Category Archives: Women and girls

“My Health, My Voice”, the project of 7 women in Nepal (EN,FR)

They are seven women in rural Nepal, becoming photographers with
They are in rural Nepal, they suffer of uterine (pelvic) prolapsus, they make photos IMG_1493of their lives after being trained by Sophie Inglin. Their wonderful photos are exposed at the University of Geneva until 26 May 2018. They are sweet, strong, desesperate, their faces and smiles reflect their daily life and the difficulties they have to face. Recently selected at the WeObservatory, “My Health, My Story” is presented at international conferences (see our events), and the exposition will continue with the support of our partners.
More photos in the blog gallery.
Elles sont sept femmes au Népal qui témoignent avec

“Ma Santé, mon Histoire”

Elles vivent en zone rurale, elles souffrent du prolapsus utérin, elles témoignent en photo après avoir été formées par Sophie Inglin. Leurs photos sont exposées à l’Université de Genève jusqu’au 26 Mai 2018 et suscitent de nombreuses visites. Tendres, fortes, désespérées, leurs visages et sourires expriment leur vie quotidienne et les difficultés qu’elles affrontent.
Récemment sélectionné à l’Observatoire, “Ma Santé, mon Histoire” va être présenté dans des conférences internationales , et l’exposition se poursuivre  avec l’appui de nos partenaires.
Plus de photos dans la galerie du blog.

Mothers of Africa and ZMD meet in Monaco

Mothers of Africa 2Meeting with Mothers of Africa team members in Monaco, Suzanne Batstone and Noleine Gally, was the opportunity to share education and healthcare activities in Shiyala Village in Zambia.  As stated in their website , ” Each day in Africa the number of mothers who die in childbirth is equivalent to the number of seats in three jumbo jets”, maternal health remains a challenge in rural areas. Anna Matranga, founder of AMC Alliances and Consulting and Veronique Thouvenot introduced ZMD mobile App developed by the Zero Mothers Die global partnership initiative to deploy mobile technology solutions for the  reduction of maternal and newborn mortality.

After this constructive first meeting, Mothers of Africa team in Monaco and Zero Mothers Die look forward to pursue the dialogue in the coming months.

More about Mothers of Africa : Mothers of Africa_April 2018

Call for submissions for a theme issue on women to the Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth

Proposal to Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth for a Third Theme Issue on Women in eHealth 2019

Empowering Women in eHealth and Telemedicine

The JISfTeH Special Issue on Women and eHealth 2015 and 2017, explored the place, roles and implication of women in the area of eHealth and Telemedicine that remains poorly explored in times of explosion of ICTs, social media and innovative applications:

2015: http://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/JISfTeH/issue/view/10

PDF:http://www.m2025-weobservatory.org/uploads/3/9/5/1/39512321/jsfteh_vol3.pdf

2017: http://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/JISfTeH/

PDF:http://www.m2025-weobservatory.org/uploads/3/9/5/1/39512321/jsfteh2017.pdf

Supported by the Women Observatory for eHealth of the Foundation Millennia2025 and the Working Group on Women of the International Society of Telemedicine and eHealth (ISfTeH), the third special issue of the ISfTeH Journal aims at providing updates of the global vision, along the cardinal pillars of women’s engagement in Telemedicine and eHealth, the specific factors of influence and sets of patterns in related areas.

Articles, abstracts, literature review and reports from the field cover key issues and innovative trends in the world on the access and use Telemedicine and e/mHealth for Women’s health along the UN SDGs.

General considerations

Authors

All articles submitted must be authored by a woman, as principal author

Language

English

Submissions

Submissions follow the JISfTeH guidelines: http://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/JISfTeH/about/submissions#authorGuidelines

Call for Submissions:

Full articles:  Before 30 August 2018

Proposal prepared by ISfTeH WoW founders, Yunkap Kwankam, Veronique Thouvenot, Anna Schmaus and Lenka Lhotska.

Contacts:

Yunkap Kwankam: ykwankam@isfteh.net

Anna Schmaus: schmaus@klughammer.com

Veronique Thouvenot: Veronique.thouvenot@gmail.com

Nurse Chinomnso Ibe selected for 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship

WeObservatory is most  delighted to congratulate nurse Chinomnso Ibe of the “Save our mothers” project from Nigeria on being selected for the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. This selection will allow Chinomnso Ibe to engage in a 6 weeks intensive fellowship at Wagner College.

“Save our mothers” is one of the first projects selected by the WeObservatory. Nurse Ibe Chinomso and her Traffina Foundation have since gone a long way from conducting basic educational campaigns to launching now the “Clean Birth Kits” initiative. With the support from the WeObservatory and other partners the  Traffina Foundation is able to provide free delivery kits containing sterile instruments that women require at childbirth.

More about the project on the website.

More about the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship selection here.

Zero Mothers Die at Diplomatic Council Gala

“The Diplomatic Council invited Zero Mothers Die to their annual All Nations New Year’s Gala 2015 at the Grandhotel Hessischer Hof in Frankfurt as one of the 150 guests from diplomacy, economy and society. Our co-founder, Dr. Veronique Thouvenot, attended on behalf of the Zero Mothers Die initiative, which was highlighted at the Gala as a key social and humanitarian project supported by the Diplomatic Council” more on the ZMD website:

Zero Mothers Die at Diplomatic Council Gala

Digital safety and gender violance

Technology not only has the power to connect people, but also the power to reinforce and disseminate social and cultural structures and help normalize gender roles. The technology revolution has brought new types of gender-based violence, including online discrimination, cyberbullying, cyberstalking, blackmail, and hate speech. In countries such as South Africa, Uganda, the Republic of Congo, Cambodia, Philippines, Malaysia, and Brazil active steps have been taken to improve regulatory frameworks and strengthen the capacity of women’s rights activists and organizations to use technology to respond to the growing concern of digital gender-based violence.

Read full artice on ICTworks