Using Film to empower Women and Girls
Start Date: 16.01.13: End Date: 30.09.15
Current Beneficiaries: direct ; 339 ; 280 women , 59 men
Women and Girls Lead Global is a three-year effort in nine countries ; including Kenya, Bangladesh, Colombia, Egypt, El Salvador, India, Jordan, Malawi and Peru to use independent story-driven documentary films to help increase girls and women?s ability to understand and seize their opportunities for leadership and empowerment. The films are intended to complement and strengthen existing efforts to pursue WGLG?s broad vision.
In Kenya, Women and Girls Lead Global activities are advised through a Local Steering Committee comprised of alliance partners, USAID and Ford Foundation, main implementing partner, CARE ? Kenya, and local partners Akili Dada, MEDEVA and Well Told Story. n 2013, and every year through to 2015, a local broadcasting partner with national reach will screen 8-10 of these films in each country. In Kenya, WGLG partners USAID, the Ford Foundation, and CARE will integrate the films into existing or new campaigns and activities in collaboration with their local CSO partners or grantees, while Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) will screen the movies in 2013 and maybe beyond. ITVS has resources with which to adapt or create accompanying study or discussion guides for community engagement activities. The Geographical focus will work to cover most regions in Kenya, if not all, CARE?s involvement in the campaign currently focusses only on Group Savings and I Loans (GSL) participants in Kisumu, Homa Bay, Marsabit, Nairobi and Embu.