka, City Youth Theater Vitez and Youth Resource Center Tuzla, worked during February and March on researching the position and needs of young people in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The goal was to use this questionnaire (and later focus groups directly) to get answers and possible recommendations, to try to improve the position of young people in B&H with the Bosnian ALF Network activities, but also with the activities of other organisations.

MediaWhat

National Network
Cyprus
Address

Mesogeiou Avenue, Larnaka Beach House,
Flat 205
7041 Oroklini
Cyprus

Telephone
+35799072235
E-Mail
photini@mediawhat.org
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2019
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
General Information

The structure of our team is horizontal as we are working together toward all goals. We are research oriented with five members of staff working on our projects. We have received grants from the US Embassy, the Youth Makerspace Larnaka and have applied to various Erasmus projects with partners across Europe. Other partners with whom we have collaborated are: UNESCO MIL Alliance, Cyprus Pedagogical Institute, EKOME - National Centre for Audiovisual Media and Communication, Critical Literacy Lab, Cypriot Enterprise Link, and Psaroloco Media Literacy Project. Our workshops and projects are designed with the understanding that engagement and critique of the media is empowering. Our main focus is media literacy and since 2019 we have led almost ten events related to the topics of misinformation, data literacy, algorithms, gamification, etc. Our MediaLearn site offers free educational resources to teachers and educators that source from our activities and projects.

Mission and Objectives

Media What is a non-profit organisation made up of a team of educators and researchers experienced in designing learning experiences that encourage critical thinking through media activities. Mission: Media What is committed to promoting media education through participatory media production activities that empower community voices and enhance media literacy and critical thinking. Vision: Media What aspires to be the leading media education hub in Cyprus, and to influence education policy-making through its media education practices, projects and research. Our workshops and projects are designed with the understanding that engagement and critique of the media is empowering. We believe that developing media literacy is essential to navigating a world that is rich in information and media messages and this is important for students and teachers. We are dedicated to supporting youth in developing the knowledge, skills and attitudes that can enable them to be creative in their use of media, while remaining conscious and critical citizens online and offline.

Main Projects / Activities

Our more recent project is JOUREDIS, on which we collaborate with the Cyprus University of Technology, and aims to support journalists in their efforts to resist misinformation through the use of digital journalism tools. Our workshop series, will develop the skills needed to engage with mobile journalism, wirting for social media, live blogging and fact-checking. Earlier this year we coordinated a speaker series called 'Mediatised Portraits of Women' and asked: What does it mean to be a woman in Cyprus in 2021? The project centred on the value of media literacy to address challenges of every woman’s empowerment and is part of the POWER project (Portraits Of Women's Empowered Representations), funded by the US Embassy Cyprus (https://www.mediawhat.org/en/projects/power). Additionally, in collaboration with Youth Makerspace Larnaka and Youth Board Cyprus, we offered three paid artist residencies on the theme of "Making Womanhood". We also just completed an other project called 'Use Your Head' (Με Τον Νου Σου!) that explores misinformation spread. For this project we build an interactive game in collaboration with the award-winning artist Yiota Demetriou. The project is funded by Arts Council England and uses Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) tech, enabling the player, wearing the BCI headset, to interact with our co-written story without the click of a button or a hand-held controller, but merely by concentrating on what they would like to do when asked about how they would like to advance the narrative. (https://www.mediawhat.org/en/projects/mtns).

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

We are expert educational professionals, researchers and workshop facilitators. We believe that our skills and expertise in media literacy can add to the network's aspirations to build more inclusive, empathetic and resilient societies, to fight growing mistrust and polarisation. Media literacy is a fundamental set of competencies. You can’t function in today’s media-rich reality without having at least some basic knowledge and skills about the media and technology. But media literacy is a muscle that needs to be strengthened, especially when the boundaries of what we call media and information are constantly changing online. We believe that when young people learn to decode, critique and question media they can take ownership of their media consumption and can feel more confident to engage in media practices that amplify their voices. Media What aims to spark that journey into motion, by engaging youth in activities that challenge them to reflect on their media practices and to imagine themselves as storytellers, activists or historians producing media products within an increasingly complex digital media environment.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

We would like to offer insights and support to the network's efforts to build a culture based on dialogue and exchange and help create and popularise alternative narratives to fight extremist discourses and radicalisations. We will do that by collaborating and working with the network's partners to transform the region's relationship to media products and engaging in activities that promote critical thinking and active digital citizenship. Our strength is in developing activities and initiatives that can be integrated in different learning environments. Finally, we would like to create the spaces for community members to tell their stories through digital storytelling and inspire the next generation of critically engaged citizens while also influencing policy-making across the region.

