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CHIME FOR CHANGE, the global campaign for girls’ and women’s empowerment founded by Gucci, has today announced the launch of its storytelling platform: through a combination of short films and journalistic content celebrating and spotlighting courageous girls and women around the world, it aims to inspire conversation and community participation by raising awareness among a global audience.
Mariane Pearl, Managing Editor of CHIME FOR CHANGE, leads a dedicated team of journalists, while Salma Hayek Pinault is the Executive Producer of the CHIME FOR CHANGE film unit. “We will shine a spotlight on those who are fighting for education, health and justice for girls and women by sharing stories about real people who are speaking out and rising up to change the course of history,” she said. the global campaign for girls’ and women’s empowerment founded by Gucci, has today announced the launch of its storytelling platform: through a combination of short films and journalistic content celebrating and spotlighting courageous girls and women around the world, it aims to inspire conversation and community participation by raising awareness among a global audience.
The short films released this week include
To read the stories published on the CHIME FOR CHANGE storytelling platform
To watch and download the films
Photo: Girl under the Milky Way, B. Tafreshi
On Wednesday 3 July, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, French Minister for Women’s Rights has presented to the government the first outline-law for equality between men and women. The third objective of the bill aims to protect women from all types of violence and recommends to:
This is how Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO, commented the WHO Multi-country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence against Women. The report confirms that over 1/3 of women suffer at some point in their lives from physical or sexual violence. Figures that concern for women 15 years of age and older and concern all regions of the world, whatever the national income level is.
The report calls for a major scaling up of global efforts to prevent all kinds of violence against women by addressing the social and cultural factors behind it.
Sakina M’Sa, a winner of our 2010 Social Entrepreneur Awards, is preparing her fashion show that will take place next October. She will present a new collection based on ethical values: all the pieces, made from recycled materials, are realised by the employees of her work-based integration workshop, which promotes “beauty-based integration”.
To spotlight these works, let’s raise funds to organise the fashion show via the crowd funding platform Kisskissbankbank.
You may receive exceptional presents such as tee-shirts, tote bags in limited edition and… VIP tickets to attend the show!
For the third year, the Kering Foundation has joined the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund to present the Spotlighting Women Documentary Awards. Three film projects have been chosen to highlight the extraordinary contribution of 3 women from around the world: the leader of a corruption task force in the Congress of Colombia in Democrazy, directed by Andreas Dalsgaard, Nicolas Servide & Viviana Gomez; poverty-fighting activists in Latin America in Disruption, directed by Pamela Yates ; and the women behind the first girls’ school in a small Afghan village in What Tomorrow Brings, Directed by Beth Murphy. The three rewarded will collectively receive $50,000 and 1-year mentoring by the Tribeca Film Institute to finalize and promote their films.
To learn more on Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund and the Spotlighting Women Documentary Awards, watch this video!