Reel Women Real Change: Stories, Advocacy, Impact

by p.h. balanced films Vetted since 2015 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Project of the Month


Help us equip more change makers! We are expanding our Reel Women Real Change program so that even more women and girls can use storytelling, including film, to advocate for the causes that matter most to them and their communities. If you care about equality, if you understand the importance of speaking up, if you love stories (and know their power to change perspectives), join us in creating a world in which important stories promote positive change.

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It's now 2018, yet in much of the world, women's voices are not being heard - and even well-intentioned public policy fails because of it. Women often know, see, and experience challenges in our communities in different ways than men. Women and girls have valuable stories to tell from a unique perspective that, if accounted for, would further societies worldwide. Women need the skills and support to take important stories to people in power and ensure smart policy.


Recognizing that stories power change and stories change power, our knowledge exchange workshops are designed specifically for women who want to utilize filmmaking and storytelling as platforms to advocate for social change. Our holistic approach ensures smart storytelling strategy from beginning to end. Our international mentorship program provides ongoing advocacy and filmmaking support to our graduates they bring stories to the right audiences to inform policy and maximize positive impact

Long-Term Impact

While policy can change in the stroke of a pen, the process of winning political support can take decades. While video can be shot and uploaded in minutes, creating effective film and a strategy to influence social change can take years. Our curriculum and mentorship programming support our participants over the long term, both personally and professionally. We are amplifying more women and girl's voices to, in turn, amplify community stories and inform policy in every country where we operate.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).



Organization Information

p.h. balanced films

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​
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Twitter: @phbalancedfilms
Project Leader:
Piper Hendricks
Washington, DC United States
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