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 […]

Faces of Change: Irshad

Faces of Change: Irshad

Name: Irshad Age: 24 Hometown: Gonda, India (lives next to to one of Asia’s largest dump yard, Govandi) Occupation: Carpenter in Mumbai How did Hero Academy impact you? Irshad’s team of workers used to stare through windows at work of women in their homes and say hurtful comments about them or just lust after them. […]

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: Jimmy

Faces of Change: Jimmy

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 […]

Faces of Change: Ana Maria

Faces of Change: Ana Maria

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 […]

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 […]

Faces of Change: Miguel

Faces of Change: Miguel

Name: Miguel Age: 15 Hometown: Pucallpa, Peru Occupation: Student, youth leader, radio host, singer How did the Now is the Time Campaign change you? “I had the chance to participate as host in the Radio Program Familiando. I did not only learn new technical skills…Familiando taught me tons of skills and changed me in a […]

Faces of Change: Tamaar

Faces of Change: Tamaar

Name: Tamaar Age: 28 Hometown: Mumbai, India Occupation: Construction worker (Expertise in plaster) How did the Hero Academy change you? “When I first went to the academy, I thought I will just make some jokes, make fun. But when I started watching films my mind opened… I used to fear and hesitate to talk to […]

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 […]