- Women’s Empowerment X
- Sexual Rights and Diversity X
- Freedom and Accountability X
- Sustainable Food X
- Renewable Energy X
A new PERSPECTIVE
PERSPECTIVE is a project that encourages artists to develop fresh content that highlights social issues. Umuntu, the digital production company behind the project, offers an alternative African narrative. It combines augmented reality and music to criticize the state of “our past, present and future” in Zimbabwe and beyond.
Scenes of change
How can you fight discrimination against LGBTI people? In Zambia, the Umotto Centre of Culture decided to share stories. Their multimedia project Scenes of Change put exclusion and violations of human rights on the agenda.
Celebrating leading ladies in Zambian history
Women are the real deal
We’re proud to introduce you to Leading Ladies Zambia, a 10-episode, 2D animation and documentary podcast series exploring historical women leaders and their influence on Zambia’s development.
On the frontlines of sexual reproductive health and rights
Zambian-born health and human rights activist Chivuli Riva Ukwimi is fighting for the human rights of marginalized and excluded groups across Africa. In particular, their sexual reproductive health and rights. Having experienced marginalization and exclusion first hand as a transgender woman, Chivuli is driven by her vision for an inclusive world.
Improving girls’ safety through sexual and reproductive health rights
Let youth lead
When a 17-year-old girl in Zambia started a blog to discuss girls’ safety, she never imagined it would be read nearly 200,000 times in a few years. Esther Mwema started her blog to address the safety crisis she saw affecting girls. She soon found out she wasn’t alone.
Open up contracting, open up water
Water is life
“Water is life, and we cannot live without water.” Grenda Nyangaphiza from Chinkhwiri, Malawi, gets her water from a borehole that she shares with 1,250 people. But the borehole was only supposed to supply water to 250 people. Many boreholes in her region break and don’t get fixed, or worse, are not built in the first place. “We want the power to question the government,” says Grenda.
High time for a renewable energy revolution in Zimbabwe
“Zimbabwe is open for business!”
“After the media training I received conducted by Hivos and Climate Tracker, for me, reporting on climate change has never been the same. This kind of workshops help an increasing number of journalists understand the fact that energy poverty is a huge problem, and that reporting on it in a way that puts a human face on the issue opens lots of doors.”
Who owns civic space?
Getting crazy in Zimbabwe
“I think young people are very disillusioned and we identified the need to come up with creative forms of activism that could reach out to young people. Get them involved with being part of the struggle for a new Zimbabwe.”
Stirring up the energy debate in Malawi
A journalist who is fueling clean energy conversations
“I saw my mom suffer from severe coughing because she always cooked on an open fire. Years later, I realized how important it is to question everyday things that people in my country take for granted.”
Rapping his story
Giving R.O.O.M to young artists
“T.Shoc and Zyon Black put together a cut inspired by the everyday struggle of Zimbabwean and African youth today, addressing some important social issues while facing off with personal demons”.
We are what we eat
Changing the food system
Allow us to take you to Indonesia, Bolivia, Zambia, Kenya and Uganda. In these countries, we’re getting street vendors, municipalities, cooks, farmers, activists and politicians to not only fight malnutrition in innovative ways, but also to slowly change the way the food system works.
From flower picker to union leader
The remarkable journey of a young Ugandan woman
Janepher became a hero to the workers, but to her fellow supervisors and management, she was a traitor – and it was then that the intimidation began.