Footage Foundation invites public and private sector to join 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence - Read our press release

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NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Footage Foundation invites private sector organizations to host short interactive workshops on the power of storytelling during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, and to join its public #AreYouBraveEnough Twitter chat on December 5th. Footage will also release new stories on social media from its Girl-talk-Girl program during the 16 Days, and asks organizations and individuals to share them across their networks. Planned activities aim to amplify the key role of voice in combating violence against women, and continue the dialogue sparked by Girl-talk-Girl participants in New York City and St. Petersburg, Russia.

Through Girl-talk-Girl, young women in both cities used human-centered design to adapt a mobile digital storytelling application, produced narratives based on lived experiences of violence, shared their stories across countries and cultures, and led their peers through the program.

To date, more than 70 young women have been impacted, and more than 50 digital stories have been produced. Footage aims to scale its methods to provide access to 840 more participants in 2017.

"We have established a dynamic dialogue on gender-based violence between young women in America and Russia. The 16 Days of Activism is an impactful opportunity for similar collaboration among the private and public sectors," Executive Director Dr. Kristen Ali Eglinton said.

Corporations interested in hosting Footage's workshops during the 16 Days of Activism or partnering as program sponsors may send inquiries to info@footageyouth.org. Corporations will receive media packages to promote their workshop participation across platforms and have the opportunity to join Footage's formal recognition program.

Footage measures its impact on five drivers of change, each catalyzing transformation aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The 16 Days campaign begins Friday, November 25th (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) and runs until Saturday, December 10th (International Human Rights Day).

Footage designs impactful, sustainable programs that use local technology and expressive multimedia tools to bring the underrepresented voices and experiences of young people, particularly young women, into conversations on the world's most challenging issues including gender-based violence and forced displacement. Watch the short documentary on Girl-talk-Girl.

Contact Dr. Kristen Ali Eglinton, Executive Director at kae@footageyouth.org for more information.