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CHIME & Global Fund for Women: November 2019 Project Highlights

This year, CHIME has partnered with Global Fund for Women to support three of its locally led partners—HER Fund in Hong Kong, ELAS Fund in Brazil, and Fondo Semillas in Brazil. Under this initiative, CHIME and Global Fund for Women partner to invest in the leadership of young women and girls so that their collective voices, innovation and power and […]

CHIME & Vital Voices: October 2019 Project Highlights

Building on its six-year legacy of funding more than 425 non-profit projects with 156 partners in 89 countries, directly benefiting more than 570,000 girls and women globally and reaching more than 3 million family and community members, CHIME FOR CHANGE is proud to support projects with global partners working to empower the next generation of […]

BEYGOOD4BURUNDI: September 2019 Progress Report

On the occasion of World Water Day 2018, Gucci and CHIME FOR CHANGE announced a new partnership with Beyoncé and UNICEF USA to bring clean, safe water to the children of Burundi. Through her BeyGOOD philanthropic arm, Beyoncé launched the multi-year BEYGOOD4BURUNDI initiative with UNICEF USA in 2017 to support programs to improve water, sanitation and basic […]

CHIME & Women Deliver: October 2019 Project Highlights

Building on its six-year legacy of funding more than 425 non-profit projects with 156 partners in 89 countries, directly benefiting more than 570,000 girls and women globally and reaching more than 3 million family and community members, CHIME FOR CHANGE is proud to support projects with global partners working to empower the next generation of […]

From Congo to Paris: The Story of ‘Black Passionaria’ and the Fight for Freedom

By Eve Blouin When I first heard on the news that a Yazidi girl and a Congolese doctor were the recipients of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, I was overwhelmed with bittersweet jubilation. Television channels were broadcasting the same brouhaha of interviews and praises, but the bitter part comes from a closer look at history. […]

Event Recap: ‘SITARA’ Film Premiere Joins Changemakers in Conversation to Promote Girls’ Right to Dream

On October 10, the eve of International Day of the Girl, Gucci and CHIME FOR CHANGE hosted the premiere of SITARA, produced with VICE Studios, at the Metrograph Theater in New York City, followed by a panel conversation moderated by activist Kimberly Drew, featuring the following guests: – Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Director/Writer/Producer – Gloria Steinem, Executive Producer – Ariel Wengroff, […]

GUCCI’S CHIME FOR CHANGE ANNOUNCES #LETGIRLSDREAM CAMPAIGN, CONTINUING TO HARNESS THE POWER OF A NEW GENERATION TO ACCELERATE PROGRESS TOWARDS GENDER EQUALITY

In support of Equality Now and Girls Not Brides’ efforts to end child marriage   10 October 2019 – On the occasion of International Day of the Girl, Gucci’s CHIME FOR CHANGE launches a campaign with Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy to #LetGirlsDream in support of Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child […]

Listen to Inspiring Voices Discuss Activism in the Gucci Podcast’s Chime for Change Episode

In celebration of International Day of the Girl on October 11, the release of the second CHIME Zine and the launch of CHIME FOR CHANGE’s new campaign #LetGirlsDream, the latest episode of the Gucci Podcast features four guests in conversation with Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue, Lindsay Peoples Wagner (@lpeopleswagner). Episode guests Sage Dolan-Sandrino (@thhrift), Xiuhtezcatl […]

Uganda: Reclaiming Children’s Lives after War

By Michaela DePrince As a ballerina with the Dutch National Ballet, dancing is my way of talking. I can let go of everything and my emotions remain pure. My imagination and the ability to express myself through dance help me to be my best self. There on stage, I am myself. For in my performance lies […]

India: Stories from Acid Attack Survivors

Maria’s Story: I am a burn survivor. That day started like any other, except of course for containing the seconds that would change my life forever. I went to the kitchen to cook the next meal. While I turned on the switch, I searched for the lighter to light the stove when I got a call […]

India: Building Hope and Resilience for Acid Attack Survivors

By Kulsum Shadab Wahab Kulsum is the CEO of Hothur Foundation, a non-profit organization providing quality education, medical aid, maternity guidance and counseling for women and girls in India. Kulsum also founded ARA LUMIERE, a couture fashion brand featuring accessories made by female acid attack survivors from across India, to improve their social and economic […]

