Hiba al Nabulsi, a talented young Jordanian filmmaker, has won the Adobe Youth Voices Award for her short film “Meter by Meter”, telling the story of the many challenges girls and women face. Winner of last year’s WGLG Jordan and JOHUD Youth Film Contest, her powerful film continues to gather momentum.
Purity Wangui Muchai, a student leader at the University of Nairobi, heads an association of over 37,000 women students. She spoke to us about her own leadership journey and shared advice for aspiring women leaders.
Documentary filmmakers, Bollywood celebrities, strategists, funders, broadcasters and thought leaders from around the world gathered in Mumbai from February 16 – 19 to celebrate the power of stories and storytelling.
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.
A village in Gujarat, India has banned girls below the age of 18 from using mobile phones. According to the village head, mobile phones are a “nuisance to society” that distract girls from their studies and other chores. Women and Girls Lead Global wants to change that.
In 2015, WGLG awarded 30 schools, 18 student councils, 18 teachers and 18 parents for their outstanding roles in supporting girls’ education in six different regions.
Worldwide displacement has reached an all-time high with war and conflict forcing almost 60 million people around the world to migrate. Since 2011, the Syrian Civil War alone has claimed over 220,000 lives, and displaced or killed more than half of the pre-war population.
Resources for reproductive health education are scarce in many parts of Peru. When Women and Girls Lead – Peru NGO partners met to brainstorm ideas for producing a new piece of media to advance the campaign objectives of increasing adolescents’ knowledge about sexual and reproductive health, they agreed that there was a need for compelling material to support sexual and reproductive health prevention initiatives.
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.