Music, passion, and powerful women: Launch of amplifyHER, an exciting new UN podcast

by Asmaa Elwahy

Music, passion, and powerful women: Launch of amplifyHER, an exciting new UN podcast

Today, the UN launches amplifyHER; a vibrant, music-filled podcast, celebrating exciting women artists from around the world.

According to UN, many women produce art in the face of, and sometimes inspired by, the challenges they face in society, whether related to insecurity, human rights, climate change, inequality, or simply because of their gender.

The series is a compelling blend of music, interviews, and natural sound, featuring inspiring female musicians from various cultural backgrounds discussing their challenges as women in a male-dominated industry, how they’ve overcome obstacles, and what motivates them to keep creating music.

“Making this series was a joy,” says the amplifyHER presenter, Laura Quinoñes. “I was able to have conversations with these huge talents, who felt comfortable being vulnerable with me, speaking to me from their safe spaces: studios, kitchens, even their bedrooms!”

With help from music entertainment company SoundCloud, which is committed to supporting women artists, the UN team identified 10 women artists, representing a diverse range of countries and cultures

amplifyHER is dedicated to women and girls everywhere, particularly to those whose dreams and aspirations are unfulfilled, due to discrimination and oppression.

“The empowerment of women and girls, as well as the achievement of gender equality, are central to the United Nations’ mission,” says Melissa Fleming, the UN’s head of Global Communications.

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