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THE VOICE OF A WOMAN

WOMEN AS AGENTS OF SOCIAL CHANGE

Women in the arts, activism and leadership
Changemakers impacting culture, society and our world
Women courageously raising their voices + changing the conversation

 

OUR WORK

THE VOICE OF A WOMAN (VOW) combines the power of the arts, activism and leadership for social change.  Supporting women and girls internationally, to realize their full creative and leadership potential.  We work with women across a variety of disciplines, building public awareness and galvanizing support for global women's and human rights campaigns. 

THE VOICE OF A WOMAN provides the space for women's 'voices' to be heard and celebrates the achievements of the changemakers whose 'voices' are impacting culture, society and our world - See our VOW TALKS, EVENTS & THE VOW AWARDS sections.

 

OUR LATEST WORKS IN 2014

In March 2014 THE VOICE OF A WOMAN hosted a series of live concerts titled VOW SESSIONS LIVE, featuring women singers raising their voices to support UNICEF'S campaign to End Sexual Violence Against Children in Conflict. The aim of the concerts was to build greater awareness and public support for the global campaign led by actress Angelina Jolie to End Sexual Violence in Conflict - leading up to a Global Summit on this issue held in London, in June 2014.

VOW TALKS continues to provide a stage for leading women, sharing their perspectives, stories, experiences, talents and the things that they're most passionate about sharing before a live audience. See our EVENTS section.

THE VOICE OF A WOMAN WRITERS SERIES features the works of female writers before a live audience.  Most recently presenting Stella Feehily's critical play THIS MAY HURT A BIT.  The play ran across the UK, with a final run in London at the St. James Theatre in May 2014

 

MENTORING & YOUTH WORK

THE VOICE OF A WOMAN and its Youth Leadership & Social Responsibility Programs deliver workshops, training  and mentoring to teenagers.  To date we have worked with youth in  South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, United Kingdom and the United States.

Girls As Agents of Social Change engages girls in their final years of High School in a mentoring program led by women in leadership positions across a variety of fields.  The program and its mentors support young women to develop their own unique 'voice,' self expression, with a commitment to inspiring and empowering them as leaders and social change agents.  With the coaching of their mentors, girls create projects, that they lead, aimed at making a difference in communities of greatest need in the world.  To date the projects that girls have created have addressed the issue of Acid Attacks in Pakistan, Female Genital Mutilation in the United Kingdom, Gang Violence and others.

 

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.

Dr. Scilla Elworthy Phd - activist
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2013

Dr. Scilla Elworthy received THE VOICE OF A WOMAN - LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for her work over many years as 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.

Thandie Newton - actress
WOMEN AS
AGENTS OF SOCIAL CHANGE AWARD - 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.

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.

Zoe Wanamaker CBE - actress
THE VOICE OF A WOMAN AWARD 2012

Nicola Bennedetti - violinist
THE NEXT GENERATION AWARD 2012


EVENTS

THE VOICE OF A WOMAN has featured the following live events to audiences:

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

Founder: Maureen A. Bryan