International Women’s Day 2021

Marking International Women’s Day 2021, ‘We’ for Change in collaboration with Life Project 4 Youth – LP4Y organized a two-hour long session among girls and women of Sinamangal slum area to spread awareness against gender inequality by empowering community women. The session covered informative topics such as gender inequality and its forms, representation of women in different sectors of Nepal, legal rights of women regarding citizenship and property rights, early marriage and consequences of early pregnancy and health status of women in Nepal. The informative session was followed by a highly interactive group discussion on restrictions for women as a gender and barriers against women empowerment in their homes, community and national level. 

International Women’s Day 2021

On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2021, “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”, ‘We’ for Change in support of AHF Nepal took part in global #ChooseToChallenge movement. In this initiation young changemakers came together to take a collective stand against gender bias and inequality, seeking and celebrating women’s achievements to create an inclusive world. Similarly, we organized a day long Tech-Skill Development Workshop empowering 20 girls on MS Office and graphic designing.

‘Restoring our Earth’ Photo/Video Challenge

Marking Earth Day 2021 ‘We’ for Change organized a two-day virtual session ‘Environmental Sustainability: Restore Our Earth’ on April 21 and 22.  Based on the theme ‘Restore our Earth’ the sessions were all about learning tips and tricks to upcycle easily accessible products.  Also, ‘We’ had come up with the challenge to showcase the efforts of our participants on how they are restoring the beauty of our Mother Earth through pictures and short clips. The challenge contained activities like gardening, highlighting upcycled/recycled products. Here are some of the pictures shared by the participants. 

Bleed with Dignity – Reusable Pad Making Training

 ‘We’ for Change and YouthHub Nepal collaboratively initiated  ‘Bleed with Dignity’ under the support of Plan International Nepal to celebrate ‘World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2021’ under the campaign ‘Girls Get Equal’. ‘Bleed with Dignity’ is an extensive online ‘Reusable Pad making Training’ organized on 23rd and 24th May among 20 young menstruators. 

Member’s Meet

Amid the pandemic, ‘We’ had our members meet virtually on May 14. It’s anything but a day full of interaction between members,  fun games, laughter, performances, and a celebration of togetherness as a ‘We Family’.

Menstrual hygiene Day 2021

‘We’ for Change celebrated World Menstrual Hygiene Day on 28th May in support of AHF Nepal by conducting different activities through social media platforms. 

  • ‘No More Shame: Open Contest’: In this contest, we took submissions from contestants in different mediums as art, music, dance, poetry, speech and many more with a focus on reducing the gap of menstrual dignity, stigmas, taboos, and acceptance of menstruation as a natural phenomenon. A total of 86  entries were received. The submissions were creative and had powerful messages. 
  • Discussion Session on ‘Menstrual Problems and Hygiene in COVID-19’: It was a virtual discussion session facilitated by SRHR experts aimed to reduce menstrual gaps between genders on how young women are maintaining their menstrual hygiene in this pandemic situation along with its importance.

‘We’ Upcycle Program (World Environment Day)

Marking World Environment Day 2021, ‘We’ for Change  and Upcycle Store collaboratively organized a one month long ‘We’ Upcycle Program based on the theme ‘Ecosystem Restoration’. It started on June 5 with the discussion on ecosystem restoration followed by an upcycling training workshop. Upcycling Training Workshop was given to 20 participants and they were requested to make a craft of their own by upcycling waste from their surroundings. Eventually the products will be sold to raise funds to provide upcycling training to the young girls of slum area.

My Power, My Emotions

As a member of Network of Youth Against COVID, ‘We’ for Change ‘We’ for Change organized a two-day session ‘My Power, My Emotions’ on 7th and 8th June considering the ongoing pandemic and increasing use of social media targeting to increase awareness and knowledge of participants regarding social media anxiety, management of emotions and ways to cope up with mental health. On the first day, a Game Therapy Session (Color-to-Emotions Board, Tree of Life, and Problem Solving wheel) was conducted and day 2 was all about a session on social media anxiety and its management facilitated by a psychological counselor Ms. Kripa Sigdel.