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25 for 25 Series: Leymah Gbowee

As a longstanding women's rights activist, Leymah Gbowee received the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for her powerful leadership of Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace, the women's peace movement that brought an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003. Today, Gbowee continues her work as the founder and president of Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa, which provides educational and leadership opportunities to women and girls in West Africa.

25 for 25 Series: Maria Cavalcanti

CHIME is proud to feature Maria Cavalcanti, CEO of Pro Mujer, as one of the 25 women leaders working to advance gender equality featured in the 25 for 25 series. Through Pro Mujer, Maria is working to promote sustainable growth and develop an extended, large-scale platform to empower women throughout Latin America. Discover her reflections on the fight for gender equality.

25 for 25 Series: Tanya Puncuh

As the founder of Padding Africa, Tanya Puncuh aims to support local women in Southern Africa and protect girls' health and education by distributing free, reusable, ecologically sustainable sanitary pads and investing in menstrual health education. Explore her reflections on the challenges and hopes on the path to gender equality in our latest feature of the series highlighting 25 gender equality activists and leaders around the world.

25 for 25 Series: Kimberly Drew

Kimberly Drew is the author of This Is What I Know About Art, co-editor of The Black Futures Project, Independent Curator and one of 25 women leaders and activists featured in the 25 for 25 series this month. Learn about what keeps Kimberly energized and her advice for future generations in the fight for gender equality.

25 for 25 Series: Pari Ibrahim

As Executive Director of the Free Yezidi Foundation, Pari Ibrahim dedicates her work to helping Yezidi women and families address their trauma and build better futures after the violent ISIS attacks on the Yezidi community in Iraq. Read more from Pari as she shares the challenges and triumphs in her work and what drives her passion for gender equality.

25 for 25 Series: Teresa Younger

Teresa Younger is the President and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women, a nonprofit partner of CHIME, who has spent more than 20 years on the frontlines of some of the most critical issues affecting women and girls. Learn about her work to build women's collective power in the U.S. and advance gender equality for all as part of CHIME's 25 for 25 series.

25 for 25 Series: Olfat Mahmoud

The latest feature in the 25 for 25 series is Women Deliver's Humanitarian Advocate Dr. Olfat Mahmoud, the founder and director of the Palestinian Women's Humanitarian Organization. Explore her reflections on being  an activist for Palestinian and women's rights, working to increase the opportunity to health, education and economic empowerment for women and girls and championing the vision of a gender-equal future for all.

25 for 25 Series: Katja Iversen

Katja Iversen is the President and CEO of Women Deliver and is a leading global advocate for investment in gender equality and the health and rights of girls and women, with a specific focus on maternal, sexual and reproductive health and rights. She shares her reflections on the triumphs, challenges and hopes for a gender-equal future.

25 for 25 Series: Cleo Wade

As an author and community builder, CHIME Advisory Board member Cleo Wade continues to be an inspiring voice in today's fight for gender equality, speaking to a greater future for all women and girls, people of color and the LGBTQ community. Discover Cleo's reflections on the triumphs, challenges and hopes for a gender-equal future and how others can encourage positive action.

25 for 25 Series: Yasmeen Hassan

As part of the 25 for 25 series, CHIME is spotlighting an extraordinary woman at the forefront of creating a gender-equal world, CHIME Advisory Board member and Global Executive Director of Equality Now, Yasmeen Hassan. In a discussion with CHIME, Yasmeen shares her hope for a future free of violence against women and with more legal systems to achieve full equality for everyone around the world.

25 for 25 Series: MP5

MP5 is an Italian visual artist behind the creative identity of CHIME, and one of CHIME's 25 gender equality activists and leaders working towards global gender equality. MP5 not only focuses on topics related to gender issues and queer activism but uses creativity and art to connect universally and support a shared vision of a gender-equal future for all. Discover MP5's reflections on the connection between art and activism.

25 for 25 Series: Bethann Hardison

CHIME is proud to feature fashion advocate and documentarian Bethann Hardison as one of the women leaders and gender equality activists in the 25 for 25 content series. Hardison has devoted her career to inclusivity and advancement of models of color globally. Read her reflections on the progress needed to achieve equality for women and girls around the world.

25 for 25 Series: Caryl Stern

For more than a decade as President and CEO of UNICEF USA and now as the Executive Director of the Walton Family Foundation, Caryl Stern has advocated to improve the lives of those most in need and taken an on-the-ground approach in the fight for gender equality. Read about Caryl's vision for a gender-equal future for all women and girls.

25 for 25 Series: Amanda Nguyen

As the CEO and Founder of RISE, Amanda leads a legislative reform movement in the United States, organizing and empowering citizens to create and demand laws that codify their civil rights. Amanda was also a featured speaker at CHIME's 2019 Everyday Activism event with Equality Now. She shares her homes and inspirations for a gender-equal future.

