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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. 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

  3. 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

  4. A Storified Account of Women and Girls Lead in Action

    March 8, 2012

    ITVS and CARE presented a powerful screening of Pray the Devil Back to Hell on Wednesday night in Washington D.C. and via Livestream. ITVS's Rebecca Huval combed through the tweets and online chatter to provide this storified account, which you can find after the jump.[<a

  5. CARE & ITVS Present: Pray the Devil Back to Hell

    March 5, 2012

    Women and Girls Lead and CARE are partnering for a special live online screening of the PBS documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell (part of the recent Women War & Peace series), followed by a live panel discussion with Executive Producer Abigail Disney, PBS CEO Paula Kerger, and CARE President Helene Gayle. The event will take place on the eve of