Women & Girls Lead Global

Women and Girls Lead Global (WGLG) combines the power of documentary films, national television broadcasts, local and new media, and engagement activities to impact audiences and support existing efforts by NGOs, civil society organizations and other actors to empower women and girls.

Women & Girls Lead Global

Women and Girls Lead Global (WGLG) is a public-private alliance created between USAID, Independent Television Service (ITVS) and the Ford Foundation, and CARE. WGLG is a three-year partnership that aims to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment worldwide by creating a ten-episode documentary film series about women and girls rising above dire circumstances to seek better lives for themselves, their families and communities. In addition, WGLG will disseminate the films and incorporate them into existing development work in health, education, gender-based violence, economic opportunity, and leadership. Through locally led campaigns, WGLG raises awareness and mobilize action around issues such as child marriage, teen pregnancy and gender-based violence.

The WGLG partnership is currently active in Bangladesh, Colombia, El Salvador, India, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi and Peru. By combining the power of media with locally led social change campaigns, the partnership is engaging schools and communities to raise awareness and action. WGLG will help improve the lives of women and girls in developing countries by using media to create greater agreement with the concept that males and females should have equal access to social, economic and political opportunities.


  • 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,...

  • CARE International

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. Tey 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

LocationColombia, Latin America and Caribbean, Peru, Malawi, Kenya, Jordan, India, El Salvador, Egypt, Southern Africa, South Asia, North Africa and Middle East
  • Start Date 2012
  • End Date 2015
  • ValueUSD 11.1 Million