GUCCI RELEASES THE LATEST EDITION OF ITS CHIME ZINE AND ANNOUNCES 2022 CHIME FOR CHANGE GRANTEES

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GUCCI RELEASES THE LATEST EDITION OF ITS CHIME ZINE AND ANNOUNCES 2022 CHIME FOR CHANGE GRANTEES., Continuing its commitment to convene, unite, and strengthen the voices speaking out for gender equality, Gucci’s CHIME FOR CHANGE campaign expands partnerships with The Meteor and nonprofit partners around the world

Since its founding in 2013, the campaign has raised more than $19 million to support projects and advocacy in 89 countries, globally benefitting more than 630,000 girls and women and reaching more than 3 million family and community members

Among the grantees supported this year are, in Italy, Associazione Artemisia, BEAWARENOW, Casa Internazionale delle Donne and SvS Donna Aiuta Donna with Cascina Ri-Nascita project, and globally, Equality Now, Global Fund for Women, mothers2mothers, Ms. Foundation for Women and Promundo

Today, Gucci and its longstanding global gender equality campaign CHIME FOR CHANGE launch the latest issue of CHIME Zine, dedicated to amplifying the voices of activists and artists around the world calling for gender equality, and present the latest round of grants this year in support of nonprofit partners globally.

Elisa Manici - CHIME Zine by Gucci
Elisa Manici - CHIME Zine by Gucci

Edited by community organizer and author Adam Eli, and art directed by visual artist MP5, the new issue of CHIME Zine features a curated collection of works by contributors including: Elisa Manici on the stigma of fatness and its cultural meanings, Assa Traoré on the movement for racial justice in France and globally, Eno Pei-Jean Chen on queer culture in Taiwan and South Korea with translation by Ariel Chu, artwork by Kira Wei-Hsin Jacobson (許維昕), graphic art by Rawand Issa, a personal account by Dr. Ritu Singh on the role of women in the historic Indian farmers’ protest, Isabel Mavrides-Calderón on the intersection of gender and disability, Faaolo Utumapu-Utailesolo on working with Women Enabled International on disability and gender-based violence in Samoa, and Cecilia Gentili in conversation with Bianka Rodríguez on trans activism and the discrimination trans women face in housing, sex work, the criminal justice system and within the trans community in Central America and beyond.

CHIME Zine by Gucci
Cecilia Gentili - CHIME Zine by Gucci

This latest issue of the CHIME Zine is available digitally on Gucci Equilibrium, Gucci’s platform for social impact and sustainability, and will be available in print later this month at the Gucci Garden in Florence, the Gucci Wooster Bookstore in New York, and various independent bookstores globally.

 CHIME Zine by Gucci
CHIME Zine by Gucci
CHIME Zine by Gucci
CHIME Zine by Gucci
CHIME Zine by Gucci
CHIME Zine by Gucci - Cover

2022 CHIME FOR CHANGE PARTNERS

Since 2013, CHIME FOR CHANGE has directly supported more than 630,000 women and girls through more than 180 nonprofit partners and women-led grassroots organizations. CHIME FOR CHANGE is pleased to continue critical funding to longstanding nonprofit partners working to drive progress towards a gender-equal future through local programs around the world, including in Brazil, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Mexico, the Middle East and North Africa region, and the Southern region of the United States. This core funding is in addition to Gucci and CHIME FOR CHANGE’s direct support of diverse feminist organizations, movements, and activists earlier this year, including Women Enabled International, Young Feminist Europe, and Outright Action International.

CHIME FOR CHANGE’s grants continue to advance Gucci’s five-year commitment to UN Women's Generation Equality Action Coalitions to apply intersectional approaches; support community-led and trust-based giving focusing on the next generation of activists; and provide direct, flexible funding to feminist movements and leaders around the world. The latest round of grants from CHIME FOR CHANGE will support:

Associazione Artemisia, BEAWARENOW, Casa Internazionale delle Donne and SvS Donna Aiuta Donna with Cascina Ri-Nascita project: Partnering with organizations across Italy to support programs to combat gender-based violence and help women survivors;

Equality Now: Continuing support for activists in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia to campaign in their communities to affect cultural and legal change that will shape a more gender equal future for women and girls across the regions;

Global Fund for Women: Continuing support for five regional feminist funds - Fondo Semillas in Mexico, ELAS Fund in Brazil, HER Fund in Hong Kong, Mediterranean Women’s Fund in the Mediterranean region, and Numun Fund to strengthen their digital capacities and advance innovative feminist technology;

mothers2mothers: Expanding health services for women and children in Ghana, and recruiting, training and employing Mentor Mothers - local women living with HIV who work as essential frontline health workers, delivering lifesaving health services and education for women, parents/caregivers and their families and communities;

Ms. Foundation for Women: Supporting grassroots organizations in the US, led by and for women and girls who identify as Black, Indigenous or people of color, working to create systemic change to advance racial and gender equity in their communities;

Promundo: Continuing to support the KERING FOUNDATION’s Global Boyhood Initiative, launched in 2020 in partnership with Promundo and expanding to France, Italy, Mexico, UK and the US.

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