Your Voice Matters is a handbook for Women’s rights activists and advocates. This handbook was created to guide and support new and aspiring feminist and women’s rights advocates in building their advocacy journey.
We acknowledge that dismantling social and cultural gender-based norms and discrimination needs a lot of effort, awareness, education, and active participation at every level of society. Strategic activism could be a potent tool for bringing fundamental changes if used and planned in an informed and organized fashion. While we acknowledge the power of activism and advocacy, the young people at different corners of the world, especially those from marginalized and underserved backgrounds, lack access and direction about effective activism mechanisms.
As a gender equality advocacy platform, Rights of Equality’s mission is to educate, engage, and empower people about harmful socio-cultural and systemic issues that discriminate and oppress women and girls for generations. We strongly believe that society must wake up to realize that women’s rights are at their core human rights and moral, legal, economic, and social obligation. An equitable society cannot be attained if fundamental rights of half of the human population continue to be denied and violated.
The handbook for women’s rights activists intends to support the new and aspiring activists in planning their journey, equipping them to break the initial barriers to come forward as feminists or gender equality activists and amplify their voice in their communities. Your Voice Matters is designed as a starting place for finding guidance, information, and resources for gender equality activism with the core belief that we all have something to offer in the fight against injustice and inequality. We want you to believe that change can start with you.