On Wednesday, May 23 at 3pm CT / 4pm ET — Women and Girls Lead advocate and Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis will participate in a live social screening and chat about women’s empowerment. Nashville Public Television will produce the event, which will stream the War Redefined (narrated by Davis), as episode from the acclaimed series Women War and Peace. Follow this link to participate in Wednesday’s event with Geena Davis.
The capstone of PBS’s Women, War & Peace — War Redefined challenges the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain through incisive interviews with leading thinkers, Secretaries of State and seasoned survivors of war and peace-making. Continue reading →
Women, War & Peace — the first installment from the Women and Girls Lead campaign — is a five-part serieschallenging the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain. The program continues Tuesday night at 10 PM on PBS (check local listings). Ruth Fertig of the International Rescue Committee offered BTB an update on the series.
The stories of women and girls – especially ones about the violence they face, the discrimination they endure, and the arduous struggles they undertake to transform their lives and their societies – often go untold. The Wake Up Call is the International Rescue Committee’s platform for bringing those stories into the light, where they can inspire, outrage, engage and move people in the same way that the story of Liberian women taking a stand against war inspired Abigail Disney.
Visit the Wake Up Call to watch Abigail’s video and others created by IRC staff, allies and supporters from around the world. Then, upload your own photo or video and share your story. We’d love to know why you’re passionate about making a better world for women and girls.
Women, War and Peace is a co-production of THIRTEEN and Fork Films, and the centerpiece of the Women and Girls Lead campaign. The IRC is proud to partner with ITVS on this multiyear public media initiative that spotlights issues facing women and girls worldwide.
Last week, ITVS announced the roll-out of major national PBS broadcasts for its Women and Girls Lead campaign. The three-year public media initiative will educate, focus, and connect viewers with more than 50 acclaimed documentaries.
Now, the campaign is off and running with several high profile events taking place this week in New York City. Here, BTB reports live on the ground from the 92nd Street Y for a panel discussion on the initiative (12:30 PM PT / 3:30 PM ET) and a keynote speech from one of the campaign’s strongest advocates, Academy Award winning actor Geena Davis (10:30 AM PT / 1:30 PM ET).
A pipeline of more than 50 documentaries over three years begins in October 2011 with thousands of local events and high-profile gatherings nationwide planned through 2012.
ITVS announced the rollout of major national PBS broadcasts for its Women and Girls Lead campaign on Thursday. The three-year public media initiative will educate, focus, and connect viewers with more than 50 acclaimed documentaries and with nationwide community and educational events through leading partner organizations including Girl Scouts of the USA, CARE, and others.
Women and Girls Lead will launch its broadcasts on October 11, 2011 with Women, War & Peace on PBS. A five-part series executive produced by Abigail Disney, Pamela Hogan, and Gini Reticker. The documentary series examines how women have been disproportionately affected by modern conflict and their unique role in brokering peace. Continue reading →