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.
Women and Girls Lead – Bangladesh set out to raise awareness of human rights and gender issues among Bangladeshi youth. Their main objectives: reducing gender-based violence and promoting gender equality.
In August 2015, Women and Girls Lead Kenya launched the Women in the Red Leadership Awards, putting out a call for nominations to partners in 27 counties across the country. elected from over 70 nominations, the finalists varied from 14-year-old peer educator and reproductive health advocate Serah Mwakali Mulwa, to 53-year-old Beatrice Kimani, a peace mobilizer and advocate in Burnt Forest, risking her life to take a stand against ethnic conflict.
On October 11th 2015 in Gangni, Meherpur, two thousands students, parents and teachers took an oath against child marriage and to support girls education on the occasion of International Day of the Girl.
On October 8, 2015, WGLG Kenya will bring together the countries most influential women leaders in media and technology through a live stream event with OVEE.
Activist, advocate, leader and United Nations youth advisor – this is Vivian Onano.
On September 9th, Women and Girls Lead Global and our partners ITVS, Ford Foundation, USAID and CARE hosted a Global Gender Gap Challenge at the gorgeous GitHub headquarters. The goal of the event was to create new design and ideas that will transform the lives of women and girls.
USAID Bangladesh, Women and Girls Lead Global, Department of Women and Gender Studies, Dhaka University and over 150 students from various social science departments within the university celebrated International Youth Day on August 12, 2015 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
In Pucallpa, Peru, youth filmmakers are recognized for their extraordinary work on their film “Don’t Back Down”, which focuses on reproductive health and its effects on youth education, similar issues that are focused on in WGLG’s campaign in Peru, “Ahora es Cuando”. Not only was the film successful in giving a voice to countless young people across Peru in their struggle to transition to adulthood, it has continued to build momentum since its red carpet premiere.
Campaigning among friends and colleagues on Facebook, Margaret Tawa has won the Listener’s Choice Award hosted on WGL-Kenya’s “Women in the Red” radio show. Founder of an organization for orphans and vulnerable children, head of two community schools, and planning to run for County Assembly in 2017, Margaret can’t be stopped!