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Re-thinking training spaces: learning, sharing and capacity enhancement!

The Rise Up! Campaign, founded to make women’s voices heard in the upcoming Delhi State Assembly Elections, was launched last week with an onboarding training for 40 excited captains and leaders. We were inspired to see the diversity of our Rise Up! Team, made up of citizens from different areas, religions, states, classes, and belief systems, all rising up together to make change in the Assembly Constituencies where they live. By working in their home neighbourhoods, the team organizes on a hyper-local level where community volunteers are motivated into sustainable action by shared values and commitment.

During the three days of our onboarding training in Delhi, captains and leaders learned how to apply the framework of community-based change to their work in their constituencies. The team members practiced digging deep into their networks’ stories, engaging people based on similar experiences, and using narrative and enthusiasm to build their teams of volunteers.

As the captains and leaders applied their new skills through talking to citizens in a nearby marketplace, we saw the power of our training to cultivate dialogue and exchange. Led by values, we all learned to listen deeply to people’s stories, journeys, and struggles, and pick out a common thread of togetherness. As the captains and leaders crafted poems and stories that brought the voices we heard together, we committed to organizing for change by incorporating all the voices we heard.

Are you ready to add your voice to ours? Sign up to join us today at www.haiyya.in/riseup and help grow our work into a roar. Watch the video below to hear from our Team Leaders and Captains on how to make women’s voices heard this election!

Rise Up! Campaign launched in Delhi – here is how to make women’s voices heard this Election

The Haiyya team in Delhi has launched our Rise Up! Campaign. The campaign is geared towards getting women’s voices heard in the Delhi State Elections, which are scheduled for 4th of December. The Rise Up! campaign will be implemented in 4 constituencies in Delhi – Malviya Nagar, Kasturba Nagar, Karol Bagh and Model Town. Over 40 team captains from these constituencies have been trained by the Haiyya team. training

These team captains would be working on-ground, training more volunteers who will go door-to-door talking to women about their issues and urging them to come together. The teams will work on preparing a list of pressing women’s issues in each constituency and presenting them to the MLA candidates.The women in each constituency will be organised based on their own issues and would engage with the democratic process. They’ll meet with the MLA candidates, present their issues and make an informed choice about who is the best candidate. They will vote en mass  on the election day and make their voices count. This campaign wants to prove that women’s issues can not be ignored anymore, that women have the power to decide their own government, that women can push for better governance in our country.

The work in Delhi has just about started. Stay tuned to hear about the inspiring stories from the field.