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STORYCENTER Blog

We are pleased to present posts by StoryCenter staff, storytellers, colleagues from partnering organizations, and thought leaders in Storywork and related fields.

Filtering by Tag: #violenceagainstwomen

Ending Human Trafficking in India, One Story at a Time: A Performative Approach to Digital Storytelling

Amy Hill

These are stories of resilience and triumph. We will continue to share them with judiciary, law enforcement, and government officers, to influence policy and increase people’s understanding of the complex issues surrounding human trafficking. Altogether the experience of supporting the creation of these stories has changed me … and has made me realize that even within bureaucratic systems, we have opportunities to feel, share, and evolve. And above all, to change lives and contribute positively towards society.

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Motivation

Amy Hill

Sometimes, when I think about the control that was stolen from my mother at such a young age, I want to hold her and mourn with her. But, that's not a place we can go. Sometimes, when I uncover a new scar or tenderness in my life based on what happened to me, I want to reach out to her. But, that's not a place we can go.

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Real Women Sharing Their Stories About Gender and Gender-Based Violence in South Africa

Amy Hill

I want my story to give hope, motivate people, make women resilient, and have an impact on our society. I would love for every woman out there to recognise my story and feel that relief of, “Yes I am a woman, and I am proud.”

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Afghan Women Create Powerful Videos with StoryCenter’s Silence Speaks

Root Barrett

As an Afghan woman myself, in these stories I find bits and pieces of my own life and the lives of women I have lived and worked with. Spoken in plain language, the authenticity of these stories is like a breath of fresh air in a world where the diversity of Afghan women’s own voices is often missing from conversations that others have about us.

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SpeakUP! Young Women Share Powerful Stories of Identity, Gender, and Violence

Root Barrett

Traditional and cultural norms in South Africa, coupled with the legacy of the systemic, state-sanctioned violence of Apartheid over generations, has fueled a society with one of the world’s highest rates of sexual and gender-based violence against adolescent girls and young women. The nature of patriarchy is long-standing and profoundly embedded in the country, and women’s stories are often forgotten and untold.

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"Gathering Strength" Digital Stories: Immigrant & Refugee Communities Ending Violence

Root Barrett

For four years, the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (API-GBV) has been leading the Gathering Strength project (GS), which holds an overarching theme of storytelling as it supports California’s API immigrant and refugee communities in ending violence. In August of 2016, project advisors and participants came together for 2.5 days, to strengthen and expand the GS community, honor and celebrate individual and collective accomplishments, and co-create a bold vision for the next phase of this work.

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"Gathering Strength" Digital Stories: Immigrant & Refugee Communities Ending Violence

Root Barrett

For four years, the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (API-GBV) has been leading the Gathering Strength project (GS), which holds an overarching theme of storytelling as it supports California’s API immigrant and refugee communities in ending violence. In August of 2016, project advisors and participants came together for 2.5 days, to strengthen and expand the GS community, honor and celebrate individual and collective accomplishments, and co-create a bold vision for the next phase of this work.

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Afghan Women Create Powerful Videos with StoryCenter’s Silence Speaks

Root Barrett

As an Afghan woman myself, in these stories I find bits and pieces of my own life and the lives of women I have lived and worked with. Spoken in plain language, the authenticity of these stories is like a breath of fresh air in a world where the diversity of Afghan women’s own voices is often missing from conversations that others have about us.

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SpeakUP! Young Women Share Powerful Stories of Identity, Gender, and Violence

Root Barrett

Traditional and cultural norms in South Africa, coupled with the legacy of the systemic, state-sanctioned violence of Apartheid over generations, has fueled a society with one of the world’s highest rates of sexual and gender-based violence against adolescent girls and young women. The nature of patriarchy is long-standing and profoundly embedded in the country, and women’s stories are often forgotten and untold.

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