11 October marks the International Day of the Girl, a day commemorating the need to recognize girls’ rights and shed light on the different challenges girls face all over the word. This year’s theme, ‘My voice, our equal future’, celebrates girls and works towards amplifying their voices, promoting girls’ empowerment and standing up for their rights. Starting from 11 October 2020, we will mark this year’s International Day of the Girl with a range of digital activities to celebrate, empower and inspire!
WOW – Women of the World festival is a global movement, celebrating women and girls and looking at the obstacles that stop them from achieving their potential. WOW festivals are produced across the world to take a frank look at what prevents women and girls from achieving their potential, celebrate their achievements and raise awareness of the issues they face and discuss possible solutions. It is the biggest, most comprehensive and most significant festival dedicated to presenting work by women and promoting equality for women and girls.
Join us over a week of festivities in celebration of International of Day of the Girl 2020 where we will be sharing stories of inspiring adolescent girls who are developing innovative solutions or leading efforts towards positive social change, including gender equality, in their communities, along with the below digital activities for all to enjoy and learn from:
Short Film Screening:
11-17 October 2020
This special screening was arranged in collaboration with Children's Film Society where the films showcase bright young female filmmakers, create a window to a greater world through visual storytelling for children while encouraging empathy, understanding and awareness. Age is but a number as the following films by girl filmmakers highlight that creativity can be found with the right encouragement and appreciation!
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