Go Deeper with Video Storytelling with Girls' Voices Movement
Girls’ Voices Movement is an online community where girls learn how to express themselves powerfully with digital media. This free resource is available for girls everywhere and teachers to share with girls aged 13 – 21. Girls learn to create compelling digital stories, designed for creating safely at home – along with a supportive community of young women and professional women mentors!
Girls’ Voices believes that, through the power of storytelling, we can feel a closer bond across boundaries, shift perspectives, and offer hope in difficult times. You never know how your story may inspire others or shift their perspective!
“Girls” and “young women” includes girls, transgender, and gender non-conforming youth. From October – December we are offering a free online videography & photography courses focused on supporting young women who want to share their vision for change in their communities.
Girls' Voices Movement is a Safe Space
Our free online community offers:
- A safe environment for youth organizations, facilitated by Girls’ Voices staff
- Photography & Videography Courses led by women photographers and filmmakers
- Self-directed learning
- A global community of young women leaders
- Webinars to connect our girls from around the world and get feedback and insight from Girls’ Voices Alumni
- Supportive feedback and a safe space to explore creativity and expression
- Prompts lead to projects that can be submitted to Girls’ Voices contests
- Designed for shelter-in-place creativity
- Students earn badges after completing sessions, leading to a Girls’ Voices certificates
Please note: Girls will need internet and a smart phone, tablet, or computer to participate.
See What Girls Have Created in Girls’ Voices Movement
Lebsey from CameroonGirls in my community suffer many social norms and presumptions that need to be addressed. Girls empowerment and education is the key to change harmful social norms for a more inclusive society.
Samira Gabriela from BrazilMy final video is about art in the context of quarantine! I live in a country where art is treated as a joke, it is devalued and it's directors are criticized. This picture increase due to the pandemic, since our artists had to suspend their activities. I've always been involved with art and I make it my companion every day, so in a simple, sensitive and personal way I tried to approach it in the final video as a form of thanks for having given me so many special moments and so that I valued the effort of artists, as well as those in my city who, despite facing challenges, makes things happen perfectly!
Tallita from Brazili talked about the racism issues that we have always pass through
Maria Luiza from BrazilIn the video I tell a little about two women important to me and things that my mother already had to do so that we could survive, my project contains scenes recorded before the emergence of covid and shows a little of my life, the balance of the beginning with the end is that there is always hope, both for my mother who managed to create strong women in the face of so many battles as for the moment we are living. In both art saved me.
Bhadra from United StatesI describe the impact of music in my life and how it can be a form of healing during COVID-19.
Priya from IndiaMany girls still use cloth instead of pad due to lack of knowledge. However supportive families can help the girl to understand the right things about menstruation.
Sydney from United States of AmericaThis video is about a small business owner and her studio, and how creativity and her inspiration are helping kids in San Diego, California during the pandemic. Get ready to watch a story filled with lots of color, creativity, and community! I hope you enjoy!
Sakinatu from CameroonGirls from my community suffer from low self esteem and marginalization. My international exchange experience has given me the courage to speak out, and to engage many other girls from my community in volunteerism on girls education and girls rights advocacy.
Sneha from IndiaThe mothers are often the most taken for granted member of any family. We are working as a youth group to engage the mothers in different recreational activities and explore their passion, so that they too have their own individual identity.
Brooke from United StatesBrooke Fitz Cluster for San Diego, California was inspired by the love and support of her community to create "An Empowering Video" she learned so much from creating this video and hopes that you enjoy it as well!
Karol from HondurasPerspectives is about the listening to different opinions and point of view that young people have about education, migration, and the challenges they have faced. Is about learning from other perspectives and gaining awareness
Clara from Argentina - Deep contemplationThe detail is crucial, pay attention, look up, get out of yourself to enter differently.
Pieces of verses by Argentine poets that I read, that I follow and that I admire.
Natalia Leiderman, Cecilia Pavón, Claudia Masin, Marina Yuszczuk, Natalia Bericat, Julieta Dal Verme, Ines Kreplak, Maca Peric and Tamara Grosso (in order of appearance)
Reyna Isabel from HondurasSe trata sobre una mujer sobreviviente al cancer de mama,la historia del proceso que gracias a Dios logro vencer.
Astrid from HondurasI record women of my family reacting to some audios
Manju from IndiaMen in our community are completely unaware of menstrual matters and they always shy away from talking about it as they think that it is a matter of shame for the girls. My film shows what do Indian boys and men think about menstruation and if they at all have any knowledge about it.