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See how our community members are working together, discussing freedom of expression, social and economic marginalization, forced displacement, gender inequality among other social issues, and acting collaboratively to address these issues in an innovative way.

 

Days of Hope are activities and events proposed by Landscapes of Hope community members to bring together civil society actors from different sectors to discuss and to explore possibilities for joint action, or to act collaboratively to address some of the difficult problems currently challenging our world in areas such as freedom of expression, social and economic marginalization, forced displacement and migration, gender inequality and racism and hate speech. “Days of Hope” are the days within which our activities and events are taking place.

 

 

Days of Hope in Colombia, Egypt and Tunisia

 

Landscapes of Hope announced the results of the first application round for its “Days of Hope”. Three activities from Colombia, Egypt and Tunisia will be supported in this round.

 

The three selected activities for this round cover three main topics: youth activism and engagement in addressing climate change, empowering and mobilizing women to preserve heritage sites and youth mobilization to tackle misconceptions in marginalized neighbourhoods.

 

Youth for the Amazon”, proposed by Dejusticia, tries, through an extensive workshop with help from human rights activists, lawyers, scientists, and artists, to teach the youth of Bogota about the different threats facing the Amazon rain-forest in Colombia. The event will encourage the youth to use visual art as means to imagine the environmental degradation that is taking place, and how it will impact their lives and livelihoods.

 

Women Quilt for Al-Hattaba” is an advocacy and women empowerment activity proposed by Megawra to advocate for the preservation and rehabilitation of the old neighbourhood of Al-Hattaba in historic Cairo. The women of the neighbourhood will join textile artists and a patchwork artisan to make a communal traditional patchwork of Khiyamiyya hanging that tells the women’s history and stories in Al-Hattaba neighbourhood.

 

Walls of Hope” is a three-day initiative proposed by Fanni Raghman Anni in Tunis, where a group of artists, a Civic Engagement and Youth Empowerment organization, a Legal Education organization and a cultural public institute will engage with local young people in three marginalized areas to create mural arts that carry messages tailored by the young people of these areas. The activity gives the youth a rare opportunity to express themselves and deliver their messages to policy makers and the public to counter negative perceptions about their marginalized areas.

 

 

Days of Hope in Venezuela, Mexico and India

 

Landscapes of Hope announced the results of the second round applications for its “Days of Hope” grant. Three activities from India, Mexico and Venezuela were supported in this round.

 

Violence Against Women in Venezuela: Challenges and Proposals”, proposed by Codhez: as part of the International Day of the Eradication of Violence Against Women, the civil association Mulier and the Human Rights Commission of the State of Zulia (Codhez) organized the forum “Violence Against Women in Venezuela: Challenges and Proposals.” This initiative was held at the Rafael Urdaneta University (URU) in the city of Maracaibo, Venezuela on Monday the 25 th and Tuesday the 26 th of November 2019. The forum composed of two types of participation: the presentation of studies or investigations on violence against women and the presentation of experiences which contribute to the solution of problems that affect women in a differentiated manner.

 

Mexican Patchworks Project: We say NO to Gender Violence“, presented by ConArte Mexico: a simultaneous activity in four different parts of Mexico, through one local organization in each city that defends human rights, women’s rights and empowers young people to take positive action in favor of social change. Each organization invited a local female visual artist or feminist activist, to organize and facilitate the following action.

 

Cinema of Solidarity“, proposed by Centre for Equity Studies in India: a 2 day film festival that include screenings of films, presentations by film-makers and film collectives and panel discussions between film-makers and other civil society activists. As part of the festival, there were also photo exhibitions and workshops with university students to emphasize empathy, dignity and depth in media work around the themes of human rights, social equity, political agency and peace building.