Aug 31st, 2011 by dawnsdigest
We are thrilled to announce that Regina Zoneziwoh from Cameroon and Shanoor Seervai from India have each won $1,000 in our humanitarian reporting contest.
Regina’s project, ‘know herStory,’ will narrate 15 personal and unique stories of grassroots women leaders involved in community mobilization, HIV/AIDS, peace building, social justice, and human rights advocacy in Cameroon. Shanoor will document the lives of sexworkers in Mumbai, India to tell the stories of their lives with a particular focus on the relationships the women have with their children.
Our mission at DAWNS is support compelling storytelling about issues that do not always make the mainstream news, but are of vital global importance. Our ultimate goal is to fund many, many projects like Regina’s and Shanoor’s.
To do that we need you.
Funding for these grants comes from Global Citizen and through subscription sales to our global news curation service, DAWNS Digest. If you are not yet a subscriber, we encourage you to try out DAWNS Digest for free. We hand craft a daily summary of the most important development, human rights, and humanitarian news from the developing world. If you are a news junkie you will most certainly appreciate our service! It is free to try for the first month, then we charge $2.99/month. And, as you know, we use our revenue to support great storytellers like Regina and Shanoor.
Give it a whirl. In the meantime, here are the two projects our subscription sales are supporting.
‘know herStory’ is a 3 to 6 month project that will narrate 15 personal and unique stories of grassroots women leaders involved in community mobilization, HIV/AIDs, peace building, social justice, and human rights advocacy.
My project documents the lives of sex workers and their children in Falkland Road, one of the largest red light districts in Mumbai, India. The purpose of the project is to listen to and record the daily challenges these women and children face without sensationalizing or victimizing them. I intend to spend time with them in the brothels where they live and work, talking about the issues that matter most to them.
Learn more about the projects here.
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