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The Arts for Gender Equality Fellowship

A collage featuring the headshots of the eight artists who are part of the Gender Arts Fellowship.

The Arts for Gender Equality Fellowship aims to harness the power of the arts to spark dialogues, commitments, and social change toward gender justice.

This initiative supports a cohort of visionary Arts for Gender Equality Fellows, to connect their work with grassroots and international social justice and arts groups and political leaders for collective reflections, exploration, and action.

Why gender?

Gender remains one of the most fundamental sources of inequality in the world today. CARE and its partners must learn from and support diverse women, girls, and LGBTQI+ leaders to challenge injustice and work toward equality.

The power of art

Art can express new horizons and futures that expand our imaginations of what is possible for the future and reconnect us to our past histories and lineages.

“Poetry is not a luxury. It is a vital necessity of our existence. It forms the quality of the light within which we predicate our hopes and dreams toward survival and change, first made into language, then into idea, then into more tangible action.”

— Audre Lorde



Dayna Ash

Performance artist and playwright, Lebanon

Emilia Yang

Interdisciplinary artist, Nicaragua / United States

Etinosa Yvonne

Photographer, Nigeria

Gloriann Sacha Antonetty

Writer, Puerto Rico

Jasmeen Patheja

Interdisciplinary Artist, India

Sabika Abbas

Poet, India

Soe Yu Nwe

Visual Artist (Ceramics & Drawing), Myanmar

Sungi Mlengeya

Painter, Tanzania

Meet the Panelists

Aya Chebbi

Former African Union Youth Envoy, Founder and chair of Nala Feminist Collective

Stephanie Kimou

Founder and principal consultant for PopWorks Africa

Pooja Sood

Founding member and director of Khoj International Artists’ Association

Supported by The Rockefeller Foundation

Rockefeller Foundation logo with the tagline "Making Opportunity Universal and Sustainable"