Education  Libya Project #38049

Sports for All

by Women Win
Sports for All
Sports for All
Sports for All
Sports for All
Sports for All
Sports for All
Sports for All
Sports for All

Project Report | Jul 11, 2022
Thank You for Your Ongoing Support

By Naledi Kekana | Programme specialist

Dear Supporter,

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to women's and girls' access to sport in Libya. HERA continues to commit to empowering women and tackling gender norms through their work.

Some of the challenges they have experienced have been towards challenging the societal perception on feminism and mental health.  General society is anti-feminist which makes their work difficult.However, due to their subtle methods where they use feminist methods, without declaring them feminist, they still achieve a positive change in how women and other margnialised genders are treated. This subtle methodology is extremely successful in Libya as they have not experienced negative repercussions for their work which they would if their methods were more blatant.

With the challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, HERA has managed to adapt their active learning approach to ensure that all of their participants are supported. One of these areas of support has been their focus on mental health. During the pandemic, not only did vulnerable populations have fear of infection, but they had less access to essential services and mental health support. HERA focused on community building by encouraging the participants to learn to overcome obstacles together through creative group discussions. This had a major impact on the participant's engagement and mental health; by sharing their experiences, they noticed how much they have in common. The bond the participants now have shows the importance of having a feminist community to support in overcoming challenges.

The most significant change HERA has seen through their programming so far is due to these creative group discussions. Not only did the participants learn valuable life skills such as how to implement social initiatives within their community, but also the participants had a safe environment to share their deepest secrets and fears which currently affected their well-being. This relieved the heavy burdens on the participant's mental health and has encouraged HERA to commit to training and supporting their team in mental health awareness so that they may deliver more sessions on this topic.

Thank you for your continued support. HERA states that this funding has provided them with the safety and support they need to successfully implement their programmes and continue to make an impact.

 

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Mar 14, 2022
Thank You for Your Ongoing Support

By Naledi Kekana | Communications specialist

Nov 15, 2021
Thank You for Your Ongoing Support

By Mariana Chavez | Project Manager

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Women Win

Location: Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts - USA
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Project Leader:
Michael Brewe
Jamaica Plain , Massachusetts United States

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