Women Bylines Mexico: ‘The Protest’ by Veronica Munoz

From October 8-12, 2018, 12 intrepid female journalists participated in CHIME FOR CHANGE’s third Women Bylines workshop in Mexico City, led by CHIME FOR CHANGE’s Managing Editor Mariane Pearl. The five-day workshop provided a safe space for writers, filmmakers and photographers to discuss and develop under-reported stories affecting women in Mexico. Participants produced seven powerful […]

Women Bylines Mexico: “There Is No Why” by Hazel Zamora

From October 8-12, 2018, 12 intrepid female journalists participated in CHIME FOR CHANGE’s third Women Bylines workshop in Mexico City, led by CHIME FOR CHANGE’s Managing Editor Mariane Pearl. The five-day workshop provided a safe space for writers, filmmakers and photographers to discuss and develop under-reported stories affecting women in Mexico. Participants produced seven powerful […]

Women Bylines Mexico: ‘People Like Carmen’ by Maya Goded

From October 8-12, 2018, 12 intrepid female journalists participated in CHIME FOR CHANGE’s third Women Bylines workshop in Mexico City, led by CHIME FOR CHANGE’s Managing Editor Mariane Pearl. The five-day workshop provided a safe space for writers, filmmakers and photographers to discuss and develop under-reported stories affecting women in Mexico. Participants produced seven powerful […]

Women Bylines Mexico: ‘Steady Paths’ by Laura Hernandez

From October 8-12, 2018, 12 intrepid female journalists participated in CHIME FOR CHANGE’s third Women Bylines workshop in Mexico City, led by CHIME FOR CHANGE’s Managing Editor Mariane Pearl. The five-day workshop provided a safe space for writers, filmmakers and photographers to discuss and develop under-reported stories affecting women in Mexico. Participants produced seven powerful […]

Women Bylines Mexico: “Trauma at Birth: The Truth Behind Obstetric Violence” by Dunia Verona

From October 8-12, 2018, 12 intrepid female journalists participated in CHIME FOR CHANGE’s third Women Bylines workshop in Mexico City, led by CHIME FOR CHANGE’s Managing Editor Mariane Pearl. The five-day workshop provided a safe space for writers, filmmakers and photographers to discuss and develop under-reported stories affecting women in Mexico. Participants produced seven powerful […]

Women Bylines Mexico: “Who Cares” by Daniela Rea

From October 8-12, 2018, 12 intrepid female journalists participated in CHIME FOR CHANGE’s third Women Bylines workshop in Mexico City, led by CHIME FOR CHANGE’s Managing Editor Mariane Pearl. The five-day workshop provided a safe space for writers, filmmakers and photographers to discuss and develop under-reported stories affecting women in Mexico. Participants produced seven powerful […]

Women Bylines Mexico: “What Makes a Man? A Letter to My Son” by Miriam Cruz

From October 8-12, 2018, 12 intrepid female journalists participated in CHIME FOR CHANGE’s third Women Bylines workshop in Mexico City, led by CHIME FOR CHANGE’s Managing Editor Mariane Pearl. The five-day workshop provided a safe space for writers, filmmakers and photographers to discuss and develop under-reported stories affecting women in Mexico. Participants produced seven powerful […]

Mexico: Women Bylines Mexico City

CHIME FOR CHANGE’s Women Bylines, a journalism project highlighting quality first-person stories of global relevance, held its first workshop in Erbil, Iraq in 2015. Last year’s edition featured workshops in Paris and Mexico City. From October 8-12, 2018, 12 intrepid female journalists participated in CHIME FOR CHANGE’s third Women Bylines workshop in Mexico City, led […]

Event Recap: An Inspiring Conversation on Everyday Activism

On July 23, Gucci and Equality Now hosted the third annual panel event on everyday activism, featuring the following young individuals in conversation with each other, moderated by Lindsay Peoples Wagner, Editor in Chief of Teen Vogue: -Amanda Nguyen, Founder and CEO of Rise and 2019 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee -Priya Vulchi and Winona Guo, […]

