THE TUWEZESHE FELLOWSHIP is a feminist leadership and mentoring programme for young women of African and Caribbean heritage who are interested in advancing women’s rights and gender equality, particularly, ending violence against women and girls. The one year TuWezeshe Fellowship offers young women knowledge on violence against women and girls, leadership skills, mentoring support to implement Social Action Project.
The fellowship application is open to women of African and/or Caribbean heritage living in England, Wales and Scotland aged 18 -26 years who have an interest, or are currently working, in the field of ending violence against women.
Every year as part of White Ribbon Day, BAWSO (a Welsh organisation which supports and protects women from the BME community against gender based violence) organises a march on the 25th of November to raise awareness against gender based violence.SSAP joined the march along with many other Welsh organisations. Hundreds of people, men and women came together to voice their condemnation of GBV and show solidarity with victims and survivors.
To kick start our social media campaign we (along with our partners) took part in the UNs 16 days of Activism (from the 25th November- 10th December) which aims to end violence against women and girls around the world. Our photo campaign, entitled ‘My Rights, My Freedoms’ focused on shedding light on the importance of communicating and empowering young women and girls and giving them the tools and support to take control of their own narratives and stories.
About SSAP’s New Collaborative Project – TuWezeshe Akina Dada!!SSAP along with 3 other partners have been successful in their recent bid to Comic Relief’s, Common Ground Initiative (CGI) to deliver a Women and Girls Rights Programme in five countries; United Kingdom, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Somaliland. Titled, ‘Wezesha Africa’. this is an innovative bespoke programme aimed at developing and enhancing the Voice, Profile and Leadership of...