The Hero Project uses films such as Boxing Girls of Kabul to mobilize men and boys to become active agents of change and challenge social norms and address gender-based violence. this has inspired a village of men and boys of Wagazwadi that consulted with village girls and launched a petition with the village council to release funds for construction and maintenance of a gym where girls can train exclusively.
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.
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.
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.
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!