WHAT'S UP WITH CHAYN?
A monthly email with all that’s happening in the Chayn universe. p.s. Chayn چین is an Urdu word and it means ‘solace / peace of mind’.
< WHAT’S THE BUZZ? >
LAUNCH: Chayn Italia has launched the Italian version of the DIY online privacy guide together with Pasionaria.it, an Italian feminist news portal with an online campaign ‘This is violence too’, to highlight what online violence is.
LAUNCH: Chayn Italia’s ‘What can I do?’ section is also live now, which offers practical information to women who may be thinking about leaving an abusive partner but are unsure about the steps to take. The resource comes from the experience of Chayners working at the frontline supporting women.
#IJF17: Chayn Italia champion Claudia Torrisi was at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia on April 6 to speak on a panel about how media narrates femicides and violence against women. See the English translation of the panel here on Youtube.
LOSING CONTROL: On April 5, Dina spoke at Losing Control, hosted by The Social Change Agency and Practical Governance. She spoke about the way Chayn runs and how we're successfully running a movement using fluid and democratic leadership.
< PROJECT UPDATES >
Our Good Friend Guide, aimed at anyone who wishes to support a person in an abusive relationship, is almost ready for launch and is just going through the last few changes.
The Supernova Project is in the process of building a website and is hoping to do a soft launch by early May.
Our Manipulation is Abuse guide, aimed at helping people to deal with manipulative people, is already packed with important resources and we aim to launch the first version by the end of this month. Read our pre-launch post here to know more!
Fahad did a ton of amazing work on improving the Soul Medicine platform: the signup process has been revamped so that users can now get messages in multiple languages and take multiple courses at the same time. The management of the course from the administrator’s side has also been made easier.
The DIY Online Safety guide has been online for 3 months and we are now planning on how to reach out to groups and organisations addressing women in situations of abuse in countries speaking at least one of the 8 languages in which the guide is available.
Look out for the Portuguese version of ‘How to Build your own Domestic Violence Case without a Lawyer’ which will be uploaded to Github shortly.
For our Chayn India Divorce Guide, we are working on brushing up the Laws for Women in India. We are hopeful that we can launch the divorce laws section by the end of this month We are also looking at revamping the graphics.
We are now collating more tips and highlighting useful tips for our Mental Health Toolkit. This project aims to gather tips and infographics on self-care and coping mechanisms. In our first research sprint, we already collected information from a variety of sources across the internet and ranked their suitability.
< STUFF THAT DOESN'T FIT UNDER A HEADING >
Our amazing Francesca is organising a fundraising party for Chayn Italia in Rome on 28th April. There will be theatre, DJs ,booze and we will disseminate a brand new version of our leaflet as well as selling merchandise. Invites will be shared soon.
We applaud our Chayn superstars who ran the Tech vs Abuse project from our end. This Comic Relief funded project was a collaborative effort by Chayn, Snook and SafeLives aimed at finding out how survivors of abusive relationships were using technology to their benefit.
ICYMI: We have a new course on How to be a Project Lead at Chayn! It is available on teachable here.
< CALL FOR HELP >
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