Salma Hayek is a prominent figure in the fight for gender equality, launching the Chime In campaign with Beyonce and Gucci a decade ago. In a recent video, the actress reiterated the importance of the issue and how it can lead to positive changes in the world. She believes that gender equality can lead to a domino effect, reducing violence and conflicts between countries by promoting respect for all human beings. Salma signed off the video by stating, “My name is Salma Hayek Pinault, and I chime for gender equality.”
Salma further expanded her sentiment in a caption, expressing that while there have been some progress in gender equality since the inception of the GucciChime campaign, there is still much work to be done. She is overwhelmed and inspired by the number of people who want to participate in the fight for gender equality, and she feels hopeful for the future. Salma encourages everyone to join the fight for gender equality, stating that it is a fight worth fighting for now more than ever.
The Chime In Campaign for Gender Equality
The Chime In campaign was launched to inspire participation in a collective community, bringing people together across borders and generations to unite in the fight for gender equality. The campaign has raised nearly $21.5 million to support over 500 charities across the world, including Equality Now, the Global Fund for Women, Ms. Foundation for Women, mothers2mothers, and UN Women.
Salma’s philanthropy work extends beyond the Chime In campaign. She has been advocating to end domestic violence and spoke in front of the US Senate in 2005 to encourage the extension of the Violence Against Women Act. Salma has also visited Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon with UNICEF, raised nearly $1 million for earthquake victims in her native Mexico, and traveled to South Africa as a global patron of Mothers2Mothers to assist in their work to educate and prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in East and South Africa.
Salma’s advocacy for gender equality and other philanthropic endeavors have received an outpouring of support from her fans. Many individuals have expressed their gratitude for her efforts and have joined the campaign for gender equality. The Chime In campaign continues to be a significant force in the fight for gender equality, and Salma’s passion for the cause inspires many to participate.