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NI EN MORE / NI una más / ikke EN til / not one MORE – collaborative social innovation project

04/07/2017

WHAT IS NI EN MORE?
NI EN MORE is a collaborative social innovation project, that merges political activism, fashion and art.  We, a group of women from Norway, USA and Mexico, are creating a small-scale sewing studio in the border town of Ciudad Juárez, in the north of Mexico. Our primary goal is to empower women from marginalized areas in Cd Juárez, through providing opportunity to work. Through the work the women  will also build connections, trust and understanding past their individual communities.

WHY CIUDAD JUÀREZ?
For decades women have systematically disappeared from Cd. Juárez and hundreds have been found murdered at the city’s outskirts. This situation has to stop, both in Cd Juárez and in the rest of the world. Every third woman on our planet are exposed to physical and /or sexual violence at some point in her lifetime. Unfortunately, this problem is not diminishing.
In addition, NI EN MORE´s founder, Lise Bjorne Linnert has collaborated 11 years with activists and femicides victims’ families in Juárez, due to her art project Desconocida Unknown Ukjent

HOW CAN FASHION HELP REDUCE VIOLENCE?  
To have a job is a first step towards economic independence. NI EN MORE’s production of garments takes place under fair and safe conditions. The sales profits will go back to the workers’ communities to empower the women. Buying NI EN MORE’s fashion items will therefore help make a difference. When you wear a NI EN MORE garment, you are wearing a protest towards violence against women, symbolized through a protest tag attached to each garment. You can also read the story of the women who have made your piece and track the influence of your purchase – an important part of NI EN MOREs goal and vision

Read much more here: www.nienmore.com

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