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URIDU

Member since 13.02.2018

Country

Germany

Mission and objectives

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.

Main activities related to gender equality and women's rights

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.

Geographical sphere of activity

Global

Working themes

Education / Professional training
Health / Emotional and sexual life
Economy / Employment

Target group(s)

Women entrepreneurs, Immigrant and refugee women, Other

Specific years of work experience in gender equality

2-5

Contact

Address : Hahnenbachstr. 21, 76855 ,Germany
Telephone : +4963469280601
Adress email : marcel@uridu.org
Website : www.uridu.org

They are registered on the platform of the Euro-Mediterranean Women's Foundation

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