Lights + Camera + Action for Equality (LCAE)

  • Sustainable Development Goal :5 - Gender Equality
  • Gender Equality Marker :Gender Responsive (GE2)
  • Testing Country :Guatemala
  • Testing Period :12 months
  • Amount :$165,445

Canada SOS will test an innovative, transformative, and scalable approach to increase civic leadership and participation of Mayan communities in rural regions of Guatemala, with a focus on Indigenous girls and women. This innovative solution will cultivate the leadership of young Mayan women (aged 16-23) to empower beneficiary communities to produce and share digital stories (including podcasts, videos, and photo essays) that showcase locally identified, actionable insights related to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Canada SOS’s innovative approach will also engage policymakers (duty bearers) with content creators (rights holders) and their digital artifacts to improve decision-maker's knowledge, attitudes, and practices relating to gender equality and Indigenous peoples’ rights. 

Innovator Video

Canadian SMO : Canada SOS: Students Offering Support
Local Partner(s) : Semillas de Innovacion y Desarrolo Sostenable (SIDS)
Region : Latin America
Theme : Social Justice & Human Rights

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