Day of the Girl Summit News and Updates

The Missed Emergency: Girls

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There are 600 million adolescent girls in the world. These girls are the potential drivers for, and represent the greatest risk for inhibiting, global economic prosperity.

The greatest risk for missing the opportunity for girls to drive economic prosperity comes at times of community emergencies. During emergencies, adolescent girls face heightened risk of personal safety violations and human rights abuses.  Although they are integral to their families’ survival and face harsh realities, humanitarian response — as currently designed — typically neglects them as a population.

Join us as we take action. Incorporate the five actions in this report, into your daily work:  Missing the Emergency: Shifting the Paradigm for Relief to Adolescent Girls.” Adolescent girls cannot become the world’s “missed emergency.” 600 million girls around the world can become our greatest, global opportunity.

Join us. Together we can change the world.

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Start with a Girl

This April, we are proud to be shining the light on the amazing work that our friends at the Coalition for Adolescent Girls is doing. All month long we’ll be sharing specific challenges, learnings, suggestions and actions for you to consider. Our hope is that we will each answer the call and take a step toward advancing girls’ global human rights.

Where do we begin, you ask?

Start with a girl.

Read this report, written by By Miriam Temin and Ruth Levine. The report asserts that a variety of health issues during a girl’s adolescent years will determine her future and, as such, the wellbeing of her family for generations to come. Download it here. See how you can take action with us this month.

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Wonder Women!

Unknown-7What better way to celebrate Women’s History Month than by watching Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines! The documentary film originally premiered on Independent Lens and is available until March 31st for the #SheDocs online Film Festival.

What is your superpower? Celebrate Women’s History Month and tell us what you think of the film.

Watch. Learn. Share. Celebrate.

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The Revolutionary Optimists

Unknown-4“If you want to start any type of change, start it with the children.” Don’t miss The Revolutionary Optimists, an incredible documentary about child activists bringing about change in their communities.

Get inspired, create change, and share the message! Watch the film today.

Together, we can change the world.

 

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Voices of Peace and Change

ptdbthPray the Devil Back to Hell is the astonishing story of Liberian women who took on the warlords and regime of a dictator in the midst of a brutal civil war, and won a once unimaginable peace for their shattered country in 2003.

Watch this inspirational film today!

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Not Another Word

not_another_word-full-thumb-mediumNot Another Word is an intimate portrait of three generations of women in a Middle Eastern family with deeply conflicted values. It is part of a collection of short films exploring international stories made for and by women.

Watch the trailer and the film for free until March 31st in the #SheDocs Film Festival.

 

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Kind Hearted Woman

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Originally premiering on Frontline and Independent Lens, this fan-favorite is available as part of the #SheDocs online film festival for Women’s History Month.

Watch the trailer.

Enjoy the film.

Spread the word.

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Interrupt the Violence

Unknown-2Originally premiering on Frontline, “The Interrupters” is the story of three ‘violence interrupters’ including the amazing Ameena Matthews, who with bravado, humility, and even humor works to protect communities from the violence.

Watch the trailer.

Enjoy the film.

Share the message of change.

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Half of Her

Unknown-1Half of Her tells the courageous story of Mei in New York City. Mei gives birth in Chinatown and when her father discovers that the baby is a girl, he tried to force Mei to abandon her.

This film is part of a special Women and Girls Lead collection of international stories made for and by women.

Watch the trailer.

See the film.

Share Mei’s story.

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Girls Hour on SheDocs

UnknownOver-crowded schools. Teen pregnancy. Pressure to contribute to family finances.

The Graduates: Girls Hour explores the dropout crisis from the perspective of three Latinas who are having a say in their own futures. Share their struggles and triumphs as they become the leaders of tomorrow.

This is the story of graduates who will make up America’s future.

Watch the trailer.

Enjoy the film.

Spread the word!

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