Help us equip more change makers! We are expanding our Reel Women Real Change programming 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.
It's now 2020, 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 programming connects potential advocates with the tools they need to create change. Our Reel Women Real Change workshops are designed specifically for women who want to utilize filmmaking and storytelling as platforms to advocate for social change. Our holistic approach, including international mentorship, ensures smart storytelling strategy from beginning to end. In 2020, we have additional programming underway - stay tuned!
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 around the world.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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