Women and Girls Lead Global

Women and Girls Lead Global is a public-private partnership that employs a 21st century media strategy to promote gender equality and women's empowerment worldwide.

Women and Girls Lead Global

Women and Girls Lead Global is a public-private partnership between USAID, the Ford Foundation, and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), working in collaboration with CARE. The partnership is a 3-year, 9-country, 30-film media project to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment worldwide, creating a 10-episode documentary film series each year about women and girls rising above dire circumstances to seek better lives for themselves, their families, and communities.

Television networks in nine countries will broadcast the series to viewers. Local film, radio and new media producers will create “call-to-action” content such as public service announcements, radio programming and mobile content to localize the series and engage viewers. CARE and local NGOs will work with Women and Girls Lead Global to build media engagement campaigns to amplify and increase the impact of existing civil society efforts already underway in education, health, violence, economic empowerment and leadership.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Ford Foundation

    United States | Staff size: 251-500

    The Ford Foundation supports visionary leaders and organizations on the frontlines of social change worldwide. They believe all people should have the opportunity to reach their full potential,...


    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. They place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to...

  • Independent Television Service (ITVS)

    Service Providers
    United States | Staff size: 51-100

    The Independent Television Service (ITVS) formed out of a decade-long struggle by independent media artists and community activists to support diverse, innovative and independent voices on...

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Key Information

  • Start Date 2012