Uridupedia - Vital Knowledge for Rural Women

Without having access to even the simplest basic knowledge, facing their enormous day-to-day challenges is a losing game for women in rural areas in most developing countries. We can change that by simply providing them with vital information in an accessible way.

This is why we created the Uridupedia. The Uridupedia is a compilation of relevant questions and answers about health, nutrition, family planning, child care, work and more. All contents have been carefully developed by experts and are being translated by thousands of volunteers into more than 100 languages. Once a translation has been completed, we make the Uridupedia available using mobile internet and solar-powered MP3 Players.

For the first time ever we are able to provide this information to literally every rural woman in the world. No matter where she lives, what language she speaks or whether she can read or not - we can help her and her family to live a healthier and happier life.

The Fact

Three-quarters of all illness in the developing world could be prevented by better nutrition, water, sanitation, immunisation and health education.

How Uridupedia helps

Uridupedia contains information such as: „How can cleanliness prevent sicknesses?“ - „How can I purify my drinking water?“ or „How can I prevent Malaria?“

The Fact

Two out of every three illiterate people in the world today are females.

How Uridupedia helps

Uridupedia covers topics like: „Are girls less important than boys?“ - „Why should girls strive for good education?“ - „Why should girls wait to get married and have children?“

The Fact

Children under 5 years old account for nearly 90 % of deaths from diarrhoea worldwide.

How Uridupedia helps

Uridupedia provides information like: „What is diarrhoea and why is it dangerous for my child?“ - „How can I prevent diarrhoea?“ - „How can I protect my family in case of a disease outbreak?“

The Fact

Girls in Cameroon miss on average 4 school days every month only because they lack information about menstrual hygiene.

How Uridupedia helps

Uridupedia answers important questions of young girls, such as: „How does my body change during puberty?“ - „How can I care for myself during my monthly bleeding?“ - „What can I do to reduce pain with monthly bleeding?“

The Fact

Every single day, 800 women die during childbirth worldwide.

How Uridupedia helps

Uridupedia covers topics like: „Why should I go to prenatal check-ups?“ - „How can I stay healthy during pregnancy?“ - „Why can early pregnancy be dangerous for me?“

The Fact

225 million women worldwide want but do not have access to modern contraception.

How Uridupedia helps

Uridupedia helps them by providing information like: „What are natural methods of family planning?“ - „Which traditional methods of family planning do not work or can be harmful?“ - „How to prevent death from unsafe abortion?“

The Fact

In India 70% of women experience either physical or sexual violence in their lifetime.

How Uridupedia helps

Uridupedia provides answers to questions like: „What can I do for my safety?“ - „How can I defend myself?“ - „What can I do if I have been raped?“

The Fact

Suicide has become the leading killer of teenage girls worldwide.

How Uridupedia helps

Uridupedia covers topics such as: „What are warning signals for an impending suicide?“ - „What can I do if I feel suicidal?“ - „What can I do if someone I know is suicidal?“

The Fact

African women usually work 16 hours each day - twice as long as men.

How Uridupedia helps

Uridupedia includes important information for their safety at work such as: „How can I prevent health problems from lifting and carrying heavy loads?“ - „How can I prevent health problems from working with chemicals?“

The Fact

In 2015 5.9 million children worldwide died before their fifth birthday - many of them from entirely preventable causes.

How Uridupedia helps

Uridupedia provides vital information for mothers regarding child care such as: „Why can other than breastfeeding be harmful for my baby?“ - „What immunizations does my child need?“ - „How can I prevent my child from injuries?“