WATCH HE NAMED ME MALALA
Get inspired. Watch a clip from this award-winning film about Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize Winner and champion of girls rights. Take notes on how her life as an advocate for girls sparks your thoughts on leadership, education, and girls rights.
THE TOWN HALL IN D.C.
On September 14, over 200 girls, activists and journalists gathered to discuss the issues most important to each other. We heard from experts in the field such as Rachel Vogelstein, to activists such as Madison Kimrey, to budding leaders such as Christian Herald. The event featured engaging videos, keynote speakers, luminaries and inspiring panel discussions. We also unveiled the first ever #GirlsGovern Bill of Rights, created by girls' votes.
#GIRLSGOVERN TOWN HALL PROGRAM
|Girl Be Heard||Performance Group|
|Rachel Volgelstein||Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program, CFR|
|PANEL 1 - GIRLS RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS, RIGHT?|
|Kathy Kiely||PANEL MODERATOR, Journalist|
|Colleen Daly||End Rape On Campus|
|Grecia Magdaleno||Planned Parenthood Generation Action|
|Ashlee Wilson Hawn||Entrepreneur & Founder of Red Cycle|
|Anna Therese Day||Journalist|
|PANEL 2 - NAVIGATING MEDIA: SAFTEY & FREE SPEECH|
|Antigone Davis||PANEL MODERATOR, Head of Global Saftey Policy, Facebook|
|Holly Kearl||Stop Street Harassment|
|Allyson Carpenter||Elected Official (DC)|
|PANEL 3 - SHOULD SHE RUN?|
|Anna Therese Day||PANEL MODERATOR, Journalist|
|Christian Herald||8th Grade Student & She Should Run Rep|
|Angela Angel||Elected Official (MD)|
|Madison Kimrey||Student Activist|
Missed the event? You can watch the panels and speakers on our YouTube channel.
WATCH Our #GGSizzle Reel
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"Own Your Mic and Be Heard"
#OwnTheMic and get your issue heard! Follow these SIX STEPS to create your video story. All you need is a smartphone or tablet.
RESEARCH YOUR ISSUE.
Identify one issue/problem from the #GirlsGovern Bill of Rights and think about how it could be solved in your school, community, or society.
WRITE YOUR STORY.
Write out the script or the story for your video. You can record yourself on camera or as the voice for the whole video, and can also include text to reinforce a fact.
Shoot yourself, or have a friend shoot you with a smartphone, camera or tablet, completing the following sentence. “The main issue I think the next President should tackle is______. I think a way to solve it is _________." Use our Record Yourself Production Tips to help you.
SHOOT OR RECORD ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE.
While your video can feature just you talking in front of the camera, shooting additional footage (what we call B-roll) or pulling photos or video from online, will help illustrate and dramatize the story about your issue. Use our Shoot Your Story Production Tips to help you.
EDIT YOUR STORY.
Following are some general editing tips to keep in mind: Identify your issue with a title screen. Edit out any extra noise. If you have asked someone else a question, try to edit in the response. Pick the best shots from your compilation of 2-4 B-roll sequences. Try using more shots in your sequence(s), and follow the general guideline of going from wide to close. At the end, feel free to add a title screen to credit the producer (you), on camera talent (you) and additional crew. Here are our favorite smartphone and tablet editing apps.
SHARE YOUR STORY.
- Upload your video to YouTube or on your social media channels.
- Use the hashtag #GirlsGovern
- Follow us on social media and let us know about your video! Use @global_girl_media for INSTAGRAM and @globalgirlmedia for FB and Twitter.
Launch of #GirlsGovern Video Contest.
Key state trainings begin
National Political Conventions
7/31 contest ends
Additional key state trainings if needed.
Jack Morton Auditorium at The George Washington University
- Girls have the right to equal pay for equal work.
- Girls have the right to guaranteed equality under the U.S. constitution
- Girls have the right to affordable healthcare.
- Girls have the right to have unrestricted access to reproductive healthcare.
According to the United Nations, gauging how a nation treats its women is directly linked to how democratic their society is.
- 70% of the one billion people living in extreme poverty are women and girls.
- 250 million teenage girls live in poverty (The Girl Effect)
- Girls and Sex by Peggy Orenstein
- Leveling the Playing Field for Women in Politics Is Not Divisive. Huffington Post
SCHOOLS, EDUCATORS. WOMEN'S RIGHTS ADVOCATES...
Sign up for a webinar training or explore other ways to get involved with GGM and/or #GirlsGovernRegister Here
NEED SOME TIPS?CHECK THESE OUT.
Record Yourself Production Tips:Use the samples below as a guide to frame the shot. Always shoot landscape mode, with you phone horizontal, NOT vertical!
- Shoot in landscape mode, as is seen in the samples above. DO NOT shoot in portrait mode (vertical framing). The first shot is the best framing; the second and third ones are not recommended. Pay special attention to the third one – beginning students tend to place the subject’s head at the very center of the frame, which in comparison does not look as good as the way it is in the first shot.
- Avoid bright backgrounds such as sky or window – they will knock down the exposure level and your face will look dark.
- Hit the record button, smile and wait for 2 or 3 seconds before you start talking. When you finish talking, smile and wait for another 2 or 3 seconds before you hit the stop – you will need those pauses in the editing.
- Record at a quiet location. Use a small room if you can find one. Avoid distracting ambient sounds such as air conditioning and refrigerator humming, people walking and talking nearby.
- You may also want to record the entire script on camera so that you have the full narration for your video.
For a deeper dive, interview a female candidate or politician in your area.
We have put together a list of Female Politicians and Candidates By State you can reference, and click the Download link below to see our Interview Video Guide.Download
Shoot Your Story Production Tips:
Shoot your story in the sequence of wide shot>medium shot>close-up shots. For example, if you are arguing that public libraries need more resources in helping seniors filing their tax returns, you can use the sample shots below as a guide.
The four shots in the sample each plays a role in telling the story:
- Wide shot: Where is the story taking place, and what does it look like?
- Medium shot: Bring the audience closer to the main subject, be it a person or an object.
- Close-up shot: Show the audience some details.
- Close-up shot: Use a unique angle to add interest.
- Shoot in landscape mode (horizontal).
- Film each shot for at least 10 seconds.
- Use a tripod if you have one. Or use some support to help stabilize the shots—a table, chair or just anything that you can rest your arms on.
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Glen Echo Group, Grace Maliska, Alexa DeJesus, Sandra Clifford, Michael Wegener, Blake Rivers, Ethan Saunders, Kelsey Vaughn, LaQuae Aughtman and Advisor - Laurie Koehler, Marschall Design and The Team at Plus 1 Communications.