Rising Up Moving On: women writing our lives

Date: September 29, 2014
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This publication aims to make visible women’s voices and experience. It aims to inspire other women facing violence to seek support and find ways to overcome the abuse they experience. It aims also to promote our ongoing public awareness and lobbying work at the Nisaa Institute for Women’s Development (Nisaa) and to serve as a tool for our organisational learning. The rationale of the writing project was to take women’s empowerment a step further to enable women to experience healing and closure through the writing of their own stories. Writing enables the writer to step back to look at her life, to get a clearer understanding of her past and present reality. Writing takes the writer into a depth of introspection, and can serve as the beginning of a longer, more profound process of change. Writing enables what is in the heart to come through in words. The conceptualisation and planning for this project began in March 2012 through internal consultation between Nisaa Institute for Women’s Development and Oxfam Germany in liaison with the BMZ (the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of the German Government). External consultations were conducted with Shamim Meer to customise the healing and writing workshops.

Publisher: Gender@Work
Year of Publication: 2013
Download : 19503_stories_from_abused_women.pdf

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