How The Orenda Tribe Tackles Girls' Rights Through Art & Storytelling

Summary

In 1995, governments from around the world came together in Beijing, China, to make promises to improve the situation for girls and women globally. These promises were made into the 'Beijing Declaration".

In 2020, 25 years later, The Orenda Tribe partnered with Save the Children International to create an adolescent friendly summary of the declaration that is inspired from girls' input and thoughts.

Storytelling

Salam is a teenage girl who lives a happy life through the support of her family and community. Meanwhile, in a parallel world another Salam is struggling in a different community and was forced out of school into marrying a strange older man, a story that is sadly true in several communities.

The Orenda Tribe created the story of Salam to communicate key areas of the Beijing Declaration and engage young Jordanian, Palestinian and Syrian girls in refugee camps and different areas across Jordan on the topic of girls' rights.

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Art

Then with the help of Save the Children International, The Orenda Tribe implemented art workshops that were based on the story of Salam in Za'atari Refugee Camp and with the girls from all over Jordan through asking them to express their thoughts on the story and the key areas that the Beijing Declaration covers through different art mediums.

Through Her Eyes Booklet

These thoughts were translated into a booklet and art pieces that were later and are still being presented to decision makers across the world to influence policy change. Click on the image below to view and download the booklet.

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We Can Story

After that in 2021 with the increased violence against girls due to the Covid-19 lock down, The Orenda Tribe and Save the Children expanded their partnership into Egypt and Lebanon.

We implemented more art workshops with children on the topic of the right to a better future where children talked about their dreams and aspirations for the future for girls and how they want to see change happen.

Inspired from the new workshops, The Orenda Tribe created the "We Can" story. A story about five girls who decide to take action in their community on violence against girls. Profits from the sale of this story will all go to further support the same cause. You can click on the image below to learn more.

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Merchandize

The Orenda Tribe also designed merchandize that is inspired from the girls input and expressions to further spread the word about this topic.

You can view the products here

 

Click on the following link to learn more about this project: https://www.savethechildren.net/dreams-between-my-eyes