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.