Igniting Conversations

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We believe in the power of our individual and collective voices to inform and inspire change. CHIME FOR CHANGE Managing Editor Mariane Pearl collaborates with our worldwide community of journalists to curate and share the experiences of individuals working to advance gender equality.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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

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.


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.


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


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.


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.

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.


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.

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 […]

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.

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