'Rethinking Homelessness' Campaign 1: Events and Activities
Dear CEU Community,
The Human RightS Initiative would like to invite you to join us in the following events and activities as part of our Rethinking Homelessness campaign. The campaign aims to raise awareness about homelessness as a human rights issue, and to support local groups who are working for the cause. We believe that compassion and understanding are the first steps that every individual can take to direct policy makers and our society towards a dignity- and human rights-based approach to the issue.
1. Info Table
30 Jan, Mon, 12pm-2pm | Nador 15 ground floor, in front of Estratto Café
Come to receive informative brochures on the issue and information on how you can contribute to the cause. Grab activist stickers and have your pictures taken with activist messages. The pictures will be shared on our Facebook and Flickr pages.
2. Info Home
30 Jan, Mon – 10 Feb, Fri | Ground floor passageway between Nador 11 and 13 buildings (former TIGY room)
Our cozy Info Home welcomes you to visit and gain understanding and knowledge about the issue from a human rights perspective, in particular its causes and the multifaceted relationship between homelessness and discrimination. Join us in rethinking about stigmas and negative stereotypes about homeless people.
The Info Home will also feature fine art and literary works by homeless people, provided by Fedél Nélkül / Without a Roof, a magazine that publishes creative works by homeless people. The magazine is run by Menhely Alapítvány / The Shelter Foundation, an organization that provides practical support for homeless people in Budapest in various ways. Featured artists include Csatesz, Gábor Dvorcsák, Móni Molnár and Maestro.
3. Sanitary Pad and Tampon Donation for Homeless Women
Collaboration with Társaság egy Tudatos Társadalomért (TETT) - Project “Homelessness doesn’t stop periods!”
30 Jan, Mon – 10 Feb, Fri | Nador 9 Laptop Area
TETT/Collective for a Conscious Society was formed by young activists in 2013, focusing on topics such as feminism, homophobia and anti-capitalism. They are a group of young people who want to raise awareness about the situation of homeless women in Budapest.
The project collects sanitary pads and tampons in different locations around Budapest. These products are essential supplies, yet are too expensive to be accessible to everyone. Since there is no governmental support for this issue, the group relies on the help of the community to make menstruation easier for homeless women. With the support of Homeless Women’s Alliance of Budapest (HaNEM), the donations will be distributed as soon as possible to those in need.
In CEU, please look for the donation box near the HRSI noticeboard. You can donate sanitary pads and tampons of any brand or size as long as they are individually sealed. Please note that pads are much more needed, and maxi-sized pads or even incontinence napkins would be the best.
Let’s make menstruation an experience of dignity for homeless women!
Join the campaign's Facebook page. Hope to see many of you there.
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