Southern Africa: Addressing Period Poverty to Keep Girls in School

By Tanya Puncuh Founder, Padding Africa Millions of schoolgirls around the world are unable to fulfill their dreams and aspirations due to an inability to pay for and access basic sanitary products during their menstrual cycle. Padding Africa aims to give girls and women dignity, pride and empowerment with something as simple as a reusable, […]

India: Mission Fight Back – Testimonies

By Lt. Col. Rohit Mishra (Retd.) CEO of Mission Fight Back  What is it like? What is a father supposed to do when his child is being stalked? Or when a woman is being beaten up? Or a child molested by his religious teacher? Mostly, they do nothing. Our society even has a way of re-victimizing […]

India: Mission Fight Back – Safety in Our Own Fists

By Vedica Mishra Mission Fight Back In India’s mythological magnum opus “Mahabharata,” Draupadi, the main female protagonist of the literary work, is insulted and disrobed in the King’s court as her five husbands have staked and lost her on the gambling table. Lord Krishna’s divine intervention saved her honor. But until Krishna intervenes, nobody rises […]

India: Mission Fight Back – Prologue

By Lt. Col. Rohit Mishra (Retd.) CEO of Mission Fight Back When Vedica, my thirteen-year-old daughter, insisted that we go to the India Gate to light a candle in honour of the late Nirbhaya, the young victim of the Delhi gang rape, I wasn’t too keen on it. The area remains a high-security zone after […]

CHIME in the Arab Region: Convening Intergenerational Activists for Women’s Rights

Connecting and mobilizing young women activists to drive progress on human rights in the Middle East and North Africa

Notes from the Field: Artolution & Syrian Refugees

Fostering Empowerment and Social Justice through Self-Expression and Gender Equity

Notes from the Field: Artolution & Rohingya Refugees

Fostering Empowerment and Social Justice through Self-Expression and Gender Equity

CHIME and Artolution: Transforming the Lives of Refugee and Vulnerable Communities around the World through Public Art Programming

Fostering Empowerment and Social Justice through Self-Expression and Gender Equity

France: Crafting the City’s Social Fabric with Sakina M’Sa

By Mariane Pearl Social barriers don’t mean much for designer and activist Sakina M’Sa. If you ever see her walking in the streets of Paris, you’ll recognize her easily. She’s three feet two inches, styles her hair as an Afro and flashes an easy smile. Also, she might be surrounded by fashion models or by […]

CHIME for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Since its founding in 2013, CHIME FOR CHANGE has directly supported projects for sexual and reproductive health and rights, as well as maternal health, reaching more than 154,000 girls and women globally with critical resources and services. Working with leading global partners including Friends of UNFPA, Global Fund for Women, International Planned Parenthood Federation, Mothers2Mothers, UNICEF, and […]

Mexico: Creating Structural Change by Connecting the Feminist Movement

By Laura García As part of CHIME FOR CHANGE’s partnership with Global Fund for Women, CHIME is supporting Fondo Semillas, a non-profit organization that works to improve the lives of women in Mexico. CHIME’s work with Fondo Semillas – which means “seeds” in Spanish – provides grants to marginalized young women to empower them to […]

The Irregular Report: Gen Z and Fluidity

CHIME FOR CHANGE and Irregular Labs partnered to release the second edition of the biannual The Irregular Report, exploring the theme of Fluidity through the lens of girl and gender nonconforming Gen Zs. It is produced with and by a community of 6 Gen Z editors and more than 2,500 Gen Zs around the world in partnership […]

Flipping the Switch

By Dave Moutray I grew up in the American Midwest, the oldest child of a Cuban mother and a father from St. Louis, Missouri. My looks may come from his side of the family, but it is my Cuban mother who gave me this insatiable love of stories. When I was a child, we struggled […]

Iraq: Empowering Yezidi Women to Lead After Trauma

By Pari Ibrahim In 2015, CHIME FOR CHANGE and Gucci supported the Free Yezidi Foundation with a grant to construct a women’s center in an internally displaced persons camp in Northern Iraq. Below, Pari Ibrahim, founder of the Free Yezidi Foundation, describes the challenges that the Yezidi people – especially women – face, and how […]

