Women and men have raised their voices about injustice for centuries. Raise Their Voice was created to join that tradition, inspired by the proverb of King Lemuel’s Mother:
Speak up for those who cannot speak themselves,
for the rights of all who are destitute
Speak up and judge fairly;
defend the rights of the poor and needy.
In 2004, Raise Their Voice founder and president Andrew Kooman, wrote a series of short stories for photogenX’s 30 Days of Prayer for the Voiceless. The stories were first published in 2006 and have since been translated and published around the world in more than seven languages. Raise Their Voice was initially formed as a practical way to spread word about the booklets and with the vision to engage and inform people about the reality of justice issues on the globe.
Raise Their Voice became an official society under the Alberta Societies Act on 1 May, 2008 as “Raise Their Voice Against Injustice Foundation, Red Deer.” The society grew and organized events to raise awareness bout gender-based injustice, co-published the book Disappointed by Hope and co-produced the successful World Premiere and Canadian tour of Andrew Kooman’s stage play She Has A Name.
While the society is no longer active, the site remains online for those seeking to utilize the resources available on these pages.
To learn more about the work of the Kooman Brothers, you can visit them at Unveil Studios.
There are a lot of stories of redemption, real and imagined, to tell. May you speak up for the rights of others in the way only you can. You have a voice; use it.