Footage: Elevating Voices

The Tree of Hope

I want to give this message for every Syrian girl and woman, to not lose hope and to not give up in their lives. ~ Photo credit: Image courtesy of the storyteller.

Why Can’t I Protect Myself?

I was living in Ukraine, and I still consider the Donetsk and Luhansk regions as part of Ukraine. But unfortunately, even in my own country, I could not stand up for Ukraine. Somebody had...

Living as a Undocumented Teen

There is a lot of teenagers and people that are undocumented and who have low self-esteem and…with guys for the wrong reason. So, I think [other young women] will be like...

Obstetric Violence

I realized that I really didn’t know my body until this situation. I felt that wasn’t right, and it was violence in a sense. I knew that many women have abortions and that a miscarriage...

I Will Be the One

The main point of my story is the changes that occur within a person… Our parents raise us in a certain way, but we have the power to change and be different. In Chile, we have...

Maternity Leave

My point is that women which get back from maternity leave should not be afraid to claim their rights. I was reflecting about violence and gender-based violence, and I remembered that I...

Now, I Look over my Shoulder

The main point is that we should always be careful where we are, just because as a female, we are more of a target to gender-based violence… I think that people should know that even...

Always Hope

Trigger warning: Before watching this video, please be aware that it contains references to rape and torture. I want [young women] to understand that whatever happens in life, to...

The Word No is Sacred

My story highlights issues around gender violence in groups and attitudes toward women’s civic activism and women in politics. My main message is to show the relationship within the...