In some parts of our world, the backlash for gender equality is here. And in other parts, we’re seeing the fruit of bold feminist movement building. To fuel the fire of change and to avoid the burnout that so many activists, advocates and changemakers experience, we need to organize. In an increasingly connected world, building global solidarity is the only way to sustain movements of change for gender equality, human rights, social justice and sustainability.
We’re facing growing obstacles for movements of positive change.
Five years ago #metoo shook the world and brought about change we couldn’t have dared to believe. A movement that swept continent after continent was formed in conversations by Tarana Burke. Yet, in the lockdowns during the Covid-19 pandemic men’s violence against women rose to alamaring levels around the world.
In 2020, global outcry against white supremacy followed the murder of George Floyd in the United States. Protests were held around the world, screaming that #blacklivesmatter – a movement that started in a conversation between three women. Yet in 2022, the UN names white supremacy as one of the largest threats to security in the western world.
This year, we’ve experienced global turmoil in so many ways. We’re in the midst of a climate crisis. An economic crisis. A food crisis and a pandemic. Political instability. Wars and conflicts – from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, to the tragic and often forgotten disaster of Tigray in Ethiopia, or the violent military occupation in Myanmar. We’ve seen the human rights abuses in Iran and the brave women who are putting their lives at risk to lead the movement of change. We’ve witnessed pushbacks on reproductive rights and LGTQIA+ rights.
This year has been pain upon pain upon pain for so many. And many of us are managing both direct trauma of these crises or the secondary trauma of witnessing them unfold in front of our eyes.
We need global solidarity as we build movements for equality, rights and justice and rebuild locally.
There are movements that are building in strength that are dismantling human rights, stability, our climate and biodiversity, peace and security. And the movements that we are a part of for gender equality, human rights, social justice and sustainability need to grow to defend these core values and to push for progressive change.
I see Girls’ Globe as a part of this global movement for change, because I know that media has power in today’s world and that communicating our stories is one of the most powerful tools we have to inspire others to join our movement of change.
4 ways you can be a part of building global solidarity with Girls’ Globe
Girls’ Globe is a place for global solidarity – as a space for feminist changemakers to share stories, get inspired and mobilize for positive change! Given the many crises that are affecting us and the great challenges ahead we must work together to mobilize, improve and stregthen our solidarity.
1. Raise your voice or amplify the voices of experts in your organization – Become a member!
Girls’ Globe is for activists, advocates, experts and organizations big and small, to share your stories, insights, expertise and opinions – to inspire others to take action.
Starting in 2023, all individuals and organizations can become members for FREE. This will give you the opportunity to share posts with our global audience, take over our social accounts, access resources and upcoming membership opportunities.
Go to girlsglobe.org/membership to apply to become a member and join the global feminist media movement for gender equality, human rights, social justice and sustainability. Together we can begin to organize more and mobilize even stronger movements of change across the world.
2. Share your resources – Sponsor the movement!
If you want to do more to help us grow and truly mobilize global solidarity, please consider becoming a sponsor. Girls’ Globe is an important actor in amplifying essential voices and creating community for changemakers to mobilize for gender equality, human rights, social justice and sustainability.
Our aim is to grow this year. I’d like to invite you to support our work as a global feminist media organization for positive change. Sponsorships are available for individuals on a monthly basis or for organizations on an annual basis. You can find more about these opportunities at girlsglobe.org/partner. Your support means so much!
3. Build the global feminist media movement – Join our Advisory Group!
As we start this year, we’re looking for gender equality activists, youth advocates, media experts, social media nerds and other changemakers to join our global advisory group.
Become a Girls’ Globe Advisor and be part of shaping our work and leading our organization forward. Use your skills and expertise to help build the global feminist media organization that the world needs to strengthen solidarity and action for gender equality, human rights and sustainability across the world. If you’re interested in being a part of building Girls’ Globe this year. Go to girlsglobe.org/join to apply to join us today!
4. Share, share, share
For us to grow global solidarity and strengthen changemakers, we need your support to share the stories and expertise from our community of activists, advocates and organizations. Subscribe to our posts, follow us on social media and listen to our podcast. When you forward our podcast episodes or posts to a friend, retweet our content or share a post to your story, you’re showing solidarity for our global community. It matters!
Thank you for taking action to strengthen the global movement for gender equality, human rights and sustainability this year.