The informal One Billion Rising Niepołomice group comprises six women united in local feminist activity. They worked together to organise the One Billion Rising and Black Protest events in their town. They also engage in activities associated with the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign. “The group was formed to accentuate that women’s affairs and problems in such a small town as Niepołomice are as important as anywhere else.”
Thanks to mini-grant funds, the One Billion Rising Niepołomice group will be able to organise a series of meetings for young people, focusing on sexuality and forging healthy relations. Meeting attendants will learn about symptoms of and identifying sexual violence. They will take a critical look at pop-culture, which is far from free of sexism, homophobia, and rape culture. This is how workshop participants will reinforce their skills of establishing safe relations. Regrettably, young people usually have no opportunity at school to engage in reasonable discussion concerning topics tying in with safer sex or relationships.
Grant amount: 4400.00 PLN
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