Gender & Racial Equality

Mission and Purpose The Federation of the Rural and Urban Poor (FRUP), in alliance with the Centre for Community Organisation and Development (CCODE), seeks to “train poor communities in fields such as the importance of daily community savings, income generation, and general community development.” (CCODE, 2017) History FRUP was founded...
This case documents how Ghanaian women were able to build consensus and draft the Women's Manifesto for Ghana through deliberative assembly meetings. The Manifesto offers analysis, prescriptive demands and establishes a Women’s Manifesto Coalition, to ensure that the human rights of women are upheld.
Problems and Purpose Women radio listening groups in Kenya are a democratic innovation in citizen participation as seen through the case of the Ford Foundation, that had considerable influence in funding a group in Malindi. Through various radio programs, marginalized women gain more knowledge and become empowered by learning about...
‘I Felt Like There Was a Need for the Voices of the Voiceless to Be Heard’
Purpose and Goals The 1st Teenagers’ Municipal Council, held in the city of Ilion, Greece in 2015, was a simulation of the Ilion Municipal Council intended to familiarize high school-aged constituents with local democratic institutions. The event was held within the framework of the European Local Democracy Week — an...
AYO is a grassroots, citizen-led movement in Winnipeg dedicated to youth empowerment and community capacity building.

Organization: Youngstars Foundation

Youngstars Foundation was established in 1995 by Kingsley Bangwell. It operates from Abuja, Nigeria’s federal capital, with a branch in Accra, Ghana.
The Guangming Village local government set up a platform for public deliberation on the role of married-out women. Although the deliberative forum is held under an authoritarian system, this case demonstrates how the government’s public policy making can be the result of the contestation of many interest groups.
Nearly 300 towns in Massachusetts use Open Town Meetings - local legislatures that allow any New England registered voter to speak, vote, attend annual meetings and place articles on the agenda.
Note: this article is a stub. Please help us complete it. Mission and Purpose "AWID is an international, feminist, membership organisation committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women’s human rights." ( ) History Specializations and activities Major projects and events Funding Publications Secondary Sources External Links Notes
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