| Dear Marta,
ArtCorps innovation is strengthening the international women's rights movement started 100 years ago today and transforming more women's and girls' lives every day.
So how does Art for Social Action help women learn to express themselves and be leaders in their communities? Double-click on the "Murals of Memory" video to watch how art heals and empowers a refugee community in El Salvador.
Here are some of the innovative projects cooked up by
ArtCorps Artists this month to mark the 100-year anniversary of International
Today all programs on Radio Ixchel will be devoted to women’s
issues, including the taboo topic of sexuality. Read “Let’s Talk About Sex,” Monika Navarro’s blog post about a new kind of programming on Guatemala community
radio dreamed up by indigenous women.
Isabel Carrio has been patiently photographing 100 women in Puruhla this past month. The images of these women will be displayed publicly in city hall, and at the end of the day’s festivities each woman will
take home the photo of herself.
Jennifer Sklar Gilbert is training the FUNDAHMER field staff to
make t-shirts and banners, as a way to communicate messages about social
change. The field staff will encourage communities around El Salvador to make t-shirts and banners promoting women’s rights for Women’s Day
marches and celebrations throughout the month.
Naphtali Fields is giving youth an active role in Women’s
Day forums in El Salvador. The youth who were spectators in past events are now
creating their own performance to engage peers in ending violence against
Stay tuned for photos, videos and more updates about these
Happy Women’s Day to all of the women AND men who support gender
Program Manager, Communications and Outreach
PS - Your ongoing support keeps our gender work going strong. Please make a donation today in honor of a
woman you love.