IDEADONNA has carried out programmes of information and basic training for gender empowerment and initiatives for health protection aimed at women of African origin.

THE HEALTH FIRST OF ALL

Intervention for health protection has mainly been carried out with the project Getting Better, a health education initiative based on the development and use of new audio-visual materials. After producing a first video addressed to commercial sex workers we produced a less targeted video.

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Getting Better

An audiovisual addressing Nigerian women with useful information on health, contraception, pregnancy and abortions.

The project was co-funded by the Province of Turin in the framework of the Call for actions and initiatives on immigration policies (2006), the Local Health Unit 3 of Turin and The Sompan Foundation (UK), and was carried out in partnership with the Local Health Units 3 and 4 of Turin. The video received a special mention at the IV National Contest “Marketing for Health” (2007).

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FIGHTING FGM

Although we believe that cultural difference is worth acknowledging and preserve, our organization is committed to fight female genital mutilations.

MGF in Piemonte: dialogare il presente, proteggere il futuro

We lead a project on female genital mutilations. It involves the holding of focus groups, a Study Day, and the realization of a kit to raise awareness and to train professionals.

It is carried out in partnership with Gruppo Abele Onlus, Office for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Frantz Fanon Center thanks to a contribution by Albero della Vita Onlus Foundation.

GENDER EMPOWERMENT

The desire to contribute to the gender empowerment has also led us to develop a project of information and basic training.

Vivalab

This our experimental project started in September 2008 and ended in April 2009. We carried out workshops on job insertion, health and computer literacy for Sub-Saharan women.

The project was funded by the Province of Turin (in the framework of the Call for actions and initiatives on immigration policies 2008) and the Local Health Unit 2 of Turin, with the collaboration of CGIL Turin (Trade Union).

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