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URIDU Notifications posted on URIDU Notifications' Facebook page 2016-06-02 19:33:48 +0200
Karibu! (You just learned how to say "Welcome" in Swahili!) We just added Swahili as the 6th language to URIDU.COM! Which means that more than a billion people can now understand the vital information that we provide for rural women. Better yet: the audio recordings in Swahili are also almost ready to be used in our solar-powered URIDU Players. A big thank you ("Asante!") to all the volunteers that made this possible! Check it out at http://www.uridu.com
URIDU Notifications posted on URIDU Notifications' Facebook page 2016-05-28 11:25:21 +0200
Did you know? Approximately 70% of all reproductive diseases in India are caused by poor menstrual hygiene - it can also affect maternal mortality. Today is Menstrual Hygiene Day. You too can help fight taboos and misconceptions around menstruation by translating vital information about this topic into your language: http://www.uridu.org/volunteer/ -> PLEASE SHARE!
URIDU Notifications posted on URIDU Notifications' Facebook page 2016-05-21 18:15:33 +0200
Menstrual Hygiene Day is just a week away and we are very excited to collaborate with the CDN (facebook.com/codevnet/) to provide workshops and educational materials for school girls in Cameroon based on URIDU contents. To show your support, we invite you to write a message on the attached image (PDF download) and share it in a selfie! Just like URIDU Co-Founder Felicitas Heyne in this picture. Share with #MenstrualHygieneDay and join us in the quest to empower women and girls! Download PDF here: http://bit.ly/1X7f24O
URIDU Notifications posted on URIDU Notifications' Facebook page 2016-05-18 21:13:10 +0200
Bienvenue! URIDU knowledge for rural women is now also available in French, check it out: www.uridu.com Remember: you can help making this vital information available to rural women in your country by joining our Volunteer Translation Project: http://www.uridu.org/volunteer/ Please SHARE! Thank you!
URIDU Notifications posted on URIDU Notifications' Facebook page 2016-05-14 20:43:13 +0200
URIDU is proudly collaborating with the Community Development Network (CDN https://www.facebook.com/codevnet/) on a Menstrual Hygiene Project for school girls in Cameroon. Girls in Cameroon miss 4 days of school per month on average when they menstruate because of a lack of access to menstrual hygiene knowledge and resources. The CDN will distribute menstrual hygiene supplies to girls along with educational materials to empower them with knowledge about menstruation and their bodies. The workshops and educational materials are based on URIDU contents in French and English. Read more at http://www.uridu.org/news/
URIDU Notifications posted on URIDU Notifications' Facebook page 2016-05-12 14:16:35 +0200
URIDU partners with local non-government organizations (NGOs), cooperatives and other agencies to distribute the URIDU Player in the last mile. We work with our local partners to identify the most appropriate contents for the women in their communities, and to design ways to get the URIDU Player into the hands of the women who need it the most. Do you know an organization that could benefit from our work? PLEASE SHARE or contact us: http://www.uridu.org/partner/
URIDU Notifications posted on URIDU Notifications' Facebook page 2016-05-04 19:00:00 +0200
Some impressions of the campaign for empowerment of rural girls we participated in. It took place in several communities at the feet of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, specifically Amizmiz, Ourika and Tidili Mesfioua. We were thankful for the friendliness and hospitality of the berber communities. We introduced the URIDU Players to local associations and rural women in order to prepare the distribution later this year.
URIDU Notifications posted on URIDU Notifications' Facebook page 2016-04-29 22:13:33 +0200
Halima Oulami of the Assocation El Amane presenting the URIDU Player to Berber women in Amizmiz as part of a campaign to empower rural girls. Amizmiz (أمزميز AMZ-meez) is a small town in Morocco approximately 55 kilometers south of Marrakesh. It lies at the foot of the High Atlas mountain range. Geographically and economically, Amizmiz acts as a juncture point between the many small Berber villages in the surrounding area.
URIDU Notifications posted on URIDU Notifications' Facebook page 2016-04-19 14:59:39 +0200
We've just created a simplified status for our translation project (http://www.uridu.org/volunteer/). Is your language among the top 10? If not: it's up to you to change it ;-) Join the project, invite your friends!
URIDU Notifications posted on URIDU Notifications' Facebook page 2016-04-06 12:56:07 +0200
The time has come. For the first time ever we are able to provide vital information to literally every rural woman in the world. No matter where she lives, what language she speaks or whether she can read or not. We call it the URIDU Revolution. Please SHARE: www.uridu.org
URIDU Notifications posted on URIDU Notifications' Facebook page 2016-04-01 12:40:58 +0200
The number of women using contraceptives in developing countries has soared to record levels in recent years, such that projections for global population growth could be cut by as much as 1 billion over the next 15 years. How is family planning in your country working? Check out this cool interactive map of contraceptive use trends around the world!
