Women's Empowerment and Leadership Development for Democratisation

Butterfly Effect

IWE-WELDD Butterfly Effect: Change for Domestic, Informal and Home-Based Female Workers


The last post explained the concpet of WeSIS and the three schools that used it to empower informal workers, domestic workers, and home-based workers. The IWE-WELDD programme in Indonesia partners with Mitra Wanita Pekerja Rumahan Indonesia (MWPRI)for home-based workers; with JALA PRT, a network of organizations promoting the fulfilment of the rights of domestic workers; and Yayasan Annisa Swasti (YASANTI) working to strengthen the capacity of female porters. Here, we bring you voices from the participants of these three workshops, all of which talk about the positive change that has been brought into their lives.

IWE-WELDD Butterfly Effect: Well-being, Self-Care and Integrated Security


Today's post will explain the concept of WeSIS--Well-being, self-care, and Integrated security. This will give some background on IWE-WELDD's emphasis on this sphere, and how they implemented it with their partners. The next post will contain participants' voices and how WeSIS made an active difference to their lives.

IWE-WELDD Butterfly Effect: Pluralism as Seen Through the Islamic Lens, Pt. 2


Today is part-two of the last post, which explained IWE's collaboration with Solidaritas Perempuan Aceh (Aceh Women Solidarity) and RAHIMA in order to introduce the concept of pluralism to the people of West Java and Aceh.

IWE-WELDD Butterfly Effect: Pluralism as Seen Through the Islamic Lens


Today’s post will feature the first part of a two-part post, containing snippets from participants of the WELDD programme under IWE and Solidaritas Perempuan (Aceh Women Solidarity), designed to introduce the concept of pluralism as stated in the Quran to those in Aceh.

IWE-WELDD Butterfly Effect: Contributing to the Advancement of Women and Girls


In the second part of the Butterfly Effect series, IWE-WELDD shares testimonials from participants of their programmes in Indonesia. These powerful snippets are reminiscent of the flaps of a butterfly’s wing, and have set in motion a hurricane in the future.

The WLUML-WELDD Butterfly Effect Series: Thank You


A end post to the exciting series. We call it a "conclusion", but as the series' title suggests, it is far from that. In fact: we have only just begun.

The WLUML-WELDD Butterfly Effect: Break the Norm


Anah*, in Nigeria, has taken up the fight against child marriage and campaign for empowerment with greater gusto since her training. Our tenth in the WLUML-WELDD Butterfly Effect series! More to follow in the French language section of the website.

The WLUML-WELDD Butterfly Effect: The Shelter Needs to Come Up To Standard


Our ninth story from the WLUML-WELDD Butterfly Effect series: Aalia*, a social worker at an Iraqi women's shelter, in inspired to take up research on case management--particularly with victims of gender-based violence--in order to bring the shelter up to international standards.


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