4 March 2013
Eyes In, a publisher of the world’s innovative creators and their masterpieces, profiled WVN, and The WVoice.
The WVoice is a monthly online publication disseminated by Women’s Voices Now (WVN), a not-for-profit social enterprise that seeks to empower all women living in Muslim-majority societies by promoting their free expression through film, art, writing, and social media technology.
WVN successfully carried out its first film festival in 2011, Women’s Voices from the Muslim World: A Short-Film Festival. The 98 films which came from filmmakers in 40 countries are free and available to the public on WVN’s interactive Website. Through its ongoing global and university tours, Women’s Voices from the Muslim World continues to reach an ever-expanding audience.
The WVoice’s mission is multifold: to create a written body of works that documents women’s issues in Muslim-majority societies, to educate and foster cross-cultural and societal connections, and to promote women’s rights advocacy groups.
The WVoice provides a platform for the sharing of, as well as creative solutions to, difficulties faced by all women living in Muslim-majority societies. By asking readers to channel their resources to organizations or projects mentioned at the end of each article, The WVoice seeks not only to inform but also to garner support for groups that advocate for the social, political, economic, cultural, and gender rights of all women living in Muslim-majority societies.
The first issue of The WVoice went live on Monday, Feb. 11 and was written by Justine Hardy, the founder of Healing Kashmir.