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CHIME Through the Years: “What Makes a Man? A Letter to My Son” by Miriam Cruz

Dear Son, The first rays of sun are hitting my window, time for us to get ready for the day. Like every morning, I read the news in bed. Things don´t transform overnight do they? There are still nine women killed every day, 270 of us every month, Impunity: 99%.

CHIME Through the Years: “Trauma at Birth: The Truth Behind Obstetric Violence” by Dunia Verona

I never thought that eighteen later, I would still be fighting against it. When it happened to me, I didn’t have a name for it either. I knew that I would bring forth children in pain, we all anticipate a degree of it, but I didn’t expect to give birth in contempt, let alone violence.

CHIME Through the Years: ‘The Protest’ by Veronica Munoz

Every member in Veronica’s family has been ill since anyone can remember. Today she herself has multiple infections, and her two sons are also suffering from chronic bronchitis and other pulmonary diseases.

CHIME Through the Years: “There Is No Why” by Hazel Zamora

Hazel was six years old when a wave of femicides swept the town of Juarez. Girls and young women between the ages of 15 through 25 were being raped and murdered. Now 25 years old, and a young journalist, Hazel is assigned the killing of young women as a beat.

CHIME Through the Years: ‘Steady Paths’ by Laura Hernandez

Laura is a communication specialist, journalist and activist who specializes in gender-based violence. Her role is to help victims recover from abusive relationships and rebuild their self-esteem.

CHIME Through the Years: ‘People Like Carmen’ by Maya Goded

Brought up in a politically committed family, as a child, Maya was encouraged to develop her social consciousness and to keep an eye open for the unbeaten paths in life. Today, she has spent more than 30 years taking photographs of the women Mexico would rather not see or show.

CHIME Through the Years: “Under the Scarf” by Ana Antuna, Mehrin Ashraf, Michelle Leon & Cheyenne Williams for Women’s Voices Now

Mehrin, like any other teenage girl tries to navigate her way through high school. Once the scarf is on, she’s deemed a stereotype.

CHIME Through the Years: “Men Buy Sex” by Alice Russell for Women’s Voices Now

Three men share radically different experiences of paying for sex while three women lip sync to their words. A frank exploration of gender inequality that uses subverted perspectives to ask: What can their stories tell us about our society, others, and ourselves?

CHIME Through the Years: “Breaking Silence” by Nadya Ali for Women’s Voices Now

Three Muslim women share their stories of sexual assault. In a deeply personal way they challenge the stigma that has long suppressed the voices of survivors.

CHIME Through the Years: “To Defy Her Destiny a Woman Must Be Heard” by Heidi Basch-Harod

I feel compelled to commit my work to women's rights as an act of gratitude toward my mother. And for the countless women throughout the world who defy the status quo with their voices and their actions every day. Since women in the media industry are still under-represented, the female lens remains an under-told vision.

CHIME Through the Years: “Meet Deere: Queen of Internet Streaming” by Amanda Bloom

“When the wig is on, it’s officially Deere time.” This is what the ravishing drag queen tells her 15,400-plus Twitch followers as she nears the end of her transformation from 32-year-old man to the long-lashed, high-cheekboned, full-lipped, devil-may-care video-gaming maven Deere. 

CHIME Through the Years: “Fotokids Then and Now” by Nancy McGirr

Fotokids is a non-profit organization working to break the cycle of poverty for at-risk children in Guatemala and among children of farmworkers in the Central Valley of California. Serving more than a thousand children affected by poverty and violence, Fotokids gives them a chance to dream and build a better life by using photography, graphic design, media technology and visual arts training as tools for self-expression, creativity, leadership and future employment.

CHIME Through the Years: “Introduction to Fotokids” by Nancy McGirr

I founded Fotokids 28 years ago after leaving my career as a Reuters news agency’s combat staff photographer in Central America. Originally, the program started with six kids from Guatemala City’s vast garbage dump. It has since served thousands of children from poor areas of Guatemala, Honduras and children of migrant workers in California’s Central Valley.

CHIME Through the Years: “Who Cares” by Daniela Rea

My name is Daniela Rea and I have two daughters, Naira and Emilia, aged 5 and 2 years-old. Until I became their mothers, I was a woman living in a world built by and for men. A woman who was used to carving a space for herself in a patriarchal world, to compete rather than to help, to legitimate what was expected of me, rather than figuring out who I was and how I could best contribute to my community. Giving birth to my daughters made me reflect about what it means to be a woman.

Meet Deere: Queen of Internet Streaming

By Amanda Bloom “When the wig is on, it’s officially Deere time.” This is what the ravishing drag queen tells her 15,400-plus Twitch followers as she nears the end of her transformation from 32-year-old man to the long-lashed, high-cheekboned, full-lipped, devil-may-care video-gaming maven Deere.  After the expert live makeup application and wig donning, Deere spends […]

We are Searching for Life: Stories and Reflections from Migrants and Refugees

By Salma Zulfiqar ‘We Are Searching for Life’ is a spoken performance telling the stories of migrants and refugees from several African countries as well as Syria and Iran. ‘Women on the run, women with no voice women with no choice.’ Migrants’ treacherous journeys have made headlines for years They make headlines and then they […]

France: “Mama Knows Best” by Savannah Jenkins

By Savannah Jenkins Tinder was the first dating app I used and, while I don’t remember when I first downloaded it or the dates that ensued, I do recall my initial encounter with the concept of online dating. I was seven or eight years old and I remember giggling sheepishly with my sisters at the Christian […]

Kenya: “A Letter to Love” by Millicent Wangui

By Millicent Wangui Dear Love, I’m not sure how to feel about you because I feel like my heart is quite fine and full, thank you very much. All the same, I’m still looking because I need to know what you feel like. I’m told that finding you is like finding the piece of my […]

Guatemala: Fotokids Through the Years

Fotokids is a non-profit organization working to break the cycle of poverty for at-risk children in Guatemala and among children of farmworkers in the Central Valley of California. Serving more than a thousand children affected by poverty and violence, Fotokids gives them a chance to dream and build a better life by using photography, graphic […]

Guatemala: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty for Central America’s Youth

By Nancy McGirr I founded Fotokids 28 years ago after leaving my career as a Reuters news agency’s combat staff photographer in Central America. Originally, the program started with six kids from Guatemala City’s vast garbage dump. It has since served thousands of children from poor areas of Guatemala, Honduras and children of migrant workers […]

From Empathy to Action: Films Inspiring Social Change from Women’s Voices Now

To Defy Her Destiny a Woman Must Be Heard By Heidi Basch-Harod Heidi Basch-Harod is the executive director of Women’s Voices Now (WVN) and is the founding editor of WVN’s digital publication, The WVoice. She is a scholar of the modern history of the Middle East and North Africa, specializing in women’s rights movements of […]

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 […]

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

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.

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