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  1. Call for Nominations! Students Rebuild Award Features Half the Sky Movement

    January 4, 2013

    Around the world, many young women go unrecognized, fighting bravely to improve the living conditions of her peers and fighting to end the oppression of women and girls in her community. This is your chance to see her efforts recognized, celebrated and amplified by nominating a young woman for the Students Rebuild Award, which includes a $10,000 prize.

  2. Google Recognizes the Geena Davis Institute’s Commitment to Women and Girls

    December 12, 2012

    Women and Girls Lead partner, the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, has been selected by Google to receive the inaugural Global Impact Award. The Global Impact Awards support organizations using technology and innovative approaches to tackle some of the world’s toughest human challenges. The Geena Davis Institute will be one of seven

  3. A Look Back at the Past #16Days

    December 11, 2012

    For the last 16 days, Women and Girls Lead joined its partners for 16 Days of Action, a campaign organized to help eliminate gender-based violence. While Monday marked the 16th and final day, we can all take a look back at the social footprint of this great 2012 campaign, which focused on the effects of militarism on women and girls.

  4. Geena Davis Fights for Women and Girls in Hollywood

    December 5, 2012

    Academy Award-winning actor and advocate Geena Davis is at it again, shining light on the lack of female representation in the entertainment industry. Struck by the uneven media landscape eight years ago while watching television with her daughter, Davis has worked tirelessly to promote the positive and balanced portrayal of girls in the media. This

  5. On the Road with Community Classroom

    November 30, 2012

    November was a busy month for Community Classroom, the ITVS program dedicated to creating educational film resources for use in high schools, colleges, and community settings. We took Community Classroom on the road to three annual educator conferences, including the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS), National Council for Teachers of