Call To Action
Our first of 5 actions to EndGBV is 'Our Story'. With Our Story, we hope to promote storytelling and highlight the countless voices of women across the world. The global story of violence women face around the world is being heard more than ever before. The #MeToomvmt started by Tarana Burke is a perfect example of what happens when women come together to speak out against violence.
We are calling on women and allies around the world to break their silence and tell their stories. Sharing our stories is vital because when we bring our stories into the light, we not only empower ourselves but also those who are afraid to do so. It is time the world understood that women’s experiences of violence are not isolated. Together we can truly become a wave of voices too loud to ignore.
World Pulse, is the global women’s storytelling and networking platform for change. For the Global Anniversary March, World Pulse and Women’s March Global called for women around the world to tell us what world free of violence would look like. Now, we partner again, collaborating with World Pulse’s extensive network of storytellers in order to amplify their powerful accounts of the violence women experience every day.
Jasmin Kaur is a is a writer, illustrator and spoken word artist living on unceded Sto:lo territory. Her writing - exploring otherness, decolonization, and the self - acts as a means of healing and reclaiming identity. As an elementary school teacher and arts facilitator, Jasmin has been leading creative writing and personal development workshops for young people over the last few years. Currently working on her debut poetry collection, her work has been published in Harper’s Bazaar India, NR Magazine, KaurLife Magazine, Sikh Formations Journal and other publications. She will join Women’s March Global to host a month-long webinar series on the stories of women survivors and why the aspect of telling these stories and speaking out is so important. These webinars will be conducted weekly every Wednesday on our Facebook page for the month of February. See below for a complete schedule.
We invite YOU to share your story. We know sharing is not easy especially when it’s with the whole world. We hope you will. Together we can create a space for women to unite and empower each other. Let’s lift up our voice.#OurStory
Your stories will be added to our Global Story Database of EndVAW creating a global repository of the voices of women and their experiences of violence.
How can I share my story? All stories submitted will be featured in our global story database and social media channels.
- Medium: Story Submission Form
- Twitter: Use the hashtag #OurStory
- Facebook Page: Tag @womensmarchglobal
- Instagram: Tag @womensmarchglobal
- #OurStory, Week 1: "Why Storytelling is so important?": A conversation with Jasmin Kaur
- #OurStory, Week 2: Domestic Violence: A conversation with Jasmin Kaur
- #OurStory, Week 3: Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women: A conversation with Jasmin Kaur and Anna McKenzie
- #OurStory, Week 4: Period and Bodily Autonomy: A conversation with Jasmin Kaur and Jaspreet Kaur
- #OurStory Jaspreet Kaur Spoken Word
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Resources From WITNESS
WITNESS makes it possible for anyone, anywhere to use video and technology to protect and defend human rights.
WITNESS works side-by-side with local communities to connect with those most affected by critical situations on the ground, teaching the basics of video production, safe and ethical filming techniques, and advocacy strategies. In the last year alone, WITNESS' resources reached 1 million people around the world. Through their online resource library, you can learn how to shoot, edit, preserve and distribute human rights video for maximum impact. See below for the resource guide and tips from WITNESS on Interviewing Survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence.
Guide: Interviewing Survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence Tip Sheet: Interviewing Survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence Video: Guide to Conducting Interviews with Survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence