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Defend the Human Rights of Adolescent Girls
What is the issue, problem, or challenge? For many girls the critical adolescent years are shaped by harmful experiences that are oftentimes…
Invest in Women. Improve the World.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge? Women’s full participation in society is proven to accelerate development, equality and peace. And yet,…
Mar 12, 2015
Why Legal Equality for Women and Men is so Important
Growing up in Pakistan, the defining moment in my life came when I was 10 and laws were changed to effectively make women…
Feb 28, 2014
No more child marriage in Saudi Arabia?
The World Health Organization estimates that over the next ten years one hundred million girls will marry before their 18th birthday.
In an unprecedented move, the Saudi Ministry of Justice has drafted a law which proposes a minimum age of marriage of 16 for girls in the Kingdom and preconditions if the girl is younger than this…
Dec 31, 2013
Rising Up Against FGM in Kenya
For Kenyan girls in the Pokot region of Western Kenya, the December school holidays are particularly dangerous, as these are when mass female genital mutilation are most likely to take place.
Jul 30, 2013
Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
When Ruth Berry Peal embarked on her long battle for justice she wasn’t thinking about history. She just wanted to end the harassment that had torn her family apart and nearly cost her life and that of her newborn twins.
Jun 16, 2016
The Many Voices of Muslim Women
If the mainstream media has shaped your understanding of women of Muslim heritage, you may believe our lives are spent dealing with endless honor killings, acid attacks, suicide bombings, forced marriages, FGM, hijab issues and the ever-growing risk of radicalization. Indeed these are sadly all part of our experiences and need to be discussed openly, and without fear.
Jun 1, 2016
The Magnitude of Everyday Sexism Worldwide
Four years ago, I started what I thought would be a very simple website called the Everyday Sexism Project. I asked people to share any experiences of gender inequality as I wanted to raise awareness of the scale of the problem.
Apr 27, 2016
I Was a Men’s Rights Activist
I discovered the men’s rights movement when I was 22, working at a bookstore in downtown Kelowna, British Columbia. I was trying to earn some money before starting my second year at university.
Jan 25, 2016
UGANDA: My Father Saw My Worth When Others Saw a Debt
Editor’s Note: Agnes Igoye ranked number sixty-five in New African’s 100 Most Influential list people 2015. She is a Senior Immigration Officer…
Apr 2, 2015
For Suzette Jordan, Much Was and Still Is in a Name
Suzette Jordan was a woman who dared to claim her name back when everyone insisted on labelling her by the tragedy that…
Feb 11, 2015
While Dreams Sleep: Lives Through the Eyes of Pakistani Woman
Kaye and I went to Pakistan after having traveled around South East Asia for over three years. Still, we were apprehensive about…
Oct 22, 2014
Kick-boxing in South Sudan
That month, 21-year-old Winnie Natasha became the first female kick-boxer in the world’s youngest nation. “I immediately felt welcome. They really wanted to have girls in the team”, she recalls. South Sudan is a place where 4 girls out of 10 marry before turning 18, and maternal mortality rate at birth is the highest on the planet. Education is far from a right.
Dec 17, 2013
Women & Buddhism: The Missing Link
When my mother became interested in Buddhism, she read the texts and realised that the Buddha gave ordination to women. How come we never had women ordained? When you ask any of the monks they tell you that it’s not allowed,” Venerable Dhammananda says. “It was actually the Buddha who gave the ordination to his own stepmother and aunt and the whole story is there for you to read.”
Qatar’s Invisible Women
Why even the most talented and ambitious Qatari women are often not able to pursue media careers
Sep 16, 2013
Women In the Eyes of The Pakistani Media
Seeing what a humble individual like me can achieve with self-belief and determination gives me the most satisfaction. When I reflect on my journey, I am happy that I was able to be an agent, a catalyst for change in how the Pakistani media reports more seriously and sensitively on issues ranging from media portrayal of women to reporting disasters through the gender lens or how to talk about HIV/AIDS without going into denial.
Jul 19, 2013
Ukraine’s Feminist shock troops
Back in her hometown, Alexandra Shevchenko stood by, uncharacteristically calm, as her mother, Lyudmila, laid out her near-total opposition to her daughter’s life choices…
Jul 9, 2013
From the ground up
If you met my parents you would already know a great deal about me. I was born and raised by the two greatest feminists in the world…
Mar 17, 2013
Accepting the power of ‘no’
Nilanjana S. Roy, an Indian writer who served two years as the IHT’s Female Factor columnist in Asia, reveals here the four years of sexual abuse she suffered as a girl, and how it both helped her pioneer coverage of rape and the treatment of women in her country…
Mar 16, 2013
The power of a girl
“Fear is all too real and violence remains an efficient means by which to silence people like me. But my strength comes from girls and their power has become my own.” – CHIME FOR CHANGE Advisory Board member Lydia Cacho explains why…
GIRLS NOT BRIDES FPO
Jun 3, 2014
Frida Giannini and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter celebrate 1-year anniversary of concert event
CHIME FOR CHANGE co-founders Frida Giannini and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter reunited the evening of June 3 at the Gucci Fifth Avenue flagship store, together…
GIRLS NOT BRIDES FPO
Dec 7, 2015
Global Citizen Festival 2015
CHIME FOR CHANGE celebrated its new partnership with Global Citizen focused on gender equality, during the 2015 Global Citizen Festival on September…
GIRLS NOT BRIDES FPO
Jul 8, 2015
CHIME FOR CHANGE Partners with Global Citizen
Today, CHIME FOR CHANGE and Global Citizen are proud to announce a long-term partnership to build a global campaign that will…