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787IYO/Movement Charter Ambassador "EmpowerHer Pathways" in the Hausa communities
Project "EmpowerHer Pathways in the Hausa Communities" aims to address gender inequality in Hausa communities by empowering women and leadership development. The project's culturally sensitive approach and collaboration with local partners ensure a more inclusive and equitable society, providing increased access to education and leadership roles for women in the community especially in knowledge advancement.
targetHausa Communities
start date9th September 2023
start year2023
end date29th October
end year2023
budget (local currency)576,000
budget (USD)750
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• ibrahimyakubu8026@gmail.com

Applications are not required to be in English. Please complete the application in your preferred language.

Project Goal[edit]

What will be the outputs of your project and how will those outputs contribute to advancing a specific Movement Strategy Initiative 24.

What specific Movement Strategy Initiative does your project focus on and why? Please select one of the initiatives described here

Cluster 24 of the Movement Charter aims to ensure that the Hausa community members, particularly women, comprehend the essence of the movement strategy and actively participate in discussions concerning the governance of the movement. This effort will benefit the Hausa communities, particularly women, in the following ways:

  • Enhanced Awareness: By focusing on promoting understanding of the movement strategy, more women in the Hausa communities will become aware of the broader goals and objectives of the Wikimedia movement. This awareness will enable them to grasp the significance of their contributions and participation in shaping the movement's direction.
  • Increased Participation: With improved engagement in discussions about the governance of the movement, Hausa women will have a greater say in decision-making processes. Their voices will be heard, and they will be empowered to influence policies, initiatives, and projects that impact their community and knowledge representation.
  • Inclusivity and Representation: The emphasis on community engagement ensures that the diverse perspectives and experiences of Hausa women are considered in the movement's governance. This inclusivity fosters a more representative and equitable movement that caters to the specific needs and aspirations of the Hausa community.
  • Empowerment through Collaboration: Active involvement in governance discussions allows Hausa women to collaborate with other community members, learn from diverse viewpoints, and build valuable connections. This collaborative environment fosters a sense of empowerment, encouraging women to take on leadership roles within the Wikimedia movement.

Overall, the efforts under Cluster 24 of the Movement Charter will create a more inclusive, informed, and empowered environment for Hausa women to actively participate in shaping the future of the Wikimedia movement and contribute to the advancement of knowledge and information accessibility in their communities.

Project Background[edit]

When do you intend to begin this project and when will it be completed?
We hope to carry out this project between September 9, 2023 and October 29, 2023. While our reports will be ready 30 days accordingly
Where will your project activities be happening?
Our community members always prefer online events so as to improve their digital skills However, We will therefore have physical and one online event to reach all our members. We aim to ensure that everyone benefitted.
Are you collaborating with other communities or affiliates on this project? Please provide details of how partners intend to work together to achieve the project goal.
No, but we tend to extend more collaboration with other communities after the project.
What specific challenge will your project be aiming to solve? And what opportunities do you plan to take advantage of to solve the problem?
The specific challenge that the project aims to solve is the gender inequality prevalent in Hausa communities, particularly regarding women's access to education and leadership roles. In many Hausa communities, women face societal barriers that hinder their ability to fully participate in social, economic, and political activities, limiting their potential for personal and community growth.

To address this challenge, the project will capitalize on several opportunities:

  • Cultural Sensitivity: The project will adopt a culturally sensitive approach, recognizing the importance of respecting and preserving the cultural values and norms of Hausa communities. By understanding and working within the cultural context, the project can effectively engage community members and promote gender equality without imposing external values.
  • Community Engagement: The project will actively engage with the Hausa community members, particularly women, to understand their specific needs, aspirations, and challenges. This approach ensures that the initiatives and interventions are tailored to the community's unique circumstances, leading to greater relevance and impact.
  • Leadership Development: Networking events will be organized to equip women with leadership skills and opportunities. This will encourage their active involvement in decision-making processes and foster gender-inclusive governance.

