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ConnectHer Film Festival
See how young filmmakers are using storytelling to advance women and girls.
Investing in women who are from the communities they serve.
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Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.
Investing in women and girls creates sustainable impact in local communities.
adolescent girls live in poverty
of chronically hungry people are women and girls
Less than 2 cents of every international development dollar goes to girls
Stories of impact
We believe in creating equitable and authentic representation of women worldwide
Asma, a 13-year-old girl from Bangladesh, inspired us to launch the Girls Global Education Fund. In Pooja Khati’s short film Asma, audiences met the determined girl working 18 hours a day in her father’s tea stand. She spoke passionately about her dream of completing her education. Now Asma is realizing that dream through our education fund.SEE THE PROJECTWATCH THE FILM
We first met Hazera in Shafiqua Oishi’s award-winning film The Superhero With a Cape. Hazera Begum is determined to give her children the bright future that every child deserves. This Bangladeshi woman is the mother of 40 children, most the children of sex workers in bustling Dhaka.SEE THE PROJECTWATCH THE FILM
When she returned to her native Somaliland after a career with the World Health Organization, Edna Adan found the newly independent country in disarray, its health care system destroyed by the civil war with Somalia. She built the Edna Adan Maternity Hospital, where her dedicated staff has saved the lives of countless women and babies.SEE THE PROJECT
Girls Global Education Fund
In September, when you send your children off to school, take a moment to think about the fate of the 62 million girls around the world who are not in school. In partnership with the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh, we set up a scholarship fund that provides opportunities for several financially challenged girls each year.
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