For women, by women
To create a global platform that empowers and inspires women during and beyond COVID-19.
WHAT WE DO
We bring nuances to the portrayal and representation of women and their experiences during the global pandemic.
We are a global community which includes all women who agree with humanist and feminist values.
" Telling our own story with our own words will make all the difference in how we (women) will be remembered once this pandemic is over. "
- Zeynep Erdal, Founder and Executive Director of Wovid Diaries
Have you ever wondered how women’s experience of COVID-19 is being and will be told in the future? Will the nuances of our stories from around the globe will be captured? The answer to these questions is the reason why a group of international women came together in this project - to highlight the voices of women, Woices, during the largest pandemic of our times. Women will tell their own stories, from their own point of view, based on their own experience - to highlight our shared as well as different experiences around the globe.
It all started in March 2020 when Zeynep Erdal joined the crisis response team at one of the largest municipalities in Sweden. She was surrounded with strong female colleagues, some of these in management positions, excelling at handling the municipal crisis response. However, she came to notice the international media coverage on women that were mainly portraying the stories of women as being victims of violence or as super-women in global politics. Thus, media was missing the nuances - the stories of women like herself. The mission of Wovid Diaries is to capture these missing stories - so that we in the future look back at this pandemic and remember the nuances that existed around the globe.
Wovid Diaries was initiated in April 2020, and its current outreach covers 40 countries in all continents. Wovid Diaries is a global platform which includes social media accounts (Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn), a chronicle series, a blog and a podcast.
Wovid Diaries officially launched in November 2020.
The WD team
& MANAGING DIRECTOR
"I founded WD to create a platform that would empower women and ensure that their nuanced experiences across borders would be captured and made available for this and future generations to come."
"I joined the WD adventure to express my version of feminism and hear it echo back in beautiful variations from around the globe"
& EDITORIAL DIRECTOR
"I joined WD to shape the global pandemic conversation by elevating women’s diverse voices, highlighting the depth of their experiences and inspiring for action."
"I've been taught by my father, from a very young age, that the future of the world rest on our ability to empower and educate women. It is this strong belief that made it so obvious for me to join the WD adventure. I'm just glad the pandemic led me to such an opportunity."
& CREATIVE DIRECTOR
“Why did I join WD? Who would want to miss such an empowering experience, along with inspiring ladies, to bring the voices and stories of so many culturally diverse women to the public and shape a harmonized and inclusive future ? I wouldn’t.”