Women Together connects women across boundaries of geography and culture, catalyzes local and global transfer of knowledge and skills, and honors women as educators, innovators and change-makers.
Adoption / Behavior Change, Climate/Environment, Gender / Womens Empowerment, Marketing
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Education and Skills Development. Women's Learning Exchanges- Grassroots women’s groups travel regionally and globally into each other’s communities and learn new skills from each other in practical, hands-on, ground-level learning experiences. Learning Communities- Participating women’s groups are equipped with the skills and hardware to create and maintain their own online global networks for ongoing remote sharing of knowledge and experience. Global Skills Workshops- Women’s groups from around the world convene in central learning hubs for specialized workshops on requested topics such as solar engineering, borehole maintenance, and production of recycled goods. Global Scholars Program- Fellowships and Internships are provided for local scholars in order to document best practice, generate gender-related research, create new models for beneficial change, and move forward the global discourse on women’s empowerment.
Technologies & Fuels
Biomass (Ag. Residue, Processed Biomass, etc.), Pellets / Briquettes
Clean Cooking Activities
In May 2018 we launched our first Women’s Learning Exchange in Malawi, bringing together three women’s groups from southern Malawi to learn how to make clean-burning cookstoves, to reduce deforestation, air pollution, and women’s expenditure of time and energy on collecting wood and buying charcoal. We continued to support these women’ groups, bringing them together for financial literacy training, for quality control workshops, for visits to markets, and for the pure joy and power of being women together. These women also worked together to make alternate fuel briquettes. The briquettes are made of compressed waste paper and sawdust, and can be used as an alternative to wood and charcoal for cooking – again, saving precious trees, time and money
Existing as isolated pockets of innovation and ability, many grassroots women’s groups cannot disseminate their knowledge, cannot inspire, motivate or support each other, cannot work together to create new technologies, and cannot stand in solidarity. They remain bounded within structures of inequality that have denied their empowerment for generations. By supporting grassroots women’s groups to travel and connect through regional and global learning exchanges, Women Together supports the direct transfer of knowledge and skills from woman-to-woman and builds solidarity for the global women’s empowerment movement. We are looking for partners to fund and assist with cookstove production and distribution, and learning exchanges. We are also looking for partners to contribute to our Global Skills Workshops and participate in our Global Scholars Program.
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P.O. Box 250282
New York, New York 10025
Primary Point of Contact
Name: Dr. Natasha Anushri Anandaraja
Secondary Point of Contact
Name: Dr. Yashoda Sharma
Title: Program Manager
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