Highlighting stories of women and girls across the Middle East fighting for a gender-equal future
As part of CHIME FOR CHANGE’s “Through the Years: The Female Fabric” special content series, CHIME was honored to feature eight written and multimedia pieces from women and girls in the Middle East making strides in the fight for gender equality and positive social change. Among the selections were stories from women on the frontlines of humanitarian crises in Iraq and Syria, advocating for equal representation in sports and media, challenging the patriarchy and more.
- “Women’s Voices Within” from Women Bylines Iraq
- “Dara” by Aya Matrabie for ConnectHER
- “Sing It Out Loud” by Gola
- “Bahrain: The Forbidden Land of the Arab Spring” by Stephanie Lamorre
- “Hope against Genocide” by Taban Soresh
- “Between One Hatred and the Other” by Amina Hussein
- “Welcome to Sister-Hood” by Deeyah Khan
- Muslim Athletes Series by Shirzanan
The above pieces are from CHIME’s Through the Years: The Female Fabric content series in June 2020, curated by Emeritus Managing Editor of the CHIME Journalism Platform Mariane Pearl from the archives of CHIME. The series featured 100 stories from CHIME’s collection of powerful, first-person narratives from women since 2013, sourced and edited by Mariane, highlighting the critical need to share women’s first-hand experiences, challenges and triumphs, especially during this unprecedented time when progress towards gender equality is at risk.