CHIME FOR CHANGE Releases “Anonymous Comes To Town”

To continue amplifying the voices of women and girls who remain unheard, CHIME FOR CHANGE partnered with the Guardian and Tribeca Film Institute to release “Anonymous Comes To Town”, a new short film by Nancy Schwartzman, coinciding with Sexual Assault Awareness Month. “Anonymous Comes To Town” tells the story of Steubenville, Ohio, a sleepy football […]

Listen to CHIME FOR CHANGE on the Gucci Podcast

The latest episode of the Gucci Podcast features CHIME FOR CHANGE creative collaborators MP5 and Adam Eli in conversation with  Emmy-nominated producer and publisher Ariel Wengroff as they discuss the next phase of CHIME FOR CHANGE, “To Gather Together”. Visual artist MP5 shares about her experience collaborating with Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele to create […]

I Was Fourteen When I Found Out What Human Trafficking Means

By Agnes Igoye This is how old I was when the Lord’s Resistance Army raided my home village in Eastern Uganda. As a teenager, I was quickly cast aside for sexual exploitation by the LRA Commanders in charge of triage. They wanted virgins, the younger the girl, the better. I narrowly escaped them by following […]

Join Us on International Women’s Day

On March 8, International Women’s Day, join us in supporting projects that help to raise the next generation of leaders in the fight for gender equality. We are pleased to partner with the following non-profit organizations globally who are working with women activists to realize a more equitable world: Equality Now: connecting and mobilizing young women […]

To Gather Together: CHIME Celebration at Gucci Wooster Bookstore

Last night, CHIME FOR CHANGE supporters gathered together at the Gucci Wooster Bookstore in New York City to celebrate the next chapter of CHIME FOR CHANGE. Susan Chokachi, President and CEO of Gucci America introduced a conversation with CHIME FOR CHANGE creative collaborators, MP5, Adam Eli and Jade Jackman. MP5, a visual artist, collaborated with Alessandro […]

The Future is Fluid: Gender and Gen Z

The Future is Fluid, a short film by Jade Jackman and Irregular Labs in partnership with Gucci and CHIME FOR CHANGE, premiered during the Sundance Film Festival. Representing voices from Brazil, Canada, India, Italy, Singapore, South Africa, the UAE, the United Kingdom and the United States, The Future is Fluid explores what gender means to […]

BUILDING ON GUCCI’S CULTURE OF PURPOSE, THE NEXT PHASE OF CHIME FOR CHANGE SEEKS TO HARNESS THE POWER OF A NEW GENERATION TO ACCELERATE PROGRESS TOWARDS GENDER EQUALITY

Gucci launches the next chapter of its CHIME FOR CHANGE campaign with new creative identity, dedicated ArtWalls, non-profit projects and creative collaborations. Gucci debuted the next chapter of its CHIME FOR CHANGE campaign today under the banner “To Gather Together,” a call for the global community to unite in support of gender equality. “Every person […]

GEN Z AND FLUIDITY

CHIME FOR CHANGE and Irregular Labs partnered to release the second edition of the biannual The Irregular Report, exploring the theme of Fluidity.

CHIME FOR CHANGE Projects with Non-Profit Partners

Building on its six-year legacy of funding more than 425 non-profit projects with156 partners in 89 countries, directly benefiting more than 570,000 girls and women globally and reaching more than 3 million family and community members, CHIME FOR CHANGE is pleased to announce its support of the following new projects with global partners working to […]

A Letter from CHIME FOR CHANGE Managing Editor Mariane Pearl

The world has evolved significantly since we first launched the CHIME FOR CHANGE campaign, in 2013.

CHIME in Italy: Supporting Justice for Women and Girls in Italy

Empowering youth to address gender-based violence in Italy through innovative, interactive programming

CHIME in Brazil: Increasing Women’s Political Participation and Representation with UN Women Brazil

Enhancing women's political participation and representation in Brazil

CHIME in India: Changing Women’s Lives with I Was A Sari

Providing regular income, dignity and access to opportunity for women in Mumbai

CHIME and Youth Leaders Around the World: Women Deliver’s Young Women’s Leadership Initiative

Connecting outstanding young advocates with the platforms, people and resources to amplify their influence

CHIME in the United States: Transformational Change through the Innovation Grants Initiative with the Ms. Foundation for Women

Funding innovative approaches to movement-building and activism, especially among women of color in the United States.

