At its core, Women’s Voices Now is an organization committed to advancing all women’s and girls’ rights globally and locally through our programs. Cultural diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to our mission: Women’s Voices Now uses film to drive positive social change that advances women’s and girls’ rights, globally. In the long-term, we envision a global culture shift in which communities and institutions believe in the value of gender equality, and adapt their behaviors and actions to support systematic advancement of all women’s and girls’ rights.
Women’s Voices Now has historically sought to support women and girls, and to promote the value that women and girls are entitled to equal rights and free expression. We acknowledge that women and girls with overlapping identities including race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, ability, religion, and indigenous heritage have and still face discrimination that impacts the fulfillment of their fundamental human rights. To address this, women and girls must be able to share their stories, use their voice, and to speak up about important issues through art and film, and have access to meaningful, relevant, relatable content. It is furthermore rooted in our assertion that we cannot achieve gender equality through policy reform alone. A culture shift is a necessity and will only occur through the recognition, representation, and distribution of our diverse experiences, and the many triumphs and struggles women and girls face around the world due to their gender.
Our commitment to inclusion is guided by our strong belief that a more equitable and just world will come about with the amplification of the voices of all humans, including women and girls, as well as the free expression of critical thinking, alternative views, peaceful protests, opposing media, literature, and discussion. In doing so, we seek to promote the innate and immutable equality of every human being.
We invite all those who share our vision, beliefs, and goals to join us.