‘WOMEN AND GIRLS LEAD’: INTERNATIONAL FILM PROJECT

Partnered with the Independent Television Service (ITVS), the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) is producing Women and Girls Lead, a 50-film project to highlight leadership roles of women and girls and the global challenges they face. CEDPA is an international non-profit organization that improves the lives of women and girls in developing countries.  www.cedpa.org/content/news/detail/2506

 “Women and Girls Lead came about when ITVS officials noticed that a number of the films in their pipeline dealt with women’s leadership issues”, said Sally Jo Fifer, president and chief executive of ITVS. “When our producers find the pulse together it’s really important to create a sustained conversation around the issues they raise.”  www.itvs.org/women-and-girls-lead

 Among the dozens of nonprofit groups aligned with the project are CARE, World Vision and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting which is investing $2.7 million in film financing and outreach work. “All of it is to in my mind underscore that women and girls have a huge contribution to make to any society,” said Patricia de Stacy Harrison, the corporation’s president and chief executive.

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