Charley Anderson, vocalist, lyricist, composer, performer and producer shares his concern for human rights through his music, which conveys messages of women's rights, children’s hunger, and peace. He has become a representative of WFP in music. At a concert organized in 2014 by the Esmeraldas Municipality in northern Ecuador, Charley performed songs from his album “Truth and Rights” written in tandem with WFP’s Deborah Hines.
The song “For the Women” had a great impact both at the Esmeraldas Festival and at Charley’s presentation for WFP partners and friends in Quito. Gender violence and discrimination against women are problems that Ecuadorians suffer from and want to change.
Six out of every ten women in Ecuador have endured some type of gender violence. This song asks: “Who are human rights for?” In the audience at Charley’s concerts, many women could have personally related to the words of each song.
Charley’s songs make people dance…and think. With his daring messages, direct words, as well as his personal joy of life, he inspires others to try and make a difference in the lives they touch. Only if each one does his or her part, will peace be closer. Thank you Charley!
25 April 2014 Charley Anderson sings for women’s rights in Ecuador
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