The Get #GirlConnected screening and panel discussion on gender biases was truly a global conversation. Audience members hailed from every corner of the globe: Haiti, India, Kenya, Israel, Guatemala, Canada, Cote d’Ivoire, and major cities around the US. Classrooms in Colorado and Virginia, domestic non-profit organizations working with at-risk youth and victims of sexual exploitation, […]
Name: Jimmy Age: 15 Hometown: Pucallpa, Peru Occupation: Student How did the Now is the Time Campaign change you? “The Campaign changed the way I saw youth rights. Watching films like Daughters of the Forest and Girl Connected I learned there were adolescents like me all around the world, facing teen pregnancy situations, because they […]
Name: Ana María Age: 40 Hometown: Puno, Peru Occupation: Sociologist, working with secondary schools (and facilitator) How did the Now is the Time Campaign change you? “Before getting in contact with the AEC Campaign, I had never before participated in a film screening. I still remember how impressed I felt the first time, after watching […]
Name: Fanuel Age: 43 Hometown: Nairobi. Kenya (Originally from Vihiga, Vihiga County) Occupation: Pastor at Friends International Centre Church and a Facilitator for MenKen (Partner organization with WGLG Kenya) How did the Women and Girls Lead Global campaign change you? “I can ascertain that the WGLG project is a transformational project and not just for […]
Women and Girls Lead Global is excited to announce our new blog series, Faces of Change. The Faces of Change campaign is a window into the lives of the community members we have worked with on the ground, who work to promote gender equality. During our five years reducing gender-based violence in India and Jordan; improving […]
Thank you for an empowering #GirlConnected screening and panel! We are inspired by our thoughtful conversation on how gender stereotypes constrain girls’ and women’s potential, and how we as a global community can support girls to transcend them. If you didn’t get the chance to watch the Girl Connected film it is available for free online, along with the Girl Connected […]
The Women and Girls Lead Global campaign in Jordan, I Have a Story, is excited to announce a new YouTube series with YouTube sensation, Lina Abu Rezeq, called, ‘Her & Him’ with Lina. ‘Her and Him’ with Lina is a funny and engaging 6-episode series on provocative social issues affecting all of us: gender stereotypes and women’s rights. A […]
For many years, Peru BIRF in Juliaca, an industrial city in the Andes region of Peru, had a reputation as a ‘bad’ school. Every morning, as classes were getting underway at BIRF (which stands for Banco Internacional de Reconstrucción y Fomento), a van rolled slowly around the neighborhood, looking for kids skipping school. Some of […]
Over 30 girls in Kabi Nazrul Bidyapith School in Satkhira, Bangladesh watched and celebrated the 500th screening of the Women and Girls Lead Global documentary, Girl Connected. They were joined by a very special guest- none other than one of the stars from the film, Latifa!
As in many places around the world, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is a complicated issue in Peru. In a 2013 report, 61.3% of Peruvian women aged 20-24 reported giving birth between the ages of 15 and 18. Lack of awareness about sexual and reproductive health is a key factor shaping this scenario, as well as communication barriers between teenagers and their parents and teachers. WGLG Peru has been working to break this cycle by ensuring that communities with low access to information about SRH don’t slip through the cracks.