LOOM (2011- 2015)
(Connecting and Engaging Women and Girls for an autonomous women’s movement)
1. OVERALL OBJECTIVE
LOOM aims to encourage the process of building skills and knowledge of youth and women to address social, economic, and legal components of discrimination and disorder among species.
2. SHORT TERM OBJECTIVIES
Establish LOOM as an indentified figure in the mass of campaigns that represent women and youth’s rights including an open space to learn, share and grow with changes in Nepal
Strengthen capacities of emerging women’s organizations to address diverse components of discrimination.
Identify approaches of participation, collectivism, multi thematic understanding as tools to address complexities of discrimination.
LOOM intends to use the following approaches to meet
LOOM believes that participation must not be limited to only numbers, and to certain age, gender class and caste. Women must be included at the inception stage of decision making processes on plans and policies designed for them. Using women to validate final decisions and actions without their participation in prior decision making process is a step towards inequality and anti democratization policies.
2. Identification of local issues and strategies
LOOM believes in identifying local issues and strategies to address concerns of discrimination and disorder among species. This leads to ownership of processes, and visibility of different forms of approach crucial to address women’s rights.
3. Multi Thematic Understanding
LOOM believes in using a multi thematic understanding towards an existing situation. It is a tool aimed to address an issue from larger perspective rather than recognizing a single element as the cause of discrimination.
4. WORKING STRATEGY
LOOM aims to use documentation as a crucial tool to revise, recognize, and retell women’s stories of independence, change makers, contribution, and challenges. Young women will be an integral part of it. The data willl include records of human rights violation, testimonies, oral histories, and local campaigns. LOOM believes in preserving history of women’s struggle, movement and success for future generations so the history is not forgotten, and the legacy continues.
2. Using Media
The world of new media technologies, people have started designing creative, innovative ways to surface voices of different forms, design actions, and bring the changes as foreseen. LOOM takes this premise to use new forms of media through mobile phones, internet to interlink and interconnect women through portals beyond boundaries. This non traditional method of working will be in aligning with traditional form of approaches. Women will use this innovative space to express their views and thoughts, link with common kind women to lobby and advocate on similar issues, design their own urgent petition to seek participation and support; and outreach to global audiences. LOOM also accepts and recognizes the essence of digital security, and will include them within the programme.
3. Mobilising and Engaging with Youth and Women
LOOM believes that social transformation cannot happen without the participation and engagement of youth and women. More so, the concerned issue and process must be owned and directed by the rights holders. Youth and women need to access to build their access to skills and knowledge to claim for their entitlements, and engagement in process of social and political transformation, and their wellbeing.
4. Feminist research and campaigns
LOOM believes in using feminist research as a basis to explore historical, socio economic and cultural extent of the concerns of discrimination against women through power analysis. A multi thematic understanding will provide practical, deeper analysis on multiple causes, and the specific recommendations will be developed into smaller campaigns. The research will be followed by a cultural outreach to provide continuum to the initiative.
5. Working developmental Issues
In the current context, and relevance of the problem, LOOM will focus on contentious issues of Rights of Youth and Women through Violence Against Women and Youth, Reproductive and Sexual Health, and Right to Food as a cross cutting element. The issues will use the intersectional approach for analysis and key results.