25 for 25 Series: Marcella Pirrone

CHIME continues its 25 for 25 series with Marcella Pirrone, lawyer, feminist, human rights lawyer and co-founder of D.i.Re (Donne in Rete contro la violenza), the umbrella association representing 80 women-operated shelters supporting women who have experienced domestic violence throughout Italy. CHIME has partnered with D.i.Re to support their work on projects related to sexual and reproductive health and rights. Explore Marcella's reflections on gender equality and learn more about our partnership here.

25 for 25 Series: Tanya Compas

As a LGBTQ+ activist and youth worker, CHIME Advisory Board member Tanya Compas focuses on community-building to advance gender equality and supporting women and girls from marginalized backgrounds. Learn more about Tanya and her reflections on the past, present and future of gender equality.

25 for 25 Series: Judy Kan

CHIME is honored to feature Judy Kan, the Executive Director of HER Fund, who works to support the most marginalized women and girls in Hong Kong.HER Fund is based in Hong Kong, and invests in human rights advancement for women and girls, especially related to freedom from violence, discrimination and poverty, and the promotion of women’s civil participation. Through CHIME FOR CHANGE’s longtime partner, the Global Fund for Women, CHIME supports HER Fund’s work connecting young activists with experienced activists and grassroots organizations. Read about Judy's vision for a gender-equal future, as one of CHIME's 25 women activists and leaders around the world working to advance gender equality.

25 for 25 Series: Scarlett Curtis

Scarlett Curtis is a writer and activist who has sparked important conversations about gender equality through her work and continues to lead the emerging generation through persistent activism. She also is the recipient of the 2019 Changemaker Award, presented by Gucci and CHIME FOR CHANGE at Equality Now's Annual Make Equality Reality Gala, and she recently hosted the Gucci podcast on International Women's Day, discussing feminism, gender and media with actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Explore Scarlett's reflections on her vision for the next 25 years and how others can get involved in the fight for gender equality in their communities as part of CHIME's 25 for 25 series.

25 for 25 Series: Emma France

On Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, CHIME is honored to feature its Advisory Board member Emma France, the Global Development and Strategic Engagement Director at mothers2mothers, an organization working with HIV-positive women to eliminate AIDS and one of CHIME's current nonprofit partners. Explore Emma's reflections on her commitment to amplifying the voices of girls and women in Africa and beyond, and the work that still needs to be done.

25 for 25 Series: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Next in the 25 for 25 series, CHIME is proud to feature Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women who also serves on the CHIME FOR CHANGE Advisory Board. As the convening force mobilizing governments and civil societies to keep the promises of the Beijing Platform for Action to all of society as well as the #GenerationEquality movement, UN Women, led by Executive Director Mlambo-Ngcuka, challenge all of us to speak up and demand equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to sexual harassment and all forms of violence against women and girls, health-care services, and equal participation in political life and decision-making in all areas of life. Read Executive Director Mlambo-Ngcuka's vision for reaching this goal and become a part of #GenerationEquality.

25 for 25 Series: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

On International Women's Day, CHIME is honored to feature Academy Award-winning director and CHIME Advisory Board member Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, whose animated film SITARA: Let Girls Dream premieres today on Netflix. The ultimate storyteller, Sharmeen uses her talent to focus global audiences on issues affecting marginalized communities to change minds and catalyze change. Explore Sharmeen's reflections on the challenges and hopes for a gender-equal future.

25 for 25 Series: Arianna Huffington

In the lead-up to International Women's Day on March 8, CHIME is proud to continue 25 for 25 with Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO of Thrive Global and CHIME Advisory Board member, as she shares her vision and inspiration for gender equality.

25 for 25 Series: Sage Dolan-Sandrino

Continuing the 25 for 25 series, CHIME is proud to feature Advisory Board member and Creative Director of TEAM Mag, Sage Dolan-Sandrino. As a transgender youth artist and activist, Sage continues to lead the charge towards amplifying youth voices and working to advance global gender equality. Discover her vision for gender equality in the next 25 years

25 for 25 Series: Lydia Cacho

Lydia Cacho is a prominent journalist, writer, human rights advocate and defender of women's rights in Mexico, and one of CHIME's 25 featured activists and leaders on the frontlines of gender equality over the past 25 years. Read Lydia's reflections on the path to a gender-equal future.

25 for 25 Series: Latanya Mapp Frett

Latanya Mapp Frett, CHIME Advisory Board member and President and CEO of Global Fund for Women, served as a delegate to the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995 and continues to fight for the human rights of women. Explore Latanya's vision for a gender-equal future and what keeps her energized as a leader.

25 for 25 Series: Kulsum Shadab Wahab

As the CEO of Hothur Foundation and Founder of Ara Lumiere, Kulsum Shadab Wahab works with women acid attack survivors across India to help improve their social and economic well-being and build a better future. Learn more about Kulsum's vision for a gender-equal future, as one of the 25 gender equality activists and leaders featured in CHIME's 25 for 25 series.

25 for 25 Series: Hafsat Abiola

To kickoff the 25 for 25 series, CHIME is honored to feature President of Women in Africa and Board President of KIND, Hafsat Abiola. Explore her reflections on her work to advance gender equality and leading an initiative dedicated to the economic development and support of high potential African women leaders.

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