Mira Rai follows the journey of a spirited Nepali village girl on her pursuit to being a world-recognized mountain runner.
Growing up in a remote mountain village in Nepal, Mira always dreamed of being successful in sport despite all the challenges that she and other Nepali girls face. After running away from home, Mira joined the Maoist army until as a young adult, she travelled the long distance to Kathmandu to try her luck. Out of money, she was about to return home to her village, when by chance on a morning run, she meets another runner who tells her about a long running race in the local hills. She wins the race and soon begins to realize her tough mountain village upbringing has prepared her perfectly for this sport. Filmed across Nepal, Hong Kong, Australia, Spain, Italy & France, this film tells the story of Mira’s journey in the face of adversity to compete against the world’s best mountain runners.
Join Alliance for Girls and the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) at this interactive workshop about addressing the needs of girls with disabilities.
This training will be led by Ingrid Tischer, Development Director of DREDF. DREDF is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities. Their mission is to advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities through legal advocacy, training, education, and public policy and legislative development.
Girls Inc.'s Strong, Smart & Bold Luncheon honors the remarkable achievements of women who, through their extraordinary work and example, are creating a better future for girls.
Each Honoree is introduced by a Girls Inc. National Scholar, who will share her story of how Girls Inc. fueled her fire to overcome obstacles and blaze her own path to success. Please join us in celebrating extraordinary women and girls.
Join Us For Our 6th Annual Art Live Lounge!
This incredible event will feature live artists, talented musicians, delicious cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, and a unique opportunity to bring together passionate people, like you, through art and activism to benefit gender equality around the world.
Now more than ever, it is important to stand up and take action. Women all around the world are facing threats to their fundamental rights, ranging from health care to racial justice and environmental rights. Global Fund for Women's partners are standing up against these rollbacks, blocking dangerous anti-women policies, and fearlessly defending women's rights amid conflicts and political crises. Join us at Art Live Lounge to support these strong Champions for Equality fight the roll backs on women's rights.
Reaching the top of the hip-hop dance world in 2010, Martha Nabwire and Niki Tsappos found themselves in the challenging position of being the only women in a male-dominated sport.
Competing at the most important international street-dance competition, Paris’s Juste Debout, it was the first time two women became World Champions in Hip Hop. Armed with boundless energy and huge amounts of talent, they annihilated the opposition. But what happens when they don’t come out on top? After one such disappointment, the first cracks began to appear in their friendship, and in spite of their shared passions, the girls’ different backgrounds and personalities come into conflict. The film captures two successful dancers in action, but also two young adults grappling with very different life questions. Where are your roots, and what elements of your culture do you bring along from your homeland? How do you keep your heritage alive, and how can you deal with all of these things within such a dynamic friendship? In a story stretching from Stockholm to New York, and, ultimately Soweto, director Tora Mårtens documents their struggles and successes and how their friendship is tested.
Girls For A Change (GFAC) is in its 12th year of empowering girls to be social change agents in their own neighborhoods.
The Change Your World training is an 8-hour training session for middle school and high school girls.
- We will introduce girls to social change, and they will learn how they can take action in their community by creating a project in a day
- We will introduce social change through an interactive presentation that highlights women's history
- Girls will learn the difference between social change vs. community service
- Girls will leave ready to apply the 7-steps of Community -Based Planning, Organizing, and Advocacy
At the conclusion of the training, each girl that participates will be equipped with a social change project and become a Girls For A Change Girl Ambassador for Girls For A Change. The Change Your World Training is free, girls are welcome to bring their own bag lunch and snacks. However, we will be providing pizza and snacks.
Together we rise!
A Weekly Program: June 19 - July 7, 2017
For girls entering 4 - 6 grades
JMSG offers three summer sessions to girls entering fourth, fifth, and sixth grade. Sessions are one week long, and each session will have a variety of activities to participate in as well as a project theme. Girls may choose to enroll in any or all of the three sessions. Each week the girls will participate in activities that are planned by JMSG faculty to connect with the weekly theme but also designed to serve all learning styles. Most activities include a creative component, group work, and opportunity for self-reflection. Activities may include: learning dance moves, playing music, writing and performing poetry, exploring science, making nature-inspired art, practicing yoga, and playing sports/games.