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Empowering Deaf Women

by Canales Asociacion Civil
Empowering Deaf Women
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Join us! Share the videos!

Last November 25th, in commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, we presented a series of new videos for Deaf women with information accessible in Argentine Sign Language and Spanish.

The Deaf community is constantly faced with language barriers that prevent their access to knowledge and their participation. This condition makes it an extremely vulnerable community. The situation becomes even worse for women when their integrity is at risk due to lack of information, adequate care and access to support networks.

In Canales we seek to reverse this situation through informative videos, which we carry out together with groups of Deaf women who participated in various workshops.

Free access videos include topics such as:

  1. Empowerment,
  2. Law 26,485 on the Integral Protection of Women,
  3. Types of Violence,
  4. Modalities of Violence,
  5. Size law,
  6. Freedom to decide,
  7. Gender Identity and
  8. A synthesis of why this tool is important.

The material can be accessed for free from all our social networks: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

Using this link you can share the playlist on YouTube: http://bit.ly/MujeresSordasEmpoderadas with all the videos.

We have also invited organizations and people to share the videos or this short film with the #MujeresSordasEmpoderadas because "Deaf Women have rights, we need to know them".

Canales appreciates the collaboration of organizations of Deaf and hearing women such as Deaf Women Without Violence and Women In Equality Foundation.

Please, help us dissemination these videos to help def women access information!

Gender
Gender
Empowerment
Empowerment
Taking decisions
Taking decisions
Protection law
Protection law
Violence
Violence
Size law
Size law
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The 8 videos in Argentine Sign Language were finished and will be released on November 25 for the Day of elimination of violence in women.

Two video clips were made to be viralized in networks (photos of the clips are included) and a list of institutions related to the rights of women and people with disabilities was made so that the videos reach everywhere.

For that, a note was written accompanied by a sign language video:
"Hello women!
We are pleased to tell you that Monday 25/11 is the day of the elimination of violence against women, and we will take advantage of it to launch the videos in which we work together.
We appreciate the shared spaces for the production of these materials and ask them if they can share in the social networks the publications of Canales so we make the campaign massive and there is no woman without information! "

We will be sharing the videos on YouTube so that all women - deaf and hearing - have the same opportunities to access information and avoid violence.

the right to receive information
the right to receive information
Let's spread this information!
Let's spread this information!
Would you help us share the information?
Would you help us share the information?

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Not this way!
Not this way!

During the initial stage of this project, we organized workshops together with two NGOs, experts in gender violence and women's rights, aimed at Deaf women of a wide age range. Then, topics of interest were selected for and from this group of women and work was done in the preparation of scripts in order to record videos in Argentine Sign Language. The scripts were initially designed within the project coordinating team and then shared with the collaborating organizations responsible for checking the information dumped. Based on their comments, some details were modified and corrected and the corrected scripts were sent to the deaf women who would be the presenters of the videos.

To be part of the filming of the videos, we have called Deaf women who have participated in the workshops that were previously held. In the selection process, aspects related to the fluency in the use of sign language, its development in front of the camera and its interest in the subject were taken into account. Five women were selected to make up the team of narrators of the different videos and other women were invited to participate in small conversations.

Videos were recorded in Canales’s filming studio during two months.

Eight videos have been filmed:

  • The presentation of the project
  • Law 26.485: Integral protection of women
  • Types of violence
  • Modalities of violence
  • Women empowerment
  • Size law
  • Freedom to decide
  • Gender identity

 

Viceovers have been recorded and subtitles are being elaborated to add to the videos to guarantee access to ALL women.

We are in the last stage, the edition of the eight videos to be disseminated around Argentina.

Stay tuned to our next report!

Eight new videos will be on line for you to enjoy!

Working behind the camera
Working behind the camera
Video is almost ready
Video is almost ready
88 year old Celita tells us about her experience
88 year old Celita tells us about her experience
Video recording Jorgelina
Video recording Jorgelina
Conversing about Size Law
Conversing about Size Law
Voice overs
Voice overs
Modalities of violence
Modalities of violence

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Deaf women's network
Deaf women's network

In this first stage, we organized 3 workshops in which different topics were addressed. The workshops were conducted by two organizations: Sordas sin Violencia (Deaf Women Without Violence) and Fundación Mujeres en Igualdad (Women in Equality Foundation). 

They worked on issues of gender, violence and the role of women in society, access to information, the political participation of women and the struggle for the law of sizes, its implications for health and the body image of women.

Deaf women of different ages participated and a space of exchange, reflection and demystification of deeply rooted concepts was generated. Many questions arose based on the social construction of the role of women, the expression and gender identity, the empowerment of women in the history of our country and some doubts regarding the different types of violence.

During the workshops they worked in groups (made up of young and adult women), in which they had to think about a topic for which they would like to fight, to think about the strategies and the methodology to carry it forward.

For Deaf people, access to information is usually difficult. There are few spaces where they find information in Sign Language or where they have access to professionals who explain different topics with an interpreter. For this reason, myths and false beliefs are very frequent within the Deaf community.

In this sense, these meetings were very rich since a very interesting exchange was generated among the generations of women, guided by professionals who provided them with accessible information and at the same time the possibility of clarifying the doubts that were arising.

We will keep working!

 

 

the topic: gender
the topic: gender
88 year old deaf woman telling her story
88 year old deaf woman telling her story
Deaf mom sharing her experience
Deaf mom sharing her experience
Participants have their opinions
Participants have their opinions
Aplause
Aplause
access to information
access to information
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Canales Asociacion Civil

Location: Capital Federal, Buenos Aires - Argentina
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Twitter: @CanalesArg
Project Leader:
Silvana Veinberg
Executive Director
Capital Federal, Buenos Aires Argentina

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