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Help femLENS attend a lab

€160 of €1,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 5 months
Created May 3, 2018
femLENS
According to the 2018 World Press Photo  Technical Report  "In the last three years, the number of female entrants to the World Press Photo Contest has been 15 percent, and this year it increased ever so slightly to 16%. In 2012, the most recent “high point”, it was 17.5 percent". According to the same research, the country with the highest amount of winners over the last decade has been the U.S. with 106 winners, followed by Italy with 69 winners. Can you see the gap?  

We envision a world in which more women from diverse backgrounds are included into the visual storytelling of the world. 

femLENS works with women from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds, teaching them documentary photography using mobile phones and other cheap alternatives to document their own lives and communities, battling exclusion from the media and the arts, by using mobile phone cameras and other cheaper alternatives.

femLENS’ mission is to empower women and their communities, to challenge stereotypes and discrimination in the media, through education in documentary photography and social media, support, exhibitions and contacts with the media.

femLENS has been invited to participate in a LAB: Unveil the Hidden Presence: Trafficking in Women and Children, organised by Thomson Reuters Trust foundation and the Global Leadership Academy.

The LAB will bring together people from different disciplines and backgrounds to work on ideas how to expose human trafficking and how to help women and children who have experienced trafficking.

Attending this LAB would help us reach women and girls, who have experienced trafficking, and help them find tools of expression.

The LAB takes place in Nairobi, Kenya between 25-28 June and London, Britain between 10-17 November. We need your help to attend these face to face meetings.

The donations will be used towards flights to Kenya and accommodation for the duration of the LAB in Nairobi.

Thank you for supporting femLENS with your donation and for spreading the word to others. Together we can bring more diversity into the visual representation of the world, as well as giving new tools to women to express, examine and state.

You can donate through gofundme or paypal on the femLENS website.

You can subscribe to our newsletter on our website for regular updates on femLENS activities. 

We are also happy to say that we can now send a set of postcards featuring the work of our participants from Ireland, Poland and Lebanon to our supporters!
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If you speak Russian, you can watch Jekaterina Saveljeva, femLENS founder and workshop coordinator, speak about femLENS at TEDxLasnamäe in 2016
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Thank you to those of you who have already supported our cause.

We are fundraising on many fronts though! If you would like to be involved in independent storytelling and free education, support this campaign. We'll be sharing We See Magazine and postcards featuring the work of our workshop participants form Ireland, Poland and Lebanon.

Please support any way you can - by donating or just sharing.
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