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  1. Celebrate the First International Day of the Girl With Women and Girls Lead

    October 11, 2012

    Mothers have a day. Fathers have a day. Earth has its day. Even television has a special day recognized by the UN. But never have we set aside a day of observance to honor girls. Until today. October 11th marks the first ever International Day of the Girl. The UN declared the day of observance in 2011 after girls lobbied to be included among the more than 100 days

  2. Edna Adan Addresses Maternal Mortality: A Women and Girls Lead Social Screening

    October 3, 2012

    Women and Girls Lead presents an online social screening of the Maternal Mortality segment of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide with special guest panelist Edna Adan. The event will take place here. A landmark series based on the book by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky follows

  3. Ford Foundation Event Celebrates Premieres of Half the Sky and Women and Girls Lead Global

    September 26, 2012

    Foundation, NGO, and media outlet leaders applaud investment in efforts to achieve gender equality. NBC News correspondent Ann Curry with U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer, Half the Sky author Nicholas D. Kristof, and Ford Foundation President Luis Ubiñas. Photo credit: Ford Foundation, Hallie Easley.Amid the

  4. Women and Girls Lead Global Partnership Launched

    September 24, 2012

    ITVS will lead implementation of project to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment worldwide. Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), today announced the launch of Women and Girls Lead Global, a public-private partnership between USAID, Ford Foundation, and ITVS, working in collaboration

  5. Women and Girls Lead Goes to Washington!

    September 20, 2012

    The countdown to the national broadcast of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide is well underway! The National Press Club, September 11, 2012 (photo credit: Joyce Boghosian)“Half the Sky amplifies voices and powerful stories from the global movement for gender equity,” said Sally Jo Fifer, ITVS president and CEO.