URIDU is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that educates and empowers illiterate rural women in developing and emerging countries.
Our solar-powered MP3forLife Player contains more than 400 relevant questions and answers about health, nutrition, family planning, child care, income generating activities and more. The texts are recorded by a native speaker in the mother tongue of the women addressed. The player was conceived for small group listening - it therefore fosters discussion, exchange and (self-help) group building.
We are working with local NGOs that are already involved in women empowerment to distribute and introduce the players free of charge. The local NGOs have the final say regarding the contents they want to include - they may even add their own, local contents.
We analyzed the major reasons why micro-entrepreneurship is failing. We found that depression is prevailing in many areas and subsequently analyzed the major factor leading to it. Based on this analysis we came up with a three step model of empowerment: (1) health information and prevention (2) life skills and resilience and (3) self-esteem and economical empowerment.
This model of empowerment is reflected in the contents we provide using solar powered MP3 players. Our rugged players contain more than 400 relevant questions and answers about health, nutrition, family planning, child care, income generating activities and more. More than 10.000 volunteers worldwide are currently working to translate the contents into more than 100 languages.
Education / Professional training
Health / Emotional and sexual life
Economy / Employment
Women entrepreneurs, Immigrant and refugee women, Other
Address : Hahnenbachstr. 21, 76855 ,Germany
Telephone : +4963469280601
Adress email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : www.uridu.org
This platform is part of the Axis 1 “Strengthening the capacities of equality actors” of the Priority Solidarity Fund “Women for the future in the Mediterranean” funded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women’s Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.