Jordan

Bending Back on 5 Years of Change

Bending Back on 5 Years of Change

As WGLG enters it’s last quarter, we wanted to create the space and time for facilitators to process their years of hard work and share their stories with us.  Facilitators are an integral part of each country’s campaign, as they serve as the bridge to the communities we serve. Facilitators deliver direct services to the […]

Girl Connected Sparks Global Conversation on Gender Biases

Girl Connected Sparks Global Conversation on Gender Biases

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, […]

Introducing the Faces of Change Campaign

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 […]

Vocational Training Empowers Women in Al Mansoura

Vocational Training Empowers Women in Al Mansoura

15 men in the “I Have a Story” all-male film club in Al Mansoura, Jordan advocated for 25 women in their community to receive training on how to make & sell beautiful jewelry. The men surveyed over 400 women in their community in Al Mansoura to determine what vocational training course women would be interested in participating […]

Girl Connected Resources — Keep the conversation going

Girl Connected Resources — Keep the conversation going

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 […]

‘Her & Him’ with Lina

‘Her & Him’ with Lina

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 […]

Film Facilitator Inspires Husband to Create All-Male Film Group

Film Facilitator Inspires Husband to Create All-Male Film Group

A Women and Girls Lead Global facilitator, Sana Al Hanaqtah, used to watch Women of the World films with her husband, Ahmad, as she prepared for her all female community screenings. Ahmad, age 45, was so inspired by the films and the WGLG 3-Film model that he asked Sana to train him in film facilitation. […]

The Making of #GirlConnected: Koen in Jordan

The Making of #GirlConnected: Koen in Jordan

In this blog series, Koen shares some of his experiences from the making of Girl Connected. In his visit to Jordan, Koen meets Ghazal, a stereotype-defying artist who invites other women and youth into her creative world. Koen reflects, “Ghazal might not seem so different from my own teenage daughter and the girls she hangs out with, but in her country she is truly unique…. Ghazal challenges the perception of onlookers, the common people on the street, while involving other women in achieving it…. I can’t think of a more peaceful, colorful and beautiful way of using creativity as a motor behind the liberation of young Jordanian women. “

Watch #GirlConnected Online now!

Watch #GirlConnected Online now!

Josi, Michelle, Ghazal, Latifa, and Ayesha live thousands of miles apart, but the five young women are connected by a single  mission: improving the lives of other girls in their communities. In Women and Girls Lead Global’s new film made by Koen Suidgeest, Girl Connected, we meet young women from Peru, Kenya, Jordan, Bangladesh and […]

Women of the World film wins Edward R. Murrow Award

Women of the World film wins Edward R. Murrow Award

Women and Girls Lead believes that true stories about girls struggling to overcome adversity are transformative; they connect girls to each other across the world and inspire change. The Overseas Press Club of America – the country’s oldest and largest association of journalists engaged in international news –  recently honored one of these inspiring stories […]