By Charles Gay and Felipe Jacome Hasmil: My name is Hasmil Villamil. I’m 11 years old. I want to live freely in the Amazon jungle. I want to play with...Read More
In 2015, CHIME FOR CHANGE and Global Citizen announced a long-term partnership to join forces to promote gender equality and answer the question: how do we make the world more equal for every girl? Tell us how you are a champion for girls and women by submitting a photo or a short story.
Respected and powerful, Queen Mothers in Ghana had always been the custodians of tradition and culture. Colonialists were responsible for their demise as they bypassed women leaders to negotiate only with village and community chiefs. Fifty years later, they are reviving their power and are merging as a force to be reckoned with.Read More
This is the story of Lucia who tricked authorities and escaped North Korea a month after her second son was born. She and the baby traveled through China and, with the help of an underground network of human smugglers, fled across the border into Mongolia, where she surrendered to authorities and was taken to South Korea which granted her asylum and then citizenship.Read More
By standing up for his daughters, Agnes Igoye's father showed how men can be allies for women’s empowerment.Read More
The minimum age of marriage in Jordan used to be 15 for girls and 16 for boys until 2001 when the Civil Status Law was amended to set the minimum age at 18 for both sexes. The amended law, however, states that “the judge may in special cases approve marriages of those who are 15 years old and above if the marriage has any benefit determined by regulations outlined by the head of the Chief Islamic Justice Department (CIJD)”. This investigative report reveals that the amendments to the Civil Status Law have failed to protect children from marriage.Read More
Mireille Tushiminina is the motivational force behind the Shalupe Foundation, a solution-driven NGO run by and for Congolese women in a post-conflict country ravaged by gender violence and social injustice. Here she speaks in first-person about the journey that brought her to save these children and young women living at the very bottom of injustice.Read More