gender equality

Village priest refuses to perform child marriage ceremonies

Village priest refuses to perform child marriage ceremonies

The Hero Academy is a nine-week course for young men that uses a film-based curriculum to cultivate empathy and respect for women and girls.  One of the Hero Academy’s key activities is community mapping. Inspired by a community mapping exercise in a film called Revolutionary Optimists, the activity challenges participants to interview women and girls […]

Harnessing Impact For Social Change

Harnessing Impact For Social Change

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.

Mobile Devices Bridge the Gender Gap

Mobile Devices Bridge the Gender Gap

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.