Poetic Enpowerment - Voices from Prison


Ubumi Prisons Initiative




Små Indsatser

Projekt start:


Projekt slut:


Beviliget beløb:

100.000,00 kr.

Indsatsen vedrører følgende verdensmål:

  • Mål 5: Ligestilling mellem kønnene
  • Mål 10: Mindre ulighed
  • Mål 16: Fred, retfærdighed og stærke institutioner
  • Mål 17: Partnerskaber for handling

Indsatsen foregår i følgende lande:

  • Zambia

Lokale partnere:

  • Circus Zambia

Overordnede mål :

Improving the rights of incarcerated women and allowing their voices to be heard

Umiddelbare mål :

• Empower a group vulnerable women in Zambia through supporting them to express their stories and voices through artistic expression, specifically poetry and art • Increasing awareness and social support of marginalized women’s rights in the state systems which deal with them, i.e. particularly the prison system and future prison officers • Capacity building of Circus Zambia within poetry workshops as a method. Circus Zambia is a Zambian NGO, which works with art and human rights promotion Extra objective added in April 2020 - Adressing the Covid19 crisis in the correctional facilities

Målgrupper :

'- partner organisation - incarcerated women


This project wishes to contribute to the objective raising awareness of the plight of incarcerated women. This CISU project is a new and innovative way to advocate for vulnerable women’s rights and holds significant potential to raise institutional awareness of the humanity and human rights of this group of women. The project will entail the establishment of small community of 20 Zambian mothers, where they can transform their experiences, thoughts and feelings into a creative product (an anthology of poems and art), which can be used in broader advocacy initiatives aimed at promoting equal rights, an understanding of the inherent dignity and humanity of this marginalized group, as well as better conditions for women and their children in prison.