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New World for Women

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To create a video spot to raise awareness about all forms of violence against women in Burma.
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New World for Women

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The founders of this project observed that women in Burma lack knowledge of their rights and often become victims of violence. The project plans to create a video spot to raise awareness about all forms of violence against women. In orded to do this on the appropriate professional level, the project will collaborate with film actors, actresses and film directors who have previously suppored the work of the organization. The spot will be offered to national TV channels for broadcasting coutrywide.

The project believes that this kind of awareness raising will activate men and women at the grassroots level to prevent violence. The creation of the video spot will go hand in hand with development of other activities of the Sisterhood such as legal aid to women and children and the planning for a safe house for women.

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Name of Organization The Sisterhood
About the Organisation

The Sisterhood was founded on 19th June, 2012 by a group of Burmese activists in Yangon. The aim of the organization is to empower, educate and change the behavior of women and girls.

Total Costs MMK 400,000 (approx. CZK 10,000 / EUR 385 / USD 500)
Amount for sponsorship CZK 10,000
Total Number of Shares 20
Location Yangon, Burma
Timeframe June - October 2013
Progress Update The process of creating the spot - from screenplay to shooting to editing - was completed. Women living in a shelter for Burmese survivors of violence in Northern Thailand participated in creating the spot and some scenes were inspired by real stories of women suffering from domestic violence. The spot will be used to create awareness among general public in Burma and in trainings for social workers, farmers and defenders of women's rights.

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