Women’s Solidarity is constantly involved in various projects; since 1996 there have been many, with much success. The following are some of our most recent projects as well as some of our earliest.
The still ongoing project "Speaking out loud - Empowerment through community based media" aims at improving the qualifications of the people who produce 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 is run in cooperation with Cyprus Community Media Center and The Panjabi Centre - Desi Radio London.
NOSSO JOGO – Our Game is a project that draws attention to human rights violations that occur around the hosting of major sporting events (Men‘s Football World Cup 2014, Olympic and Paralympic Games 2016). The project will be carried out by VIDC-Fairplay, Southwind, Dreikönigsaktion (DKA), Women’s Solidarity, and the Austrian Latin-American Institute (LAI). Additionally, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights and Globalista are working with them. Women’s Solidarity is designing a special issue of the magazine according to the theme "Olympics in Brazil, Women and Sports" and organising Mobile Reporting workshops for adolescents and young adults along the theme of women and labor rights. http://www.nossojogo.at
The Volunteer Activist was a project from ICYE (International Cultural Youth Exchange) and was 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 led, in cooperation with Borderless – Intercultural Exchange, the campaign "It’s your cup of coffee, too." 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 to use information technologies for communication and media, to set up women’s networks and to support activists. Additionally, this project strove to advance women’s rights and gender equality.
2009 – 2011
Decent Work for All! Women and Globalisation: A campaign promoting gender equality in the work force, together with CIR (Christian Initiative Romero; Münster).
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.
Organizacion Femenina Popular (OFP) in Barrancabermeja (Colombia). The main priority of this project was to counsel women who had been 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 promoted women’s project of the Austrian EZA. For details see Chronik.