Posted 10 November 2020 in EMpower News, Grantee Partner News | Share
Posted 28 October 2020 in EMpower News, Grantee Partner News | Share
The onset of COVID-19 has further exacerbated the gap between those who need mental healthcare services and those who are able to provide them. EMpower partners work in communities that are on the margins and field staff have been the first line of support for people experiencing and dealing with extreme vulnerabilities. A few months into the pandemic, field staff at EMpower partner organizations in India started reporting increased stress levels, as they facilitated continuous on-the-ground relief support in communities. EMpower identified an urgent need to invest in resiliency building within organizations. Under the aegis of EMpower’s Building Bridges learning exchange series, The Compassionate Counselling Program began as the first concrete step in this direction, aimed specifically at equipping field staff in organizations with relevant counselling skills to reach communities with mindfulness and compassion.
Posted 27 October 2020 in EMpower News, Grantee Partner News | Share
For the third chapter of its webinar series, EMpower and Citi e for education hosted a webinar on 'Keeping Learning Alive': What can Young People, Organizations, and Funders do?
Speakers from EMpower and grantee partner Feminist Approach to Technology (FAT) shared examples of how non-profits and funders within the inclusive learning space can collectively strengthen their work with young people by improving access to non-traditional livelihoods careers; changing perceptions; and building an ecosystem of support.
Posted 19 October 2020 in EMpower News | Share
"If we want to work on changing social norms, then we have to take a stand to be disruptive within our own organisations. Feminist writer and American civil rights activist, Audre Lorde, says that the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house. So, if our organisations are not inclusive, not sharing power, and not questioning who is holding power, then how can we expect change within the communities we work?"
Posted 09 October 2020 in EMpower News | Share
Posted 29 September 2020 in EMpower News, Grantee Partner News | Share
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