Support Women Building Lives Free from Violence

by Fondo de Mujeres del Sur
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Support Women Building Lives Free from Violence
Support Women Building Lives Free from Violence
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Support Women Building Lives Free from Violence
Support Women Building Lives Free from Violence
Support Women Building Lives Free from Violence
Support Women Building Lives Free from Violence
Support Women Building Lives Free from Violence
Support Women Building Lives Free from Violence
Support Women Building Lives Free from Violence
Support Women Building Lives Free from Violence
Support Women Building Lives Free from Violence
Support Women Building Lives Free from Violence
Support Women Building Lives Free from Violence
Support Women Building Lives Free from Violence
Support Women Building Lives Free from Violence
Support Women Building Lives Free from Violence
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Support Women Building Lives Free from Violence
Support Women Building Lives Free from Violence
Support Women Building Lives Free from Violence
Support Women Building Lives Free from Violence
Vivas nos queremos (We want us alive)
Vivas nos queremos (We want us alive)

In June, the month of Ni Una Menos, FMS discusses with organizations that work in the prevention and eradication of gender-based violence their experience during the pandemic and what is most important today. 

Ni Una Menos (Not one woman less) is the name given in Argentina to the women's movement that said -"Enough is enough! No more sexist violence, no more femicides!" The first and massive demonstration on June 3, 2015, was held simultaneously in eighty cities across the country. It became a milestone in the history of feminisms and movements. Since then, the call to action continues to spread and it has taken on new dimensions, and beyond just Argentina. Today, Ni Una Menos is a call for the end of sexist violence in Latin America, Europe, and Asia.

In this opportunity, we spoke to Asociación Con Voz (Cordoba, Argentina), an organization supported by FMS and committed to the prevention, treatment, and research related to sexist violence. They provide training, advice, and support to the community and to those who are in a situation of violence in any of its forms.

 

  • What were the challenges and how did you maintain networks during the pandemic?

 "The situation of violence in Cordoba was overwhelming. Working virtually forced us to reduce support to women with access to mobile devices or the internet. All the same, we were able to refer women quickly because we work with a resource map."

 

  •  What strategies and actions are necessary to prevent gender-based violence today?

 "Working in peripheral sectors and establishing networks. Offering training using everyday language to share knowledge and rights so that women can internalize the information. Providing training to teachers at all different levels in Comprehensive Sexual Education (known by its Spanish acronym as ESI)."

 

  •  This is the second year of Ni Una Menos since the pandemic. What is important to put on the agenda?

"The implementation of the Micaela Law. It is key that support and accompaniment provided to women, children, and adolescents is improved; to guarantee access to first response assistance, support, and resources, and to avoid further violence and abuse by institutions."

 

To find out more about their work, visit their website (http://convoz.org/).

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We are grateful for your generosity and commitment. In this difficult time, your active support is very important to encourage the work done by women organizations building lives free from discrimination and violence.


Thanks to you we can be

Together, Stronger and Alive!

Ni Una Menos (Not One Woman Less) Vivas Nos Queremos (We want us alive)

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Together, Stronger and Alive
Together, Stronger and Alive

2021 has come and, despite the immense difficulties of 2020, the FMS team and all organizations building lives free from violence are working stronger than ever!

As the year starts, we wanted to share with you more information on our work. You may already know, we are a Women’s Fund. It’s stated in our name. But you may wonder, what exactly is that?

A women's fund is a philanthropic organization governed by women, whose primary purpose is to provide financial support to women-led organizations that advance the leadership and empowerment of women and LBTIQ+ people. So, at FMS, we finance and support grassroots initiatives, organizations, and networks that work to achieve transformative results towards gender equality and justice. Our goal is to strengthen women, feminist and diversity movements, from a human rights-based approach, gender perspective, empowerment, intersectionality, and interculturality.

So, why are Women’s Funds important?

You can learn more about this on this video we made together with our partners at Women's Fund Asia @wfasia, Foro Internacional de Mujeres Indígenas @fimi_iiwf, and African Women's Development Fund @theawdf 

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You have a fundamental role: your support makes this possible. With your donation, you provide these organizations with resources, strengthen their work and help amplify their voices. Thank you once again!

International Women's Day

March 8th is right around the corner. We would like to celebrate International Women's Day with you all as it is a very special date to raise our voices for a world free from gender-based violence. We will be participating in the International Women’s Week fundraising campaign, from 8M to 12M, and we really hope we can count on your support. 

This 2021 we are aiming to achieve our $10.000 goal and multiply our impact.

As usual, we would be really happy to hear from you. Remember you can write directly to donantes@mujeresdelsur.org and don’t forget to follow our social media.

Thanks to you we can be Together, Stronger and Alive!

Have a great 2021!!

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Casa Comunidad is a space of non violence.
Casa Comunidad is a space of non violence.

Today we want to share with you the work of Casa Comunidad, one of the organizations you have supported with your September donations.

It’s November already and the pandemic is still (and will continue to be) compelling for women and LBTQ+ organizations. Social isolation was the main government measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. Women found themselves acting as first responders as violence against women and girls increases due to isolation and lack of services in their remote locations. Statistics are troubling: 65% of femicides occur at homes.

But, isolated does not mean alone!

Casa Comunidad is a space of accompaniment, emotional support, legal counseling and temporary shelter for women and children who have faced violence. They offer tools for the prevention and accompaniment of situations of gender-based violence in the city of Cordoba, Argentina, and other locations of the province. They also develop prevention and awareness campaigns on gender-based violence, recreational-cultural-educational workshops, therapeutic assistance, and promote the incorporation of women in productive projects that favor their economic autonomy.

Fondo de Mujeres del Sur have allocated flexible funds towards the work of Casa Comunidad thanks to your support.

The activism of Casa Comunidad was extremely strained during the pandemic, but they continued to be resilient and responded to the urgent needs of their community.

Thus, the organization was able to slim the technological gap and acquire computers, cellphones and other devices. Staying connected was the key to overcoming isolation. During the past months they hosted virtual gatherings to promote networking between sheltering houses of the city. Below some pictures of their incredible work.

Learn more on Casa Comunidad (EN)  

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We are grateful for your generosity and commitment. In this difficult time, your active support is very important to encourage the work done by women organizations building lives free from discrimination and violence.

Thanks to you we can be

Together, Stronger and Alive!

Women together at Casa Comunidad's workshops.
Women together at Casa Comunidad's workshops.
Strength is in collective organization.
Strength is in collective organization.

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