Enabling Access to Information
Information is power. Access to and the ability to critically analyse information is integral to learning. However, women from marginalised communities are largely denied these opportunities. And when information is available, the content is often not contextual or empowering, and usually problematic in terms of gender. We believe that there is a need to enable access to information and knowledge in ways that simplify and demystify information and ideas, to present them with a gender and equity perspective. We also believe that the production of information and knowledge should be democratised and decentralised.
Promoting Empowering Literacy
Literacy is a right that women and socio-economically disadvantaged communities have been deprived of. They have the right to read and write not only to get information but also for entertainment and engagement with the world beyond their own. We believe that literacy and education processES should connect with the lived realities of marginalised women, enabling them to take control of their lives by developing and sustaining skills of critical reflection.
Engendering Learning and Education
Education is a feminist issue. We believe that structured teaching-learning spaces – both formal and non-formal – are vital arenas through which gender equality can be promoted. Thus, there is a need to explore and engage with content and pedagogy from a feminist perspective to transform the learning spaces and experiences of both boys and girls.
Our approach to sexuality is positive and political - A positive approach seeks to understand sexuality beyond sexual violence and expands to exploration and expression of desires, WHILE OUR Political approach seeks to build an in-depth understanding of sexual and gender norms, how they impact lived realities, and why.