"Women and girls affected by conflict must be regarded as more than victims of brutality; they are agents of change who, if given the opportunity, can transform their societies." (Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director of Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security)
While you may not have experienced violence or displacement, undoubtedly you know a woman or girl who has: a mother, a sister, a friend, a daughter, your neighbor, your world. These issues aren’t foreign, they’re personal, they are an intricate part of your world – and you can help.
Our award-winning Girl-talk-Girl program has made an immense impact in the lives of young women in New York City and St. Petersburg, Russia. Our voice methods will make a difference among young women living as refugees.
Today, we launch our largest expansion campaign 10 Days. 10 Voices. 1 World starting with the release of our micro-documentary. You can see for yourself how young women in NYC and St. Petersburg were brave enough to use their voices and spark a movement to end violence against women.
Young women have been committed enough to start this movement. We urge you now to be brave enough to continue their mission to unleash the power of compassion and bring our empowering voice program to courageous young women seeking safety and refuge.
Our strategy is multi-tiered: if we can raise $25K, we can ensure that young women in one refugee camp benefit from our program and that their voices are heard. For every additional $25K raised, we can extend our program to young women in another camp and can give them the opportunity to join the global conversation through our transformative approach.
Our aim is to reach as many young women as possible in refugee camps across Europe and beyond.
$25K = 1 camp | $50K = 2 camps | $75K = 3 camps
Every dollar counts. Donations as little as 5 dollars ensures a young women makes it to one of our workshops.
This campaign is about numbers – about compassionate action - about showing solidarity. So please, join the journey and create your personal fundraising page to share with your social network (directions below).
Watch our microdocumentary and give today.
With gratitude, as ever.
Dr. Kristen Ali Eglinton
Executive Director & Co-Founder
Spread the word. Be part of the change.
Create your donation page now:
1. Go to footagefoundation.causevox.com
2. Click the button: Create a Fundraising Page
3. Register with your information
4. Share you page link with your social network
5. Don't forget to add #AreYouBraveEnough
In case you missed it: Our Girl-talk-Girl project uses an innovative method called mVoiceWorks© to support dialogue between American and Russian young women at-risk to gender violence by creating awareness about their daily challenges through “mobile digital stories” (stories produced on mobile phones). This project is made possible through a generous US - Russia Peer-to-Peer Award from the US State Department, and further supported by our steadfast donors like you. The views and opinions are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of any agency of the U.S. government.