Visual Journey at the ABCD Unconference: New filmmakers shared their experience filming their community’s story of change with their phones

Visual Journey at the ABCD Unconference: New filmmakers shared their experience filming their community’s story of change with their phones

The Constellation is made up of many stars, communities that are taking action, addressing global challenges in our local context, using our own strengths to find solutions that are within our reach. In The Constellation, we are sharing the solutions that we are finding. One way to share is through storytelling, through small movies. Hence the project of Visual Journey, which was at the centre of attention on Wednesday, the 18th of October 2023, on the occasion of the yearly ABCD Unconference.

Second Voice Festival: Linking and Learning between African Communities and Organisations for an Inclusive Society

Second Voice Festival: Linking and Learning between African Communities and Organisations for an Inclusive Society

Hosted by The Constellation, the festival was held from the 24th to the 27th of July 2023, bringing together 45 delegates from 10 multi country projects in Africa, implemented by grantees of Voice, counterparts from Asia through video conference, and representatives of Voice and The Constellation. Even though they work on very different topics, participants realise that they have a lot in common and a lot to learn from each other.

Online learning visit of a Malian organisation: Temedt, fraternity in the fight against slavery

Online learning visit of a Malian organisation: Temedt, fraternity in the fight against slavery

On the 26th of June 2023, 13 people from 9 different countries had the opportunity to meet online and on-site with members of the executive team, governance and beneficiaries of the Temedt association, which has been fighting descent-based slavery in Mali since 2006. This is part of the Voice for an Inclusive World project of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, implemented by a consortium between Oxfam Novib and Hivos. The hosts were delighted to see the interest aroused by their action.

Online learning visit to a Kenyan organisation: the Coalition on Violence Against Women (COVAW).

Online learning visit to a Kenyan organisation: the Coalition on Violence Against Women (COVAW).

On the 17th of July 2023, 16 people from 6 different countries had the opportunity to meet online with members of COVAW which has been fighting for the rights of women in Kenya since 1995. This learning visit is part of the Voice for an Inclusive World project.

“As the underlying reason of the village situation is poverty, we focused on budgeting capacity building to ensure that women, and, through them, girls, and children, have access to the resources made available by the government or organisations to tackle the violence.” — COVAW.

“We did not understand much about budgeting. But we have now learned how to budget and to talk with confidence.” — A woman resident.