Hundreds of millions of women and girls are denied their right to education, effectively preventing their empowerment.
In fact, the number of illiterate women worldwide has not decreased in the last thirty years.
For the sake of justice, we have to right this wrong.
It is a requirement of fairness to make knowledge accessible to each and every woman, better today than tomorrow.
Therefore we have to free knowledge from literacy.
For the first time ever we have the technologies to do this. We can turn accessible audio learning into a global driving force for women’s empowerment and gender equality.
Knowledge is power, open knowledge is empowerment. Let’s create a world where open knowledge empowers every woman, everywhere.
Every 6 seconds a child under five dies. Most of these deaths are entirely preventable. We could save millions of lives by providing illiterate mothers in developing countries with accessible health education.
Audiopedia is a free resource of localized expert audio contents about health, nutrition, child care, family planning, agriculture and much more. Simple and cost-efficient technologies like solar-powered audio players allow the distribution of those vital contents even to remote areas without access to electricity.
Providing adequate health education to every woman is technologically feasible and economically viable. It's time to make it happen.
2,679of a 10,000 signature goal
To local, national and international leaders and organizations:
We demand accessible health education for illiterate rural women to ensure their health and well-being as well as that of their families and communities.