CHIME FOR CHANGE is a global campaign founded by Gucci in 2013 to convene, unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for gender equality.
CHIME FOR CHANGE has joined forces with the KERING FOUNDATION to increase funding to nonprofit organizations supporting women and girls around the world, with a focus on addressing gender-based violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now more than ever is the time to show that we #StandWithWomen everywhere to protect their safety, health and human rights.
Global Fund for Women strengthens gender justice movements with funding and resources to create meaningful change. Amid COVID-19, women are facing increased violence, restricted access to reproductive healthcare and rights, and a heightened care-giving burden. Through our partnership with CHIME FOR CHANGE this year, Global Fund for Women will focus support on women's funds in four different countries working to advance gender justice including by addressing these challenges.
CHIME FOR CHANGE and Equality Now will support local partners and activists to ensure that laws are equal, prohibit violence against women and girls, and provide equal access to justice. This project will empower and support activists from across the Middle East and North Africa (including Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia) to develop and execute national advocacy campaigns to repeal discriminatory laws that perpetuate violence against women and girls.
Isolation is putting the lives of abuse survivors at risk. Chayn Italia and our global project Chayn.co use tech to provide survivors with tools and information so they can start their journey out of abuse. We devote our tech experience to support survivors with practical tips and train social workers at women's centres so they can improve their tech skills and better help survivors. We will provide digital support to 20 women's centers, reaching at least 50 social workers and 3800 survivors.
Defending women's safety and addressing gender-based violence has been a priority of the Ms. Foundation for Women since its founding. In the 1970s, we were one of the first funders of domestic violence shelters and sexual-assault hotlines. We support organizations that work to end all forms of gender-based violence, especially towards women and girls of color.
Rosa is a grantmaking charity that funds women's organisations across the UK. We have launched a response fund to provide grants to small, specialist women's organisations affected by the impact of Covid-19. Grants of up to 10,000 will help these organisations to deliver their vital services at this critical time of increased need. Those services include refuges for victims of domestic abuse, legal advice lines, maternity rights campaigns, specialist support for marginalised women, and more.