About Woman Scream



Welcome to Woman Scream. Voices of the world united against women violence. International cultural project with social responsibility.
 
Woman Scream Festival (Grito de Mujer®) is a worldwide chain of events celebrated in March, the voices of the world (poets, artists, creators, influencers, groups and institutions) volunteer to honor women, promoting messages of self-esteem, respect, equality and rising voices against women violence.  WS includes a variety of events for all ages and gender, such as: Conferences, art exhibits, poetry recitals, concerts, fairs, theater presentations, films, etc.

Woman Scream festival has been celebrated in over 70 countries since 2011, with over 1,000 successful events coordinated by volunteers. Woman Scream started at the Dominican Republic and spread throughout the world thanks to the work of women and men who joined our coordination team creating free events from their cities.


Woman Scream is celebrated annually, throughout the month of March (from 1st to 31st ). With an open call for events coordinators, participants and volunteers. Our calls are open around November 25th, to commemorate the International Day Against Women Violence, and remain until Feb 15th each year. Our coordinators has their own independent call for participation submission.
 

Woman Scream 1st International Meeting, Madrid 2016
Our 2dn International Meeting. Mexico 2018

 

Woman Scream goal:


Our mission is to honor women and create a conscious call against women violence through any kind of artistic expressions to deliver our message throughout month of March.

Each coordinator follows simple guidelines upon approval, to guarantee the chain success. (No Woman Scream Festival's events are allowed without previous acceptance nor out of march).  
 
People interested in becoming part of Woman Scream, must send a brief proposal and request written guidelines before being considered part of our team.

Any gender, age or any form of art is welcome: visual artists, poets, musicians, performance, actors, film makers, dancers, etc, can join freely, as long as their performance is relevant to our cause themes and doesn’t attend against our values.
    

    • (Coordinators decide who can participate according to their agendas and program. They are also responsible for the quality of contents presented. Woman Scream does not chooses participants for third party's events).
    • We change WS themes annually to guarantee proper message is delivered. 

¿Who can coordinate festival's events?



Any person, group or institution who wishes to join the cause and that commits to fulfill some simple guidelines to ensure the success of the chain

If you want to be part of this cause please send us your brief proposal and request Woman Scream guidelines. Our previous coordinators have preference over new solicitors, so make sure to include your city and country when you write to us, to check availability. Guidelines acceptance is a must to become part of our team.



Woman Scream is not a Collection of random events, but a teamwork project. Send us your proposals or request additional information in the contact section. We are interested in events that  represent our cause best. WS is about quality, not quantity. 


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A bit of our History


Woman Scream (Grito de Mujer) was created in 2011, by the Dominican poetess Jael Uribe.  It was born at the Dominican Republic, trusted to the foundation Mujeres Poetas Internacional MPI, Inc, (Women Poets International Movement) as a way to support talented female writers and artists into they international promotion. With the years, we integrated all genders and artists as part of our mission. Grito de Mujer is also a brand that includes different projects and ideas to benefit women causes created by Jael and to promote other women campaigns. 


Woman Scream represents a socially viable and direct way of using poetry and arts in order to bring encouragement to women, injecting doses of self-respect to women all ages. Woman Scream is considered a platform for women's participation but, we allow men as well. We believe we are all part of this social mission to fight women violence together.

Woman Scream allows MPI’s followers and collaborators, specially women, to become volunteers event's coordinators, as a way to encourage leadership. That way, WS festival becomes a large human chain of people helping people, that touches one person conscience at a time.
 


Woman Scream Nigeria, 2020


Woman Scream 2017 Dominican Republic

Bahía Blanca, MEX 2018

Pamplona, ESP 2019

Barcelona 2019
Monterrey, MEX 2019
Nigeria 2019
Puerto Rico 2019
Ghana 2019

Portugal, 2019
Woman Scream 2015, Athens, Greece        

  
 

Previous Woman Scream events by theme:

 
 
In 2011, Tribute to Susana Chávez, poetess murdered in Mexico. It took place in 17 countries, celebrating 44 events in Latin America and Europe.
 
 
 


In 2012, the call was translated and expanded in 7 languages, we got 30 countries, doubling the events from 44 to 95 covering the 5 continents.
 
 
 


In 2013, the WS was celebrated in 34 countries in honor of the Pakistani, Malala Yousafzai. With more than 100 registered events.
 
 
 


In 2014, “We are Heroines! “Tribute to the local female history protagonist of different countries. 37 countries and more than 150 events joined the cause.
 
 
 


In 2015, the theme of “Women of Light”, part of the International Year of Light (IYL) by the UNESCO, a tribute to the Mirabal Sisters. With 200 events in 41 countries.
 
 
 


In 2016, a tribute to the Iranian, Soraya Manutcheri, killed by stoning, with the theme “Desert Flowers” against ancient forms of mistreatment of women such as stoning, acid attacks, honor crimes, among others.
 
 
 


In 2017, we honored all the girls in the world, and advocated against abuse, prostitution and child exploitation with the motto: “A scream for freedom”.
 
 
 


In 2018, we were “Flashlights of Hope” honoring the role of mothers as guides in a life full of values and free from violence. And as well, the mothers who have lost their daughters as a result of domestic violence.
 
 
 


In 2019, the motto was “Scream for me”, for the thousands of women with low self-esteem and have been underestimated by certain sectors of society.
 
 


 


In 2020, Woman Scream 10th Anniversary. The festival's theme was “Who screams for you?”, for the orphaned children, collateral victims of feminicide.


Woman Scream Argentina 2015


Thank you for following our work for 10 years!

Learn how to support Woman Scream HERE 

 

2 comments:

  1. This is so amazing! It fills me up. I am a published Spoken Word artist and I would like to be part of this movement. Please tell me how I can, how to submit my work (share my words) I need this for my soul, I need this to hold on! Thank you so much!

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    1. Hi! our festival is celebrated in over 30 countries at the same time. Each event is coordinated by diffent people and have their own calling for poets and aprticipants, please check updates and calls on our Facebook fanspage. Thank you!

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