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From Insight Share

Hi all,

Below is an email from Insight Share, the group which talked about participatory video at the pre-AWID meeting some of you attended. I thought it might be of interest to you all, particularly as some of you are equipping girls with video skills to amplify their voices and further advocacy efforts.

From: Soledad Muniz
Date: March 28, 2013, 8:36:04 AM PDT
To: , Anjali Mutucumarana , , Alejandra Sarda , Azita Azargoshasb
Subject: Video Girls for Change Initiative - Sharing learning

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to share with you the learning that came out of the Video Girls for Change Initiative, which supported adolescent girls, who are part of empowerment projects, to take a leading role in evaluating girl programming – was funded by the Nike Foundation and ran in parallel in two countries with two different program implementers: Population Council Guatemala and BRAC Uganda.

As you have expressed interest in this initiative early 2011, here we are sharing the learning and resources that came out of the Initiative with you all.

On the 14th of February 2013 InsightShare hosted a webinar which brought together the video girls, programme implementers from Uganda and Guatemala, as well as trainer and donor representatives. They shared the outcomes and key learning from this initiative with other organisations and individuals working with adolescent girl programming around the world or with those who have an interest in understanding more about the challenges and opportunities of using participatory video for participatory monitoring and evaluation.

Below you'll find a short description of the Initiative, a link to the main website, a short documentary that explains the initiative in a nutshell, the webinar recordings and a link to download the final report. Hope they will be beneficial for your work.

Please feel free to contact me if you want to share feedback, comments or you have questions. Happy to be in touch!

In solidarity,


About the initiative

During 7 months in 2011-2012, 12 adolescent girl trainees in each country learnt how to use participatory video combined with the Most Significant Change Technique to support 450 other girls to share their stories of change. At the end of the process, the girl trainees -who became strong video girl leaders- analysed the 64 collected video stories of change (32 per country), collected notes from the process, and presented the results and recommendations to the program implementers and donor in video reports. They also shared their recommendations and interacted with activists and development workers at the AWID conference in Turkey in April 2012.

Video Girls for Change website:
Short documentary on the initiative: in 10 minutes you can have a better taste of what happened:
The recordings of a webinar involving all the stakeholders:
The Video Girls for Change project report:

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