Contact (1) Full Name
Photini Vrikki
Job Title
Research Lead
Head of the organisation
Christiana Varda
Contact (2) Full Name
Christiana Varda
Job Title (2)
CEO

Publication "Learn! Improve! Transform!" Capacity building E-Toolkit for Civil Society Organizations

ALF Cyprus Network is delighted to be announcing the publication of an electronic toolkit for civil society organisations that is open for use by the public! The toolkit was created after the implementation of a series of workshops that aimed to support the building of capacities of CSOs in Cyprus, through the collaboration of a number of ALF Cyprus network members who offered their expertise and knowledge.

MODE1

National Network
Croatia
Address

Ulica fra Filipa Grabovca 4
10000 Zagreb
Croatia

Telephone
+385 1 2310 309
E-Mail
heidi.eterovic@mamforce.hr
E-Mail (2)
info@mamforce.hr
E-Mail (3)
dijana.deskovic@mamforce.hr
Mobile Phone
++ 385 091 949 7591
Mobile Phone (other)
++385 091 466 3673
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2002
Fields of Activity
  1. Gender
General Information

MODE1 is a civil society organization dedicated to improving diversity, equality, and governance record of public bodies, private sector, local and regional government, academic sector, and other relevant stakeholders. We have a particularly strong background in gender equality, in education and in the workplace. Our interventions are based on the development of management tools and knowledge products that are conducive to measurable and sustainable progress in the areas of interest, and on cross-sector partnerships that guarantee sustainable impact. We partner with private sector, local, regional and central government, independent bodies, public bodies, and civil society organizations, in Croatia and abroad. Our organization is currently in transition towards additional areas of activities, primarily sustainable development and human rights. We are funded mostly through grants, but also through consulting services we offer to improve gender equality outcomes in public and private sector organizations, and via corporate sponsorships.

Mission and Objectives

The goals of MODE1 are, as follows: • To promote the sustainable development principles throughout the society, and their practical application in all sectors and by all social groups. • To promote and advocate for equality between men and women of all ages and in all segments of society, particularly in education and at work. • To empower women and girls, and to develop their ability to actively improve their personal, social, and economic position. • To empower men and boys, and to develop their ability to take on various social roles on equal terms, and to choose personal development paths that lead to self-realization, regardless of social expectations. • To advocate for the adoption and implementation of public policies and other initiatives that promote gender equality, as well as equality and inclusion of all social groups exposed to discrimination. • To promote active citizenship, and empower the citizens for participation in democratic processes. • To develop the ability of the society as a whole, and of all the stakeholders, to resolve effectively the issues that lead to inequality, discrimination, injustice, poverty, democratic deficits, and human rights violations. • To promote and develop the partnerships between public bodies, public and state institutions, independent bodies, private sector, public companies, local and regional administration, academic community, civil society, and other stakeholders, for the purpose of advancing social equality, rule of law, and sustainable development. • To advocate for and promote the principles and practices of good government, particularly evidence-based public policy formulation, and decision-making. • To promote and protect human and citizens' rights, and the democratic principles as the foundation of social relations. • To promote scientific, technological, and economic development, balanced with humanistic principles. • To promote the adoption of digital technologies in business and public administration, advance the citizens' digital skills, and to foster the adoption of ethical principles and rules in this area. • To promote entrepreneurship, social dialogue, social entrepreneurship, and corporate responsibility. • To promote particularly the entrepreneurship of women, and their economic emancipation. • To collaborate with like-minded organizations in Croatia, the EU, and worldwide in view of promoting these goals. (from the constitution adopted in 2021.)

Main Projects / Activities

Our principal activities in the past mid-term period included: (a) programs, consultancies, and collaborations related to female leadership in business, work-life balance, gender equality, and inclusion in the workplace; (b) projects dedicated to elimination of gender stereotypes in education, including those based on active engagement of elementary and secondary school students, and those engaging teachers as actors of change (e.g. our current project Kindle Equality where we developed Train the Trainer program for elementary school teachers: https://kindle-equality.com/treniraj-trenera/)

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

As detailed above, we have a strong background in gender equality, particularly in education and in the workplace, and are willing to share our expertise with other Network members through joint activities. We also, due to professional capacities of our members, do have an extensive expertise in sustainable development, international development, and in business sector engagement, which we are also ready to offer in view of extending collaboration within the national and international network.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

The members of MODE1 already have individual history of collaborating with various stakeholders in the geographic area covered by the initiative, mostly through UN system organizations. We are looking forward to the opportunity to expand this collaboration in terms of countries involved, the variety of organizations covered, and programmatic priorities addressed. We believe that the Mediterranean is the intuitive, although neglected, area for collaboration, and the one in which organizations from Croatia do have relevant input to offer, both due to our developmental experiences, and our current position on the crossroads between the EU and non-EU countries

Contact (1) Full Name
Heidi Eterović
Job Title
Executive Director
Head of the organisation
Dijana Kobas Dešković
Contact (2) Full Name
Dijana Kobas Dešković
Job Title (2)
President