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THE VOICE OF A WOMAN

WOMEN AS AGENTS OF SOCIAL CHANGE

Women in the arts, activism and leadership impacting culture, society and our world
Women courageously raising their voices for those whose voices go unheard

OUR WORK

THE VOICE OF A WOMAN (VOW) combines the power of the arts, activism and leadership for social change.  Our work aims to inspire, empower and build a greater awareness of the experiences of women, children and those most vulnerable whose voices go unheard.  Our awareness building projects continue to galvanize support for human rights campaigns - particularly the global movement to end violence, in all of its forms, against women and children.

OUR LATEST WORKS IN 2014

THE VOICE OF A WOMAN SESSIONS LIVE features the very best female vocalists live in concert raising their voices to bring greater awareness to those most vulnerable, whose voices go unheard. Our VOW SESSIONS LIVE concerts are directly linked to our work with young people, featuring the power of music and women in music to support the transformational work that we do with teenagers and young people internationally.  We work with the frequency of music and the frequency of THE VOICE OF A WOMAN to heal, to transform, to touch, move and inspire.  Working with this most ancient and most powerful  of art forms, our programs work to unleash confidence, freedom, full self-expression, to realize the full potential of those who will become our futures social change agents.

VOW SESSIONS LIVE is currently supporting the global campaign to end sexual violence against women and children - leading up to the global summit on this issue to be held in London, in June 2014, led by William Hague and Angelina Jolie.

VOW TALKS continues to provide a stage for women to share their perspectives, their stories, their experiences, their journey's, their work, their talents, their crafts,  and the things that they're most passionate about sharing before a live audience, always with the intention of inspiring, empowering and sharing new ideas.

THE VOICE OF A WOMAN WRITERS features the works of women writers and most recently presented a reading of the play THIS MAY HURT A BIT written by playwright Stella Feehily and directed by Max Stafford Clark.  The play will run at the St. James Theatre, London, from 14th May 2014.

 

THE VOICE OF A WOMAN AWARDS

THE VOICE OF A WOMAN - WOMEN AS AGENTS OF SOCIAL CHANGE AWARD, is a yearly ceremony celebrating the achievements of extraordinary women: artists, leaders and activists positively impacting culture, society and our world.

2013

THE VOICE OF A WOMAN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD was presented in 2013 to Dr. Scilla Elworthy PhD. 

Dr. Scilla Elworthy is a peace campaigner, anti-war activist, conflict resolution facilitator, writer and educator who, in addition to her many extraordinary works, has produced a series of dialogues between Chinese, Russian and western nuclear scientists and military, for which she was awarded the Niwano Peace Prize in 2003 and was three times nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.  Dr. Elworthy also founded Peace Direct in 2002 to promote and support local peace-builders in conflict areas.  She was also an Advisor to The Elders founded by Dr. Nelson Mandela.

THE VOICE OF A WOMAN - WOMEN AS AGENTS OF SOCIAL CHANGE AWARD

Also in 2013, Jane Martinson - Women's Editor of the Guardian, presented actress and activist Thandie Newton  with THE VOICE OF A WOMAN - WOMEN AS AGENTS OF SOCIAL CHANGE AWARD for raising her voice to lead a global campaign to end violence against women and girls as a leader of One Billion Rising.

2012

In 2012 THE VOICE OF A WOMAN AWARDS were held at the National Portrait Gallery, as part of the London Cultural Olympiad, just three days before the opening of the London 2012 Olympic Games.  The ceremony acknowledged the career and work of actress Zoe Wannamaker CBE with further acknowledgement to the young Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti.

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YOUTH WORK

THE VOICE OF A WOMAN and its Youth Leadership & Social Responsibility Programs have been delivering transformation and empowerment programs to teenagers and young people internationally since 2009.  We have delivered arts/creativity and voice workshops, training  and mentoring, to unleash freedom,  full self-expression, the imagination, creativity, and to explore leadership and the possibilities of cultural and social change.  To date we have worked with youth in  South Africa, United Kingdom, Uganda, United States, and Tanzania.

Girls As Agents of Social Change provides mentoring from women leaders across a variety disciplines. Mentors support young people to develop their own unique voice and vision.  Our programs are committed to inspiring and empowering the next generation of social change agents.

THE VOICE is central to our work of empowerment and confidence building.  It is the first breakthrough necessary in order to communicate confidently the visions developed by the young people for themselves and the difference they see themselves contributing to our world.  We therefore

VOW TO STOP THE TRAFFICK! is a campaign aimed at young people to build a greater awareness about human trafficking and violence against women and children.

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EVENTS

THE VOICE OF A WOMAN has featured the following:

PERFORMANCE ART:

Thandie Newton - Actress, Campaigner to End Violence Against Women & Girls
2013 - VOW TALKS with Thandie Newton: Violence Against Women & Girls + "One Billion Rising"

Zoe Wanamaker CBE - Actress, Philanthropist
2011 - VOW TALKS with Zoe Wanamaker: Positive Women Role Models

PHOTOJOURNALISM:

Tara Todras Whitehall - International Photojournalist with Associated Press, New York
2011 - VOW Photographic Exhibition featuring: "Women in Conflict - Syria, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Sudan"

DOCUMENTARY FILM:

Jennifer Siebel - Documentary Filmmaker
2011 - 2013 VOW TALKS film screenings and discussions featuring the film: "Miss Representation"

Kim Longinotto - Documentary Filmmaker
2011 - VOW Film Screening featuring: "Rough Aunties"

WRITERS/SCHOLARS:

Germaine Greer - Author
2013 - VOW TALKS - In Conversation with Dr. Germain Greer

Gillian Tett - Author & Former Editor of the US Financial Times
2012 - VOW TALKS Panel Discussion Led by Gillian Tett

Dr. Nadjia Al-Ali - Scholar, Author
2011 - VOW TALKS - In Conversation with Dr. Nadjia Al-Ali

JOURNALISTS:

Jane Martinson - The Guardian, Women's Editor
2013 - VOW TALKS - Miss Representation - Women in Media Panel Discussion Led by Jane Martinson

Gillian Joseph - Sky News Presenter
2013 - VOW TALKS - Miss Representation - Women in Media Panel Discussion

Natasha Pearlman - Deputy Editor, Elle Magazine
2013 - VOW TALKS - Miss Representation - Women in Media Panel Discussion

Helen Lewis - Managing Editor of the New Statesman
2012 - VOW TALKS - Miss Representation - Women in Media Panel Discussion Led by Gillian Tett

ACTIVISTS:

Dr. Scilla Elworthy - Founder of Peace Direct & Advisor to the Elders
2011 - 2013 - VOW TALKS - In Conversation with Dr. Scilla Elworthy - "The Status of Women Globally"

Maggie Baxter OBE - Philanthropist
2012 - VOW TALKS - Panel Discussion Led by Gillian Tett

Lisa Gormley - Legal Advisor to Amnesty International on Women's Rights & Intl. Law
2011 - VOW TALKS - In Conversation with Lisa Gormley - "Women's Rights Are Human Rights"

Gerry Lejeune OBE - Founder of Women's Aid
2011 - VOW TALKS - In Conversation with Gerry Lejeune - Domestic Violence

For more information please email: contact@thevoiceofawoman.com