Kenya

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, […]

Faces of Change: Sharon

Faces of Change: Sharon

Name: Sharon Etemesi Age: 22 Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya Occupation: Public speaker and structured debate trainer. How did the Women and Girls Lead Global campaign change you? “My alma mater, Pwani University is situated in a very patriarchal society and as such leadership was a preserve of the men. Following my engagement with Emerging Leaders Foundation […]

Faces of Change: Fanuel

Faces of Change: Fanuel

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ms. Politician Encourages a Nation to Campaign for Women

Ms. Politician Encourages a Nation to Campaign for Women

The results of the Kenyan national election are in, and although there is lingering controversy with a few elected positions, one incredible truth holds: women candidates made history. For the first time ever in Kenya, three women were elected into the Senate, and three women clinched the position of governor. Twenty-three women won seats in […]

The Making of #GirlConnected – Koen in Kenya

The Making of #GirlConnected – Koen in Kenya

In this blog series, Koen shares some of his experiences from the making of Girl Connected. In his visit to Kenya, Koen meets Michelle Buyaki, one of six female engineering students in her class, and a powerful advocate for girls’ leadership in every field. Koen recalls an intimate evening with Michelle and her family in their Nairobi home. Over food and dancing, Koen reflects, “Once you get to know Michelle’s family: her mother and father, her aunt Vanessa, her grandmother and her siblings, you start to understand where goodness in people is born.”

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 […]