SOUTH SUDAN MY NAME IS ANNA: THE STORY OF SOUTH SUDAN’S ONLY FEMALE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

My parents weren’t happy when I chose to become a journalist. They said one day I was going to die for it.But I told them that everyone dies eventually and if God decides that it’s my time to go while working as a journalist, so be it.

CAMEROON: TEEN MOTHER BECOMES MORE THAN A NURSE

The evening when my son was born, I was 13 years old and six months pregnant.

WHEN A WOMAN INSPIRES ANOTHER: A LETTER TO MY GRANDMOTHER

Dear Grandmother, I wanted you to know that wishing to follow in your footsteps – in my generation – has led me to create a mobile app and a platform for women worldwide.

SPAIN: THE SOUNDTRACKS BEATING GENDER VIOLENCE

In Spain the issue of gender violence is constantly in the news. Here, over nine hundred women have been murdered by their male partners or exes over the past fifteen years and a 150,000 women have reported physical abuse in 2017 alone.

GUCCI AND UNICEF’S GIRLS’ EMPOWEMENT INITIATIVE

As part of its longstanding partnership with UNICEF, Gucci is proud to be a founding partner of the Girls’ Empowerment Initiative.

Iraq: Hope Against Genocide

I’ll never forget the day back in the early eighties when, at the tender age of four, my life was turned upside down forever.

IRAQ: WOMEN’S VOICES WITHIN

In March of 2015, CHIME FOR CHANGE conducted a journalism and storytelling workshop in Erbil, Iraq for Yazidi and Christian refugees who had fled ISIS.

CHIME in the Arab Region: Connecting and Mobilizing Activists for Gender Equality with Equality Now

Connecting and mobilizing young women activists to drive progress on human rights in the Middle East and North Africa

CHIME in Hong Kong, Brazil and Mexico: Catalyzing Next Gen Leadership for Gender Equality with the Global Fund for Women

Building the pipeline of young leaders in Hong Kong, Brazil and Mexico, who are organizing across issues and developing innovative approaches to create social change.

GUCCI AND CHIME FOR CHANGE PARTNER WITH IRREGULAR LABS FOR GEN Z REPORT ON FLUIDITY

This latest issue of the report explores the theme of Fluidity, and features sections on Gender, Economics, Politics & Activism, Education, Creativity & Culture, and Science & Technology.

GUCCI AND CHIME FOR CHANGE PARTNER WITH ARTOLUTION TO FOSTER EMPOWERMENT AND SOCIAL JUSTICE THROUGH SELF-EXPRESSION AND GENDER EQUITY

#GucciArtWall: the House dedicates its global murals to Artolution on World Refugee Day, June 20

France: Women Bylines Paris

14 female journalists participated in CHIME FOR CHANGE’s second Women Bylines workshop in Paris. Co-hosted by Gucci and the Kering Foundation with support from Hearst Magazines, the five-day workshop provided writers, filmmakers and photographers with intense journalism training and professional mentoring to support the production of underreported stories affecting women. Participants covered topics from violence […]

GUCCI AND CHIME FOR CHANGE PARTNER WITH UNICEF AND BEYONCÉ TO BRING CLEAN, SAFE WATER TO WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN BURUNDI

On the occasion of World Water Day, Gucci and CHIME FOR CHANGE announced today a new partnership with Beyoncé and UNICEF USA to bring clean, safe water to the children of Burundi, known as the “Heart of Africa.”

France: Time to Shift Balance

I grew up in the South of France, and for all the hype about how liberated French women are, men there were considered worthier by virtue of their gender alone.

CHIME FOR CHANGE’S WOMEN BYLINES PROGRAM RETURNS TO BRING POWERFUL AND UNDERREPORTED STORIES OF WOMEN TO A GLOBAL AUDIENCE

By Nadia Mansoor Muslims are the new black, and who do we have to thank for it?

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