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African Women’s Organization
Address: Schwarzspanier Strasse 15/1/2
A-1090 Vienna,
Austria A-1090
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African Women’s Organization in Vienna
The African Women?s Organization in Vienna is a non-governmental organization established in 1996 by African women from Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Nigeria, Senegal, Egypt and other African countries. Membership is open to all interested in the welfare of women.?It works jointly with other non-governmental organizations as well as government agencies and offices involved with the welfare of women and immigrants.
Objectives of the Organization
The main objectives of the Organization include:

Creating awareness and appreciation of the various political, economic, social and traditional problems women face in different societies;
Creating and promoting understanding and accommodation among different cultures and societies in the community;
Assisting and providing consultancy in the integration of immigrant women.
Promotion of good and beneficial cultures and traditions.
Campaigning against harmful traditional practices affecting the health of women and children.

Programmes
Integration and promotion of culture:
The Organization carries out cultural exchanges, traditional shows, exhibitions, seminars, discussions to implement this programme.

Campaign against harmful traditional practices:
Since 1998 the campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM) became the organization?s area of priority. Its aim is through awareness and change of values prevent its practice among immigrant population originating from FGM risk countries.

Activities include

Updating the status of FGM practice among immigrants in Austria.
Creating awareness and understanding of the nature and magnitude of the problem both among the local community and immigrants. It is a continuous and target specific exercise and addresses various aspects of FGM: origin and justification, health and medical consequences, political, legal, social and cultural aspects.
Provide information and resource material to students, researchers and media people.
Provide consultation to FGM victims.
Prepare an FGM training aid kit and train trainers.
Strengthen communication and cooperation with FGM European network.

Membership and cooperation
The African Women?s Organization is a sector of the Inter-African Committee and its representative in Austria.?It is a member of the European FGM Network.?In the past, A.W.O. has also, in partnership with RISK (Sweden) and VON (the Netherlands), run a EU Daphne funded project.

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Schwarzspanier Strasse 15/1/2
A-1090 Vienna,
Austria
Kulturf?reningen Maisha
Address: Stockholm, Sweden
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The Maisha initiative was launched in 2007 with the aim to make visible the contributions of women and role models within the African diaspora in Sweden. The association presents cultural events; seminars, workshops and promotion of cultural exchange between the African continent and Sweden. The major event since 2008 has been the Maisha gala, African Diaspora Awards.

Kf Maisha skapar m?ten och arrangerar evenemang. Vi vill bidra till att berika bilden av Afrika och den afrikanska diasporan genom kultur.

?r 2008 h?lls den f?rsta Maishagalan med syftet att uppm?rksamma de som gjort betydande g?rningar kopplade till den afrikanska kontinenten. Syftet var att berika och nyansera mediebilden av Afrika, synligg?ra kvinnor samt lyfta fram f?rebilder inte minst dagens unga. Projektet utmynnade i bildandet av kulturf?reningen Maisha, ett namn som betyder ?liv? p? swahili. F?reningen verkar f?r att skapa fler tillf?llen till m?ten mellan m?nniskor ? f?r vad vore livet utan kultur och m?ten?

Om kulturf?reningen MAISHA
I och med att Kulturf?reningen Maisha bildades breddades verksamheten:
Maishagalan ?r ett ?rligt ?terkommande evenemang d?r flera priser delas ut bland andra i f?ljande kategorier: ?rets inspirat?r, ?rets entrepren?r, ?rets artist, ?rets nykomling och ?rets Diaspora pris. Utm?rkelserna Maishas Hederspris, Hedersomn?mnande samt Pionj?rpris har tidigare delats ut.
Stolt! d?r vi lyfter fram oetablerade unga kulturut?vare och skapar ett forum f?r kultur och dialog. Stolt! h?lls f?r f?rsta g?ngen 2009.

Global Education d?r ambitionen ?r att bidra till en h?llbar samh?llsutveckling.
Kulturprogram med seminarier d?r fokus ?r att uppm?rksamma personer som verkar i den afrikanska diasporans tecken.

Vi samverkar med andra f?reningar och skapar en plattform f?r bildandet av nya n?tverk, d?r m?tet mellan det svenska och afrikanska ?r en del.
Plusgiro: 69 59 31-6 f?r dig som vill st?dja oss med valfritt belopp eller genom att bli medlem.

Bli st?dmedlem! Avgiften f?r medlemskap ?r f?r n?rvarande 100kr/per ?r.

Som medlem f?r du:
Maisha nyhetsbrev flera g?nger per ?r
M?jlighet att delta i olika aktiviteter
Rabatt p? events, seminarier och andra evenemang som vi arrangerar.

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Stockholm, Sweden