Working with PGLR and local youth organisations, this project provides citizens the opportunity to monitor and report on the political situation around them. Using an app or via SMS, citizen observers can send in reports to focal points who verify and publish the information to the wider network. Through this technology, citizens are able to engage directly with their local governments, strengthening accountability and transparency.
In Benin we have three strands of work.
First, we have created an eLearning platform with the Ministry of Education, providing videos and activities to teachers to be used in the classroom around sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) themes. This is currently being piloted in schools around Benin.
Second, we have created an mLearning application, targeting out of school youth, which provides videos, games, and quizzes around SRHR themes. Additionally, young people can ask questions confidentially to trained counselors through the app or via SMS.
Third, we have created a simple, mobile-friendly website targeting GBV service providers. The site gathers all of the resources relevant to tackling GBV from relevant laws in Benin to toolkits and resources available in the country, making them available in local languages and audio formats. The site also includes sensitization messages that can be easily shared via Whatsapp or social media and a message board to share comments and thoughts.
OneWorld is currently working on a project addressing the rights of intersectional LGBTQI communities in Cambodia. We are creating a Facebook group that brings together various communities in a central location to create a common identity and allow for the sharing of stories and lessons. The group hosts highly visual resources around 8 common difficult situations LGBTQI people face, providing information on their rights, online and offline resources, and stories of others who have successfully navigated these situations. The group additionally offers an option to chat with a trained counsellor, or a chatbot while counsellors are offline, information on upcoming events, and opportunities to engage with the community.