The Voice of the Resilient: Women Creators from West Africa
The UNESCO Regional Office in Dakar invites you to join its digital campaign La Voix des Résilientes The Voice of the Resilient For two weeks you will discover the portraits and backgrounds of 10 West African designers with diverse inspiring and unique profiles Two webinars organized on 3 and 4 August 2020 will launch the campaign through which these role models of the West African creative community will carry their voices and refound the discourse on gender The digital campaign will continue on social networks including Facebook and Instagram where everyone will tell their stories through short energetic smart and inspiring portraits These women testify to their vision their analysis their strategy to forge their way in the cultural and creative industries but also to face gender inequalities and now to the COVID19 pandemic which has a major impact on the private and professional lives of women La Voix des Résilientes promotes and recognizes the contribution of these role models to the dynamism of cultural and creative sectors whether it be cinema music fashion design digital art photography painting or again from the exhibition curator It is an initiative that presents itself as a space for dialogue but also a showcase for the enhancement and development of a new paradigm of thought on gender which is more sensitive adapted and inclusive These portraits will highlight Esi Atiase videographer and president of the videomapping collective ZOOM and of the SANAA FACES project Fatima Bocoum Exhibition curator and initiator of the online magazine OpenLetr Fatoumata Diabaté Photographer and president of the association of women photographers of Mali Rama Diaw Stylist and fashion designer business manager Khadidia Djigo Manager of CanalOlympia Senegal and focal point for the Englishspeaking area in Africa Maah Keita First Senegalese bassist within of the TaKeifa group and president of the Care for Albinism association Daba Sarr President of Tringa Musique et Développement and of the AfricaFête festival Dieynaba Sidibé dit Zeïnixx First graffiti artist from Senegal and slam artist Ndeye Fatou Thiam Photographer and responsible for Urban Women Week project with the participation of Maimouna Dembele Head of Music in Africa International Communicator and Program Producer and Ayoko Mensah Institutional Advisor and artistic programming manager at BOZAR Brussels cultural specialist will moderate the 2 webinars La Voix des Résilientes aligns itself with the global UNESCO ResiliArt movement and the initiative of the UNESCO Dakar Office entitled The Laboratories of COVID19 It is above all part of a sustainable vision of the Dakar Regional Office which for five years has been carrying out pioneering actions in favor of the protection and promotion of womens rights in the creative sector in West Africa in the spirit of of the 2005 Convention and the Sustainable Development Goals Support actions help to make the work of creative women visible to promote equal representation in decisionmaking bodies to promote equal access to funding technical resources and professional networks but also to fight against prejudices locking women away still today in stereotypical statutes This activity is also made possible thanks to the project Strengthening Cultural Policies through Fundamental Freedoms funded by the Swedish Agency for International Development and Cooperation Join La Voix des Résilientes and discover the universe of these Yennengas of cultural and creative industries On the UNESCO Dakar Facebook page Facebook event and on Instagram where the contents of the digital campaign will be broadcast for eight days Do not miss the webinars which will take place on August 3 and 4 from 230 pm Dakar time click on the following links to follow the webinars or directly on the UNESCO Dakar Facebook page Webinar on August 3 at 230 pm Dakar you are invited to a Zoom webinarWhen Aug 3 2020 0230 PMTheme La Voix des Résilientes West African women creators in FrenchPlease click here to join the webinar Secret code 940730 Webinar on August 3 at 230 pm Dakar you are invited to a Zoom webinarWhen Aug 4 2020 0430 PMTheme La Voix des Résilientes West African women creators in FrenchPlease click here to join the webinar Secret code 281129 Contacts Guiomar Alonso Cano galonsounescoorg and Pierre Wenzel pwenzelunescoorg
Together we stand against violence and bullying in schools
5 November 2020 will mark the firstever celebration of the new International Day against Violence and Bullying at School including Cyberbullying We see this as a critical moment to bring much needed attention to the issue of school bullying the most prevalent form of violence in schools which affects almost one in three learners and impacts education and wellbeing outcomes UNESCO aims to build global momentum to end bullying in schools by raising awareness of the issue sharing ways to address and eliminate violence in schools and mobilizing governments experts and the educational community to come work together in preventing violence and bullying in schools Bullying in schools deprives millions of children and young people of the fundamental right to education A recent UNESCO report reveals that more than 30 of the worlds students have been victims of bullying with negative consequences on academic achievement school dropout and physical and mental health In the wake of the COVID19 pandemic there have been increasing cases of bullying especially cyberbullying experienced by both students and teachers On this new International Day against violence and bullying at school including cyberbullying the schools are encouraged to conduct activities to enhance awareness on prevention of violence and bullying in Schools and work together to make our schools and educational institutions more safe and vibrant for all learners Following resources are available for online activities in observance of this day Presentation for students on Prevention of Schoolrelated genderbased violence SRGBV Access the UNESCO presentation with voiceover English Hindi Presentation for teachers on Prevention of Schoolrelated genderbased violence SRGBV Access the UNESCO presentation with voiceover English Hindi NCERT and UNESCO short film in Hindi and English Safety and Security Against Violence and Injuries English Hindi Brochure on Safe online learning in times of COVID English Hindi Marathi Tamil Telegu Bengali Gujarati Assamese Poster on prevention and elimination of schoolrelated genderbased violence SRGBV English Hindi Gujarati Tamil see below Set of 5 posters on BE a buddyNOT a Bully developed by NCERT and UNESCO New Delhi English Hindi see below Schools are requested to conduct sessions for students and teachers using the above resources and post videosphotos of these online activities on social media tagging UNESCO New Delhi and get an opportunity to feature on UNESCO New Delhi websitesocial media handles Entry rules and guidelines 1 Kindly register with details about your school at httpbitlySafeSchoolsinIndia 2 Download the presentationsIEC materials for the activities you wish to undertake 3 Record videos of your activities which should not be more than 2 minutes duration in MP4 format 4 Each video must focus on the theme Together against bullying in school 5 Upload videos on your social media with the hashtag SafeSchoolsinIndia 6 Kindly follow UNESCO New Delhi social media handles Facebook unesconewdelhi twitter unesconewdelhi Instagram unesconewdelhi and when uploading videos tag UNESCO New Delhi 7 Please ensure that your video is visible to the public and can be accessed
UNESCO urges people to ‘Listen to Her’
As part of the UN Systems activities during the 16 Days of Activism against GenderBased Violence from 25 November to 10 December UNESCO New Delhi is relaunching Listen to Her a short film by filmmaker and actor Nandita Das
Call for applications to participate in the Intergenerational Dialogue of leaders and young people of the Biennale of Luanda 2021!