It has been nearly two months since gunmen stormed a school in Chibok, Nigeria and abducted more than 200 girls. They are still missing.
The DocGroup’s Girl Rising has been at the forefront of the call to action, activating a social media call to #BringBackOurGirls. To date, Girl Rising has raised $25,000+ for girls’ education in Nigeria, with funds going to KIND, a non-profit based in Lagos.
We will continue to alert our supporters of major updates relating to the missing girls and the search efforts. Read more…
It has been three weeks since gunmen stormed a school in Chibok, Nigeria and abducted more than 200 girls. They are still missing.
The DocGroup’s Girl Rising has been at the forefront of the call to action, activating a social media call to #BringBackOurGirls. Along with Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls initiative, GR co-hosted a Google hang-out for 1500+ live viewers on 5/6 and has announced a fundraising partnership with Catapult – 100% of donations go to the Emergency Project for Girls’ Education.
For information on how to donate or take action now, go to: http://bit.ly/1qaURol.
We’ve just heard that The Right to Remain Silent: Miranda v. Arizona, the most recent film in the Constitution Project series, has been named the winner of two awards this season: an Award of Merit at the Best Shorts Competition, and a Platinum Award at the Hermes Creative Awards, given to those entries judged to be among the most outstanding in the competition.
A big congratulations to our Constitution Project team, who are hard at work on the series’ next set of films.
Click here to learn more and watch the full film online.
Homeland Confusion premiered on Capitol Hill last week for former and current Congressional and homeland security officials.
Produced for the Annenberg Public Policy Center, the film examines a key unfulfilled recommendation of the 9/11 Commission: streamlining Congressional oversight of homeland security. Homeland Confusion exposes how Congressional inaction has left the US more vulnerable to terrorist threats and fragmented authority hinders the department’s core mission – keeping Americans safe.
Learn more about the film here.
After months of anticipation, the Girl Rising Home Edition DVD is now available to order! Bring home the stories of nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world and fighting for their right to be educated.
Purchase the DVD or download the film today!
And don’t forget the Educator’s Edition. It includes exclusive video content and a comprehensive Teacher’s Guide designed for upper elementary, middle and high school, and university levels.
Once again, The DocGroup’s Girl Rising brought down the house at the Women in the World Summit in NYC.
This year, Senna from Peru brought her powerful poetry to Lincoln Center. Take a moment and watch the fearless performance that brought the audience to their feet.
Senna was joined onstage by Get Lit poet, Marquesha Babers, who performed her poem inspired by Senna’s warrior spirit.
The DocGroup’s Girl Rising is in the midst of a month long celebration supporting girls’ rights. With nearly 400 successful events already behind us – and a goal of 1,000 by month’s end – Girl Rising continues to build momentum and inspire action for girls all across the world!
For example, on International Women’s Day, women from 12 different grassroots organizations in 12 different countries collaborated by hosting Girl Rising screenings and Google+ Hangouts during the first ever Girl-Rise-a-thon 12 hour marathon!
It’s not too late to register your own event!
To learn more about Girl Rising, click here.
The Girl Rising educator’s edition of the film is now available to order. It includes exclusive video content and a comprehensive Teacher’s Guide designed for upper elementary, middle and high school, and university levels.
The girls of Girl Rising want to be students; with the Girl Rising Educator’s Edition, they’ve become teachers.
Spread the word … bring Girl Rising to your schools, and your children’s schools. Place your order now.