Jean Friedman-Rudovsky chronicles ‘women warriors’ in Ciudad Juárez and Bolivia

September 12, 2011

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(Courtesy of Jean Friedman-Rudovsky)
In 'Ground Shifters,' Jean Friedman-Rudovsky tells stories of women fighting for change in Bolivia and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.

This week, Worldview kicks off a series that’s part of an ongoing collaboration between WBEZ and the Institute for the Study of Women & Gender in the Arts & Media at Columbia College-Chicago.  The Institute develops projects with journalists, artists, human rights workers and activists to investigate global issues.

Jean Friedman-Rudovsky was their fall 2010 fellow. She’s a freelance journalist based in La Paz, Bolivia. We feature five stories from Friedman-Rudovsky about women and girls in Bolivia and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. She tells us why she named her series Ground Shifters: Stories of Women Changing Unseen Worlds.