Deep Medicine Circle (DMC) is a worker of a colour-led non-profit organisation that aims to “heal the wounds of colonialism through food, medicine, restoration, story and learning.” They emphasize the importance of healing and care for Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities and non-humans. DMC is formed by a collective of farmers, elders, physicians, healers, herbalists, lawyers, ecological designers, scholars, political ecologists, educators, youth, storytellers and artists. They pursue “earth-based, Indigenous ecofeminist principles of organising, with participatory governance structures and circles of decision-making.” In producing solutions to the climate crisis, they turn to indigenous knowledge to repair the broken relationships between people and nature.
Farm to Fork
Major strides to break the cycle of deep poverty in Turkey
During the pandemic, the Deep Poverty Network was established in 2019 as a solidarity network “that carries rights-based work in dozens of poor neighbourhoods that tackle urban poverty” in Istanbul. Besides their educational and policy activities on the root causes, dimensions and implications of poverty as lived by the most vulnerable (homeless, unemployed, Roma, and on the brink of starvation), the Deep Poverty Network carried out a food access campaign to 1000 families, 60 of which are women-led. It was founded by activists, researchers, sociologists, psychologists, and journalists.
The 1st support system focusing on gender-specific homelessness in the Czech Republic
The idea is to empower homeless women by encouraging them to demonstrate their culinary skills at street markets and festivals. This contributes to reducing the stigma associated with homelessness, proving that these vulnerable people are able and desire to work and help them to integrate into society.
The economic empowerment of women victims of violence
The Good Garden is an innovative contribution to the joint effort from the local community and organizations to combat the violence against women in Serbia. It is a social enterprise engaged in the organic production of vegetables, especially cherry tomatoes, without pesticides and artificial fertilizers. Apart from that, the initiative provides training to the participants to learn social entrepreneurship, as well as organic production, with the support of the provincial agricultural expert services.
The Road to Empowering Roma Women
in Dencsháza, Hungary, a village of 560 people in Baranya County an exciting organisation called Banyaerdő (Forest of the Witches); it is a network of environmentalist volunteers who assist Roma women of a rural village in selling their local produce. Through cooperation, Roma women take pioneer roles in strengthening their deprived societies and developing business skills. The volunteers help make this a zero-waste business activity. Besides, the aim is to build useful capacities which would make them more competitive in the labour market.
A queer-owned progressive land
SisterLand Farms is a queer-owned, worker-run farm cooperative/school that provides food for the food banks, supports farmers, and partners with Tribal youth through their educational activities.
Gender equality in the fisheries Sector
In Turkey, at least one out of every 30 fishers is a woman. Although women are vital to the fishing industry, they confront major issues as a result of gender discrimination in the sector.
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