By leveraging these opportunities, the project endeavors to create a transformative impact in Hausa communities, breaking down gender barriers and fostering a more inclusive and equitable society where women can thrive and contribute to the community's development.

Does this project aim to apply one of the examples shared in the call for grants and if so which one?


Project Activities[edit]

What specific activities will be carried out during this project? Please describe the specific activities that will be carried out during this project.
We will hold a hybrid community workshop: In this workshop, we will share the details of the Movement Charter with our community members. We will share practical examples of why their contribution to the Movement Charter discussions is important. There will also be discussions and interactions on this. Our second meeting will be an online MCDC community conversation. In this session our community members will discuss a shared plan and approach on how we engage in Movement Charter discussions
How do you intend to keep communities updated on the progress and outcomes of the project? Please add the names or usernames of these individuals responsible for updating the community
we will use different channels including movement strategy forum, social media platforms like Telegram , Whatsup etc
Who will be responsible for delivering on this project and what are their roles and responsibilities?
Coordinator: 787IYO who will be responsible for receiving the grant, report writing and outreaching to necessary personalities, Hajjo30 will sensitized, mobilized and deseminate resources respectively

Additional information[edit]

If your activities include community discussions, what is your plan for ensuring that the conversations are productive? Provide a link to a Friendly Space Policy or UCoC that will be implemented to support these discussions.
We will strictly adhere to the friendly space policy accordingly
If your activities include the use of paid online tools, please describe what tools these are and how you intend to use them.
we will utilized Zoom for meetings and watsup, Telegram for updates respectively.
Do your activities include the translation of materials, and if so, in what languages will the translation be done? Please include details of those responsible for making the translations.
Are there any other details you would like to share? Consider providing rationale, research or community discussion outputs, and any other similar information, that will give more context on your proposed project.


After your activities are complete, we would like to understand the draft implementation plan for your community. You will be required to prepare a document detailing this plan around a movement strategy initiative. This report can be prepared through Meta-wiki using the Share your results button on this page. The report can be prepared in your language, and is not required to be written in English.

In this report, you will be asked to:

  • Provide a link to the draft implementation plan document or Wikimedia page
  • Describe what activities supported the development of the plan
  • Describe how and where you have communicated your plan to relevant communities.
  • Report on how your funding was spent

Your draft implementation plan document should address the following questions clearly:

  • What movement strategy initiative or goal are you addressing?
  • What activities will you be doing to address that initiative?
  • What do you expect will happen as a result of your activities? How do those outcomes address the movement strategy initiative?
  • How will you measure or evaluate your activities? What tools or methods will you use to evaluate your activities?

To create a draft implementation plan, we recommend the use of a logic model, which will help you and your team think about goals, activities, outcomes, and other factors in an organized way. Please refer the following resources to develop a logic model:

Please confirm below that you will be able to prepare a draft implementation plan document by the end of your grant:

  • ...

Optionally, you are welcome to include other information you'd like to share around participation and representation in your activities. Please include any additional outcomes you would like to report on below:


How you will use the funds you are requesting? List bullet points for each expense. Don’t forget to include a total amount, and update this amount in the Probox at the top of your page too!

  1. Online tools or services Zoom subscription $20
  2. Data cost of data $85
  3. Venue or space for meeting (costs of renting a physical meeting space): $200
  4. Transportation costs (costs of supporting organizers or participants to attend the meeting): $75
  5. Meals (costs related to refreshments, lunches, or other meals during in-person activities): $370


Completing your application[edit]

Once you have completed the application, please do the following:

  • Change the application status from status=draft to status=proposed in the {{Probox}} template.
  • Contact strategy2030(_AT_)wikimedia.org to confirm your submission, as well as to request any support around your application.


An endorsement from community members (especially from outside your community) will be part of the considerations when reviewing your application. Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • I like project that show women engagements in communities as it will foster more skills worth imitation by other communities. I endorse this project Misbahu umar (talk) 17:45, 29 July 2023 (UTC)