URIDU Notifications posted on URIDU Notifications' Facebook page 2016-03-29 12:29:21 +0200
Did you know that suicide is the number one cause of death among young women in India? Are you aware of the fact that in most countries, the majority of committed suicides are made by men but, in China, women are 40% more likely to commit suicide? Difficult living conditions and strict views on marriage and family values cause women high stress which is a risk factor for suicidal behavior. We are reflecting that with new contents about suicide prevention that we just added to our translation project. The contents help dealing with suicidal thoughts, they explain how to detect warning signals for an impending suicide and they describe what to do if someone you know is suicidal. It is the first time that such contents can be made available in so many different languages - with your support. Please help us prevent suicide among rural women. Visit www.uridu.org/volunteer/
URIDU Notifications posted on URIDU Notifications' Facebook page 2016-03-25 14:43:30 +0100
More than 5.400 volunteers are changing the lives of rural women in our global translation project. You can help us reach even more. PLEASE SHARE! More info: www.uridu.org/volunteer/
URIDU Notifications posted on URIDU Notifications' Facebook page 2016-03-20 19:14:49 +0100
If we want to end conflict where it exists, we can no longer ignore the role women must play. When women’s needs are not met and when they are excluded from the rebuilding and recovery process, communities are less resilient. And when communities are less resilient, they are more likely to fall back into periods of instability that lead to conflict. With such instability, conflict and war will continue to be the norm - rather than the exception - around the world.
URIDU Notifications posted on URIDU Notifications' Facebook page 2016-03-17 11:15:17 +0100
African women usually work twice as long as men each day. The reason for this 'hundred-hour week' is that most women do two jobs - in the home and in agriculture. In the case of younger women, such work loads are commonly combined with frequent pregnancy, childbirth and breast feeding. What all this adds up to is that one of the most important and most ignored health problems in the world is that millions of women are suffering from chronic exhaustion and depression. PLEASE SHARE! What is your opinion?
URIDU Notifications posted on URIDU Notifications' Facebook page 2016-03-14 11:03:02 +0100
Our page has 10.000 Likes! Thank you all! Please SHARE and invite your friends to help us spread the message! Change her Life. Change the World!
URIDU Notifications posted on URIDU Notifications' Facebook page 2016-03-11 20:48:38 +0100
How can you efficiently provide vital information to women in rural areas that have no electricity but a high rate of illiteracy? Our answer is: with a rugged, solar powered audio-player. This is why we developed the URIDU Player. This device contains more than 400 relevant questions and answers based on our contents and read by a native speaker. The URIDU Player was conceived for small group listening - it therefore fosters discussion, exchange and (self-help) group building. More information on www.uridu.org
URIDU Notifications posted on URIDU Notifications' Facebook page 2016-03-09 11:31:33 +0100
We are currently in Marrakech, Morocco, preparing the URIDU project for Berber women of the Atlas mountains together with our local partner Association El Amane pour le Développement de la Femme. On the Photo: Halima Oulami and Mariya Labyed (Association El Amane) with Felicitas Heyne, founder of URIDU (on the right).
URIDU Notifications posted on URIDU Notifications' Facebook page 2016-02-29 18:50:04 +0100
URIDU wouldn't be possible in its current form without the valuable contributions of our volunteer translators. Our way of saying "thank you" is by awarding our Certificate of Appreciation. Like it? Just join our Online Volunteer Translation Project: http://www.uridu.org/volunteer/
URIDU Notifications posted on URIDU Notifications' Facebook page 2016-02-22 13:11:29 +0100
URIDU (www.uridu.org) empowers rural women in developing countries. We do that by providing vital information that helps them change their living conditions. Our goal is to increase the women's health awareness, to improve their interpersonal relationships and to help them discover their own potential. Please share this video! More information: www.uridu.org
URIDU Notifications posted on URIDU Notifications' Facebook page 2016-02-19 18:56:21 +0100
Say Hello to URIDU.COM! We have started posting original and translated contents on the destination web page www.uridu.com. Thank to all of you who have made that first step possible. You might find that the web site looks very basic. We are doing this on purpose. Remember: our target audience are rural women. Almost 100% of them will access the information on a mobile phone. That's why URIDU.COM is 100% optimized for mobile devices. Give it a try on your mobile phone. It's easy to read and navigate. And it should be fast. In rural areas you usually won't find good mobile internet access. That's why the site is based on a lean framework, which will run just fine on 2G networks. In a few weeks we will be serving the site from 69 data centers worldwide to make it even faster in all regions. (And remember: we have our solar powered audio players to distribute our contents, too!)
URIDU Notifications posted on URIDU Notifications' Facebook page 2016-02-16 16:18:24 +0100
We are overwhelmed! More than 500 volunteer translators are currently translating vital information for rural women into 24 languages! Thank you all. Please share this link to invite more: http://www.uridu.org/volunteer/
URIDU Notifications posted on URIDU Notifications' Facebook page 2016-02-13 23:08:11 +0100
One Billion Rising (http://www.onebillionrising.org) is a global movement to end rape and sexual violence against women. It was started in 2012 as part of the V-Day (February 14) movement. The "billion" refers to the UN statistic that one in three women will be raped or beaten in her lifetime, or about one billion. The campaign expands each year. In 2016, the theme of the campaign is Rise for Revolution.