Girl Connected captures complex and inspiring stories of girls in five countries taking on the enormous challenge of tackling issues like child marriage, gender-based violence, reproductive health rights, and the many forms of discrimination girls face all over the world – all while balancing their lives as teenage girls. The film launched globally on our […]
This 16 Days of Activism, “Girl Connected” Michelle’s call to action for girls is to believe in their dreams and express themselves. Battling gender stereotypes to pursue her own dream of becoming an aeronautical engineer, Michelle also mentored other girls to pursue their ambitions. She says, “Our society will not improve through great ideas that are in minds and stay there. These ideas need to be heard.”
This 16 Days of Activism, “Girl Connected” Ayesha Noor encourages girls to take up self defense lessons and fight GBV. How will you fight for girls’ rights?
Every year, Women and Girls Lead Global sets out in search of more great films featuring the inspiring stories of women and girls around the world fighting for change – fighting for equality. Those films make their way into rural classrooms, intimate living rooms, bustling town squares, and vibrant community centers through the work of […]
The Hero Project uses films such as Boxing Girls of Kabul to mobilize men and boys to become active agents of change and challenge social norms and address gender-based violence. this has inspired a village of men and boys of Wagazwadi that consulted with village girls and launched a petition with the village council to release funds for construction and maintenance of a gym where girls can train exclusively.
During a Women and Girls Lead Global retreat in April 2016, partners of WGLG – Bangladesh met to establish a tool that would empower and engage communities through the stories of these young girls from the Best School For Girls campaign. The partners decided to create a storyboard that would be constructed at each school to bring these powerful stories to the public.
Gender-based violence is endemic to structures of inequality; masculinity is the vehicle through which inequalities are enforced often through violence. This year, Women and Girls Lead Global – India will be starting The Hero Academy – an interactive 9-week multimedia program to sensitize adolescent boys about actions they can take every day to prevent GBV in their families, communities, and schools.
As the world gears up to renew its commitment to gender equity by celebrating International Women’s Day, WGLG continues its efforts to change the stories we are told about women.
On January 14, 2016 the Ford Foundation, ITVS, USAID and Women and Girls Lead Global invited a diverse group of filmmakers, NGO leaders and educators to experience the impact of media and social change for women and girls around the world at a very special event at the Ford Foundation headquarters in New York.
With the new year upon us, Women and Girls Lead Global is excited to continue our work around the world and inspire social change through the art of storytelling. See what we’ve been up to in 2015 and where we are headed in 2016.