During a Women and Girls Lead Global retreat in April 2016, partners of WGLG – Bangladesh met to establish a tool that would empower and engage communities through the stories of these young girls from the Best School For Girls campaign. The partners decided to create a storyboard that would be constructed at each school to bring these powerful stories to the public.
Women and Girls Lead Bangladesh has been working to prevent girls’ dropout and child marriage for over three years. Our community facilitators play a very important role in this process, many of them coming from the same communities and situations as the girls at risk of child marriage. We worked to discover an effective way to collect impact data and share it back with communities, and are now excited to pilot the breakthrough reporting platform that has emerged from those initial ideas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.